Cierva C. 30 autogiro first flew in 1934 and
was ordered by the RAF as the Avro Rota. It was also
ordered by several European nations.
France produced 64 of these machines under license.
These flew reconnaissance sorties during 1939/40. Te
British ones were used for calibration duties.
Now LaHeli made an
accurate scale reproduction of this autogyro. The
Cierva C30 is based on the Rotorshape mechanic which
has proven to be one of the best system on the market.
An autogyro is a type of rotary wing
aircraft supported in flight by lift provided by a
rotor. Unlike a helicopter, the rotor of an autogyro is
driven by aerodynamic forces alone once it is in flight,
and thrust is provided by an engine-powered propeller
similar to that of a fixed-wing aircraft.
The rotor is composed
by 3 blade. The thrust is provided by a brushless outrunner
The Cierva C30 is
available in two paint schemes, one is Spain the other
More pictures below.