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AeroCopter Futura

AeroCopter (Spain) showed the first production Futura autogyro at the Aero '03 exhibition at Friedrichshafen, Germany, in April 2003.

AeroCopter Futura

TYPE: Two-seat autogyro ultralight.

PROGRAMME: Design began in 1998; two prototypes flown in 2002. Initial production aircraft was due to fly immediately after debut at Friedrichshafen, Germany, in April 2003.

COSTS: 55,000 EUR (2003).

DESIGN FEATURES: Objectives were "spectacular and aggressive'' appearance, combined with latest technology and high level of standard equipment. Twin-tailboom configuration with enclosed cabin; tailbooms and main landing gear mounted on anhedral aerofoil-shape fairings. Main rotor pre rotation by Bowden cable.

FLYING CONTROLS: Twin rudders, plus all-moving central fin, actuated by Bowden cables.

STRUCTURE: Generally of glass fibre, with chrome-molybdenum tube cabin framework. Main rotors designed and manufactured by ASII in USA.

LANDING GEAR: Tricycle type; fixed. Mainwheels 400x100; nosewheel 4.00-6. Hydraulic disc brakes on mainwheels. Steerable nosewheel directly linked to rudder.

POWER PLANT: One 74.6kW fuel-injected BMW R 1100 S flat-four driving a Kremen three-blade, flight-adjustable (electric), wooden pusher propeller via a reduction drive including a centrifugal clutch.

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AeroCopter Futura

Technical data for AeroCopter Futura

Crew+passengers: 1+1, rotor diameter: 8.50m, width overall: 2.10m, length overall: 4.00m, height overall: 3.10m, take-off weight: 450kg, empty weight: 260kg, max level speed: 190km/h, normal cruising speed: 160km/h, take-off run: 100m, landing run: 5m, endurance: 4h

Thomas Brown, e-mail, 02.07.2015reply

Very nice looking aircraft. It looks similar to the UFO Gyrocopter from New Zealand. What is the asking price for US dollar? Are there any distributor's here in the USA?

alexander, e-mail, 05.03.2010reply

würde gerne ein modell bauen ,gibt es pläne

Jos, e-mail, 23.07.2014reply

Estoy interesado en este tipo de aeronave, quisiera que me enviasen ms informacin, precio, en Espaa

Peter Dornenwerth, e-mail, 08.06.2009reply

dear Sir,you build this Futura Aerocopter also with floats like a amphibian for the Philippines.wait for your answer.Thanks a lot. Peter Dornenwerth

carlos pipino, e-mail, 10.05.2009reply

tenemos inters en tener mas informacin

skipper.gerald.mansfield@gmail, e-mail, 24.07.2008reply

A sketch with top and side views would be nice

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