Sportcopter 2 Picture Gallery
The photos and comments are intended to help you learn a lot more about the Sportcopter gyroplane and its unique benefits. There is no other gyroplane on the market that is engineered like this aircraft. It is bigger, more comfortable to fly, safer because you don't sit on the fuel tanks and do have a firewall between you and the engine, safer because of its deeply cushioned landing gear, safer because of its heavy duty Safetyrotor™, and higher performing because it sports a rotary engine, one of the most powerful engines flying on a gyroplane today.
The most advanced gyroplane. Fully enclosed, with centerline thrust, large horizontal and vertical stabilizers, cushioned landing gear, and ease of flying with the roto-control.
Glass Panel Avionics
Sportcopter offers the Garmin 496 with GPS, weather, etc. as well as the Dynon flight panel, transponder, radio and all the standard instruments as well. It is the most sophisticated flight deck on a gyroplane.
The heaviest duty rotorhead on the market distinquishes the Sportcopter.
This strong prerotator won't wear out regularly like the cable-driven alternatives. It also shortens take-offs because it is so powerful. Get to 300 rpm.
Landing shock absorber
Ten inches of travel enables drop in landings from ten feet. The competition has less than 1 inch of absorbtion. When learning to land, you will love this feature.
On a crosswind landing with a steerable nosewheel, you have your nosewheel cocked, which could cause a tip-over. This nosewheel will adjust for you. It also makes for dead centerline takeoffs.
Heavy Duty Disk Brakes
Compared to the drum brakes of the competition, these are stronger, will last longer, and are easier to adjust.
Flight Control Elbow
The leverage reduction from this elbow takes away the stick over-sensitivity common to most other rotorcraft flight controls.
SafetyRotor™ The SafetyRotor™ will keep rotating even if the engine should fail. It will act like a parachute and let you land normally. The Sportcopter has created the standard for the highest quality rotor blades on gyroplanes.