Wallis WA-120

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WA-120
Role Single-seat autogyro
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Wallis Autogyros Limited
Designer Ken Wallis
First flight 13 June 1971
Number built 1

The Wallis WA-120 is an experimental British autogyro developed by Ken Wallis.

Design and development[edit]

Following on from his family of single-seat autogyros former Royal Air Force aviator Wing Commander Ken Wallis developed a high-performance long-range variant with an enclosed cockpit. The WA-120, registered G-AYVO, was first flown on 13 June 1971.[1] The autogyro is powered by a 130 hp (97 kW) Rolls-Royce Continental O-240-A piston engine driving a four-bladed pusher propeller.[1]

Specification[edit]

Data from [1]British Civil Aircraft since 1919 - Volume 3

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 12 ft 0 in (3.66 m)
  • Main rotor diameter: × 20 ft 4 in (6.20 m)
  • Empty weight: 460 lb (209 kg)
  • Gross weight: 750 lb (340 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Continental O-240-A, 130 hp (97 kW)

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 103 mph (165 km/h)
  • Range: 360 miles (579 km)

See also[edit]

Related development
Related lists

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jackson 1974, p. 330

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 - Volume 3. Putnam & Company Ltd. ISBN 0-370-10014-X.