It's easier and cheaper to find gyrocopter kits than gyrocopters due to the gyrocopter's lower popularity in comparison to other aircraft, as of 2015. Buyers should verify that the kit is certified before making a purchase and ask the manufacturer who uses its kits.
Gyrocopter buyers can purchase gyrocopter kits or gyrocopter plans. Kits include all the materials necessary to build the gyrocopters, while plans don't. Some plans are available free of charge. Construction of a gyrocopter, when using a kit, typically takes a few months.
Flight training is necessary before operating a gyrocopter. Owners of gyrocopters that exceed the weight limit of the ultra-light aircraft category must also register them with the Federal Aviation Administration.