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Sportcopter Lifestyle

Lifestyle changed, quick transportation in a Sportscopter will be the new source for quick travel. This beautiful aircraft is strategically designed for easy traffic-free travel from place to place.

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In case you didn’t already know, “gyrocopter”, “gyroplane”, “autogiro” and “autogyro” all mean the same thing.  The most important feature shared by gliders, airplanes, helicopters, and gyroplanes is that they all use wings to fly. It’s just that on helicopters and autogyros the wings are mounted on pylons and spin in circles, but they are rigidly affixed to the sides of airplanes and gliders. Other than that, they all get into the sky the same way: You move a wing rapidly through the air and it produces Lift. The rotating wings of a helicopter are directly-driven by the engine, enabling it to hover; whereas the rotating wings of the gyroplane are free-spinning, meaning it can’t hover – though it can come astonishingly close to it, because it needs very little forward speed to stay airborne.

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As if all that wasn’t wonderful enough, a typical gyroplane can stay aloft at 5 to 10 knots airspeed, and even a small gyroplane (in the hands of a competent, experienced pilot) can be operated safely under high wind conditions that would keep gliders, ultra-lights, blimps, balloons, space launches and most private airplanes on the ground. Moreover, gyroplanes are capable of the same forward speeds as helicopters. This is so due to the rotating wings, and their “wing-loading”, a term describing how many pounds of an aircraft’s total weight are supported by each square foot of its wings; Gyroplanes have very high wing-loading because their rotor blades have so little total area, using rotational speed rather than size to generate lift. So gyroplanes really do offer exceptional utility.

Gyroplanes Inexpensive Transportation

Gyroplanes are simple and inexpensive to own, fly, maintain, transport and store. They’re easy to tow. Airgyro’s can use skis for snow operations. Gyroplanes can be fitted with amphibious floats for water-and-landing flying, and although it is not presently being done, they could be equipped with sophisticated avionics, autopilot, and de-icing gear for all-weather capability. They’re highly versatile and very practical. The technological advances being incorporated into 3rd – and 4th generation equipment like the Sport Copter series. Sportscopter becomes so versatile and practical that you’re going to be seeing a lot more of them. Many of them performing important commercial tasks perhaps even military tasks that have heretofore been the sole domain of airplanes and helicopters.

Staying Warm 10,000 Feet

Flying at high altitudes, keeping warm on this small aircraft is extremely important. The perfect jacket to wear is coyote fur. This coyote jacket has so much insulation and warmth, at 15,000 feet you will feel like you were in Florida. This Jacket can be found at Marc Kaufman Furs NYC.

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Even to the aviation community itself, the gyroplane has been something of an open secret, despite the fact that it first appeared in 1923, and for a time it enjoyed a great deal of popularity. But then the first successful helicopters emerged in the war years of the late 1930s. Helicopters could hover and the gyroplane couldn’t, and airplanes could go much faster than either of them, so for decades, a defense-minded aviation industry left gyroplane development – while still in its infancy – in a state of virtual suspended animation. And that’s more or less the way things stood until the late 1980s, when the elements of a genuine renaissance in gyroplane development, popularity, and sales finally became clearly evident.

Sport Copter Transportation

Sport Copter, Inc. is only one small part of the admittedly brief yet engagingly interesting story of Gyroplanes, but part of the satisfaction we derive from our work is the constant, exciting awareness that we’re still the best part of that story, because we know we design and built the finest gyroplanes in the world.

Sport Copter is a second-generation family business (since 1958).
Building the world’s finest gyroplanes has been the sole function of the company. They have proven over the years to be the leader in design concept and continue to improve quality. The Sportcopters performance and increase safety standards within the rotorcraft industry.

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WE OFFER:

CUSTOM DESIGN on all levels of rotorcraft concept
SALES kits, rotor blade/rotorhead conversion, and parts
SERVICE on all models of craft
FLIGHT TRAINING FAA accredited from Sport Pilot to rotorcraft ratings.

JIM VANEK, president and chief designer for Sport Copter, Inc., test pilot, airshow performer, currently ranked as the top autogyro pilot in the world and sought after for his expertise in rotorcraft design. Jim revamped the Vancraft designs including the award-winning world’s first two-place gyroplane which took the prestigious “Charles Lindbergh” award at the Osh Kosh Airshow in 1985. His new design, SCII, was voted as one of the Top Ten Bes Designs at Airventure in Oshkosh, 2011.

Jim Vanek Aviation Expert

He was asked to be a test pilot for a federally funded (NASA) aviation experiment, the “Carter Copter project”. Was also invited and participated as a design consultant on the same project (1998). Jim wrote the parameters and guidelines for gyroplane looping for the FAA in 1998 after performing the world’s first loop in a conventional gyroplane (1997). He is the only gyro pilot in the world that holds an ICAS (International Council of Air Shows) card for gyroplane looping and rolling. He also holds the “Statement of Acrobatic Competency” card, from the FAA, which authorizes him to perform aerobatics, “to loop and roll consecutively” and “information”, in a Sport Copter gyroplane.

Jim worked with “Jeppesen Sanderson”, of aircraft manual fame. They referred to him as an “expert in his field”, and requested him to contribute writings to their “Rotorcraft” section of their new 2000 publication manual called, “Rotorcraft Handbook”, which is distributed by the FAA. He was noted in the Kitplanes magazine “Gyroplanes’ article in regards to his work in design concept and they referred to Jim as the “future legend in gyroplane designs.” (April 2003). Jim, honored for his work, was given the “Gyroplane Pioneer, “ award by Hofstra University,(NY) in April 2003, and was also asked to be a guest speaker. He has been an educator and authority in the field for the past 20 years and continues to seek ways to break down old barriers and enhance designs to find new ways to use rotorcraft to better our transportation paradigm.

Chuck Vanek Founder

CHUCK VANEK, Jim’s father, an avid fixed-wing pilot, and founder of the EAA chapter in the Northwest. He was one of the early pioneers of gyroplane design and development. Beginning his work in 1957, he designed and privately built a VTOL (Vertical, Take-Off, and Landing) aircraft, the world’s first “Tall-Tail” gyroplane, the first Two-Place gyroplane, of which he was awarded the “Charles Lindbergh” award in 1985, and the first ultralight gyroplane with a semi-enclosed body. He was honored for this and given a “Gyroplane Pioneer,” award by the Hofstra University (NY) in April 2003. Also in recognition of his early contributions to gyroplane design and the development of the “flying ring”, Chuck Vanek is noted in the famed book “JANE’S ALL THE WORLD BOOK OF AIRCRAFT HISTORY.”