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Masquito M.58

The Masquito Aircraft company was established in Belgium to produce the Masquito M80 ultralight helicopter, four prototypes of which have been completed. Production deliveries were due to begin in early 2004, with production deliveries of aircraft to JAR-VLR in late 2004.


Design started November 1994; construction of prototype began December 1995; first flight (G-MASZ) May 1996; 25 hours of test flying completed by April 1997. Prototype reconfigured as M80 with Jabiru engine and began ground trials in late 1997. M80 displayed unflown at the PFA International Air Rally at Cranfield in July 1999; by late 2002, over 120 hours of running time accumulated, including 20 within a limited hovering and slow flight envelope. CAA go-ahead for ground running of fourth prototype (also marked G-MASZ) given mid-2001; this completed on 26 April 2002, confirming engine integrity. UK kit-built certification will be to BCAR-VLH requirements; French CNSK 2 certificate will then be issued automatically; US certification of experimental version will follow. UK CAA now requires Masquito aircraft to obtain Design Oganisation Approval before starting flight-test programme for BCAR-VLII; this procedure started 2003 and will allow submission of application for JAR-VLR and/or US Primary Rotorcraft Category certification.


  • M58: Prototype only; initially with 47.7kW Rotax 582 engine.
  • M80: Production version; Masquito M2.6L engine, as described.

COSTS: Kit ˆ65,000 to ˆ70,000 (plus taxes), including engine and basic instruments; certified complete aircraft (available 2005) ˆ120,000 (2003 prices).

DESIGN FEATURES: Conforms to FAR Pt 27 crashworthiness requirements. Two-blade, teetering main rotor and two-blade tail rotor; main rotor carbon composites blades with 9° linear twist. Hiller servo rotor for increased stability in hover. Main rotor speed 690 rpm; 2kg lead weight in each tip to increase inertia and decrease rotor speed decay in event of engine failure. Tail rotor 3,200 rpm. Ventral fin offset 2°. Composites "virtual hinge" main rotor head with elastomeric collective pitch thrust bearings. Prototype had Rotax gearbox for primary reduction and powerdrive toothed aramid fibre belts tor secondary reduction; production version employs toothed drivebelt, centrifugal clutch and flywheel as primary transmission, with flexible driveshaft for tail rotor.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual, with Hiller servo rotor for cyclic pitch control.

STRUCTURE: Primary structure of Ti3A12, 5V alloy; tailboom of 8.9cm carbon fibre tube. Main rotor blades have unidirectional composites spar with PVC foam trailing-edge core and bidirectional composites skin.

LANDING GEAR: Two fixed skids of 6061 alloy mounted on unidirectional carbon fibre supports.

POWER PLANT: Production aircraft have an 89.5kW Masquito M2.6L four-cylinder, four-stroke air-cooled engine derated to 59.7kW at sea level, equipped with dual electronic ignition, electronic multipoint fuel injection, pressure and temperature compensation and dual variable timing ignition with max rpm limiter. Fuel capacity 67 litres of which 60 litres usable.

Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 2004-2005

Masquito M.58

Technical data for Masquito M80

Main rotor diameter: 5.52m, tail rotor diameter: 1.00m, overall length, rotors turning: 6.22m, fuselage length: 4.85m, height overall: 2.25m, max. take-off weight: 450kg, empty weight, equipped: 230kg, never-exceed speed: 180km/h, max cruising speed: 148km/h, max rate of climb at sea level: 335m/min, hovering ceiling IGE: 2,000m, range with max internal fuel: 600km, endurance: 4h

Masquito M80, with doors and cowling removed

micktarjick, e-mail, 14.04.2015

I'm from Malaysia..I love helicopter very much...if anybody want to make an investment in developing sports helicopter in Malaysia.... Welcome...I'm very interested with..I don't have fund..but I can provide place,developing permit and other facility...I'll give high commitment in developing this flying machine...

RABBI, e-mail, 28.01.2015

HI. M from India. Pls let me know ,how much this machine costs in Indian currency.want this for my personel use.reply asap on above id

Cameron Paul, e-mail, 11.01.2015

Send me a order application to order. A kit

Dr. Steven Burnham, e-mail, 09.10.2014

in the market for one as soon as possible would like more information, pricing and delivery times

Rich Smith, e-mail, 30.09.2014

I have been in the market for exactley this type of helo. I would like to request more information including, price, licensing information in USA, Pennsylvania. and where would I go if I wanted to see and possibly test one.
Thank you

Shifu Rong, e-mail, 15.04.2014

I 'm very like it,pls supply price .Thanks,

youngdong Ryu, e-mail, 23.11.2013

I wanted you company masquito m80 .sale information give me

youngdong Ryu, e-mail, 25.10.2013

I am korean. give me information.

