The Autogyro Cavalon is a German autogyro, designed and produced by AutoGyro GmbH of Hildesheim. It was introduced at the 2011 Aero show in Friedrichshafen. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1]

Role Autogyro
National origin Germany
Manufacturer AutoGyro GmbH
Status In production (2011)
Developed from AutoGyro Calidus
Variants AutoGyro eCavalon
AutoGyro Cavalon

Design and development


The Cavalon is a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration development of the tandem-seating AutoGyro Calidus. It features a single main rotor, an enclosed cockpit with a complete aerodynamic cockpit fairing, tricycle landing gear with wheel pants and a four-cylinder, air and liquid-cooled, four-stroke, dual-ignition 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912 engine or turbocharged 115 hp (86 kW) Rotax 914 or 135 hp (101 kW) Rotax 915iS engine in pusher configuration.[1][2]

The aircraft fuselage is made from composites and is a faired teardrop shape to ensure smooth airflow over the variable pitch pusher propeller. Its 8.4 m (27.6 ft) diameter rotor has a chord of 20 cm (7.9 in). The aircraft has a gross weight of 450 kg (990 lb). The design incorporates vibration dampers that greatly reduce the level of main rotor vibration transmitted to the cockpit.[1]

The design was developed into the AutoGyro eCavalon electric aircraft in 2013.[3]

Operational history


By October 2019, 50 examples had been registered in the United States with the Federal Aviation Administration, all of them in the Experimental - Amateur-built category.[4]

Specifications (Cavalon)

AutoGyro Cavalon

Data from Manufacturer and the World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12[1][5]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)
  • Width: 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in)
  • Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS horizontally opposed four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 75 kW (100 hp)
  • Main rotor diameter: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed composite


  • Maximum speed: 160 km/h (99 mph, 86 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 145 km/h (90 mph, 78 kn)


  1. ^ a b c d Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 176. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ "AutoGyro - Gyroplane - AutoGyro Models - Cavalon". Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  3. ^ Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 188. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  4. ^ Federal Aviation Administration (3 October 2019). "Make / Model Inquiry Results". Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  5. ^ AutoGyro GmbH (2012). "Cavalon - a new era". Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2012.