|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Pitcairn-Cierva Autogiro Company|
The Pitcairn PAA-1 was an autogyro developed in the United States in the early 1930s. Of similar configuration to Pitcairn's earlier machines, the PAA-1 had an airplane-like fuselage with two open cockpits in tandem and a tractor-mounted engine in the nose. It was also equipped with small wings, which carried control surfaces, rather than using the rotor for flight control. It was a smaller and lighter machine than its predecessors and was designed specifically with private pilots in mind.
- PAA-1 - main production version with Kinner B-5 engine
- PA-20 - improved version with Kinner R-5 engine
- PA-24 - version with twin tails and Kinner R-5 engine, modified from existing PAA-1s and PA-20s
Data from "Pitcairn, A G A, Pitcairn-Cierva, Pitcairn-Larsen"
- Crew: One pilot
- Capacity: 1 passenger
- Length: 18 ft 7 in (5.66 m)
- Wingspan: 22 ft 9 in (6.93 m)
- Main rotor diameter: 37 ft 0 in (11.28 m)
- Main rotor area: 10.75 ft2 (99.9 m2)
- Powerplant: 1 × Kinner B-5, 125 hp (93 kW)
- Maximum speed: 90 mph (140 km/h)
- Range: 250 miles (400 km)
- Service ceiling: 10,000 ft (3,000 m)
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