M2 912 sport copter

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Hi Dave, thanks for that, we like its looks too. We've cleared all our previous design and tooling hurdles, so finishing the first flying model should go very quickly now. We'll update our progress in this thread.

A normally aspirated engine generally loses 3% of power for each 1000' altitude gain.
We've an interested M2 customer who lives at 7000', and summer DA can add 3000' to that.
Without a turbo-normalized engine, he'd be taking off with only 70% of rated horsepower on a hot day.

The Rotax 915 iS is turbo-normalized to make its full continuous power up to 15,000', so it would be the preferred M2 engine for those in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, etc. with field elevations of >4000' MSL.
 

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The M2 will benefit from our 30 years development of rugged suspension and safe trailing-link fully castering nosewheel.
Thus, only 17.2% of Sport Copter incidents have occurred during takeoffs and non-emergency landings.
For a leading competitor, their incident rate occurring during takeoffs and non-emergency landings has so far been 3x greater at 51%.

Here are still frames from a recent test Jim Vanek performed in our Vortex M912, intentionally landing at a severe crabbed angle.
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That was a great photo-demonstration !
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Very nice. Wish more gyro manufactures would use the castering nose wheel design and independent brakes. Very hard to keep gyro straight on sloped runway without independent brakes once nose comes off the runway.
 

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Terry - make sure you place the filter cap at the right place so there isn’t too much noise on the radio power.
 

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Very nice. Wish more gyro manufactures would use the castering nose wheel design and independent brakes. Very hard to keep gyro straight on sloped runway without independent brakes once nose comes off the runway.
Thank you Dave.
We believe that differential brakes and a fully castering nosewheel to be vital on gyroplanes. We've had them for 25+ years now. Students used to pedal-linked nosewheels love the improvement!

Victor, Terry: thanks for the nice comments!
 

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Introducing N828SC — the first Sport Copter M2 with Airworthiness Certificate. It is currently test-flying off its 40 hours Phase I. This will pass quickly, as the M2 with Rotax 915iS is a joy to fly and we take it up as often as our Autumn weather allows. Jim said that it feels much like our single-place Vortex M912, but more solid. It tracks straight and true, with very fast roll response.

(For those interested in the Aeromomentum engined M2-AM, we are now mounting the first AM15-HP to its frame for N325SC.)

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Below are some brief flight videos, with more to follow. We'll soon film the M2 with some intentionally poor landing attitudes to demonstrate how forgiving it is. The M2 will serve as an excellent trainer!

M2 CROW HOP

M2 GROUND MANEUVERS

M2 TAKE-OFF AND FLY-OVER
 
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Presentazione di N828SC, il primo Sport Copter M2 con certificato di navigabilità. Attualmente sta testando la sua fase di 40 ore I. Passerà rapidamente, poiché l'M2 con Rotax 915iS è una gioia da volare e lo riprendiamo tutte le volte che il nostro clima autunnale lo consente. Jim ha detto che somiglia molto al nostro Vortex M912 monoposto, ma più solido. Traccia dritto e vero, con una risposta al rollio molto veloce.

(Per chi è interessato al M2-AM con motore Aeromomentum , stiamo ora montando il primo AM15-HP sul suo telaio per N325SC.)


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Di seguito sono riportati alcuni brevi video di volo, con altri da seguire . Presto filmeremo l'M2 con alcuni atteggiamenti di atterraggio intenzionalmente poveri per dimostrare quanto sia indulgente. L'M2 fungerà da eccellente allenatore!

M2 CROW HOP
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M2 MANOVRE A TERRA
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M2 DECOLLO E FLY-OVER
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cwhat rotor diameter are you using now? at what price will this model be placed with the different engines?
 

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Awsome rugged landing geared birds, Jim has created. All his parts are lightweight and STRONG and they look good too!
Nice work Jim and SportCopter crew.
Thank you for all you do for our community!!!!
 

