Magni Gyro has announced the June, 2005 availability of a new gyroplane model. The M-22 Voyager is a new design gyroplane based on the popular M-16 Trainer model. The model sports large and stylish baggage strakes on each side of the tandem enclosure. Baggage space includes available space under both seats. The M-22, with its new rakish strakes presents a new and very attractive look to the already stylish line of Magni gyroplanes. The M-22 Voyager eliminates the rear seat flight and engine controls to allow full utilization of available spaces for baggage. (rear controls cannot be added to the M-22. The M-16 is not adaptable to M-22 modifications.)
The M-22 Voyager is the same performance and price as the dual control 914, M-16 Trainer. The M-22 is available only with the Rotax 914UL engine. All appropriate M-16 options are available on the M-22, such as the rear seat windscreen shown in the photos. m22_2The M-16 Trainer has always been a popular cross-country gyroplane. Around Europe and Africa, flights of M-16s regularly fly thousands of kilometer adventure tours. In the U.S., Magni Gyros have regularly made long trips – for several years now I have flown my M-16 Trainer from Missouri to PRA and EAA conventions in Indiana and Texas. Baggage storage for longer trips has always been a bit wanting. Now, the M22 provides approximately 150 liters (over 5 cubic feet) of available storage space. External compartment doors provide easy access.