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Kayaba autogyros

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More on the Kayaba Ka-1 (which derived directly from the American Kellett KD-1) in both the radial- and inline-engined versions:
 

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Thanks Star! I was surprised very much by her STOL performance through this video.
She could hover while angle of attack was 15 degree.
The autogyro is a wonderful vehicle.
Number of production:98(1941 to 1945)(1 gata were only 20,because Argus engine had over heat problem,nevertheless low drag.)

The Army Ka-go Observation Autogyro 1 gata
Engine:Argus As10,Air cooling inverse V type 8 cylinders, take off power ; 250HP
Rotor diameter:12.2m, Empty weight:750kg, Gross weight:1,170kg, Max speed: 165km/h,
Cruising speed:120km/h, Climb time to 3,000m:15minutes, Service ceiling:4,000m, Range:360km,
Endurance:3hours, Take off run:30 to 60m, Landing run:0 to 10m

The Army Ka-go Observation Autogyro 2 gata
Engine:Jacobus L-4MA-7, Air cooling radial 7 cylinders, take off power ; 240HP
Rotor diameter:12.2m, Empty weight:745kg, Gross weight:1,020kg, Max speed: 180km/h,
Cruising speed:120km/h, Climb time to 3,000m:15minutes, Service ceiling:4,000m, Range:240km,
Endurance:2hours, Take off run:30 to 60m, Landing run:0 to 10m
 

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New topic split from the old "Japanese Projects before 1945" thread...
 
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