ELA 07S
ELA 07S AGRO
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Light Rotorcraft

  • Agricultural
  • Aerial Photography & Video
  • Tourism
  • Border & Coast patrol
  • Highway patrol
  • Power lines, pipelines & train track
  • Air Forest protection
  • Fire patrol
  • Drug-trafficking & Smuggling control
  • Remote sensing & mapping
  • Emergency rescue & disaster relief

Gyrocpter: Palm Oil Plantation Spraying

Gyrocopter: Short Take Off & Landing

Gyrocopter: Paddy Field Spraying

Gyrocopter Africa 2014 Tour

Advantages of Gyrocopter

  • Use Shorter Runways
  • Surveillance & Control of Production Collection
  • Farm General Control
  • Operation in areas not accessible for Aircraft
  • Wide range of flight speeds, from 40km up to 180km
  • Extraordinary Stability under strong and thermal winds
  • Ultra-short take-off 100 to 200 meters
  • Minimum landing distance 10 to 20 meters
  • Great visibility in all directions
  • Great manoeuvrability
  • Cannot stall or spin
  • Easy pre-flight check
  • Simple & very low maintenance costs compared to airplanes/helicopters
  • Keep gyrocopter in smaller storage & hangar and easy to transport by road
  • Low fuel costs, using unleaded auto fuel Ron 95/97
  • Very low acquisition cost compared to airplanes/helicopters

Use Shorter Runways
Surveillance & Control of Production Collection
Operation in areas not accessible for Aircraft
Storage
Easy to Transport by Road
Farm General Control
 
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Gyrocopter Models

07 - AGRO
07 - AGRO
07 - AGRO
07 - AGRO
 
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07 – Agro

The ELA 07-AGRO has been designed for professional use as an aerial crop duster. It can apply liquids at low and ultra-low volume. In addition, since it has the inherent maneuverability of the rest of the 07 series of gyroplanes, the 07-AGRO is well suited as a two-seater trainer.

The fumigation boom has an 8.25 meter (27ft) wingspan, resulting in a swath width of 10 meters (33 ft) plus overlap. The boom can be easily and rapidly folded, allowing for the gyroplane to fit into minimal hangar space. It can also be flown with the boom in its folded position, greatly reducing drag. The gyroplane comes equipped with a GPS to fly fumigation-specific tracks and a 120 liters (31 gal) capacity tank for spraying product.

Standard Equipment

  • Stainless steel frame.
  • Carbon fiber fairings & tailplane.
  • Rotax 914 UL Turbo (115 hp) engine.
  • Rotor Alu/Comp diameter of 8.5m (28ft).
  • DUC Windspoon three-bladed carbon fiber propeller.
  • Powerful automatic pre-rotator.
  • Electro-Pneumatic trim/rotor brake.
  • Mechanical Roll trim.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes with parking system.
  • 75 l (20 gal) fuel tank with level gauge.
  • High quality upholstered seats.
  • Four points harness in front seat.
  • Landing light.
  • 5v-2A USB or 12v-10A power socket in instrument panel.
  • Oil thermostat.
  • 120 l (31 gal) product tank.
  • Spraying system with booms of 8.25 m (27ft) booms.

Standard Instruments

  • Digital airspeed indicator.
  • Digital Altimeter / Vertical Speed ind.
  • Digital compass.
  • Trim pressure indicator.
  • Rotor tachometer.
  • Engine tachometer.
  • Cylinder head temperature indicator (CHT).
  • Oil pressure indicator.
  • Oil temperatura indicator.
  • Fuel pressure indicator.
  • Fuel level indicator.
  • Hour counter.
  • Pressure gauge for the spraying system.
  • GPS EZ Guide 250.

Advantages

  • Electrical fumigation system, allowing calibration without engine power.
  • “Chirurgical” cut at the end of a run (there is no wake).
  • The gyroplane does not produce vortices nor distortions.
  • Electric driven diaphragm pumps with a nominal pressure of 60 psi (4 bar).
  • Pressure regulator valve controlled by the pilot.
  • Swath width of 10 metres (33 ft) plus overlap.

