MTO Sport On Floats

Maksimus

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Wonder if anyone in this forum tried MTO sport on floats with 914 engine? Despite new models which are equipped with 915 engine, older models of mto sport 2010 models are approved and also flown on water with floats (Full Lotus). If anyone have tried would like to know the experience during takeoff and landings
( Performance wise).
 

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Not wishing to put you off, but there was a fatal in Sweden a few years ago.


[brief] REPORT https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NlavvGs4HdRzgxfT1qBmeJAZqik9-EVv/view?usp=sharing [internet autotranslated]

This guy, a few days before the accident. All seems well, until it wasn't...



 
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Not wishing to put you off, but there was a fatal in Sweden a few years ago.


This guy, a few days before the accident.

If im not wrong sounds like pilot error. Thats sad anyway..
actually there are some flying in canada with 915, and heared of some with 914. Main conecrn is takeoff with 914, no clue how weak it might be
 

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One safety issue is the added surface area down low. Floats can exacerbate coupling between yaw and adverse roll, and increase exposure to drag-over conditions
 

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An old post from Loftus

Victor Agadzi in Pensacola Florida probably has the most experience with an Autogyro MTO on floats in the US.
He has made a number of mods to make it a very nice machine, the most important thing being modifying his Rotax 914 to produce 165HP. Lots of videos on his Facebook.
 

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An old post from Loftus

Victor Agadzi in Pensacola Florida probably has the most experience with an Autogyro MTO on floats in the US.
He has made a number of mods to make it a very nice machine, the most important thing being modifying his Rotax 914 to produce 165HP. Lots of videos on his Facebook.
Thanks i ll try to contact him
 

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Not wishing to put you off, but there was a fatal in Sweden a few years ago.


[brief] REPORT https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NlavvGs4HdRzgxfT1qBmeJAZqik9-EVv/view?usp=sharing [internet autotranslated]
Sounds like a zoom climb followed by a low-g pushover, probably exacerbated by dragover. An inexperienced pilot, pushing the limits, and then exceeding them... :cautious:

Flying that low over boats on the water would be illegal in the US. I suspect it is in Sweden too.
 
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