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CAVALON SENTINEL | your eye in the sky

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The Cavalon Sentinel may be equipped with day/infrared cameras as the perfect solution for fulfilling missions such as search and rescue, surveillance, and inspection. Such proven equipment can track cars and read license plates from 500 foot AGL (above ground level), and effectively detect the heat signatures of the people and vehicles on the ground.

Generally the cameras are 2- or 3-axis stabilized units with 360 degrees continuous rotation capability, with digital auto video stabilization and target tracking. Optical zoom capability ranges from zero to 30 times, and most infrared systems can provide four times zoom.

Equipped with the Rotax 915 or 916 iS engine, and optional Autopilot, the Cavalon Sentinel has all the capability needed to fulfil your mission requirements. AutoGyro recognises that different mission objectives require different cameras or on-board systems such as LIDAR scanning.

With a multitude of such systems already in service, the AutoGyro advanced engineering team has the skills and knowledge to provide the systems integration needed for such applications. Talk to us about your wants and needs, and we will work with you to find the solution.

AutoGyro is the very proud supplier of fully equipped Cavalon Sentinels to the Turkish Jandarma (Police)

Example application areas:

  • Ground vehicle tracking and recognition
  • Search and rescue
  • (Wild)Fire spotting and tracking
  • General surveillance 
  • Traffic law enforcement
  • Media aerial photography
  • Border patrols
  • Overhead line/ Pipeline monitoring 
  • Close protection etc…

Our platform for law enforcement

The Cavalon 915iS is the ideal platform to carry camera equipment and provide aerial support and overview for the officers on the ground. With plentiful energy available from auxiliary alternators, Police radio equipment can easily be powered for excellent communications and still have power for cameras, live stream downlinks, and other on-board systems.

AutoGyro has created a superb cabin ‘office’ environment and will tailor-make one to meet your needs. Our law enforcement models provide aerial support by day and by night. All our models are available as Night VFR certified in accordance with BCAR Section T, CRIE-01, and FAA Primary Category.

The AutoGyro Cavalon Sentinel offers:

  • Police radio system integration with live number plate recognition and 7″ control screen
  • Third radio integration for aux communications
  • Integrated camera display panel and controls
  • Removable passenger seat control stick
  • Heated seat with lumbar support, perfect comfort for long missions
  • Heated and well-ventilated cabin for cold or hot mission environments
  • Side-by-side seating for the excellent camera operator to pilot communications.

MTOamphib

Introducing the AutoGyro MTOamphib, the ultimate amphibious gyroplane designed for the adventurer at heart. This high-quality aircraft boasts impressive performance, versatility, and safety features, making it the perfect choice for pilots looking to explore new horizons.

Equipped with a powerful Rotax engine, the MTOamphib can easily take off and land from both land and water, making it a versatile choice for any pilot’s needs. The aircraft’s lightweight construction and intuitive handling also make it a breeze to fly, providing pilots with an unforgettable and exhilarating experience.

In addition to its impressive performance capabilities, the AutoGyro MTOamphib also features a range of advanced safety features to ensure your peace of mind while in the air. With a robust airframe and modern avionics, you can rest assured that you are flying in one of the safest aircraft available today.

So whether you’re looking to embark on an exciting adventure, or simply want to experience the thrill of flying in a state-of-the-art aircraft, the AutoGyro MTOamphib is the perfect choice for you. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own one of the world’s most advanced and versatile gyroplanes – order yours today!

AutoGyro MTOagric/terminator

MTOtrigo

MTOtrigo – Our flexible platform

The MTO platform aircraft has multiple uses, whether carrying a single passenger for training or simply fun, two passengers, stretchers, agricultural equipment, or, or… the list seems almost endless!

MTOtrigo is designed for two passengers, giving you independence for unique operations. Easy to fly, easy to service with very little infrastructure requirements. Perfect for dropping parachutists – or stores – or small team incursions, or simply to take two passengers for amazing scenic tours!

The MTOtrigo can operate from normal airfields – or fit with either normal or amphibious floats, and you have the perfect summertime resort aircraft. Or water-based delivery aircraft for up-river support.

Give your teams the flexibility they need to accomplish their special operations. The upgraded model now features the Rotax 915iS or 916iS, providing superior performance and increased flexibility in your mission setup.

