The Calidus09 is a total of new designs, high technology, sound aerodynamics, stability, comfort and speed.
BCAR Section T certification completed.
The first factory build Calidus09 left the factory in Germany for Sweden on Thursday, 12 March 2009.
We are proud to announce that this ground breaking Gryocopter recieved the SA CAA Type Acceptance approval and completed the required proofing flying hours.
We received the Type Designated Number (Y025) on Friday, 23 July 2010.
The Calidus09 was build in response to the ongoing demand for a enclosed gyroplane. The Calidus09 addresses many of the problems which have occurred with other aircraft of this same type:
Tried and tested technology used
Low weight – great performance without extra power
Tandem seating for low drag
Aerodynamic profile giving clean airflow to the prop
Spacious interior for comfort
Very quiet cabin inside
High payload allowing serious cross-country flight
Large water radiator with thermostat activated fan.
VNE: 120 MPH
Cruise: 95 – 110 MPH
Take off distance: 10 – 100 m
Landing distance: 0 – 15 m
Fuel capacity: 75 l
Fuel burn: 12 – 18 l/H
MTow: 550 kg
Empty weight: 270 kg
Min/Max front seat weight: 60 / 125 kg Max rear seat weight: 120 kg.
Engine: Rotax 914 UL
Prop: Fixed or Variable Pitch (optional)
Rotor: 8.4 Extruded Alluminium
Frame: Stainless Steel E-polished
Fire wall between engine and cabin
Fire Warning System
Pneumatic rotor trim, side trim and rotor brake
Pneumatic assisted pre-rotator – up to 90% flying speed
Under-seat and infront controllable ventilations.
Fully removable instructor kit
Choice of instrument panels: Anolog or Glass cockpit
Extra vents for canopy
Dual Purpose Open Canopy for Africa
Funkwerk ATR 833 Transceiver, Dual Watch, 99 Memory Frequency
Funkwerk TRT 800 Transponder
12 v sockets – front and rear
ANR Headsets (active noise reduction)
Paint and graphics – to your specification