Technical Data

  • Electrical fumigation system, allowing calibration without engine power.
  • “Chirurgical” cut at the end of a run (there is no wake).
  • The gyroplane does not produce vortices nor distortions.
  • Electric driven diaphragm pumps with a nominal pressure of 60 psi (4 bar).
  • Pressure regulator valve controlled by the pilot.
  • Swath width of 10 metres (33 ft) plus overlap.

ELA 10 Eclipse

Twin seat fully enclosed gyrocopter in tandem configuration with a vanguard design and “Premium” finish as standard. The 10-Eclipse is a sexy gyrocopter, with a sharp design but harmonic, where every detail has been taken care of both the exterior and interior. The mast, landing gear, wheels, engine … everything has been faired to give the 10-Eclipse a spectacular finish. The interior finish is a work of art, only comparable to the most exclusive cars. Their seats, the upholsteries, the choice of colors … everything has been carefully made to ensure that all the flight hours you spend in the 10-Eclipse are a real pleasure.

ELA 10 ECLIPSE
ELA 10 ECLIPSE
 
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Instruments

  • Airspeed, vertical speed, altimeter, compass and rotor tachometer
  • Digital “EIS 4000” to control all engine parameters
  • Funkwerk ATR 833 radio with pre-installation for music

Standard Equipment

  • High-performances two-seater, in tandem, gyroplane
  • Fully enclosed, semi-enclosed in summer
  • Lockable storage compartments
  • 87 liters fuel tank
  • Powerful pneumatic prerotator
  • Pneumatic rotor Trim-Brake system
  • Three-bladed carbon fiber DUC propeller
  • Hydraulic wheel brakes with parking system
  • Twin muffler system
  • Strobe light in mast
  • Twin LED landing lights
  • Rotax 912 ULS engine of 100 hp
  • Windscreen for summer flying
  • Cabin heater

Technical data

Specification Rotax 912 ULS engine Rotax 914 UL Turbo engine
Weight 283 Kg 293 Kg
MTOW 500 Kg 530 Kg
VNE 190 Km/h 190 Km/h
Cruise Speed 150 Km/h – 165Mph 150 Km/h – 165 Mph
Minimum Speed
Fuel Consumption 13-20 Litres 13-20 Litres
Take off distance 50 – 120 m 50 – 100 m
Landing distance 0 – 20 m 0 – 20 m
Endurance 720 Km/840 Km 720 Km /840 Km

07 - COUGAR
07 - COUGAR
07 - COUGAR
07 - COUGAR
07 - COUGAR
 
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07 – COUGAR

The 07-Cougar is born from the solid and tested base of the 07S. It is our most sporty, dynamic and configurable model, from the basic version. We have created a gyroplane that provides a true sensation of freedom under its controls. The 07-Cougar is noted for its exceptional performance, agility, maneuverability, along with a powerful pre-rotator.

From the standard model, you can go futher and configure your 07-Cougar to create a personalized one that can compate with our top-models.

Thanks to its high performance, the ELA 07-Cougar was able to beat the FAI World distance and speed records in the category of light gyroplane.

Standard Equipment

  • Stainless stell airframe
  • carbon fiber fairings and tailplane
  • Rotax 912 ULS of 100 hp or 914 UL Turbo engine of 115 hp.
  • Alu/Comp, 85m (28ft) rotor.
  • DUC Windspoon three-bladed carbon fiber propeller.
  • Powerful automatic pre-rotator.
  • Electro-pneumatic pitch trim & rotor brake.
  • Mechanical roll trim.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes with parking system.
  • 75 liters (20 gal) fuel tank.
  • High quality upholstered seats.
  • Wide range of plain colors.
  • Oil thermostat.

Standard Instruments

  • Digital airspeed indicator.
  • Digital altimeter & vertical speed indicator.
  • Digital compass.
  • Trim pressure indicator.
  • Rotor tachometer.
  • Engine tachometer.
  • Oil temp indicator.
  • Cylinder head temp indicator.
  • Oil pressure indicator.
  • Fuel pressure indicator.
  • Fuel level indicator.
  • Hour counter.

