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RAF 2000 GTX-SE autogyro operating in Australia

Incorporated in 1987, Rotary Air Force employs 16 people. In May 2001, RAF announced that it would be expanding its activities into commercial applications, including agricultural spraying and paramilitary functions.

RAF 2000

TYPE: Two-seat autogyro kitbuilt.

PROGRAMME: Introduced 1990; conforms to 51 per cent homebuilt rules.

CURRENT VERSIONS:

  • 2000 STD-SE: Basic version, as described.
  • 2000 GTX-SE: Top-of-range model; kit includes carbureted version of engine, rotor brake, heater, dual controls and adjustable pitch and roll trim assembly.
  • 2000 GTX-SE FI: Fuel-injected version of GTX.

CUSTOMERS: RAF autogyros sold in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Serbia & Montenegro, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and USA. At least 500 believed completed and flown by end 2002. 88 current on Canadian register in 2002.

COSTS: 2000 STD-SF kit price US$20,615, including Subaru engine (carb version); 2000 GTX-SE US$22,500, including carburated Subaru; 2000 GTX-SE FI US$25,500, including fuel-injected Subaru (all 2003).

DESIGN FEATURES: Conventional autogyro. Suitable for training, crop-spraying, power line inspection, predator control, stock mustering and aerial photography. Quoted build time 150-250 hours.

STRUCTURE: Composites RAF rotor blade features 6061-T6 aluminium spar and foam filler. Patented 5x10cm folding (two-part) rotor mast, rubber mast bushing and adjustable CG. Removable doors.

LANDING GEAR: Tricycle configuration; fixed; optional speed fairings.

POWER PLANT: One 97kW Subaru EJ22 16-valve four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine driving a ground-adjustable three-blade Warp Drive composites propeller through RAF cog belt reduction gear, ratio 2.10:1. Fuel capacity 87 litres of premium unleaded Mogas, of which 79 litres are usable. Optional capacity 95 litres, of which 87 litres usable. Fuel consumption carburated version 20.1 litres/h, injected version 18.2 litres/h, both at 80% power.

ACCOMMODATION: Pilot and passenger side by side in enclosed cabin. Can be flown with doors removed.

SYSTEMS: 35A alternator, electric starter.

EQUIPMENT: Agricultural version has 114 litre tank, moulded to fit into back and bottom of cabin enclosure, supplying a 24-nozzle spraybar fitted behind and below the engine. Spray width 6.7 to 7.3m.

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

Technical data for RAF-2000 STD-SE

Rotor diameter: 9.14m, fuselage length: 4.11m, height overall: 2.50m, propeller diameter: 1.73m, max. take-off weight: 698kg, empty weight: 345kg, max operating speed: 161km/h, cruising speed: 113km/h, min flying speed: 32-48km/h, service ceiling: 3,050m, take-off run: 23-107m, landing run: 3m, range with max fuel: 450km

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Jean, e-mail, 23.09.2017reply

Hello
I would like to know were should go to guy a Raf 2000
Many thanks for the information
J D

Reinhardt Herholdt, e-mail, 25.09.2015reply

Brand new RAF2000 for sale. Location, Botswana, Africa. 0 Hrs. Never started.

Joe Ward, e-mail, 02.10.2014reply

Where is RAF at. Would like to buy it. If it's over seas I would need to know the shipping cost to USA. Please contact me. Thanks' Joe Ward

jimmy a, e-mail, 01.08.2010reply

Does Jamie @ jamieclabaugh@yahoo.com still have the raf in the original crates availible

PAUL, e-mail, 29.08.2010reply

ΕΙΝΑΙ ΚΑΝΕΝΑΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΑΣ ΠΟΥ ΤΟ ΕΧΕΙ ΠΑΡΕΙ.....ΕΙΝΑΙ ΠΟΛΛΗ ΕΝΔΙΑΦΕΡΟΝ
ΣΚΕΦΤΟΜΕ ΟΤΙ ΕΑΝ ΠΟΥΛΕΤΕ ΣΕ ΚΙΤ ΥΠΑΡΧΟΥΝ ΒΟΧΕR ΚΙΝΗΤΗΡΕΣ ΜΕ ΠΕΡΙΠΟΥ ΤΗΝ ΙΔΙΑ ΥΠΟΔΥΝΑΜΗ Π.Χ ΑLFA ROMEO ME ΠΟΛΕΣ ΠΑΡΑΛΑΓΕΣ ΟΣΟ ΑΦΟΡΑ ΤΑ ΚΥΒΙΚΑ

Christine Williams, e-mail, 03.02.2011reply

I am not yet convinced that technology is anywhere near where it should be ... frankly equipement even not relevant to you is basic crap -- take sony and its newest MP3 u got one button for everything!1 It is a fucking joke.

THe copter looks very basic -- what about flying cars man we talk of UFO - but none is designed accordingly ... airtraffic is more interesting than boaring a whole in the tarmuck ..... Chris besitos /kisses to you lads in the Army - Navy and Airforce --- check out YOUTUBE - demolition dancing - vanessa

Edmilson, e-mail, 27.02.2012reply

Olá!
è possível adquirir um raf 200 sem o motor subaru? Quanto ficaria seu preço sem o motor? Estou no Brasil, qual o representante mais próximo?
Grato e bons negócios...

John, e-mail, 11.03.2012reply

The original designer was killed in a mid air accident in his own gyrocopter. Why would you want to risk flying a dangerous machine ? Get an airplane and stay alive.

Csizmadia Endre, e-mail, 10.06.2010reply

Eladó RAF2000GTX 40 órát üzemelt 1991 évjárat
Ár: 12000 EUR.

adrian clince, e-mail, 17.12.2014reply

where can i get one in australia

Dellbert McGrath, e-mail, 05.05.2010reply

I would like to buy one of these and build one but i am looking for a place near edmonton alberta where i can buy one or how much would i be looking at to get it shipped thanks

Andrew, e-mail, 06.03.2010reply

are these even for sale? they don't seem to be as there is not a price listed..

Ryan Harris, e-mail, 24.02.2010reply

i really wanna buy it i have 1500 dollars to spend and live in southgate michigan USA pleeaasse i want it!!!!!!!!

wang sr, e-mail, 12.11.2009reply

I want to buy,but i'm in china.who can help me to buy it?
thanks.

Chad McClure, e-mail, 13.10.2009reply

Livin Here in Big Sur California Would love to pick up one used anybody have any leeds, needin some CaliGyraCation!

jamie, e-mail, 28.09.2009reply

I have a raf 2000 for sale in its original crates if anybody is interested.

Marian, e-mail, 10.09.2009reply

I am trying to find someone in Argentina who may have an RAF 2000. Any leads?

Stan Zinger, e-mail, 27.07.2009reply

Can I please get the e-mail address for some tech help at the factory
Regards
Stan

Stan Zinger, e-mail, 27.07.2009reply

Can you please tell me the torque settings for the rotor Blades..the straps that hold the hub to the blades are AN 5 and AN 6
Thanks
Stan

flymo@ymail.com, e-mail, 08.02.2009reply

Greetings, and good luck with the RAF2000. Looks like your version has a horizontal stabiliser (at last) - which closely resembles the one developed by Alan Loughrey for Paul Bruty in Ballarat. If so, that is a good stab.

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