Rotorvox is on a mission to publicize the manufacturing quality of its new gyrocopter, the Rotorvox C2A that is making its U.S. debut at this week’s Sun ‘n Fun show in Lakeland, Florida. One of Eisenach, Germany-based LIFT Air’s divisions working with their partner Lindig builds the Rotorvox, an all-carbon Rotax-powered machine by “signifying the clash of our enthusiasm for flight with our enthusiasm for German engineering.”
The C2A’s cabin features side-by-side seating with ergonomically placed controls to make flying a shared experience. The C2A incorporates a twin-boom design and trailing link landing gear. While the Rotorvox is certified as an LSA in Germany, it’s sold in the United States as an experimental amateur built kit by Rotorvox Aero from Rocky Mountain Airport in Denver.
At maximum gross weight, the C2A weighs 1,235 pounds, carries 24 gallons of fuel and advertises a range of 324 nm or about six hours aloft. The three-blade propeller attached to the 115-hp turbocharged Rotax 914 engine will produce a cruise speed of 90 mph and a top speed of 102 mph. The C2A’s main rotor blade is 27.5 feet in diameter.