The MTOtrigo can be fitted with a stretcher and utilized for medical evacuation or transportation purposes. Oor under-seat release mechanism for dropping stores at low altitudes/low speed, is perfect for replenishing stores in hard-to-reach areas – especially at high altitudes.

Main application areas:

  • Unique touristic experience in special areas such as grand canyons, lakes, or sea
  • Medical evacuation or transportation 
  • Parachuting
  • Stores carrying and dropping
  • Fast low-level re-supply.

MTOsentinel

MTOsentinel – Our camera platform

may be equipped with day/infrared cameras as the perfect solution for fulfilling missions such as search and rescue, surveillance, and inspection.

Such proven equipment can track cars and read license plates from 500 ft AGL (above ground level), and effectively detect the heat signatures of the people and vehicles on the ground.

Generally the cameras are 2 or 3-axis stabilized units with 360 degrees continuous rotation capability, with digital auto video stabilization and target tracking. Optical zoom capability ranges from zero to 30 times, and most infrared systems can provide four times zoom.

Equipped with the Rotax 914 UL, 915 or 916 iS UL engine, the Calidus Sentinel has the power needed to fulfill your task requirements.

AutoGyro recognises that different mission objectives require different cameras or on-board systems such as LIDAR scanning.

With a multitude of such systems already in service, the AutoGyro advanced engineering team has the skills and knowledge to provide the systems integration needed for such applications. Talk to us about your wants and needs, and we will work with you to find the solution.

Example application areas:

  • Ground vehicle tracking and recognition
  • Search and rescue
  • Fire spotting and tracking
  • General surveillance 
  • Traffic law enforcement
  • Media aerial photography
  • Border patrols
  • Overhead line monitoring 
  • Close protection 

Our platform for law enforcement

Our law enforcement models provide aerial support by day and by night. All our models are available as Night VFR certified in accordance with BCAR Section T, CRIE-01, and FAA Primary Category.

The MTOsport is the ideal platform to carry camera equipment and provide aerial support and overview for the officers on the ground.

Cameras may be nose mounted (ideal for Floats operations) or mid-under-body.

The abundance of energy from auxiliary alternators allows for easy powering of police radio equipment, ensuring excellent communication. Moreover, there is sufficient power available to support onboard cameras, live stream downlinks, and other systems.

AutoGyro has created a superb cabin ‘office’ environment and will tailor-make one to meet your needs.

Current models offer:

  • Police radio system integration with live number plate recognition and 7″ control screen
  • Third radio integration for aux communications
  • Integrated camera display panel and controls
  • Removable passenger seat control stick
  • Heated seats, with lumbar support, perfect comfort for long missions
  • Open cabin, ideal for hotter mission environments
  • Tandem seated for excellent 360-degree view

Click here to view the AutoGyro Cavalon Sentinel’s ability to track cars and read vehicle registrations – YouTube

AutoGyro MTOagric/terminator

MTOagric/terminator

Proven technology is the basis for the MTOagric/terminator. The integration of off-the-shelf solutions together with the proven MTOsport 2017 aircraft assures a smooth and reliable working system.

AutoGyro engineered the rugged ‘Agric’ version in about 2016, developed this into the more advanced 2017 model, and then to the ‘terminator’ version in 2021.

The ‘Agric’ is built on the AutoGyro platform concept by fitting the MTOsport with a full pesticide delivery system mounted on the rear seat frame, releasing pesticide via a 10m boom system. An engine-driven pump ensures a reliable delivery at just the right pressure and flow rate, and in just the right geospatial position when twinned with the AgNav system.

The ‘terminator’ is a ‘hardened’ version of the ‘Agric’ designed to handle the challenges of spraying large insect infestations, such as locusts. It is a tough machine, built to withstand the associated hazards of flying within a swarm.

Included is an onboard pilot clean-air breathing system. a hardened windscreen. backup and redundant flight instrumentation and hardened air intakes, engine cooling systems, and other features. Pilot safety is our paramount interest.

What is the benefit of using a gyroplane? Pesticides are expensive, so the correct application is key:

A fixed-wing aircraft is about 60% efficient in delivery due to the delivery height and speed. But can cover large areas.

