Rotortec Cloud Dancer I


The Rotortec Cloud Dancer I is a German autogyro, designed and produced by Rotortec of Allgäu. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.

The Cloud Dancer I features a single main rotor, a single-seat enclosed cockpit with a bubble canopy, tricycle landing gear with wheel pants and a twin cylinder, air-cooled 70 or 84 hp (52 or 63 kW) Hirth two stroke engine mounted in pusher configuration. The 65 hp (48 kW) twin-cylinder air-cooled in-line, two stroke, aircraft engine Hirth 3203 has also been employed.

The aircraft fuselage and tail are made from aluminum and Kevlar composites. Its 7.40 m (24.3 ft) diameter rotor has a chord of 17.5 cm (6.9 in) and is equipped with a pre-rotator with an electromagnetic clutch and Cardan drive. Electric trim and an electronic instrument panel are standard equipment. The aircraft has an empty weight of 170 kg (375 lb) and a gross weight of 300 kg (661 lb), giving a useful load of 130 kg (287 lb).