the heavy-duty gyrocopter has passed successfully all ground-tests according to the DULV-certification requirements and therefore is qualified for the VVZ (temporary approval for certification). aventura.aero AG thanks the DULV authorities for their professional services and support for a safe, smart and strong aventura-s.
Manfred Kirchler, former designer from Porsche and BMW, has joined the aventura-team. welcome! Manfred will give aventura-s the edge and thanks to his decade-long experience, he will transform the heavy-duty gyrocopter into an eye-catching heavy-duty gyrocopter!
the heavy-duty gyrocopter got awarded by aerokurier. participating with a pre-serial machine, the heavy-duty gyrocopter already got on the the winners’ podium for innovation in the gyrocopter section. thanks for that encouraging public vote!
the aventura-team presented at the largest air-exhibition in Europe the heavy-duty gyrocopter aventura-s. the public feedback was excellent and the request for a certified version remains high. thanks for all the good feedback and constructive critique!
we are happy to announce and welcome Ronald Schoppe as our new Chief Technology Officer. Ronald is the developer of the Rotorvox gyrocopter after sharpening knowledge and gathering experience for many years in the rally business, which is now a very useful gain for the optimisation of our heavy-duty gyrocopter. welcome, Ronald, in our team!
aventura.aero AG was selected to participate in the AETP connecting the business to ASEAN-countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia), as aventura.aero AG considers these beautiful countries as a promising market with huge business potential for the heavy-duty gyrocopter aventura-s suitable for surveillance, transport and special missions.
thanks to the advancements made throughout 2018 and in 2019/QI we are happy to announce the starting of the reservation and pre-sale program for the aventura-s. we address pilot customers and dealers who with we would like to do business first, please contact us and ask for further information.
aventura.aero AG will present the world’s first heavy-duty gyrocopter aventura-s. welcome at our stand B4-205 at the Aero-Expo.com. we are sure, visiting us will be a highlight for you, but a highlight is also the very touristy area with the proximity of the lake of Konstanz and the Swiss alps! enjoy the trip and visit us […]
in February 2019 our aventura-s went successfully through the most important tests required by the DULV-certification process. a final round of ground tests is scheduled for late spring after the participation at the Aero-Expo.com and before the test flying season for the DULV-certification.
aventura.aero AG has won the support for a research project supported by the Swiss government/Innosuisse for the future development of the aventura-s. aventura.aero AG has selected Zurich University of Applied Science as a research partner since this collaboration has been very fruitful for many years.
have an excellent 2019 !!! we are happy to announce, aventura.aero AG is participating at the Aero-Expo.com in Germany starting 10 to 13 of April. this year we will be able to surprise you with a new aventura-model and a very special innovation. come and visit us!
aventura.aero AG thanks to all team members, supporters, suppliers and friends for their help, critics and friendship. we are happy to announce to be ahead of the schedule due to to professional work and therefore the successful DULV-tests.
all performed DULV-certification tests have been successfully passed at the first attempt – e.g. the landing gear of the aventura-s has been loaded with more than 2700 kg. our heavy-duty design surpassed even the ultimate load test without any failure nor deformation!
the FAI, the world air sports federation responsible for homologations of aviation records and co-organizer of many air sports events, has increased the weight limit for gyrocopter to 600 kg MTOW, the same as the aventura-s will be tested or certified for. ;-p
aventura-s has aroused interest in Middle East and world-wide – that’s why for many languages we provide flyers of the heavy-duty gyrocopter aventura-s for download (see gallery –> media for download section). available languages are Mandarin, Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian and English.
the development of the unique gyrocopter multifunctional display (MFD) has passed a milestone with the micro-electronic components and software design. congratulation to the development team formed by M. Nussberger, M. Nuessli and D. Seeg.
we need to spend some more time in more sophisticated simulations before we can carry on with the building of prototype 2. sorry, but this way we will be sure to have a really heavy-duty but nevertheless light and weight-optimised aventura-s.
during the last months we have ground tested and test-flown the aventura-s in various configurations. we listened carefully to pilots’ and suppliers’ feedback and made a hard analysis of most aventura-parts and subsystems. now, we are happy to announce the start of the building process of the aventura-s prototype 2, which will be “very close” […]
aventura.aero AG wants to offer crash resistant, self-sealing tanks for maximum safety according to customers’ feedback. therefore, the aventura-s prototype 2 will include a modified tank design that is both more robust and better adaptable to customer’s need. detachable auxiliary tanks will still be part of this modular concept.
welcome to Mr. Matteo Nüssli and Mr. Dominik Seeg to the aventura.aero team. specialists in their fields of software development and electro technology, they will finish the elaboration of the unique multi-functional display (MFD) for the aventura-s during the next few months. this MFD is the first custom made instrument for gyrocopters taking advantage of […]
Mr. Ronald Schoppe, CEO from Schoppe Development, is thanks to his experience in the racing business and gyrocopter industry (developer of Rotorvox) a very important support and great gain for aventura.aero AG. Mr. Ronald Schoppe will lead important parts of the development and certification process of the aventura-s.
