Celier Xenon 2
|Number built||100 (2011)|
€65,500 (Xenon 2 RT, assembled, 2011)
The Celier Xenon 2 (also variously referred to by the manufacturer as the Xenon II) is a series of Polish autogyros that was designed by Frenchman Raphael Celier and produced by his company, Celier Aviation of Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland. The aircraft is supplied as a kit for amateur construction or as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.
Design and development
The side-by-side configuration Xenon 2 complements the tandem seat Celier Kiss series of autogyros. The Xenon 2 series all feature a single main rotor, tricycle landing gear, a low-set twin-boom T-tail, a fully enclosed two seat cockpit and a choice of engines, all mounted in pusher configuration.
One hundred Xenon 2s had been completed by 2011. The design has been developed into the three seat Celier Xenon 3.
- Xenon 2 RT
- Turbocharged model, powered by a four cylinder, air and liquid-cooled, four-stroke, dual-ignition 115 hp (86 kW) Rotax 914 engine in pusher configuration.
- Xenon 2R Eco
- Model powered by a four cylinder, air and liquid-cooled, four-stroke, dual-ignition 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS engine in pusher configuration.
- Xenon 2 Executive
- Upgraded turbocharged model, powered by a four cylinder, air and liquid-cooled, four-stroke, dual-ignition 135 hp (101 kW) Rotax 914 engine in pusher configuration. The aircraft has many upgrades and optional equipment as standard, including a Mitsubishi turbocharger that boosts the engine power output.
- Xenon 3
- Development version
- Xenon 4
- Further refined development version
Specifications (Xenon 2 RT)
Data from Bayerl
- Crew: one
- Capacity: one passenger
- Empty weight: 285 kg (628 lb)
- Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
- Fuel capacity: 85 litres (19 imp gal; 22 US gal)
- Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 914 four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke turbocharged aircraft engine, 86 kW (115 hp)
- Main rotor diameter: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
- Main rotor area: 55.4 m2 (596 sq ft)
- Maximum speed: 195 km/h (121 mph; 105 kn)
- Cruise speed: 160 km/h (99 mph; 86 kn)
- Rate of climb: 8 m/s (1,600 ft/min)
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