The AutoGyro MTOsport is a two-seater gyrocopter with an all-metal frame
and developed and built AutoGyro GmbH at Hildesheim aerodrome in
Germany. The AutoGyro MTOsport is the successor of the AutoGyro Europe
MT03 built by HTC at Hildesheim aerodrome in Germany on behalf of
AutoGyro Europe GmbH. The MT03 was designed by AutoGyro Europe GmbH and
HTC in 2002 and was flown first in 2003. The MT03, a so called
Ultraleicht Tragschrauber, was the first autogyro which received the
German UL type certification from the DULV (German Microlight
Association). The process of certificating of the two-seater gyro
started in the summer of 2003 when AutoGyro Europe GmbH applied for the
certification. On 28 October 2003, they received finally the precious
piece of paper. The MT03 is certificated in two versions: a basic
open-frame gyro like the D-MILL and a more comfortable version with
composite windscreens, etc. For the rotorsystem of the MT03 the proven
extruded anodised aluminium NACA 8 H 12 rotor built by Air Copter is
used. The aluminium rotorblades are available in different lengths:
diameter 6,50m - 8,40m. The MT03 has a composite 3-blades propeller in
pusher configuration. The engine used is the Rotax 912 ULS (100 HP).
With the Rotax 912 ULS, carburator heat and temperature gauge is
standard. The MT03 has a range of 400km at a speed of 130km/h; the max
speed is 162km/h. Since 2007, the company AutoGyro GmbH is producing the
gyros in series. In 2008, the AutoGyro MTOsport was introduced as a
further development of the MT 03. The MTOsport received the German UL type certification from the DULV on 14 April 2008.
Today, over 1000 MT 03 and MTOsport gyroplanes are in use worldwide.