as announced earlier this year, aventura.aero AG applies for the aventura-s first for the German DULV-certification. now, the official process has been initiated and additional, experienced staff is supporting our team in this important task.
wind tunnel and complex super computer simulations were made for an optimal canopy design. we want to guarantee the comfort for the pilots and protect them from wind and possible rain. during one of our test flights, weather conditions were “not so good” and involuntarily we tested successfully light rain conditions. behind the 3D-shaped windscreen […]
the second round of test flights were already made with a modified configuration of the aventura-s. all engine parameters remained in “green”. no stick shake was experienced, though we found ways to lower the force for the stick and pedal controls. these improvements will be integrated in prototype 2.
test pilot Bruno Banz performed – after merely minutes of introduction flight – some short take-off and landing (STOL) demonstrations, even though this was actually not the purpose of these test flights. they were made “solo” and with two crew members with some headwind and little payload. please see the video to estimate the excellence […]
Mr. Bruno Banz, EAS technical supervisor and adviser to aventura.aero AG, flew the aventura-s several times. the very skilled gyrocopter instructor was thrilled about the superb visibility and the performance of the aventura-s. we are thankful for his critiques and proposals to make the prototype 2 flying even easier and more fun.
larger winglets were attached in order to improve directional stability. the effect was noticeable but not as big as hoped. taking in account that the “new winglets” were just in 2D, further testing is necessary. we will introduce the new (harmonic) winglet design with the prototype 2.
some of our team members joined a special dinner to celebrate all successful flights so far and the promising results of the hard working team. CEO Daniel Spring is thankful and proud to work with such good guys and skilled professionals!
proposed by members of the Swiss Microlight Federation, CEO Daniel Spring of aventura.aero AG, was elected to represent Switzerland to the FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale – world air sports federation).
we tested a slightly different position of the mast and the overall construction. flight characteristics moved to more self-balancing behaviour of the aventura-s. performance did not measurably change, but due to the work on the main structure of the aventura-s, some tank capacity was lost. this “lost amount of fuel” will be regained in prototype […]
Mr. Werner von Arx was born 1923. he is one of the most rewarded Swiss aviation pioneers. the aventura.aero team is happy and proud of the support by Mr. Werner von Arx. in his long-lasting career, among other things, he flew by a glider from the Jungfraujoch (the “top of the Swiss alps”), helped from […]
we had a wonderful AERO.EXPO 2018, also thanks to the collaboration with the ZHAW. after this event, we were able to celebrate a successful maiden flight (and many more flights…). a huge thank you to the overwhelming response by the public and medias. now, our team is on well-deserved vacations for some weeks. Mr. Christoph […]
after successful tests of all systems our team celebrated the maiden flight of the aventura-s on 12/05/2018. all mayor components are functioning as expected ! we are happy and keen for the next steps towards a DULV certification. thanks to the whole team, helping hands, brains and hearts! 😉
our aventura-s, the world’s first heavy-duty gyrocopter for adventures and special missions was on display at the AERO-expo.com in Germany in April 2018. the public interest was amazing, medias and dealers queuing… we apologize for any inconvenience and promise to update on the maiden flight later this month. thanks for your interest and support!
we are ready for the AERO, the global show for general aviation in Friedrichshafen/Germany (April 18 – 21, 2018). be part of the world premiere of the first heavy-duty gyrocopter, our aventura-s. an experimental version will be available later this year. a certified version is planned for 2019.
in close collaboration with the centre of aviation of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences we offer the first simulator for gyrocopter with dual controls and individual fields of sight. please, reserve your slot!
thanks to the new Rotax 915 iS turbo engine and the modular tank design, the aventura-s saves fuel and can fly up to 7+ hours. we are happy to announce the extended range of the aventura-s of more than 1000 km.
enjoying an unobstructed view and stay comfortable is possible thanks to the Plexiweiss made canopy and windscreen. if you fly aventura-s you can see where you’re flying, straight ahead and even 30 degrees down. the glass is without distortion permitting better visual judgement and pleasure.
all carbon composites parts are completed and are being painted. A few molds caused some challenges due to complex and big forms. thanks to all for their extra efforts, late and even weekend hours of work. we are on time again!
