A GYROPLANE FOR ALL SEASONS:
The Shadow in flight
 

With great pleasure Vortech offers an extraordinary two-place gyroplane, the Shadow. Created by the renowned aircraft designers at Tyler Flight, Inc., this award-winning, surprisingly affordable design is truly the outstanding value among sport aircraft on the contemporary scene. It is a true cross-country aircraft and has been called by many the finest 2-seat gyroplane available in the industry.
 

The Shadow--yellow model The Shadow--original

The newest version of the Shadow (above left) incorporates several advancements over the original Shadow (above right), including an advanced drive and prerotator system and enhanced streamlining.

While the Shadow is a joy to fly, it is also a highly practical vehicle, designed for rugged, everyday use both as a means of transportation and for a variety of work applications. Yet unlike many so-called twin-seat aircraft, the Shadow has been designed with comfort in mind, with plenty of room for 2 large people in its upholstered full-cabin enclosure (right).

Gyroplanes are among the safest aircraft one can fly, a reputation solidly confirmed by the Shadow in its many years of steadfast performance. It is easy to build, to maintain and to fly.


Shadow's cabin

The Lycoming engine of the Shadow

Above: The Lycoming 0-360 that powers the  
Shadow.
For safety and reliability, accept no less!
Among the Shadow's superlative features:

• A durable, high-strength airframe
• A dependable, FAA-certified Lycoming engine
• Certified disc brakes for superb ground handling
• A rugged gearbox-driven prerotator
• A large, expandable instrument panel
• A full electrical system for avionics, lights, etc.
• Takes off and lands in very short distances
• Operates exceptionally well at high altitudes
• Easily reducible height for storage in a garage
• Easily transported by trailer

SHADOW SPECIFICATIONS

Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 ft
Height . . . . . . . . . . . 8 ft 4 in (reducible to 6 ft)
Width. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 ft
Number Of Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
Empty Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 750 lbs
Gross Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,290 lbs
Useful Load. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 540 lbs
Rotor Diameter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 ft
Rotor Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . Composite
Disc Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.95 psf
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . .Lycoming 0-320 or equiv.
Horsepower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 to 180
Fuel Capacity . . . . . . . . . . 12 Gal (18 Gal opt.)
Range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 (min.) to 150+ miles
Take-Off Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 to 150 ft
Landing Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  0 to 25 ft
Rate-Of-Climb. . . . . . . . . . . . 800 to 1,500+ fpm
Cruise Speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 to 80 mph
Maximum Speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 mph
Vne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 mph
Service Ceiling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,000 ft


The Shadow taking off

Shadow's control head

Left: The advanced architecture of the control head and prerotator of the Shadow.


Full flight training is available with an FAA certified instructor. Although the Shadow kit is sold minus the engine, sources are provided. Options available: fully assembled airframe, custom doors, lighting, avionics.


The Shadow is available as a complete airframe kit. The kit can be either purchased all at one time or in various sections. Full cost and details are provided in the Info Pack.
See the Shadow in flight in the full-color video!


• Full-color Shadow Video plus Info Pack: Only $38 in U.S. ( foreign add $6)
Shadow Info Pack only: $18 in U.S. ( foreign add $4)
 

HOW TO ORDER:

With a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), you can order 24 hours a day:
  • ComputerONLINE, via secure order form
    • telephoneby PHONE: 410-663-8022
    • Fax machineby FAX: 410-668-8518

       Or, you can MAIL a check, money order, or credit card number & expiration information to:

    VORTECH, Inc., Box 511-W, Fallston, MD 21047