I have not flown my M-16 yet. Still working on the instruments, prop, etc. AFAIK Magni makes gyros with 912, 912iS, 914 & 915iS. I don't like carburated engines and I don't like the price of 915iS (also I don't think I need a power of 915 on M-16), so I went with 912iS for M-16.
That straight keel is, of course, a very deliberate design choice. I don't have very much experience flying bent-keel machines, but I have no problem with the straight keel. And to me it just looks so much more clean, elegant, and even sturdier.It's a fine gyro, the M16 with 912. I should have picked up the M16 instead of the ELA that I have now. The construction has a better quality, service is far better, and stick shake is rare. The only thing I don't like of the Magnis is the straight keel, but one gets used to it...
I don't like the idea of flying on carburated engine, can't convince myself to trust them. Plus I don't want to to do any work related to maintanance of 2 carburators. And I like the availability of Fuel Flow Data from FADEC of fuel injected engine. Fuel economy of 25-30% is a plus too.Inquiring Mind, why do you prefer fuel-injection to carburetion?
Yep. To be honest, when I knew nothing about gyros and brands, I disliked specifically Magni's straight kiel. The more I learned about the materials used by different manufacturers in their frames, and other design details differences, the more I liked the look of M-24 & M-16.And to me it just looks so much more clean, elegant, and even sturdier.
Funny, I'm sort of the opposite... I don't really trust two computers that I don't really understand to keep me flying. As far as fuel economy, it's certainly a plus for range, but I think it would take many, many hours for the dollar savings on fuel to pay for the extra initial investment.I don't like the idea of flying on carburated engine, can't convince myself to trust them. Plus I don't want to to do any work related to maintanance of 2 carburators. And I like the availability of Fuel Flow Data from FADEC of fuel injected engine. Fuel economy of 25-30% is a plus too.
Yeah, that's a good problem to have. I'm thinking M24 - for cross-country, or cold weather, or for really young passengers, while M-16 is for local summer flights. If it happens that I don't fly much one of them - I'll sell it.I like the Magni construction too. Similar to the SportCopter.
Inquiring Mind - I had a Cub and Sportcopter, and found I was flying the Sportcopter all the time. I guess you can divide the time with M16 during summer, and M24 during the winter. Or maybe the M24 in the morning when its cold, and M16 in the afternoon when its warmer! Very difficult problem so solve.