Mr Kevin Spillmann and Mr Flavio Ferrari take care of our full size aventura-simulator. this simulator will be open to the public at the AERO-Expo.com at the stand A3-207 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from 18 to 21 April in collaboration with the centre for aviation of the ZHAW.
thank you to Mr. Eduard Franz, Thomas Nemeth and Hans Betzl from Franz Aircraft Engines Vertrieb GmbH for their support and advice for the installation and first start of the Rotax 915 iS, the most advanced and efficient aircraft engine with 141 PS.
taking advantage of the latest electronics and sensor technologies, Mr. Mathis Nussberger from the Institute for Signal Processing and Wireless Communications leads the development of a multi sensor visualisation unit unifying 7 instruments in one. this MSVU saves weight, space and money.
“s” means safe. the aventura-s has as standard an integrated ballistic rescue system provided by Galaxysky. thank you for your expertise, Galaxy-team! Galaxy rescue systems have saved more than 90 lives the last few years. safety is priority for aventura.aero AG.
beside AVEO navigation, position and strobe lights, the aventura-s relies on the brand new THIESEN landing light. further, futuristic new LED mast lights will shine up the sky with 4500 lumen. being recognised by air traffic means safer flying.
thanks to combined efforts all mayor molds – for the production of the tail, canopy and windshield – have been CNC-milled and are ready for the production of the carbon composite structures or Plexiglass® forming. (shown in this video is the milling of the vertical stabilizer with the connecting curves to the horizontal stabilizer.)
aventura.aero GmbH has passed successfully a detailed audit by the corresponding Swiss authorities. after two years of development and building up the company, with effect of 05/12/2017, aventura.aero GmbH converted his legal entity to aventura.aero AG. the change to German Aktiengesellschaft/stock company will guarantee future developments. all obligations and rights will pass onto aventura.aero AG. […]
the undercarriage with a huge damping travel for energy dissipation and low pressure tundra tires provided by Beringer.aero guarantees the best take-off capabilities also from improvised airstrips and protects the pilots and the aventura-s itself in hard landings or emergency situations.
we are happy to announce our presentation of the aventura-s at the biggest international aviation exposition in central Europe in Friedrichshafen – Germany. please visit our stand in hall A3-207, situated near the entrance in between Motor Presse Stuttgart and Franz Aircraft Engines Vertrieb GmbH. together with our Swiss development partners, the Zurich University of Applied […]
the specially designed and adjustable seats for the aventura-s are in production! we will fabric first a glass fibre version and then after thoroughly ergonomic testing full carbon fibre seats that are both lightweight and crash resistant. the seats can be ground adjusted in both angle and distance in several seating positions.
the very new Rotax 915 iS is more powerful than previously announced by the manufacturer. confidentially informed and tested ourselves early 2017, the aventura-s was optimised to the happily accepted 5 % increase in power in mid 2017. aventura-s will rocket to the sky!
in order to guarantee a perfect geometry of the aventura-structure, a massive but precise jig has been laser cut and welded together. the 300 kg jig allows very accurate and cost effective production at very high aeronautical standards.
a team, lead by Sandro Stähli and Markus Klimmek and guided by Dipl. Inf.-Eng. and CPL Christoph Regli, has started to develop a flight simulator for the aventura-s. this sit-in aventura-simulator in scale 1:1 will be presented at the Aero.Expo 2018 in Germany at the exhibition stand of ZHAW. visit us and fly the aventura-simulator […]
aventura.aero GmbH relies on the excellent products of Beringer.aero. Thanks to the big bush tires and Beringer brake system, the aventura-s can take-off and land on very rough air strips. Thank you Beringer-team for your support!
as wind tunnel testing and simulations by the centre of aviation ZAV/ZHAW have shown, the canopy needed to be slightly enlarged in order to guarantee a smooth airflow over the pilot’s helmets. the final shape has been found!
after long hours of designing and calculations we finished the design of the tail section, with AVEO-strobe light included. now the molds for the manufacturing of the carbon structure are going to be CNC-milled!
due to customer’s request, the carbon seats of the aventura-s are now wider and more comfortable. furthermore, they are adjustable in 4 different positions according to the size and preference of the pilot and co-pilot.
the German 15CDV6-steel tubes are delivered and we are adjusting the bending and 3D-laser cutting machines to the specifications. our 15CDV6-steel is roughly 25 % stronger than ordinary 4130-alloy widely used in other aircrafts.
we are proud to announce initiating the production of the first parts of the aventura-s prototype. after the foundation of aventura.aero GmbH in December 2015 we shall be ready with the first prototype of the gyrocopter aventura-s before Christmas 2017
the Swiss company Dural AG provides stronger pull and push rods for the aventura-s. they are maintenance-free and very safe, as there are no joints or connectors at all. the assembling and folding the mast therefore are a lot easier and fail-safe.
aventura.aero GmbH gets support of the Centre for Signal Processing/ Communications Engineering for the development of the electrical system and for the evaluation of an innovative combination of state of the art components for the avionics used in the aventura-s.
