Why compromise safety or performance! – Get an Aviomania gyroplane!
The founder of Aviomania Aircraft, Nicolas Karaolides, has been involved in Aviation since 1983. He has always been involved in flying, maintaining, designing and building aircraft. He holds licences and degrees in aircraft engineering, electronics and flying.
Due to his experience and advanced understanding of gyroplane aerodynamics, Aviomania Aircraft offer some of the best and safest gyroplanes available today.
For example, our open frame single seat gyroplane has a maximum sustained straight and level airspeed of 165 Kph (90 Kt., 105 Mph) and sustained climb of 900 fpm with only 65 HP!
A performance that is similar to, if not better than, other open frame gyroplanes with 100 HP or more!
Why choose Aviomania aircraft:
Integrating new safety systems with state-of-the-art gyroplane airframe & rotor design in an attractive
The range of Genesis gyroplanes are probably the only European manufactured gyroplanes that incorporate all the aerodynamic safety mechanics that enable safety even at the extreme edges of the gyroplane flight envelope.
Aviomania’s own tail design offers the best possible engine torque compensation and frame stability. Most other manufacturers use a vertical tail that is covered by the lower half of the propeller diameter and a horizontal stabiliser placed low on the keel. Although this design is good for reducing PIO (pilot induced oscillation), it does not offer ANY torque or power push over compensation. It also requires constant rudder correction with power changes especially during take-off and landing.
Aviomania’s ATD design has the vertical tail covered by 75% of the propeller diameter and with the horizontal stabiliser positioned 60% in the prop wash and 40% in free air, most engine torque and yaw tendencies are eliminated.
Choose our ATD design, offered as standard, with all of our “Genesis” gyroplanes.
Aviomania is probably the only European manufacturer that offers CLT gyroplanes. Why is CLT better? Physics, in simple terms, state that all forces are applied to a body in relation to its center of mass (CM). In other words, if the propeller is pushing / pulling an aircraft above its CM (the case with most gyroplanes available today) the aircraft will want to nose over. To correct this we need to apply another force to reduce the imbalance.
Most manufacturers are “correcting” the High Trust Line (HTL) by having a very heavy rotor and vectoring the rotor thrust (Lift) ahead of the CG in order to pull the nose up against the engine pushing the nose down. This “solution” makes the gyroplane unstable. A stable aircraft has its lift passing slightly aft (behind) the CG. Also this “solution” does not offer good thrust offset compensation at reduced Gs because the rotor thrust that is used to “keep” the nose up when reduced cannot compensate for the engine’s power offset that is pushing the nose down.
Some other manufacturers choose to do nothing to compensate the thrust offset, which makes their gyroplanes unstable, power change sensitive and dangerous in reduced G situations.
A center line thrust (CLT) gyroplane has the engine thrust passing through, or very near its CG, therefore engine power will have no effect on pitch stability, increasing the performance, stability and safety.
Choose our CLT design, offered as standard with all of our “Genesis” gyroplanes.
We are using a modified VR7 semi-symmetrical aerofoil that offers better performance over the 8H12 aerofoil used by other manufacturers. The blades are also twisted thus offering greater Lift/Drag ratio over the untwisted rotor blades other manufacturers are using.
Our current rotor is of bonded aluminium design. This process makes for a strong and light rotor blade construction compared to the aluminium extruded or composite rotor used by other manufacturers.
Our rotor blades have NO life limit and are usable as long as their condition is satisfactory. We have rotor blades that have logged more than 2,500 hours and are still in good shape.
Our light rotors use tip weights to maintain the inertia that is needed for an auto rotating rotor. This technique offers many advantages like safety, low weight, increased maneuverability and stability.
Choose our High performance rotor design, offered as standard with all of our “Genesis” gyroplanes.
Aviomania uses aviation grade aluminium bolt together construction, using AN (aviation grade) bolts. This construction method has been used in gyroplane construction for many decades and has proved to be very reliable, strong, service and crack free as well as corrosion resistant.
Most Gyroplanes have a single tube or 2 tubes welded on top to each other in front of the mast to support the pilot and nose wheel.
The “Genesis Solo” uses a TRIANGULATED construction (3 tubes forming a pyramid). This is light but offers the best pilot protection in the event of an accident.
Also the bolted frame can be easily repaired compared to the welded construction that needs the complete frame to be replaced. Only damaged parts need be replaced.
Choose our triangulated modular bolted frame design, offered as standard with all of our “Genesis” gyroplanes.
Our Fuel tank is made using fuel resistant resin and Aramid (Kevlar) / Glass fabrics making for a strong but light construction that resists impact and piercing. Our Kevlar reinforced fuel tank is positioned in a protected area within our light, but very strong triangulated airframe offering the best possible pilot protection.
Choose our protected, Kevlar reinforced fuel tank design, offered as standard with all of our “Genesis” gyroplanes.
Our landing gear is made from 4130 Chrome-moly alloy (aviation grade) which is very strong and light.
The wide track offers exceptional stability. Our own developed soft coupled castoring (SCC) nose wheel offers a narrow turn radius at low speeds and minimises nose wheel turn angles at high speeds offering excellent back tracking capabilities
Choose our SCC design, offered as standard with all of our “Genesis” gyroplanes