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Layzell Cricket

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Top speed  102 km/h
First flight  November 1969
Length  3.23 m
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Manufacturers  Cricket Gyroplanes, Campbell Aircraft, Layzell Gyroplanes

The Layzell Cricket is a single-seat autogyro produced in the United Kingdom for homebuilding, although it was first produced in the early 1970s fully factory-built. It was a typically minimalist design, featuring a pilot's seat semi-enclosed within a fairing, and a pusher engine and large tailfin located aft of the rotor mast. Forty-three of the original Crickets were built by Campbell Aircraft, with the type enjoying a brief revival in 2001 when it was marketed in kit form by Mike Concannon of Cricket Gyroplanes, before reaching production again in 2005 by Layzell Gyroplanes as the Mk.6.

The type remained in production by Layzell through 2011, although by July 2012 the company website had been removed from the internet.

Specifications (Mk.6)

Data from Taylor and Bayerl

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)
  • Empty weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
  • Gross weight: 650 lb (295 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 36 litres (7.9 imp gal; 9.5 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 582 twin cylinder two stroke, liquid-cooled, aircraft engine, 64 hp (48 kW)
  • Main rotor diameter: 22 ft 0 in (6.71 m)
  • Main rotor area: 380 sq ft (35 m2)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed composite
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 63 mph; 55 kn (102 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 52 mph; 45 kn (83 km/h)
  • Rate of climb: 650 ft/min (3.3 m/s)
  • Disk loading: 1.71 lb/sq ft (8.3 kg/m2)
  • References

    Layzell Cricket Wikipedia