Originally Posted by aerobatic
Auto-gyro GMbH is working on a version of a Cavalon with 4 seats.
I thought about the implications of this while I was swimming laps today and I thought that it could be something really exciting for our favorite form of aviating. An aircraft of that size would HAVE to be certificated to at least the European version of our Part 23 and probably our Part 23 as well. That means BIG TIME General Aviation. That's like a potentially modern version of the Air and Space 18A and or the McCullough J2.
I started wondering what kind of certified engine they would use ? Being somewhat forward thinking I'm hoping they pick one of the new Jet A burning diesel engine designs that Diamond or Cessna are now using. For the cockpit I'm imagining a nice Garmin G-1000 all glass display. Will I be able to afford one ? Almost certainly not. Will it bring a bunch of rich Dilberts into our sport much like the Cirrus did to the fixed wing world ? Probably but on the whole I think having a Part 23 certified gyroplane out there again would be a plus.