XENON has a worthy successor the ARGON 915 and ARGON STi

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Kris Wronowski participate in the development of the original Xenon associated with Celier Aviation Sp z o o from the beginning. From 2006 he was first exclusive Poland Distributor. After Trendak - Celier split in 2010, He have bean co-owner of Celier Aviation Sp z oo and owner of the Celier Aviation Europe company. Finally 2016 Kris Wronowski have decide to continue by him selves the production of original designed Xenon and other models.
He was take over by the Polish Court decisions all copy rights and productions of Xenon, C44, C22 family. In 2017 he rebranded company (Celier Aviation) to ARGO Aero, as he want separate from bad name of Raphael Celier. Now Manufaktura Lotnicza Sp z o o have full line of gyrocopter production including Composites Division, rotor production ROTOR-TECH, metal parts production, assembly plant and flying school in Poland Sobienie Szlacheckie near to Warsaw capital city.
Manufaktura Lotnicza is located direct on the EPSJ airfield.
All brands own by Kris Wronowski:

Manufaktura Lotnicza
ARGO Aero
Rotor-Tech
GyroGang
iSolution

About the changes:
New 2020 model the ARGON 915 iS is successor of the well known Xenon’s family.
The cabin is a one-piece carbon-fibre monocoque structure, similar to a Formula 1 racing car, both reducing weight and providing additional safety to the crew.
The Argon 915 is the first class version of the marque, exceeding all your expectations, incorporating: pure carbon interior finishing, automatic seatbelts,
new electric trims with automatic back position, improved exposed carbon fiber parts for interior and exterior, new brakes and wheels, MT hydraulic variable pitch propeller with Single Lever Controller, LED landing lights & strobes, triple cabin heating with thermostat and windshield defrosting, new pre-rotation system (up to 250 rpm), hi inertia carbon composites rotor, and amazing engine 915 iS 141 HP from ROTAX.
The Argon 915 is professionally supported by numerical dedicated computer system to ensure quality after sales service and maintenance support to our clients, with a on-line EPC (electronic parts catalog) online parts ordering.
Argon 915 is hand made during the 1000 hours production and assembly process by the Manufaktura Lotnicza Kris Wronowski.
The newly-designed exposed carbon composite instrument panel has been created to cater for professional avionics and GPS systems.
The Cabin now offers an even more comfortable, ergonomics and spacious environment than ever before. In conjunction with its high cruising speed (up to 215 km/h IAS) and improved aerodynamics, the new Argon 915 can also be used for long distance travelling with ease, and now includes a dedicated luggage compartment.
The comfortable and ergonomically-shaped ventilated and heated leather and alcantara seats, together with top-quality internal finishing throughout, ensures that your flight is pleasant all the way. Doors have been redesigned in form, size, gasket space and fixation to further increase accessibility, comfort and safety.

Technical changes between the previous models and Argon 915:
While maintaining the original concept, many refinements have been made in the Argon 915 update that, collectively, amount to a startling improvement in overall safety, comfort and performance.
Some of these changes are not immediately apparent, but nevertheless create fundamental improvements to the strength, safety and comfort of the aircraft. The more important changes are summarised as follows:
Manufaktura Lotnicza has decided to build completely new molds, resigning from the 10-year old ones used so far during subcontracting of MBL. Each part has been redesigned and structurally tested, new certified resins and carbon fabrics have been used.
-The new main cabin mold has been redesigned to provide the engine and other components with much better cooling.

- Air ducts for blowing air into the cabin have been implemented in the structure of the cabin safety cage.
- Air intakes for water coolers have been significantly enlarged. The fuel, oil and electric systems have been completely redesigned.
- The rear firewall has been structurally rebuilt and reinforced, on which is placed a completely new frame for the powerful 915 is engine.
- Landing gear pockets have been structurally rebuilt.
-The engine housing has been completely changed to adapt it to the ROTAX 915 iS
- We used new, top-quality interior trim materials and beautiful colorful paints from the McLaren and Lamborghini palettes
- Shadow Line - All metal parts are black anodized
- Carbon Look - exposed carbon on the airframe and interior.
- Two new, powerful engines - ROTAX 915 iS 141 HP and Edge Performance STi 155 HP
- The previous models design did not have a monolithic mast "pocket". This is now the case, dramatically improving mast support in this area.
- The central tunnel, that provides a structural ‘spine’ to the cabin, was previously glued. Now it is fully integrated into the monolithic construction, greatly adding to the strength.
- A small lip, protruding in the front, has been created to add strength in this highly-stressed zone. The lip permits the installation of a metallic plate, a cover only, which is not structural.
- The undercarriage main wheels have been moved 5 cm rearwards to improve take-off performance. The shift increases the load on the front wheel of the gyro, contributing indirectly to an increase in the load on the rotor in the initial phase of the take-off. Thus the rotor spins up more quickly, reducing the take-off length.
- We have changed method of construction at the back of the cabin, it is now flat, without the ‘step’ in the middle. The exit of the controls to the rotor (in the bottom rear section) is now covered by the monolithic rear surface of the cabin, which was not the case before. This increases the strength of the cabin rear wall at the bottom, and protects this sensitive control mechanism, increasing safety.
- The Argon 915 has rear windows behind the doors. This increases visibility, improving safety.
- Additional NACA air ducts have been inserted in the upper engine cowling to improve cooling airflow to the top of the engine.
- All our molds have been indexed with reference points for all fastenings to improve assembly accuracy and repeatability to provide a higher level of quality control in the production.
- The doors have been redesigned with their hinges on the forward leading edge, with a revised door lock and security backup, providing additional safety in the event of accidental opening in flight.
- The instrument panel has been redesigned to accommodate the latest avionics and GPS systems and now together with all interior panels was made by pure carbon composites.
- The inner headliner structure has been tripled in width to dramatically increase the forward / backward strength of the cabin. This greatly improves support to sustain the mast traction and vibrations that can otherwise fatigue the frontal structure of the cabin, potentially leading to cracks in the windshield. The new structure also strongly reinforces the roof of the cabin, so that now it is possible to stand on the roof when working on the rotors.
- We have ceased using carbon-kevlar mixes for the cabin construction, as this was found to be very sensitive to humidity and temperature. We now use only carbon-fibre for the cabin and tail assembly. This significantly improves strength and resistance to impact.
- We have changed the nose shape to introduce dual “eye” shaped high-power LED landing lights to increase the nose tip point strength and to provide improved operation in low light.
-Positive tests of carbon composite hi inertia rotor give us reason to replace previously used aluminium rotors.

Basic price for a new model start from 95 000 EUR
Detail price and configuration you can get from our website configurator 3D:
http://argo.aero/3dconfig.html
To get more information please follow our websites:
www.argo.aero
or social media:
Executive producer Manufaktura Lotnicza:
https://www.facebook.com/Xenon.Wiatrakowce.Budowa.Serwis.Szkolenia/
Fun page ARGO AERO
https://www.facebook.com/argohelicopters/
Page of our composites rotors:
https://www.facebook.com/carbonrotors/
Pilot Fun Club:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/269865323588141/?ref=share

Manufaktura lotnicza Team

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