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OUTSTANDING! Absolutely beautiful! I am really excited for you Jim, this will make a HUGE difference in the 2 seat categories based on its rough field capabilities and side by side seating and power. This will make the ultimate trainer/sight seeing rig!
Wish I could take it for a spin!!!!
Bravo Zulu Team Sportcopter! I am proud of you guys!!!
 

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cwhat rotor diameter are you using now? at what price will this model be placed with the different engines?

Grazie, Luca, per la traduzione in italiano e per le vostre domande.

N828SC currently has a 8.5"x29' (~216mm x 8.84m) Sport Rotor, which seems a very good choice so far, but we will experiment with other chord/diameter combinations. Thus, we can offer different rotors for any customer's needs (such as higher altitudes, or mustering, or x/c trips, etc.).

M2 pricing depends on engine, prop, avionics, and other options.
With prices subject to change without notice, here is the current range (with packages available in between):

The Basic Package M2 with Aeromomentum AM15-HP lists for US$109,275.
The Deluxe Package M2 with Rotax 915iS, loaded with all options, lists for US$154,973.

For the latest pricing and brochures, please call us at 503-543-7000 or email us at [email protected], thank you!

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John, Ben . . . thanks for your enthusiastic support! We're very proud of our new M2, and hope you come fly it with us sometime!
 
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Grazie, Luca , per la traduzione in italiano e per le vostre domande.

Attualmente l'N828SC ha un rotore sportivo da 8,5 "x29 '(~ 216 mm x 8,84 m), che finora sembra un'ottima scelta, ma sperimenteremo altre combinazioni corda / diametro. Pertanto, possiamo offrire rotori diversi per le esigenze di qualsiasi cliente ( come altitudini più elevate, o raduno, o viaggi x / c, ecc.).

Il prezzo di M2 dipende da motore, elica, avionica e altre opzioni.
Con prezzi soggetti a modifiche senza preavviso, ecco la gamma attuale (con pacchetti disponibili in mezzo):

Il pacchetto base M2 con Aeromomentum AM15-HP costa $ 109.275.
Il pacchetto Deluxe M2 con Rotax 915iS, caricato con tutte le opzioni, costa 154.973 USD.

Per i prezzi e le brochure più recenti, chiamaci al 503-543-7000 o inviaci un'e-mail a [email protected] , grazie!

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John, Ben . . . grazie per il vostro entusiasta supporto! Siamo molto orgogliosi del nostro nuovo M2 e speriamo che tu possa volarlo con noi qualche volta!
 

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Ciao John penso che in Italia con i prezzi del 915 non possa avere storia, primo perché lo sport poter non esiste se non in pochi esemplari tutti privati uno è il mio vortex 582, secondo perché è una macchina poco capita da noi purtroppo !! This new M2 ha una costruzione che si avvicina molto al range europeo, anche se con soluzioni diverse dallo standard nostro. Da noi lo standard telai, linea comandi, accessori meccanici sono grossomodo sullo stesso livello ormai, si gioca molto sulle forme delle scocche, sugli accessori all'interno del modello mah di davvero innovativo sono anni che non c'è nulla di vero! unico! Questo potrebbe essere un modello chiuso biposto con ottime doti per terreni non preparati o piste improvvisate, potrebbe davvero fare la differenza sul mercato, però sinceramente per entrare in un mercato ormai chiuso per tutti i motivi scritti prima si dovrebbe puntare su prezzo! Assistenza! È presenza di una struttura vera, che non sia un privato però !!
comunque ottimo lavoro
 

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Don't know the all-up weight. But the engine difference is.

915 Dry weight: 84.6 kg (186.5 lb) dry
Power-to-weight ratio: 0.73 hp/lb (1.19 kW/kg)

Compare 914 weight: 78 kg (172 lb)

Diff 6.6 Kg, 14.5 lb.
 
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Very exciting progress! Long awaited update! Congratulations!
 

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Congratulations on a very nice looking machine.

With the Sport Copter reputation and heritage it will be a winner.
 
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