The German Gyro Matto is a German autogyro, designed and produced by German Gyro Safety Aviation GmbH of Menden, introduced at the AERO Friedrichshafen airshow in 2013. The aircraft is supplied complete and ready-to-fly.[1]

Role Autogyro
National origin Germany
Manufacturer German Gyro Safety Aviation GmbH
Introduction 2013
Status In production (2017)

Design and development


The Matto features a single main rotor, a two-seats-in side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit with a windshield, tricycle landing gear with wheel pants and a 130 hp (97 kW) GG 912 VT engine in pusher configuration.[1]

The aircraft fuselage is made from a combination of carbon fibre and Kevlar. Its two-bladed rotor has a diameter of 8.52 m (28.0 ft) and a chord of 21.5 cm (8.5 in). The aircraft has a typical empty weight of 296 kg (653 lb) and a gross weight of 560 kg (1,235 lb), giving a useful load of 264 kg (582 lb). With full fuel of 130 litres (29 imp gal; 34 US gal) the payload for the pilot, passenger and baggage is 171 kg (377 lb).[1]

The design incorporates a number of safety features, including a ballistic parachute mounted inside the rotor mast, which ensures that the rotor will not contact the parachute as it is deployed. Other safety features include a fire-proof cockpit, rupture-resistant and fuel tanks and anti-collision strobe lights.[1]

Specifications (Matto)


Data from Tacke[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Empty weight: 296 kg (653 lb)
  • Gross weight: 560 kg (1,235 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 130 litres (29 imp gal; 34 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × GG 912 VT aircraft engine, 97 kW (130 hp)
  • Main rotor diameter: 8.52 m (27 ft 11 in)
  • Main rotor area: 57 m2 (610 sq ft)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed composite


  • Disk loading: 9.8 kg/m2 (2.0 lb/sq ft)

See also



  1. ^ a b c d e Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 194. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X