Slovak Aviation Federation, Németh Kornel
Apollo AG1 is two-seat gyroplane/autogyro with open cabin and tandem seats configuration.
It is powered by Rotax 912 ULS engine providing 100PS in push configuration.
Push-pull rods are transmitting main control inputs to main rotor. Directional control is provided with cables via foot pedals.
Main rotor pre-rotation motion is provided by slip clutch between engine reductor and main rotor head. Pre-rotation process is controlled via pneumatic system.
Best qualities of gyroplane/autogyro is its agility, wide range of operational speeds (30 – 170 km/h) and short landing distance (sometimes 0-30 meters) as well as non-existence of stall speed.