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Montgomerie Merlin


Bensen’s Gyrocopter is the design-ancestor to the Merlin’s bolted 2x2 aluminum tube frame and streamlining is the modern Merlin’s anthem. Two fuel tanks are foamed in place behind the pilot and together hold 11 US gal. Partially enclosed, it has capacity for one. Sprung main wheel suspension struts w/intergral gas shock absorbers.

2001 Kit price without engine, rotors, propeller or instruments: approximately $5338.98 (U.S. dollars). Kits were supplied to the US market less rotors, gimbal head, engine, propeller and instruments.




Engine: 65 hp Rotax 582
Prop: 60” GSC 3 blade ground adjustable / 60" Ivoprop 3-blade ground adjustable
Rotor blades: 23’ Rotordyne bonded aluminium
Width: 6’7”
Height: 7’3”
Length: 12’6”
Width 6' 7"
Empty Weight 298 lbs
Useful Load 352 lbs
Gross Weight 650 lbs
Min Speed 20 mph
Cruise 80 mph
Top Speed 100 mph

Engine: Rotax 582, 64 hp
Rotor span: 7.05 m
Blade area: 0.203 sq.m
MAUW: 300 kg
Empty weight: 174 kg
Fuel capacity: 30 lt
Max speed: 140 kph
Cruise speed: 90 kph
Seats: 1
Fuel consumption: 15 lt/hr
Kit price (1998): £11,721







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