AutoGyro Europe Calidus
The Calidus gyrocopter features proven technology, tandem seating, heated cockpit, and luggage lockers.
Calidus Fern prices August 2011:
Basic specification Calidus
$105,000 Plus Gst.
Calidus Fern with Rotax 912s and in flight adjustable propeller.
$125,000 Plus Gst.
$140,000 Plus Gst.
Calidus Fern with Turbo-charged Rotax 914 and in flight adjustable propeller. Includes fully enclosed ‘Winter’ canopy with a ‘Summer’ canopy option fitted with large windows ideal for photography.
Airframe: Chemically etched Stainless Steel
Operational Systems: Pneumatic pitch trim, roll trim and rotor brake; electric pre rotator (reaches up to 90% of flight speed)
Firewall protection and 4 point harnesses on both seats
Engine: Rotax 912ULS (optional Rotax 914 (turbo) 115 HP available)
Propellor: fixed pitch, in flight adjustable or constant speed
Rotor: 8m or 8.4m aluminium extruded
MTOW: 544kg / 1212 lbs
Empty Weight: 240kg / 595 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 19.8 imp.gallons / 77litres
Fuel Burn: 3 - 4.5 imp.gallons per hour
VNE: 120 MPH
Cruise: 95-110 MPH
Take off distance: 30-300 feet
Seating: 2 tandem
Min/Max Front Seat Weight: 60/125kg
Max Rear Seat Weight: 120kg