Gyroplane Pricing & Options

AR-1 Gyroplane Pricing

The American Ranger 1 gyroplane is Sport Pilot eligible. This allows for a 20-hour pilot license with no medical. The AR-1 gyroplane offers very competitive pricing.

Please note, we do our best to keep this website updated. However, prices on this website may not be most updated prices. We cannot be held responsible if there is a little difference in price and options when you order the aircraft on official order form versus website.


AR-1 Builder’s Kit

AR-1 Gyroplane Builder’s Kit with no engine, propeller, wiring or instruments. Use your own engine and propeller, do your own wiring with your own choice of instruments. Kit comes with frame, rotor-head, fuel tanks, all hardware, landing gear, front forks, pre-rotation system components, control system components, wheels, brakes, tires, cables, seat belts, rotor system, composite parts unpainted.
AR-1 Gyroplane Builder’s Kit Pricing: $39500

Gyroplane Engine Packages

Although you can choose to install whichever engine and avionics you want, we offer and officially support the Rotax family of aircraft engines which are ubiquitous in Light Sport Aircraft of every category. We supply propellers, wiring harnesses and even avionics packages that work with these engines. Select from one of the engine packages below.

Rotax 912 ULS

Rotax 912ULS Engine Package (100 HP)

Rotax 912ULS is a 100 HP dual-carb aircraft engine that is used as a default engine in most of world’s Light Sport Aircraft. The engine is ASTM compliant. Engine package includes, engine, remote oil tank, rectifier, coolant radiator, oil radiator, air filters, coolant overflow bottle, all brackets, engine mounts, hardware for the engine, exhaust system, fuel lines, oil lines, standard ground adjustable 3 blade composite propeller.
For more info on this engine, visit the Rotax website.

Package Pricing: $22500


Rotax 912 iS

Rotax 912iS Engine Package (100 HP Fuel-Injected)

Rotax 912iS is a 100 HP fuel injected redundant FADEC aircraft engine from Rotax that is recommended for customers are tech savvy and want a fuel injected redundant ECU Canbus driven engine. It requires use of an EFIS for engine monitoring that can interface with its Aviation CANBUS for engine monitoring. Analog gauges are not an option with use of this engine. The lowest and simplest EFIS is MGL Xtreme. The engine is ASTM compliant. Engine package includes engine, air filter, oil lines, oil radiator, remote oil tank, fuse box, ECU, coolant radiator, engine mounts, exhaust system, engine mounting hardware, fuel system components, ground adjustable composite propeller.
For more info on this engine, visit the Rotax website.

Package Pricing: $28000


Rotax 914 UL

Rotax 914UL Engine Package (115 HP Turbo)

Rotax 914UL is a 115 HP dual carb turbo charged aircraft engine by Rotax. A very popular choice for many gyroplanes as the turbo normalizes the engine at higher altitude airports and provides a safe amount of boost for initial takeoff and climb performance. The engine is ASTM compliant. Engine package includes, engine, fuel pumps, fuel flow remote oil tank, rectifier, coolant radiator, oil radiator, air filter, coolant overflow bottle, all brackets, engine mounts, hardware for the engine, exhaust system with turbo, fuel lines, ol lines, standard ground adjustable composite propeller.
For more info on this engine, visit the Rotax website.

Package Pricing: $31500


Rotax 915 iS

Rotax 915iS Engine Package
(141 HP Fuel-Injected Turbo)

Rotax 915iS is a 141 HP fuel injected redundant FADEC aircraft engine from Rotax that is recommended for customers starting from high altitudes like in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico etc. or if the customer is looking for the ultimate performance anywhere. It requires use of an EFIS for engine monitoring that can interface with its Aviation CANBUS for engine monitoring.

Analog gauges are not an option with use of this engine. The lowest and simplest EFIS is MGL Extreme. The engine is ASTM compliant. Engine package includes engine, air filter, intercooler, intercooler custom piping, oil lines, oil radiator, remote oil tank, fuse box, ECU, coolant radiator, engine mounts, exhaust system with turbo, engine mounting hardware, fuel system components, standard composite propeller.
For more info on this engine, visit the Rotax website.

Package Pricing: $42000


AR-1 gyroplane cockpit

Wiring Harness

We offer wiring harnesses based on the instrumentation and engine selections you have made for your AR-1. Options range from a standard wiring harness that can go with standard Day VFR instrumentation (analog engine gauges) to a wiring harness for 10-inch large EFIS using CANBUS for iS engines.

Standard Day VFR 912ULS harness
for standard analog engine monitoring gauge panel
(includes instrument panel with engine instruments):
$2000
Standard Day VFR 914UL harness
for standard analog engine monitoring gauge panel
(includes instrument panel with engine instruments):
$2500
Rotax 912iS/915iS wiring harness setup
to be used with MGL Extreme or iEFIS LITE EFIS
(does not include EFIS):
$2500
MGL V6 Radio wiring harness
customized for V6 radio setup with single 1/4″ stereo jacks
to use with MicroAvionics headsets or Flycom:
$350
Sandia STX165 Transponder wiring harness
includes wiring harness plus antenna cable,
antenna and its ground plane:
$200
uAvionix EchoUAT + SkyFx wiring harness
includes wiring and ADSB antenna cable, antenna
and its ground plane:
$200

AR-1 Builder's Assist

Gyroplane Builder’s Assist

SilverLight Aviation allows you to build your gyroplane at the factory with our specialized tooling and guidance from our experienced mechanics who know the aircraft inside and out. Building your gyroplane could not be easier or safer!

