I checked the manuals, and you are correct. Odd that the Cavalon specifies right seat solo only, given that the Rotax spins anti-clockwise when viewed from the spinner (producing right torque roll). A Rotax 915 would seem to produce considerable right torque roll during a max power take-off. I wonder why AutoGyro specifies right seat solo?The two aircraft solo from different sides or at least they do in the UK and I don't imagine this point is country specific.
You solo an M24 from the left seat, a Cavalon from the right.
Agreed, the lateral CG arm would be short. Still, every little bit helps, and left seat solo in a Rotax machine makes more sense.Is there a lateral cg range specified in those models?
It's not uncommon to see that for helicopters.
The arm wouldn't be very big with cockpits that narrow.
Well it makes more sense to be right seat solo because the torque roll element at unstick is trivial in reality and the noise around Rotax 915 is just that, noise. That motor has the most "lovely" characteristics of any motor you'll find in a light aircraft. Of course competency and airmanship are taken as a given. As Sir Barnes Wallis once said "there is no point trying to make things fool proof because the fools are so damn clever"I wonder why AutoGyro specifies right seat solo?