The innovative Calidus

The Calidus is unique and ground breaking in design and engineering, in comfort and in flight characteristics. Prepared for the most diverse demands and weather conditions, the Calidus copes easily with turbulence and proves that the air is its element.

With Calidus you can experience all of it. Thanks to the interchangeable open and closed canopies, any panorama can be enjoyed to the max.


The super-sleek Calidus is AutoGyro’s closed cabin two-seat tandem model. When it was released in 2009, it was the world’s first formally certified factory-built gyroplane of this configuration. Calidus is loved not just for its aesthetics and amazing fun to fly, but also by flight schools, for sight-seeing, and law enforcement agencies.

The sharp aerodynamics mean that Calidus is a fast cruiser, and with a fuel tank of 74ltr, has a huge range. Improved further with the latest extended range 100ltr. tank option. The huge clear canopy gives both the pilot and passenger an amazing 360view; yet keeping them both warm, dry, and comfortable.

Ventilation? Yes, and with AutoGyros normal ingenuity there are many options;

  • full enclosed canopy with ventilation windows
  • open sided canopy, where large side windows allow plenty of air access
  • high-headroom canopy for very tall pilots
  • full open top canopy

So no matter where the aircraft is operating, or the season, there is a way to keep warm, or keep cool!

And this aircraft has an excellent pedigree. With over 500 released to service since 2009, AutoGyro has a huge depth of reliability experience around the world, whether operated for fun or reward. We know that the diverse operating environments around the world can be harsh for aircraft, and take pride in the ability of our aircraft to reach that standard. Backed worldwide by the AutoGyro factory and partners, you can be sure to be well looked after.

Technical Overview


L X W X H:

4.775 m x 1,73m x 2,8 m (15.66 ft x 5.67 ft x 9.1 ft)

Rotor Diameter:

8.4 m / 8.6 m / 8.8 m (27,3 ft / 27.95 ft / 28.6 ft)

Empty Weight:

290 kg (649 lbs)

MTOW (Max Take Off Weight):

560 kg (1232 lbs) 916 iS, 915 iS, 914 ULS or 500kg (1100 lbs) 912 ULS


Rotax 916iS, 915iS, 914 UL or 912 ULS

Takeoff Distance:

365 m (1190 ft) (912 ULS, 500kg, HTC prop)
282 m (918 ft) (914 UL, 560kg, Ivoprop)
250 m (820 ft) (915 iS, 560 kg, Woodcomp)
220 m (722 ft) (916 iS, 560kg, Woodcomp)

Max Endurance:

up to 4,5 hours**

Max Range:

up to 560 km (350 miles) ***

Cruise Speed:

90-185 km/h (55-110 mph)

Max Speed:

225 km/h (140 mph, 120 KIAS)

Fuel Capacity:

74 L (19.5 US Gallons), 100 L (26.4 US Gallons, long range tank)

Compliant with:

BUT (Germany), Section T (UK), ASRA (Australia),
CCAR-21 (China), USA Primary Category
Technical data can vary regarding country-specific legal requirements and is also depending on
propeller/rotor/ fuel/engine and aircraft configuration/equipment.
Please always refer to the Pilot’s Operating Handbook.

*1: typical aircraft configuration, 1 pilot (80kg), 40 ltr fuel, 2000 ft MSL
*2: typical aircraft configuration, 1 pilot (80kg), max fuel, 2000 ft MSL

Standard Configuration* Calidus

• Closed, two seat autogyro in tandem configuration
• Monocoque cell with closed canopy fitted with emergency vision vent and 2 side vents (left and right)
• Patented Silent Block System
• Mast and tail boom electropolished
• Aluminum rotor system Naca 8H12 8,4m / 8,8m / TOPP
• Rotax 912ULS with 100 HP or Rotax 914 UL Turbo with 115 HP fitted complete with a slipper clutch and exhaust system
• Propeller HTC 3B CW172,5
• Pneumatic pitch trim and rotor brake
• Pneumatic pre rotator
• Hydraulic mainwheel brakes with parking lock
• 39ltr fuel tank
• Rotor tie down bag
• Fully painted body and all composite panels
• Pilot seat with angle and position adjustable seatback
• Seating position and angle adjustable for body size from 165 to 200 cm
• Seats include a four point harness
• Choivce of standard colours, or unlimited colours
• Ready for you, full inspected and test flown

Instrument Panel:

• Airspeed indicator
• Engine and rotor rpm
• Oil temperature
• Oil pressure
• Engine CHT
• Compass
• Hour (Hobbs) meter
• Electric fuel gauge

Additional Equipment*


• Second fuel pump (electrical) for Rotax 912 ULS
• Auxiliary tank 36ltr
• Electrical in-flight variable-pitch propeller IVO DL3-68 “3 sheet, 172 cm, switching position from 18 to 28 degrees


• All aircraft panels made from GRP/CFK. Panels (Body, tail unit, rudder, engine and mast panels, suspension bow, wheel housings and spinner) are painted in the customers colour:
• Standard colours are yellow, red, and white (cost included in the basic price)
• Special colours (solid colour or metallic), two-colour lacquer finishes or special lacquer finishes are available subject to special order

• ELT automatic radio beacon Kannad 406 AF-Compact
• Radio f.u.n.k.e. Avionics ATR833 incl. wiring harness
• Integral antenna in the tail or bow
• Transponder f.u.n.k.e. Avionics TRT800H incl. wiring harness
• Card compass in place of standard compass

School Equipment

• Flight instructor set consisting of throttle, brake, switches, rear seat stick


• Landing lights LED (2 x 2,5 W) incl. wiring harness
• Strobes incl. navigation lights LED


• GPS cockpit variants for GPS devices and RAM mountings (according to catalogue)
• Climb indicator (VSI) 80 and/or 57 mm

Energy Supply

• 12V socket for energy supply

Special Equipment

• Roll trim
• Summer canopy (cut outs on left and right side)
• Painted sunroof
• Additional side-vent in the back
• Cockpit heating variable
• Spinner (painted) für HTC / IVO-Prop
• Wheel housings painted
• Heavy duty or sport tires
• Floats as kits (currently certified in Sweden)
• Fire Warning System
• Footmat (front and rear)
• Set of luggage bags (left and right
• Luggage bag pilot seat

*) The basic and additional equipment is country-specific and relevant for approval. We will be happy to advise you personally.