We also provide a builder’s log template, guide you through the maze of FAA paperwork, arrange a DAR (Designated FAA Airworthiness Representative) inspection for your gyroplane and connect you with qualified test pilots who can competently test fly your gyroplane to ensure the rotor is tracked right and everything works. You will pay the test pilot separately for their services. Factory pilots can also offer this service separately.

  • Builder’s Assist for open cockpit AR-1 pricing: $6500
  • Builder’s Assist for AR-1C (convertible with enclosure) pricing: $8500

Gyroplane Standard Colors

If you want us to supply painted composite parts, Its best to know which engine you would use as the body is trimmed per the engine and its the best way to do it. If you are not sure or want to use another alternate engine of your own, you can trim it post paint with care.

Painted gyroplane kit pricing: $3500.00

  • White
  • Corvette Yellow
  • Corvette Victory Red
  • Metallic Deep Blue
  • Matador Red
  • Silver Grey
  • Gloss Black
  • Metallic Green
  • Orange Crush

Other colors available at extra cost.


Options

Enclosure Option (parts only)
(convert your AR-1 gyroplane from fully-enclosed, heated cabin to
semi-open cockpit in 40 minutes. Perfect for flyers in cold climates
who want a semi-open cockpit in summer and a fully-heated cabin
in winter):
$8500
Airspeed Indicator 3 1/8″:$300
Sensitive Altimeter 3 1/8″:$500
Vertical Speed Indicator 3 1/8″:$350
Airspeed Indicator 2 1/4″:$400
Vertical Speed Indicator 2 1/4″:$350
Engine-monitoring analog gauges 2″ round
(ROAD brand for Rotax 912ULS, 914UL including Oil Pressure,
Oil Temp, Engine RPM, Coolant temp):
$600
ROAD brand Rotor RPM gauge:$265
UMA 1″ Manifold Pressure gauge plus UMA sensor for Rotax 914UL:$500
Panel Mounted Radio/Com:$1250
Radio dipole antenna
(installs and disappears inside the vertical tail with cable:)
$150
8.8 m high-altitude, high-lift rotor system upgrade:$500
Communication Headsets/Helmets (x 2):$1450
Sandia STX165 Mode C Transponder:$2000
Trig Mode S Transponder (TT22):$2900
uAvionix EchoUAT + SkyFyx Bundle for ADSB IN/OUT
(Can be fully compliant in the US with just Mode C Transponder)
1800
Custom Colors:$1000
Garmin Aera 500:$850
iFlyGPS 740b with installation bracket and wire:$800
Back Seat Airspeed and Altimeter:$800
Position/Nav/Strobe Lights (Aveo):$800
Landing Lights (AeroLeds):$550
Instructor set, back controls
(cyclic stick with PTT, rudder pedals, throttle and brake lever,
pitch/speed trim:)
$1200
Extra 12-Volt DC outlet:$120
Folding Mast
(allows folding the mast down to fit in normal enclosed trailers):
$850
Dust Cover:$350
Heavy-duty softback gyro cover for open trailer at highway speeds:$850
Two bags under front seat:$150
One bag behind the back seat:$125
Two neoprene wrap-around bags for landing gear:
(stores weekend clothes for two people)
$450
Trailer customization (local trailer purchased by customer)
7′ x 20′ for your AR-1:
$3500

MGL Xtreme and iEFIS Lite

With these packages, analog engine monitoring and flight gauges are not needed, except perhaps an airspeed indicator for a backup analog gauge.

MGL Extreme EFIS (4.5″ screen):$1500
MGL iEFIS Explorer Lite (8.5″ screen):$3400
MGL iEFIS Challenger Lite (10″ screen):$3900
MGL RDAC XF:
(Use with Rotax 912ULS if using MGL Xtreme or iEFIS Lite systems)
$330
MGL RDAC XF MAP:
(Use with Rotax 914UL if using MGL Xtreme or iEFIS Lite systems)
$395
MGL RDAC XF CAN for Rotax iS:
(Use with Rotax 912iS or 915iS with MGL Xtreme or iEFIS Lite systems)
$235
MGL RDAC XG:
(Use with RDAC XF CAN for Rotax iS to gain a Rotor RPM signal to
MGL Xtreme or iEFIS Lite systems, as RDAC iS does not have a
second RPM signal for Rotor RPM)
$235

Contact us for a personalized quote if you desire any customization not shown here. Please note these prices may not current and be slightly different in the quote.


Factory-finished Prices

If you are interested in purchasing factory-finished AR-1, as opposed to a kit with builder’s assist at the factory to qualify for Experimental Amateur Built (Exp-AB) category, we can supply that for non-US markets where that is legal.

To determine factory-finished test-flown prices, add the kit prices above with all the options you desire and instead of adding Builder’s Assist Fees, add the following additional cost:

  • AR-1 Open Cockpit Factory Finished Fees: $10000
  • AR-1C (Convertible with enclosure option) Factory Finished Fees: $12000