Any Vortex owners near East TN?

13brv3

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Nov 27, 2003
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Tellico Plains, TN
Total Flight Time
500 hours fixed wing, 12 in gyros.
Greetings,

I'm thinking of getting back into gyros, and I'd like to take a fresh look at the Vortex since I haven't seen one in over a decade. The 582 version is more what I'd be looking to buy, though I can certainly lust after a 912 version.

Thanks,
Rusty
 

BEN S

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YUMA,AZ
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Sportcopter Vortex "light"
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200+
Here's mine, I would say I am closer to the Far East though...
 

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13brv3

Gold Member
Joined
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597
Location
Tellico Plains, TN
Total Flight Time
500 hours fixed wing, 12 in gyros.
Thanks for the picture. I happened to see one locally that shares a hangar with a Dominator that's for sale. It was interesting seeing both side by side. I just brought home Dominator project yesterday, and will eventually get around to building it. It was so reasonably priced that I couldn't resist, so if I change gears and find something better I'll still do that.
Rusty
 

Eric S

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Dec 22, 2012
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Kingsland, TX
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Sport Copter Vortex & AAI (Sparrowhawk) RAF
This is mine
Boots,

Is your nosewheel larger than the standard stock Vortex nosewheel? It looks like it in your photo, but I see it's not the new upgraded one like in Ben's photo.

Eric
 

Boots

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Mooresville NC.
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GYROBEE 447 / Sport Copter
Yep
The front wheel is larger and I moved the tail further back .
(It’s a slightly modified Sport Copter)
It’s a very nice machine .
With that being said I recommend talking with Jim @ Sport Copter before modifying anything on one.
Sport Copter has upgrades for older machines .
 
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