Trooper Three Seat Pusher Gyroplane Development 

By mid-2014 a requirement for a rapid deployment 3-seater gyroplane was put forward by a number of potential clients, including Special Forces. To satisfy this requirement the ‘Trooper’ gyroplane was developed.

Trooper 3.3 L Subaru engin

Model TROOPER
Configuration Pilot plus 2 pax back-2-back, side  facing (Open cockpit)
Avionics / Instruments Solid State Computer
(Client Specific) *Navigational Software
*Imaging Software
 *Engine Monitoring and logging
 *Telemetry Control
 *Internet access
 *Weather date
 *Satellite data link
*Flight Instruments
*Engine and Fuel Instruments
Radio (Client specific) Dual Air-band
Data link (Client specific) Real-Time Satellite
Intercom 3 place
Fuselage Composite
Airframe 6063 T6 Aluminum reinforced with AX 700 plate, gun coated
Overall Width 2.5 m
Length Airframe 6 m
Height 3 m
Cockpit Width 670 mm
Wheel Diameter / Width 760 mm / 440 mm
Undercarriage Type Hydro Pneumatic
Undercarriage Travel 160 mm
Empty Weight 440 Kg
Max Payload 350 kg plus
Max Take Off Weight 790 kg (Tested to 850 Kg)
Power plant (Subaru) EJ 25 Normally Aspirated  or Turbo
Engine Protection Knock Sensor and
Air /fuel ratio display
Power Available 250 Hp / 380 Hp
Electrical System 12 V / 35 Amps
24 V / 40 Amps
Starter Electrical
Gearbox Vibration damped, 2.47: 1 ratio
Intake System Fuel Injected
Fuel Tank Kevlar Aramid composite tank
Fuel System Triple Redundant plus pressure differential measurement
Propeller IVO Patriot, Ground Adjustable Pitch
Diameter 78 inch
Rotor Type Aluminum
Pre-Rotator Hydraulic
Profile Modified NACA 8H12
Diameter 36 ft (11 m)
Cord 220 – 250 mm
Rotor Disc Area 95 m2v

Performance

Max Speed (Comfortable)

90 – 95 mph
144 – 152 km/h
80 – 84 kts

Cruise Speed (75%)

80 – 85 mph

Min Speed

30 – 35 mph

Vne (MAUW)

110 mph

Vne (Light)

100 mph

Rate of Climb (75% load)

1500 ft/min

Glide Ratio

4:01

Min operational strip length (Clear 50 ft obstacle)

250 m

Min Operational strip length for drop and go, rotor at rpm, clear 50 ft obstacle

75 m

Take off Distance (Stand still to breaking ground)

50 m

Min Landing Distance (Normal ops)

20 m

Extreme Ops

0 – 8 m

Operational Ceiling (Oxygen is the limitation)

14 000 ft plus

Fuel Capacity (Client specific)

80 to 120 Lt

Fuel Consumption
(Weight, speed, mission dependant)

25 – 35 Lt

Endurance (25 min reserve)

2 h 50 min minimum up to 4 h

Endurance to tanks dry

3 h 20 min up to 4 h 30 minutes

Range (Air Miles) (Depends on fuel tank fitted)

Min 280 miles / 450 km