Technical Data

Rotax 912 ULS engine Rotax 914 UL Turbo engine
Empty Weight (standard) 260kg (575lb) 265kg (585lb)
Max. take-off weight 500kg (1100lb) 500kg (1100lb)
Useful load 240kg (530lb) 235kg (520lb)
Velocity never exceed (VNE) 160km/h (100mph)
Cruise Speed 120-145km/h (75-90mph)
Fuel Capacity 75 litres (20gal)
Endurance 3,5 – 4,5 hours
Fuel Consumption 15-20 litres/h (4-5,5 gal/h)
Range 400km (250mi)
Take off distance 120 metres (400ft) 100 metres (330ft)
Landing distance 0 – 20 metres (0-65ft)

FAQ’s

Gyrocopter, also known as gyroplane, autogyro or rotorplane, is a type of rotorcraft which uses an unpowered rotor in autorotation to develop lift, and an engine-powered propeller, similar to that of a fixed-wing aircraft, to provide thrust. While similar to a helicopter rotor in appearance, the autogyro’s rotor must have air flowing through the rotor disk to generate rotation.

Length of 14 feet (4.25 m) long and 8 feet (2.4 m) high, with tricycle wheels stretched 6.5 feet (2 m) from one another. Gyrocopter’s emptly weight is about 500 lbs (227 kg). For travel, the rotor blades can be disassembled into a box 11 feet (3.35 m) long. The size is one of the main reasons most people are attracted to it as you can easily store it in a car garage or tow it with a small SUV.

Most gyrocopter pilots flying up to 3,00 feet. Specially modified gyrocopter can fly almost 20,000 feet(6,096m). So the versatility of the altitude depends more on the local country’s aviation traffic rules than on technical capability of the gyrocopter.

Most gyrocopter require a runway for takeoff for about 50 to 75 feet(15-25m) but it can land with a zero to 20 foot (6 m) landing roll. No gyrocopter can hover becacuse their rotor blades are not powered. However, he slow forward speed of about 5-10 mph is very close to hovering.

New and modern gyrocopter models with safer aerodynamic stability designs, are as easy to fly as an airplane and easier then flying a helicopter. One has to remember that a Gyrocopter flies differently than an airplane or helicopter, and flight training is essential whether you are a currently a pilot or not.

The most common Gyrocopter cruise at 45 mph to 60 mph (72.5 to 96.5 kph). In recent years, Spanish designed gyrocopters are achieving standard speeds of 85 to 115 mph. With hegher speed, also come more expensive engines and hegher price tags.

Most gyrocopter pilots fly sesibly without trying aerobatics. With a well-trained pilotm a gyrocopter is capable of doing most positive-G aerobatic maneuvers. Negative-G maneuvers which can slow or stop the rotor blades should be avoided.

Safety

  • Gyrocopter will not stall (loose lift), as airplanes can, making them safer at low speeds. Unlike helicopter whose rotors are turned by the engine and a complex pitching mechanism has to be mastered by years of training, gyrocopter rotors are free rotating without any connection to the propeller engine.
  • Aerodynamically stable gyrocopter design are much safer in turbulent winds.
  • Landings are typically made at very slow airspeeds and can be made safely in very short distances.
  • Rotorcraft are typically much safer structural designs as their structures are compact and do not rely on cantilever wings.
  • Today, pilots who fly more stable designs and earn their gyrocopter pilot ratings with professional gyrocopter flight instructors fly much safer.

If the engine stops in mid air, the pilot eases the control stick forward to keep his airspeed and glides to a landing. Because the gyrocopter flies in autorotaion, the pilot doesn’t have to do anything to the rotor blades. A gyrocopter needs emergency landing in the smaller of areas (50′ x 50′ or 15m x 15m).

This is a unique aircraft. if you drive a car you still need to get a motorcycle training if you want to ride a motorcycle. The analogy is the same. Get some gyrocopter training before to see if you like gyrocopter flying . Get an instructor to test-fly your gyrocopter. Complete flight training for gyrocopter rating to fly safely.

Sales & Support

  • Sales
  • Services & Maintenance
  • Spare Parts
  • Training
  • Gyro hangar/Storage
  • Runway Construction
  • Accessories

German Certification
Spanish Type
Hungarian Certification
German Certification
 
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