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Old 01-17-2012, 07:41 AM
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Hi

Intrigued I delved a bit more and the highest serial number I've found so far is

Vortex c/n 160 N555MX

other recent examples are

#150 N582SC is a M912

#140 N34XP
#137 N1168
#122 N50495
#119 ZK-TEW in New Zealand

plus I suspect many more recent kits in the process of being built.

The above is not definitive.

I'm not aware of any Vortex gyros in the UK.

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Old 01-19-2012, 05:25 AM
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Tim does this count. This is last picture I have. Getting real close to cranking this thing up. Maybe in a couple weeks, maybe sooner.
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:43 AM
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Hi "rdasd"

Looking good - absolutely spotless. How long did it take to build this gyro ?

Have you got an "N.........." number reserved - please show more pics in due course - thanks


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Old 01-19-2012, 11:41 AM
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Hey Steve, I'll take some new pictures this weekend and post them. It's a lot more complete now. I started the build in mid August, have not had time to work on it like I planned....vacations.....grand kids....Christmas....It's all fun. I will say....this has been a great kit to build. The people at Sport Copter are only a phone call or email away....they have been a pleasure to work with. First Class Kit.

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Old 01-19-2012, 03:51 PM
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Robert, it looks like a rocket ship. Can't wait to hear how it flies.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:38 PM
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Please goto my web site:
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:18 PM
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John, Are you taking your gyro to Bensen Days next year? I'll have mine there.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:50 AM
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Tim,
Next Year is a long way away, but I don't see any reason why not.
I would have dragged it down this year, but was advised not to.
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Have been away from the forum for several years but still flying my Sport Copter Lightning and enjoying life.
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Almost ready for airworthiness. I've had it running, starts easier than the mac.

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I have a brand new, fully assembled one to sell, Call 509-276-9259
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Looking good, Gilbert. Real good.
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I have a brand new, fully assembled one to sell,
Likewise, Please P/M me here on the forum and leave a phone number.
All inquiries will be returned promptly. Thank you in advance,
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How many Sport Copters do we have on the forum? Please post some photos of your gyros.
Here's my 582 Vortex. It's hangared about 1 1/2 hours NW of Austin, TX. I can make this baby dance with a 582. I can just imagine what they'll do with a 912.

Hey, I have a question for all you Sport Copterers. My rotor brake has steadily become less and less effective. After flying, I have to wait and wait for the rotor to spin down. It's so bad now it's almost like there is no rotor brake. Oh so annoying.

I tried a new brake pad - no help. I checked/adjusted the rotor brake clearance - it's set to the same specs in the book that worked great when I first bought it.

Sport Copter said to scuff up the surface of the ring gear where the rotor brake rubs - I tried sandpaper, that was no help, so then I used a dremel tool, but it made no difference either. I'm tempted to get aggressive with a grinding wheel, but I don't want to muck it up, since I don't want to damage the ring gear.

Has anybody else had a problem? Does anyone have a solution to try?

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Eric,
Mine may be set up different than yours so I don't know if this is relevant...
there is a pre-tension adjustment knob on the cable behind the engagement lever.
It loosens & tightens the cable just like a bicycle brake....but I'm almost certain you've
tried this too. Only a suggestion in case since you didn't mention it in your post. Also,
check that the retaining bolt that holds the pad block in place is not bent or broken; that would give it cause to not hold under tension while not being readily visible. All I can think of at the moment.
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