What is the NANO?

**** Fusioncopter has decided to stop using the 50hp Minari engine and are changing to Hirth 50hp F23 model.  Maiden flight completed on 10/12/21.   Once I know more, I will update the website and send out a mass email ***

The NANO is revolutionizing the Part 103 category in the US.  There is no other aircraft like it in the world!  The NANO is a TRUE Part 103 Ultralight Gyrocopter.  No license is required to fly this aircraft in the US, but training is strongly encouraged.  The NANO is made in Poland by Fusioncopter, and imported to the US by F.U.N. Co, a Michigan company.  Gyrocopters are extremely maneuverable and inherently safe aircraft, able to handle wind gusts and windy conditions much better than their fixed wing counterparts.  They are much easier to fly than helicopters and are able to land in extremely short distances.  The rotor is always in auto-rotation so engine failures are much less of an event than in a helicopter or airplane.  Being a pusher, the view is uninhibited and they are truly a joy to fly.

​Uses for the NANO:

  • Aerial photography

  • Sightseeing

  • Low and Slow FUN!

The NANO is a simple gyroplane that has a cabin and a solid - traditional, riveted, duralumin aviation structure, providing the pilot with a sense of security.  The NANO uses the proven and durable Polini THOR 303 (dual-ignition) engine, a true aircraft engine for light aircraft or the Hirth F23 V28CL. The chassis of this gyroplane enables take-offs and landings not only on runways but also on unpaved meadow-like areas.  The NANO has a reliable and easy to use pre-rotator. An additional feature is the ease of hangaring the aircraft. After disassembly of the rotor, chassis and tail it takes no more space than a motorcycle.

Technical data

Dimensions:

  • Rotor diameter 7 m or 22.96 ft

  • Length without rotor 3.5 m or 11.48 ft

  • 1.7 m wide without rotor or 5.57 ft

  • 2.4 m high or 7.87 ft

Weight:

  • Empty weight (with Polini Thor 303 engine) with coolant and hydraulic fluid 100 kg(220 lb)

  • Empty weight (with Hirth F23 V28CL engine) TBD

  • Maximum take-off weight with Polini Thor 303 engine - 200 kg / 440 lb

  • Maximum take-off weight with Hirth F23 V28CL engine - 235 kg / 518 lb (TBD)

  • Fuel tank capacity (limited by UL115 regulations) 20 liters (5 US gallons, limited for US)

Performance (with Hirth F23 V28CL engine 50hp): (Base Price 26,500.00 Euro

  • N​ever exceed speed - Vne 110 km/h (68 mph)

  • Maximum speed - Vmax 102 km/h (level flight, limited by Part 103) (63 mph)

  • Minimum speed - Vmin 35 km/h (22 mph)

  • Cruising speed - 102 km/h (63 mph)

  • Maximum climb speed 6 m/s or 1180 FPM sea level

  • Take-off run about 50 m or 164ft (0-80m depending on wind, pilot weight and fuel level)

  • 0-10 m roll or 0-33 ft

  • fuel consumption approx. 8-10 l/h (2.1 – 2.64 gal/hr)

  • Service ceiling about 4000 m / 13123 ft

  • Fuel Injection option 1200.00 Euro - I have a write up from Hirth with a write up on if/when to go with this option.  I will post out on my Forum once testing completes.

Performance (with Polini Thor 303 engine 38hp): (Base Price 22,000 Euro) Numbers below are for 36hp

they are still finalizing 38hp numbers/weight

  • N​ever exceed speed - Vne 110 km/h (68 mph)

  • Maximum speed - Vmax 90 km/h (56 mph)

  • Minimum speed - Vmin 35 km/h (22 mph)

  • Cruising speed - 70 km/h (43 mph)

  • Maximum climb speed 2 m/s  or 400 FPM

  • Take-off run about 50 m or 164 ft (0-80m depending on wind, pilot weight and fuel level)

  • 0-10 m roll or 0 – 33 ft

  • fuel consumption approx. 6-8 l/h (1.8 to 2.1 gal/hr)

  • Service ceiling about 2250 m / 7381 ft

  • 38hp max pilot weight 95kg/209lbs

​​​

Construction:

  • Main supporting structure - metal.

  • Composite carbon composition.

  • The fairing of the cabin and the seat made of carbon-Kevlar composite.

  • Main elastic shin, composite.

  • 20 inch main wheels.

  • Front swingarm, cushioned.

  • 16 inch front wheel.

  • Metal rotor, profile developed by Fusioncopter.

  • Hydraulic prerotation system.

  • POLINI engine, type THOR 303 with electric starter and dual ignition system, power 38HP or Hirth F23 V28CL, 50 HP, dual ignition with electric start

Base price listed above does not include options, accessories, or shipping

Options (adds on):

 

USB charger socket – 50 Euro                                                                                                  

aluminium wheel (type 2) – 100 Euro

Front stabilizing brace for travel - 250 Euro                                  

color (metallic) – 500 Euro                                                   

Contact us with additional questions