Back Country Gyro Ops. Equipment, mods, techniques.

DavePA11

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Can Sportcopter offer a Jungleman Pete NZ edition with big Alaskan Bush Wheel (ABW) tire package for rear and front?
 

SportCopter

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Can Sportcopter offer a Jungleman Pete edition with big Alaskan Tire package for rear and front?
Please give us a call at our office (503)543-7000. We are available Monday thru Friday from 8:00am - 4:30pm PST.
 

Resasi

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Thats a nice looking machine.

Always thought the original was a bit ugly, but you have certainly come up with a wave of the wand there. She looks rather pretty now.
 
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Jungleman

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The above was sent to us by an Australian customer, who kindly allowed its use.

Pete (Jungleman), your real-world experience posted here is very interesting, and we deeply appreciate your forum enthusiasm for your Sport Copter Vortex M912. You are really showcasing its mission: daily, routine back-country use! There are many "street-bike" gyros out there, but we offer a real "enduro" gyro with mast/rotorhead "In-Air Suspension" and actual shock absorbers. It pleases us to see such great photos and stories of your M912 adventures, enjoying your gyro as it was intended.

We're currently flying off the 40 hours of Phase I for our new M2, and adding its last refinements. It has the suspension and frame "heart" of the M912, but in an enclosed 2-place. Now, you can enjoy M912 fun and utility, yet bring along a friend in heated cabin comfort. (Or, fly it without the doors, which are removable in a minute.) We've so far easily seen 105 mph, and it still wanted more!

The M2's rotorhead is our best yet: simple, streamlined, yet strong enough for a much larger gyro. We've also achieved unheard-of prerotation RRPMs (way over 300!) with aft stick for a much shorter take-off roll. (This nearly immediately gets weight off the tires, an important factor in rough fields.) The M2 will be able to get in—and out of—challenging off-road areas with confidence.

From pasture to paddock—backyard to beach! With the Sport Copter M2, who needs runways?

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Sport Copter M2 ground handling

We're now also having a new exciting website designed, incorporating lots of fresh flying videos, photos, plus technical info and comparisons. (We'll announce on the Forum when our new site goes live soon.) Meanwhile, thanks for everyone's interest, and contact us anytime for more info!

http://www.sportcopter.com
[email protected]
503-543-7000

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Sportcopter.
Thank you for posting your M2 info & up date.
We are very much looking forward to the first M2 arrival into our group in NZ & to see how all of your research & development plays out in our back country environment.
Pete
 

Jungleman

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Martin your welcome glad you enjoyed.

Loftus, probably no book but how about a few videos of future gyro activities.

Wolfy. Yeah thats an interesting take off. Makes you wonder if it was a one off or he goes out of there regularly.
As John said does not look like a lot of aft stick in until the top of the decline.certainly a laundry moment for him I am picking
Backcountry Video.
Loftus.
Here is a backcountry video I said I would put together. Its about 40 mins, so pour yourself a long one & sit back.
If your not a Fleetwood Mac fan then down the volume and play your own, or silent.
Pete.

 

Burrengyro

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Backcountry Video.
Loftus.
Here is a backcountry video I said I would put together. Its about 40 mins, so pour yourself a long one & sit back.
If your not a Fleetwood Mac fan then down the volume and play your own, or silent.
Pete.

Hi Pete,
Fantastic video! What incredible scenery and flying! You should be hired by NZ tourism board. Coincidentally, I was re-reading all your posts about back country gyro flying and your bush wheel modifications to your gyros last week after meeting a fellow aviator with a Kitfox with the rough terrain tyres for landing in the local mountains around the West coast of Ireland. The re-reading has made me appreciate your efforts and experience even more. Please keep posting more videos and postings re gyro flying in your area. Now that the rain is once again dominating our Irish weather, big wheels on soft runways are becoming very attractive.
Best wishes from Ireland. John H.
PS: Anybody flying an ELA07 gyro with modified front forks to take a bigger nose wheel?
 

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Backcountry Video.
Loftus.
Here is a backcountry video I said I would put together. Its about 40 mins, so pour yourself a long one & sit back.
If your not a Fleetwood Mac fan then down the volume and play your own, or silent.
Pete.

Wow Pete! Just spectacular! Unfortunately I'm at work so it will have to wait to play back later on the big screen with a long cold one. I agree with Burrengyro it's worthy of of a NZ Tourism board video. I'd love to share on some of the Facebook gyro groups if you have not already.
Not only is the scenery spectacular, but video quality is great. I'm guessing you used one of the newer GoPros, it's so smooth.
 

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Backcountry Video.
Loftus.
Here is a backcountry video I said I would put together. Its about 40 mins, so pour yourself a long one & sit back.
If your not a Fleetwood Mac fan then down the volume and play your own, or silent.
Pete.

WOW!
 

Vance

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Backcountry Video.
Loftus.
Here is a backcountry video I said I would put together. Its about 40 mins, so pour yourself a long one & sit back.
If your not a Fleetwood Mac fan then down the volume and play your own, or silent.
Pete.
That is a very nicely done video with some exquisite scenery.

Thank you for sharing the fun Pete.
 

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Can see why your ‘Jungleman Pete and it’s ‘Tiger country’. Pete that’s a really cool vid, and Fleetwood Mac went along with it very nicely.

Was able to Screen Mirror to the big(-ger) screen, and have a cold one. Amazing scenery.
 
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Barry M14

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Backcountry Video.
Loftus.
Here is a backcountry video I said I would put together. Its about 40 mins, so pour yourself a long one & sit back.
If your not a Fleetwood Mac fan then down the volume and play your own, or silent.
Pete.

WOW That really is a fantastic video. Thank you so much for posting.
 
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