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At the AERO 2011 show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, AutoGyro, a company
which specializes in building gyrocopters, unveiled their latest model.
In 2012 it won a prestigious red dot design award for outstanding
Called the Cavalon, the new model is AutoGyro's first aircraft with
side-by-side seating. The aerodynamic bodywork hides an interior which
is spacious, well equipped and nicely trimmed. In addition the large
windows have been designed to provide both the pilot and passenger
with outstanding views to the front and sides.
The AutoGyro Cavalon's cockpit can be configured in a variety of ways
to suit the individual buyers needs and budget. That means the dash
can come with just the bare essentials, or it can incorporate the
latest GPS systems and flat-screen monitors. The Cavalon's seats and
pedals can are individually adjustable to make sure everyone is catered
for, regardless of size.
Due to its large tank volume the AutoGyro Cavalon offers up to 5 hours
of flight time. And with a top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h) and a cruising
speed of 90 mph (145 km/h) that means it can cover a considerable
distance for such a versatile aircraft. The aircraft, fitted with
optional floats, also has the ability to take-off and land on water.
The aircraft is offered with two engine choices, a Rotax 912 ULS which
provides 100 horsepower, or a Rotax 914 ULS with 115 horsepower.
Prices for the AutoGyro Cavalon start at around $90,000 (EUR62,000).
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