aventura.aero GmbH signed a contract with Niki Rotor Aviation Ltd. for collaboration in development and manufacturing. we are happy and proud to proceed quickly and with combined forces to building and getting airborne the aventura-s prototype very soon.
aventura.aero GmbH wants to thank Prof. Dr. Leonardo Manfriani, Dr. Pierluigi Capone and Xinying Liu for the verification of the aerodynamics and flight mechanics of the aventura-s at the Centre for Aviation at ZHAW (Zurich University of Applied Sciences). thanks to their know-how and excellent infrastructure of the ZHAW, e.g. a wind tunnel and supercomputer, […]
Müller AG Plastics is a leader in manufacturing of unique jerry cans with 6 layers including an EVOH-barrier as well as a dissipative layer to prevent electrical charges. aventura.aero GmbH wants to thank Müller AG Plastics for providing support and their light but strong tanks with a total of 130 litres capacity. Müller AG Plastics […]
the aventura-s gyrocopter is now equipped with push and pull rods for all controls. they are free of maintenance and without any joints. a trim system will be integrated as well. pedals for rudder controls are adjustable.
the new main gear is even stronger and permits unrestricted access to the tanks and payload from either side. the aventura-s has a tough gear with shock absorbers. combined with the big tundra tyres and the 135-PS strong engine, the aventura-s can land and take-off in nearly any field, e.g. on loose sand, gravel banks […]
May 2017 Silecs is a Germany based enterprise specialized in industrial coatings of superb quality and durability, among other services. aventura.aero GmbH thanks the Silecs-team for their support and quality of the spray-on bedliner of our Hilux.
(air) transportability is a main requirement for the aventura-s. therefore the complete mast can be folded forward into a horizontal position above the tanks. only one bolt and one screw need to be loosened. with the mast folded and the the propeller demounted, the total height can be reduced to less than 160 cm. this […]
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. aventura.aero GmbH believes in corporation with the best. joining know-how and experience results in a better product. aventura.aero GmbH has found an excellent partner for further development and more competitive production. more details coming soon!
April 2017 the new aerodynamic air foil encloses the mast. it integrates all controls, pre-rotation shaft and wiring. This helps reducing drag and we believe it looks cool! the air intake for the intercooler is also aerodynamically shaped.
“s” in the name “aventura-s” stands at first and foremost for “safe”. even if gyrocopters are quiet simple to fly, we believe a rescue system should be standard for any small aircraft including rotary aircrafts. therefore, for aventura.aero GmbH safety must be standard, not an option. we are proud to cooperate with Galaxy GRS and […]
the aventura-s offers an incredible amount of payload at the centre of gravity (CG) of the gyrocopter. this makes the aventura-s a strong workhorse for aerial sensing, crop-dusting, special missions and long distance expeditions with e.g. two 100 litres duffels all at the CG. CG-calculation resulted as expected within the limits. 😉
intensive studies have proven the concept of a T-tail with winglets. this configuration offers the best compromise in aerodynamic effects, robustness for use in difficult landing and taking-off situations, weight and production cost.
Thanks to some clever ideas a simple but effective mechanism was created and integrated and allows pilots from 155 cm to 195 cm height to sit comfortably and handle safely the controls. Now, individual adjustments of the rudder pedals are possible in flight.
AVEO engineering will provide anti-collision, recognition and position lights to the aventura-s. a special agreement has been signed. we are happy to rely on the excellent products of AVEO engineering!
with great effort the structure of the aventura-s is improved and optimized. furthermore, thanks to a clever geometry the new structure will be stronger and, once production started, easier to build. This results in a more affordable and more endurable gyrocopter.
wind channel tests have shown the proof of concept: thanks to an optimized canopy shape, pilots can fly in the open cockpit comfortably and well protected from the elements: winds are deflected 70-80 % over the pilots’ head. further simulations will finalize the canopy’s shape by July 2017.
3D-printed models of the aventura-s are ready for the wind tunnel testing! due to additional instruments and further measurements, we are now confident to have found an even better solution for the pilot’s comfort and an all over reduction
wind tunnel testing finalized! we are happy to measure less pressure on the pilot’s helmet and have proof of our canopy-design!!! the canopy’s special form ensures for relaxed flying with a smooth airflow over the pilots! (picture version 0.2 of canopy)
various important agreements on the further development of the aventura-s have been achieved with the Institute of Materials and Process Engineering, the Centre for Product and Process Development, the Centre for Aviation and the Institute of Mechanical Systems (all in Switzerland/ZHAW).
variations of the canopies are tested in the ANSIS-simulation cluster computer of the ZHAW. after some time consuming errors, good results were achieved and we are looking forward to checking them in the wind tunnel!
further market studies were undertaken. a suitable gyrocopter for travelling long distance, with a side-by-side cockpit for two crew members and capable of lifting 50 kg of expeditionary equipment couldn’t be found…