MAI-205

TYPE: Single-seat autogyro ultralight.

PROGRAMME: Prototype completed 1994; designated Aviatika-MAI-890A and powered by a 47.8 kW (64.1 hp) Rotax 582 UL. Developed MAI-205 (marked only as '205') first flew 26 January 2001. Flight testing continuing in 2003 at Khodinka, Moscow.

COSTS: US$40,000 in agricultural version (2001). Development cost US$200,000.

DESIGN FEATURES: Conventional configuration, with fully enclosed cockpit, tail surfaces carried on tubular tailboom; two-blade autorotating rotor with optional prerotation for 'jump start'; rotor column folds for storage. Control movements emulate aeroplane, rather than autogyro, providing safer conversion for former fixed-wing pilots. Ground-adjustable tab on rudded and each elevator.
Rotor blade aerofoil NACA 23012; blade angle 4o for running take-off and flight; 10o for 'jump start'.

STRUCTURE: Fuselage of aluminium tube with glas fibre fairings. Strut and wire-braced, fabric-covered tailplane.

LANDING GEAR: Non-retractable tricycle; all wheels 300x125. Brakes on mainwheels. Steerable nosewheel.

POWER PLANT: One 84.6 kW (113.4 hp) Rotax 914 ULS piston engine mounted behind top of cabin pod; two-blade pusher propeller. Fuel tank under engine, capacity 24 litres (6.3 US gallons; 5.3 Imp gallons).

EQUIPMENT: Two 50 litre (13.2 US gallon; 11.0 Imp gallon) tanks. Optional Micronair AU7000 atomisers.

 

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