What is the NANO?
The NANO is revolutionizing the Part 103 category in the US. There is no other aircraft like it in the world! The NANO is a TRUE Part 103 Ultralight Gyrocopter. No license is required to fly this aircraft in the US, but training is strongly encouraged. The NANO is made in Poland by Fusioncopter, and imported to the US by Gyro103, a California company. Gyrocopters are extremely maneuverable and inherently safe aircraft, able to handle wind gusts and windy conditions much better than their fixed wing counterparts. They are much easier to fly than helicopters and are able to land in extremely short distances. The rotor is always in auto-rotation so engine failures are much less of an event than in a helicopter or airplane. Being a pusher, the view is uninhibited and they are truly a joy to fly.
Uses for the NANO:
Low and Slow FUN!
The NANO is a simple gyroplane that has a cabin and a solid - traditional, riveted, duralumin aviation structure, providing the pilot with a sense of security. The NANO uses the proven and durable Polini THOR 250DS (dual-ignition) engine, a true aircraft engine for light aircraft (New 50 HP engine now available!!). The chassis of this gyroplane enables take-offs and landings not only on runways but also on unpaved meadow-like areas. The NANO has a reliable and easy to use pre-rotator. An additional feature is the ease of hangaring the aircraft. After disassembly of the rotor, chassis and tail it takes no more space than a motorcycle.
Dimensions: Rotor diameter 7 m (~23 ft)
Length without rotor 3.5 m (11.5 ft)
1.7 m (5.6 ft) wide without rotor
2.4 m (7.87 ft) high
Curb weight with coolant and hydraulic fluid 100 kg (220 lbs) (new weight with 50 HP engine will still meet Part 103)
Maximum take-off weight 209 kg (460 lbs) (higher gross weight with 50 HP engine; numbers forthcoming)
Maximum pilot weight 95 kg (210 lbs) (Will be higher with new 50 HP engine)
Fuel tank capacity 20 liters (5 US Gal, limited for US)
Maximum speed Vne 110 km / h (68.3 MPH)
Maximum speed Vmax 90 km / h (56 MPH)
The speed of the largest climb angle Vx 45 km / h (28 MPH)
Minimum speed Vmin 35 km / h (21.7 MPH)
Cruising speed 70 km / h (43.5 MPH)
Maximum climb 2 m / s (394 FPM) at a speed of 50 km / h (31 MPH) (new climb rate with 50 HP engine TBD; will be significantly greater)
Takeoff run about 50 m (164 ft) (will be shorter with new 50 HP engine)
Landing distance 0-10 m (0 - 33 ft)
Fuel consumption approx. 6-8 l / h (1.5 - 2.1 gal/hr) (will be higher with 50 HP engine)
Practical ceiling about 2250 m (7382 ft)
Main supporting structure - metal.
Composite carbon composition.
The fairing of the cabin and the seat made of carbon-Kevlar composite.
Main elastic shin, composite.
20 inch main wheels.
Front swingarm, cushioned.
16 inch front wheel.
Metal rotor, profile developed by Fusioncopter.
Hydraulic prerotation system.
POLINI engine, type THOR 250DS with electric starter and dual ignition system, power 36HP. (new Minari Stratos 400, 50 HP, dual ignition with electric start)
Base price: 20,000 euros for Polini version (does not include options, accessories, or shipping; 50 HP version price TBD)
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