Gyrocopter MT-03 - Marc Schultz Aviation Photography


The AutoGyro MT-03 is a German autogyro, designed and produced by AutoGyro GmbH of Hildesheim. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft. The MT-03 was approved in the United Kingdom in 2007 in a modified form as the RotorSport UK MT-03. The MT-03 features a single main rotor, a two-seats in tandem open cockpit with an optional partial cockpit fairing, tricycle landing gear with wheel pants and a four-cylinder, air and liquid-cooled, four-stroke, dual-ignition 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912 engine or turbocharged 115 hp (86 kW) Rotax 914 engine in pusher configuration. The aircraft fairing is made from composites. Its 8.4 m (27.6 ft) diameter rotor has a chord of 20 cm (7.9 in). The aircraft has an empty weight of 245 kg (540 lb) and a gross weight of 450 kg (990 lb), giving a useful load of 205 kg (452 lb).  The MT-03 was developed into the MTOsport and the fully enclosed AutoGyro Calidus. The MT-03 was flown on a world record-setting distance flight in Australia of 1,263 km. Source: Wikipedia 

The shots in this set were taken in August 2012 at Marl-Loemühle (EDLM).