The AutoGyro eCavalon is a German single-seater electric powered autogyro introduced in 2013. The prototype is under development by AutoGyro GmbH of Hildesheim.[1]

Role Autogyro
National origin Germany
Manufacturer AutoGyro GmbH
First flight 2013
Status Under development (2015)
Developed from AutoGyro Cavalon

The design is a development of the piston-engine powered AutoGyro Cavalon.[1]

Design and development


The prototype was introduced in 2013 and was powered by a Bosch General Aviation Technology electric motor in Vienna. The Bosch motor was replaced by a Siemens electric motor in 2015.[1]

The eCavalon features a single main rotor, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit, tricycle landing gear with wheel pants and a Siemens electric motor with a propeller mounted in pusher configuration.[1]

The aircraft fuselage is made from composite material. Its two-bladed rotor has a diameter of 8.4 m (27.6 ft). The aircraft has a typical empty weight of 300 kg (660 lb) and a gross weight of 500 kg (1,100 lb), giving a useful load of 200 kg (440 lb).[1]

Current endurance is 30 minutes, but battery improvements are expected to increase this to one hour, making the aircraft suitable for use in a flight training role.[1]

Specifications (eCavalon)


Data from Tacke[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Empty weight: 300 kg (661 lb)
  • Gross weight: 500 kg (1,102 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Siemens electric aircraft engine
  • Main rotor diameter: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed composite

See also



  1. ^ a b c d e f g Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 188. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X