Groen Hawk 5
The Hawk 5 (five place) Gyroplane brings to aviation a unique aircraft with many utilitarian qualities. The Hawk’s performance and exceptional versatility also offer a safe and affordable alternative to helicopters and airplanes in many applications. The aircraft’s simple, robust, design translates into lower operating costs than any comparable turbine powered helicopter. The wide operating speed range, from 46 - 162 mph, of this highly maneuverable gyroplane also ensures the Hawk 5 a new niche in the aviation marketplace. The Hawk 5 design, intended for series production following certification, incorporates modifications gained from GBA’s experience with its Hawk 4 (four place) prototype. These include a weight reduction program and an extended cabin that will permit an additional passenger. Most notably are: higher capacity; vertical take-off and landing; a marked increase in useful load, range and endurance; and higher maximum and cruise speeds. Easy to fly and always in autorotation, the Hawk 5 offers uncompromising safety in the realm of flight.
Engine Rolls-Royce 250 C20S (420shp) gas turbine
Rotor Blade 42 ft. - 2 blade system
Fuselage Length 24 ft.
Height 13.5 ft.
Fuel Capacity 100 gal.
Max. Gross Weight 3,500 lbs.
Useful Load 1,525 lbs.
Rate of Climb (ft./min.) 1,500 Max.
Speed (VNE) 162 mph (140 kts)
Cruise Speed 140 mph (122 kts)
Service Ceiling 16,000 ft.
Range at Cruise 508 miles (no reserve)
Endurance 5 hours (no reserve)