M-22 Voyager

Aeronautics manufacturer Magni Gyro has introduced its new M-22 Voyager, an innovative two-seat gyroplane with a listed range of 300 miles and an endurance of over 3 hours in the air. Since its introduction in 2005 the M22 and its smaller “brothers” (M14/16/18) have been sold worldwide and preformed a variety of missions including aerial control of power lines and telephone lines, agricultural crop spraying, and law enforcement tasks in addition to its function as a personal and recreational aerial transport.

The M-22 Voyager eliminates the rear seat flight and engine controls to allow full utilization of available spaces for baggage. According to Magni Gyro, the demand for larger baggage space has led them to develop such a model, which enables flights to carry larger than medium sized hand luggage.

The M-22 Voyager has a storage capacity of 150 liters (over 5 cubic feet) and can reach a maximum speed of 115 mph. It has an absolute ceiling of 4000 meters, which it can climb to at the rate of 16 feet per second. With a full fuel tank (which has a 72 liter capacity), it has a range of 300 miles. Its dimensions are about 4.7 meters in length, 1.8 meters wide, and 2.6 meters tall, while its rotor and propeller diameters are about 8.5 and 1.7 meters, respectively.

The M-22’s predecessor, the M-16 Trainer, has always been a popular cross-country gyroplane common in Europe, Africa, and North America. Both models are priced at $98,000, and their specifications are almost the same; the major difference is M-22’s larger storage capacity.

TFOT has also covered the GEN H-4, which is the world’s smallest co-axial helicopter, and the individual lifting vehicle, which achieved a maximum height of 20 feet and a maximum airspeed of 25mph. The Zephyr is a 30kg solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle. Another related TFOT story is Boeing’s A160 Hummingbird, a new unmanned drone that will be able to perform long range, high endurance surveillance and reconnaissance operations deep inside enemy territory.

To watch the M-22 Voyager in action, see this YouTube video. For more information on the M22 see Magni Gyro’s website.

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