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Air Command International Commander

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Commander 582 Single Place


A single seat, partially enclosed autogyro usinf 6061-T6 tube, first flown in 1964. Can meetultralight regs with Rotax 447. Options include enclosure, giving 10-15 mph higher cruise speed, and engine options include the 40 hp Rotax 447, 48 hp Rotax 503, 50 hp Rotax 503 (dual carbs), 65 hp Arrow, 100-120 hp Arrow. A Patrol version fully equipped with options is available. Prop: Warp Drive 60” or 68”. Rotor blades: 23’ x 8” Sky Wheels composite.

Powered by a choice of three Rotax engines, the manufacturer's claim a reduction in noise levels commonly associated with the rotorcraft. Flown solo, the Com-mander gets off the ground in 100 feet with the pre-rotator, has a maximum speed of 90 mph, normal cruise of 65 and can be landed in zero to ten feet. Airborne in less than 100ft. With a top speed of 90 mph. The Commander gyroplane will not stall; it slow flies at 8 mph, climbs at 1200ft per minute, can be flown in winds to 40 mph and will land in 0 to 10 feet.  Converts to two place Commander Elite.

 

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Air Command 582

 

The forerunner of the 532 model, the 447 is of open-cockpit configuration with power coming from a 40hp Rotax 447 engine.

Commander 447
Engine: Rotax 447, 40 hp
Prop: Warp Drive 60” or 68”
Rotor blades: 23’ x 8” Sky Wheels composite
Height: 7 ft
Length: 10.7 ft
Empty weight: 252 lb
Gross weight: 552lb
Fuel capacity: 5 USG
Max speed: 63 mph
Cruise: 50 mph
Vne: 150 mph
Takeoff dist: 200 ft
Landing dist: 0-20 ft
Seats: 1

Commander 503
Engine: Rotax 503, 47 hp
Disk span: 23 ft
Height: 7 ft
Length: 10.5 ft
Weight empty: 265 lb
Gross: 515 lb
Fuel cap: 5 USG
Speed max: 70 mph
Cruise: 50 mph
ROC: 900 fpm
Take-off dist: 100 ft
Landing dist: 0-5 ft
Service ceiling: 10,000 ft
Seats: 1
Landing gear: nose wheel

Commander 532

Commander 582
Engine: Rotax 582, 67 hp
Disk span: 23 ft
Height: 7 ft
Length: 10.5 ft
Weight empty: 275 lb
Gross: 775 lb
Fuel cap: 9 USG
Speed max: 95 mph
Cruise: 65 mph
ROC: 1200 fpm
Take-off dist: 100 ft
Service ceiling: 15,000 ft
Seats: 1-2
Landing gear: nose wheel

 

Air Command 582
Engine: Rotax 582, 64 hp
Rotor span: 7 m
Blade area: 0.23 sq.m
MAUW: 320 kg
Empty weight: 150 kg
Fuel capacity: 20 lt
Max speed: 160 kph
Cruise speed: 130 kph
Minimum speed: 22 kph
Climb rate: 5.5 m/s
Seats: 1
Fuel consumption: 14 lt/hr
Kit price (1998): $9400

 

 

 

 


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