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New generation: Calidus 916 iS

Calidus 916 iS – The impossible became possible

AutoGyro proudly announces the successful launch of the fastest production gyroplane in the world: Calidus 916 iS. This new generation Calidus is flying with the “impossible” Rotax engine 916 iS (160 hp) at an “impossible” new Vne of 225 km/h / 140 mph / 120 KIAS.

The sharp aerodynamics mean that Calidus is a fast cruiser, and with new fuel tank capacity of 100ltr, has a huge 650 km range. A superb combination!

The new generation also includes new aircraft options:

  • A taller optional canopy, with an additional 150mm (6”) of headroom for pilots
  • Variable rate heater controls, heated seats and lumbar support
  • Screen demist incorporated
  • Latest generation pneumatic system
  • Latest generation rotorhead and pre-rotation
  • 4-blade HTC or electric constant speed Woodcomp KW31 (electric) prop
  • Night VFR equipmenFull Garmin G3x panel, with Garmin, Trig or Funk radios and transponders
  • Leather seat cushions, customized to match the aircraft colours

The Calidus 916 iS has a maximum takeoff mass of 560 kg, an empty weight as low as 310 kg, and an engine TBO of 2000 hrs.

An impossible combination? At AutoGyro we love to make the impossible possible…

More information: Calidus – AutoGyro (auto-gyro.com)

Calidus GyroMotion

AUTOGYRO GYROMOTION. THE FIRST HYBRID GYROPLANE FOR AIR & ROAD

REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR PERSONAL MOBILITY, THE FIRST FLYING CAR IS HERE

You will be the first one in the world who is going to be admired, wherever you are. The first real Flying car in the world! You can go anywhere you want in a Calidus GyroMotion. Can’t travel by air? Take the road instead – with AutoGyro GyroMotion you will be free to choose. Stop for fuel at a petrol station and then just fly over traffic again. The GyroMotion combines the unique flying characteristics of an AutoGyro gyroplane with an electric road-based vehicle. For more information about the AutoGyro Gyromotion, please visit the website of our Czech partner: https://www.gyromotion.eu/home

EVERY PILOT’S PROBLEM – THE LAST MILE TO YOUR DESTINATION – SOLVED!

The AutoGyro GyroMotion is currently only certified in the Czech Republic and can be flown and driven under a Czech certificate, but it will soon be certified within the EU. AutoGyro’s engineers and certification team are working hard to have it certified in many more countries. Can’t wait to fly and drive your aircraft, please order your GyroMotion model and we will keep working on a swift certification for the European market. Please find more information about the AutoGyro GyroMotion in our Brochure.

Calidus

The super-sleek Calidus is AutoGyro’s closed cabin two-seat tandem model. When it was released in 2009, it was the world’s first formally certified factory-built gyroplane of this configuration. Calidus is loved not just for its aesthetics and amazing fun to fly, but also by flight schools, for sight-seeing, and law enforcement agencies.

The sharp aerodynamics mean that Calidus is a fast cruiser, and with a fuel tank of 74ltr, has a huge range. Improved further with the latest extended range 100ltr. tank option. The huge clear canopy gives both the pilot and passenger an amazing 360view; yet keeping them both warm, dry, and comfortable.

Ventilation? Yes, and with AutoGyros normal ingenuity there are many options;

  • full enclosed canopy with ventilation windows
  • open sided canopy, where large side windows allow plenty of air access
  • high-headroom canopy for very tall pilots
  • full open top canopy

And, of course, as all AutoGyro enclosed aircraft, Calidus is fitted with a proper heater system.

So no matter where the aircraft is operating, or the season, there is a way to keep warm, or keep cool!

And this aircraft has an excellent pedigree. With over 500 released to service since 2009, AutoGyro has a huge depth of reliability experience around the world, whether operated for fun or reward. We know that the diverse operating environments around the world can be harsh for aircraft, and take pride in the ability of our aircraft to reach that standard. Backed worldwide by the AutoGyro factory and partners, you can be sure to be well looked after.

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Calidus Sentinel

Calidus Sentinel – Our tandem enclosed camera platform.

The Calidus Sentinel may be equipped with day/infrared cameras as the perfect solution for fulfilling missions such as search and rescue, surveillance, and inspection. Such proven equipment can track cars and read license plates from 500 ft AGL (above ground level), and effectively detect the heat signatures of the people and vehicles on the ground.

Generally the cameras are 2- or 3-axis stabilized units with 360 degrees continuous rotation capability, with digital auto video stabilization and target tracking. Optical zoom capability ranges from zero to 30 times, and most infrared systems can provide four times zoom. Equipped with the Rotax 914 UL, 915 or 916 iS engines, the Calidus Sentinel has the power needed to fulfill your task requirements.

AutoGyro recognises that different mission objectives require different cameras or on-board systems such as LIDAR scanning. With a multitude of such systems already in service, the AutoGyro advanced engineering team has the skills and knowledge to provide the systems integration needed for such applications. Talk to us about your wants and needs, and we will work with you to find the solution.

Example application areas:

  • Ground vehicle tracking and recognition
  • Search and rescue
  • Fire spotting and tracking
  • General surveillance 
  • Traffic law enforcement
  • Media aerial photography
  • Border patrols
  • Overhead line monitoring 
  • Close protection 
Our platform for law enforcement

Our law enforcement models provide aerial support by day and by night. All our models are available as Night VFR certified in accordance with BCAR Section T, CRIE-01 and FAA Primary Category.

The Calidus is the ideal platform to carry camera equipment and provide aerial support and overview for the officers on the ground for applications where tandem seating and a full external view are a must.

With plentiful energy available from an auxiliary alternator, Police radio equipment can easily be powered for excellent communications and still have power for cameras, live stream downlinks, and other on-board systems. AutoGyro has created a superb cabin ‘office’ environment and wil tailor make one to meet your needs.

Current models offer.

  • Police radio system integration with live number plate recognition and 7″ control screen
  • Third radio integration for aux communications
  • Integrated camera display panel and controls
  • Removable passenger seat control stick
  • Heated and well-ventilated cabin for cold or hot mission environments
  • Fabulous external view for ‘eyes on’ observation

Click here to view the AutoGyro Cavalon Sentinel’s ability to track cars and read vehicle registrations – YouTube

Calidus

AutoGyro’s Calidus is a closed-cabin two-seat tandem model, certified as the world’s first factory-built gyroplane in 2009. Loved for its aesthetics and flight experience, Calidus is a popular choice for flight schools, sightseeing, and law enforcement.

The sharp aerodynamics mean that Calidus is a fast cruiser. With a fuel tank of 74 liter, it has a great range. Improved further with the latest extended range 100ltr. tank option. The huge clear canopy gives both the pilot and passenger an amazing 360 view; yet keeping them both warm, dry, and comfortable.

Canopy options

  • full enclosed canopy with ventilation windows
  • open sided canopy, where large side windows allow plenty of air access
  • high-headroom canopy for very tall pilots
  • full open top canopy

The Calidus, AutoGyro’s sleek two-seat model, features an efficient heating system like all enclosed AutoGyro aircraft. So no matter where the aircraft is operating, or the season, there is always a way to keep warm, or keep cool!

As a workhorse, this aircraft has an excellent pedigree. With over 500 released to service since 2009, AutoGyro has a huge depth of reliability experience around the world, whether operated for fun or reward. We know that the work environment is a hard daily toil for aircraft and take pride in the ability of our aircraft to reach that standard. You can rely on exceptional support from the AutoGyro factory and partners, who provide backing worldwide.