New 2020 model the ARGON 915 iS is successor of the well known Xenon’s family. The cabin is a one-piece carbon-fibre monocoque structure, similar to a Formula 1 racing car, both reducing weight and providing additional safety to the crew.
The 2022 ARGON 915iS LONG GT – the first really Grand Turismo gyroplane.
Based on the great experience of flying the ARGON 915 gyroplane and earlier prototypes built in short series for special tasks, we are create a real GT model designed for comfortable travel.
This model have best payload/weight ratio
Difference between ARGON 915 and ARGON GT long is only 14 kilograms more, thanks to aramid/carbon sandwich technology. Aramid (Kevlar) is one of the most durable materials, used also for the bulletproof vests. In combination with carbon, they create the most desirable high-end material for aircraft construction.
The ARGON Grand Turismo concept integrated the needs of our clients and listened to their opinions.
They told us:
* - “we want more space for us”:
ARGON GT Long have huge space, much more than classic ARGON
- “we want more space for our stuff”:
At the ARGON GT big luggage compartment you can put golf clubs, skis, surfboard, fishing rods, foldable bike and full size luggage.
* - “we want more comfort”:
ARGON GT long have two size (L and XL) ergonomic McLaren shape seat’s, standard central tunel height as in a classic gyroplane for ergonomic posture during long-term flight, the flight control systems are exactly in the same place as in the standard ARGON version with a pre-rotation throttle and two places for cups or phones.
* - “we want new, modern avionics and instruments”:
At the request of our clients, we have designed a new top avionic set - GARMIN Gx3 equipped with a three-axis Auto Pilot, combined with Single Lever Controll and the best adjustable in flight propeller on the market - MT Proppeller with a hydraulic governer.
We have designed a new Instrument Panel, we call it a flat panel as opposed to the old version of the old TV style.
You could say that we have skipped one era forward.
* - “We want flight more range”:
We have designed new fuel tanks with a capacity of 140 liters, now you can stay in the air for up to 6 hours of flight and a distance of up to 1000 km.
new ergonomic cheers
* - “We want to fly safely over long distances over the water”:
We designed CO2 Inflatable Water rescue system installed in the wings of ARGON GT long.
Available versions of ARGON GT Long:
Three seater version with comfortable position for all crew
- no cargo doors if not needed
- ultimate comfortable one big front windshield, ergonomic central tunnel, comfortable seats, GARMIN GX3 with Autopilot avionics, Shadow Line,
- with or without front cargo door
- with or without the wings (external fuel tanks)
- with new front panel or classic instruments
Frankly speaking between pilot to pilots:
The difference between a short and a long machine in flight is mainly determined by its size.
ARGON 915 is 198.5" long and 87" wide.
ARGON GTL is 216.75" long and 96" wide.
The ARGON 915 is agile and light, it is great for acrobatics, it can be compared to a sports car, for me it is a substitute for the Porsche 911.
The ARGON GTL is a typical Grand Turismo, larger, more stable, even velvety in flight, but slightly less responsive to maneuvers, but more
lazily, its gliding perfection is much greater than in the smaller model. If I had to compare it to a car, it would be a Mercedes S class.
The top speed does not differ much (approx. 5 kt, fuel consumption is similar) and the in-run length is approx. 10% longer.
This is compensated for by the spaciousness and the possibility of loading.
The ARGON GTL has 25 cubic feet more cargo space.
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