Vortex M912 Mast

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Just wondering if the M912 has a folding mast and if so can they be folded with the rotor on to get the machine in and out of a shed with a lower door.
 

BEN S

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Ive never seen anyone try to fold a mast WITH the rotors on. besides pinching your fingers off. they are VERY expensive.
You pop a bolt and they come off.
 

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Keep in mind that you can sometimes dip under a low garage door opening backwards by tipping it back. Forwards you need more height…this assumes you have a small lip on the floor like most garage openings.

Ive never seen anyone try to fold a mast WITH the rotors on. besides pinching your fingers off. they are VERY expensive.
You pop a bolt and they come off.
 

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Tiggy -B can ...fold mast with rotors on!

Tiggy -B can ...fold mast with rotors on!

Ive never seen anyone try to fold a mast WITH the rotors on. besides pinching your fingers off. they are VERY expensive.
You pop a bolt and they come off.
But we need a detachable hydraulic ram to do it! Actually works quite well in the TGB application - to put rotors on - then raise mast .... as it is so tall!
probably not necessary with regular singles ... rotor on/off with short ladder!
 

BEN S

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let me be more specific. I was referring to Sportcopters.
 

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The blades come off first on the sport copter. It would require another hinge to keep the blades from tilting and hitting the ground.
 
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