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RotorSport UK MT-03
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Role Autogyro
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer RotorSport UK
Developed from AutoGyro MT-03
Variants BAE Ampersand
Developed into RotorSport UK Calidus
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The RotorSport UK MT-03 is a two-seat autogyro manufactured to British Civil Airworthiness Requirements CAP643 Section T.[1][2] New build-aircraft based on the AutoGyro MT-03 design are imported from Germany and completed to British regulations by RotorSport UK Limited in the United Kingdom.[2]

The autogyro has two tandem seats and is powered by a 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912 ULS although optionally a 115 hp (86 kW) Rotax 914 UL Turbo can be fitted.[2]

An unmanned reconnaissance technology demonstrator variant has been proposed as the BAE Ampersand.

A derivative of the MT-03 is the enclosed cockpit RotorSport UK Calidus.

Specifications (Rotax 912)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 4.95 m (16 ft 3 in)
  • Width: 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
  • Empty weight: 250 kg (551 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912 ULS four-stroke piston engine, 75 kW (100 hp)
  • Main rotor diameter: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed HTC 3 blade ground adjustable, composite, 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) diameter


  • Never exceed speed: 161 km/h; 87 kn (100 mph) Vne
  • Rate of climb: 5.6 m/s (1,100 ft/min)

See also

Related development
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  1. ^ "CAP 643 British Civil Airworthiness Requirements Section T Light Gyroplanes" (PDF). United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Type: RotorSport UK MT-03" (PDF). Gyroplane Type Approval Data Sheet (TADS). United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved 29 December 2012.