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Archive for February, 2012
Posted by CyberJay | Feb 12, 2012 @ 04:17 PM | 5,365 Views
What I wanted was a foam flying boat that would need minimal modifications to get in the air. I looked at some of the Cessna 182s, the Sea Wind, and some of the Guanli models but all of them seemed like they would need a fair amount of work to get them into the air. The goal was to have a plane that I was not very invested in, so that I could fly off of water with little to no pucker factor.

So far the Icon has been great. I've only got four flights on it at this time, but so far it meets my expectations. I am having the wag/dutch roll issue that everyone else seems to be having but it's not the end of the world, it still flies fine. I hope to spend a lot of time at the lake this summer since I won't have to worry about getting my two favorite wooden planes wet (Toledo and Taylorcraft).

The specs on the Icon:

AUW: 44oz

Static test: 220 watts

Parkzone:
Icon A5 PNP
480 960kv outrunner
9" x 8" x 3 prop
(2) SV80 micro servos - ailerons
(1) DSV130M micro digital servo - elevator

Hitech:
(1) HS-82MG servo - rudder

Eflite:
30 amp pro ESC

Pulse:
Ultra 3s1p 2200mah 35c lipo

Spektrum:
DX8 transmitter
AR636 AS3X receiver

Deans:
Ultra connectors