A helicopter is about 85% efficient due to the lower delivery height, but uncontrolled dispersal due to rotor downwash. A helicopter is also fuel-hungry and can be an expensive operation.

A gyroplane is about 95% efficient because it has no rotor downwash, flies slowly, and delivers the spray in the right spray density where needed. A short field landing area provides easy and fast access to a pesticide replenishment point. An appropriate sensor array used during the initial crop survey enables utilizing the collected data for precise spraying in the corresponding areas.

Gyroplanes are ideal for targeted spraying where spray accuracy is key, and the optional Agnav system takes care of the dosing in flight – and precisely adjusts the spraying to your speed and position. The MTOagric can spray quantities ranging from 1 to 40 liters per hectare.

Targeted spraying also includes specific pests such as locusts, where limited pesticide is required, and accurate delivery is essential. Perfect work for the MTOterminator.

A gyroplane delivers precisely targeted delivery at low operational cost. They do not necessarily replace helicopters or fixed-wing spray aircraft; gyroplanes operate alongside these alternative delivery systems depending on the task requirements.

Main application areas:

  • Crop spraying on the highly precisely defined area.
  • Precise pesticide dosing based on the GPS intelligent link to the spray control.
  • Hardened version for use in Locust control, utilizing special equipment for flight within locust swarms.
  • It is possible to fit floats to enable over-water or swamp operations (e.g., mosquito control).
AutoGyro MTOagric/terminator

MTOamphib

Introducing the AutoGyro MTOamphib – the ultimate amphibious gyroplane designed for professional use. The MTOamphib aircraft is a top-quality choice for pilots seeking enhanced performance, versatility, and safety. It has a powerful Rotax engine and can safely operate on both land and water, making it ideal for diverse professional operations. With its lightweight construction and intuitive handling, pilots can operate it easily and safely in various environments.

The floats fitted feature pneumatically operated fully retractable wheels (‘gear’), and are based on existing, proven, float technology.

Along with its remarkable performance, the AutoGyro MTOamphib comes equipped with a variety of advanced safety features, including LED gear position indicators. With robust airframe and modern avionics, this aircraft offers unparalleled safety and reliability, ensuring your peace of mind while in the air.

Whether you’re looking to conduct surveillance operations or search and rescue missions, the AutoGyro MTOamphib is the perfect choice for professional pilots. This gyroplane is specifically designed to boost your productivity and performance with its advanced capabilities and versatility.

Main application areas:

  • Unique tourist experience, take-off and land, both from land and water
  • Maritime, river, and lake monitoring and rescue 
  • Coastal patrol

So don’t miss out on the opportunity to own one of the world’s most advanced and versatile gyroplanes. Order your AutoGyro MTOamphib today and experience the ultimate in professional aviation.

The Float package is available as a new-build option or retrofit kit. It may be necessary to obtain approval from the local aviation authority.

MTOsport 2017

Within a few months of the market premier in 2017, the new MTOsport received the Red Dot Design Award in the product design category.

The Red Dot Design Award is a prestigious competition with over 18,000 yearly entries from design professionals, companies and organizations worldwide. It is one of the world’s largest and most renowned design competitions, with participants from over 70 countries.

RedDotAward
RedDotAward

In 2018, the MTOsport 2017 was honored to receive the renowned German Design Award from the German Design Council, which is commissioned by the German Bundestag (the lower house of German parliament) as a foundation since 1953. The foundation is one of the world’s leading competence centers for communication and brand management in the field of design. Out of approximately 1,900 high-quality nominations, the award winners are the best 90 design products.

Pure craftsmanship – Made in Germany
MTOsport is designed to incorporate aesthetics, functionality, and elegance, creating a distinctive and appealing aircraft.

The MTOsport 2017 tandem seated model is probably the best in the world. Stunning to look at and stunning to fly. Smooth, low vibration, fast, comfortable, economical, this is a machine to envy. Yet it is a real workhorse too.

The rugged stainless steel airframe withstands the rigours of day-to-day work, proven in 20 years of service. Maintenance is easy, with fast removable cowlings, giving quick access to the low maintenance Rotax 915 or 916 series engines.

The Aluminium rotors, chosen for robustness and reliability (composite rotors tend to suffer in high and low temperatures, and suffer rain erosion), chop through whatever the weather throws at them.

