The autogiro is one of the safest aircraft known to Man. Utilized for a number of aerial applications, it is the most versatile aircraft ever designed. From beginner to Ace, the gyroplane is for everybody wanting to fly. As a rotor craft it cannot stall or spin and is particularly stable in most weather conditions.
The ELA-08 is one of the most modern gyros available today and makes use of the latest technologies and materials available. It is magnificently engineered with some ingenious and novel design features like the rotor head with its integrated trim and braking system. The landing gear is a marriage of space age materials and computer modeling. Its strength to weight ratio contributes to its lightness (the entire craft weighing 40kgs less than its closest competitors) and stronger support for landings in the harshest South African conditions. The unique keel design allows for a low thrust line, enhancing the handling and safety characteristics of the ELA-08.
Notable is the high tail which allows for a greater angle of rotation and flaring. The unique pre rotator system, capable of bringing the rotor up to 275 R.P.M. allows the ELA-08 to take off in a very short distance and assists in eliminating the possibility of blade flap.
See the Specifications page for more details. Also check out the links page for some other Gyro sites of interest.