Mark, e-mail, 27.03.2012

Need prices please. THANK YOU.

Manuel Alves, e-mail, 21.01.2012

quisiera saber de los precios actuales y donde se pede adquirir este tipo de helicopteros

shoes, e-mail, 20.09.2011

I just Love this thing i need to build one like it my self if i get the Drawings i will and enjoy the test of flying it

Allen Whitney, e-mail, 24.07.2011

i watched you from the get where did your web
site go to ???
We love this chopper...when can i get one?

soccer, e-mail, 16.06.2011

please send me more informations for your ultra light heli

charles, e-mail, 07.02.2011

If I were to buy this in U S money, how much and where can I get one

SHAU, e-mail, 22.12.2010

I just Love this thing i need to build one like it my self if i get the Drawings i will and enjoy the test of flying it

Chris McNichol, e-mail, 28.07.2010

how much would this be in english pounds? also it is for sale and would you get it to me?

hou, e-mail, 08.06.2010

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rishiraj singh, e-mail, 01.03.2010

cn i have the cost of this craft i wanna use it for personal use

Nicolas Foukas, e-mail, 11.01.2010

Dear sirs I would like to know where i can have a test fly with this machine.

habshika, e-mail, 14.12.2009

its nice

Francisco Casasa, e-mail, 27.11.2008

Please quote the sale price for one helicopter, FOB Port of Hamburgo (for shiping to Limón, Costa Rica)
Thank you.
Francisco Casasa

ceri, e-mail, 08.05.2008

Why John? Is the director of the defunked company from Belgium selling the machine or the company's assets?

Anonymous, e-mail, 01.05.2008

Contact John Pescod at for more info on the M80!

ceri, e-mail, 19.04.2008

Sorry folks but this machine and company has been defunked since 2003 after the French an EU refused to certify it to fly. This site seams to be of mostly OLD out of date info on choppers. Out of all the choppers listed here only a very few are still in business. All these same guys asking about these choppers is just funny, to say the least. This was an OK chopper but way to many harmonics to fly safe. Biggest issue on ALL choppers to date. Refusal to certify an aircraft of a company on a shoe string buget, usually spells the end of them, as this site can atess to.

Nikolay Nikolov, e-mail, 17.02.2008

What is the new home page of Masquito helicopter??? We want to buy Masquito kit, please give us more information!!!

nchumbemo, e-mail, 06.02.2008

Has the masquito m80 kit gone into production and available in the market.Has it been cleared by CAA and FAA.What is the price?

Drew, e-mail, 16.12.2007

Please send me information including pricing and a site to browse more pictures.
Thank you.

Terry Scott, e-mail, 06.11.2007


mike, e-mail, 08.10.2007

I too would like to know hte cost, USD, of your Masquito kit and if it is aailable in the US.

Thomas Locklair, e-mail, 27.09.2007

I would like to know what this bird cost in US Dollars.

isaia masella, e-mail, 19.08.2007

what is the cost of your M80 and what about flying at 5500Ft.Early reply will be appreciated.THANK YOU.

ARIA, e-mail, 11.08.2007

what is the cost of MASQUITO M80 and how it behaves in windy weather? thanks aria

Marty Shostrom, e-mail, 01.08.2007

Is this kit still available or something similar? If so who is selling them and what is the cost? Thanks Marty

FARDIN, e-mail, 23.07.2007

I am from IRAN.
Is there a plans available , how much?
my email is

Kris, e-mail, 01.06.2007

I am from Poland.
Is there a kit available or plans, how much?
Best regards.

Jaroslav Vlk, e-mail, 18.05.2007

Hallo friens, pilots I´m pilot of gyroplan two person vith engine Honda 900 - 120Hps maked by My self. Now I vwould like to try helicopter. Your machine likes me long time. Please send me more informations for your ultra light helicopter M80. Do You have any substitance In Czech Rep. I´m interest about it. I´m owner the society working with aluminium and steiless steel. Can You show me M 80 on same place? Do You have same video? Send me maximum.
Dipl Ibg. Jaroslav Vlk

Randy, e-mail, 08.04.2007

Yes! When and where can I buy a masquito m80 kit?

stathis gijidis, e-mail, 15.01.2007

please send me more informations for your ultra light heli

CALABRESE Georges, e-mail, 11.12.2006

Pouvez vous me dire si il ya une possibilité de voler en France avec votre appareil sous le régime U L M qui n'est pas autorisé en gardant une immatriculation Belge

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