And AutoGyro is rightly proud of the safety features. The MTOsport 2017 provides excellent protection with top-notch harnesses and multiple safety systems, including integrated warning systems and latest generation ADSB equipment. This is where the years and years of AutoGyro experience count.

In today’s world where regulations are critical, there is inevitably a need for paperwork. The MTOsport 2017 has many local country approvals and also carries a full standard category of airworthiness, unique in the gyroplane world. Irrespective of the required certification documentation, the MTOsport is an established and internationally acknowledged safe aircraft.

Could that be why the Turkish Jandarma chose AutoGyro as their aircraft supplier for their aerial gyroplane fleet?

Whether you are flying for leisure or have a specific purpose in mind, such as running a flying school, or engaging in water operations or fishing, AutoGyro offers a wide range of aircraft packages tailored to meet your needs.

The MTOsport 2017 offers a vast selection of features and options that can be combined, including amphibious floats and night VFR. Contact us to discuss your dreams, and we can design the perfect package to fit.

MTOnautic

Flying means freedom. Flying gyros means pure freedom. But flying the MTOnautic is limitless. Equipped with floats, the MTOnautic lands and takes off from water connecting the elements like no other. Maximizing fun and flexibility, the adaptation of the MTOsport is just as free and versatile as technically thought-through. The Nautic gives access to completely new fields of application. No matter if it’s in Scandinavia or the United Arabic Emirates, if on private or commercial basis – the MTOnautic takes you where you want to go.

AutoGyro MTOfree

MTOfree

The MTOfree is unlimited freedom. It shows you the world from a different perspective and gives access to nature‘s great vastness, unknown cultures, or remarkable animal realm, realizing astonishing one-of-a-kind experiences.

Are you ready to feel freedom with every fibre of your body? Do you wish to see the beauty and wilderness of our world? The MTOfree will take you there. Experience the purest way to fly and enjoy the difference!

AutoGyro offers two versions of the MTOfree.

The original no-frills MTOfree is based on the MTOsport classic and is the most simple and open version that AutoGyro makes. The body is replaced by an instrument nacelle, a basic front seat fitted, and the rotor head position adjusted to take account of the centre of gravity change. Large tundra tyres can be fitted for that real ‘off-road’ country flying capability too.

This is flying in its most basic form and fun too. There is nothing quite like flying an almost completely open gyroplane, an experience guaranteed to leave you with an AutoGyro grin!

MTOfree’s are not for long-distance or high-speed flights; it’s breezy without windshields! So, for those pilots or passengers who want to still get the open-air feeling, AutoGyro developed the MTOsport 2017 to enable it to be flown without the body side panels fitted. This means that the occupants get more wind protection, and yet still get the open air feel and yet can still travel longer distances at higher speeds.

AutoGyro aircraft – versatile and capable!

MTOsport Pro

Introducing the MTOsport Pro version of the AutoGyro MTOsport aircraft, compliant with UK Civil Aviation Authority requirements for a UK Standard Category Certificate of Airworthiness. This ICAO-compliant certificate is recognised across the globe, and AutoGyro is the only company in the world with this level of gyroplane certification.

This certification permits the aircraft to conduct any approved and equipped paid aerial work. It is valid, especially in Europe, where a Certificate of Airworthiness is necessary. Examples of such work include air taxi, carriage of goods, surveying, police and fire service duties, and much more.

The MTOsport Pro aircraft are equipped with a certified Rotax 915 or 916 iSc engine and a constant-speed Woodcomp propeller, ensuring optimal safety and reliability. These aircraft can be supplied either with a UK registration and Airworthiness Certificate, ready to fly under a UK PPL or CPL licence, or with a Statement of Aircraft Conformity for local country acceptance.

Certification includes day and night VFR, and IFR capability.

Most countries, where legislation permits, would recognise and verify the aircraft certification via their systems and award their equivalent. In cases where that is not practical and subject to local aviation legal limitations, the aircraft can undertake aerial work under a UK registration.

This certification is equivalent to any other certificated aircraft, such as a Cessna or Airbus, ensuring the highest level of safety and compliance for professional use. So, if you’re looking for a reliable and compliant gyroplane for your professional needs, look no further than the MTOsport Pro. Order yours today and experience the ultimate in professional gyroplane aviation.