Thread Tools
Old Dec 30, 2015, 09:23 AM
Cubcrazy is online now
Find More Posts by Cubcrazy
Scale Foam Flyer
Cubcrazy's Avatar
United States, AR, Cabot
Joined Oct 2007
4,406 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amiko1992 View Post
hi guyssss,

i'm Luca and i'm writing you from Italy. I received this model, the icona5 1,8m dz hobby, as present for my birthday!! I asked in italian forums for electronic suggestions but unfortunatelly nobody answered becouse this rc plane isn't so common here. I read great part of this thread, and i'd like to have comments about the servos and motor i was wondering to buy.

motor:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...0kv_785w_.html

servos:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._12sec_9g.html

classic 9gr for the elevator and ailerons

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._14sec_22g.htm

those one more powerful for the landing gear and the rudder.

for the battery i plan to mount 3000mah 4s which i have already, while i was looking for a 60A ESC from HK ( probably this??? http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...C_4A_UBEC.html )

as can be seen my main goal is trying to save money what do u think about this configuration?

thanks

Luca
I think a 4s setup is too small for this model. I am running a Turnigy G60 motor and 6S 4000-5000mah 40C packs. I am running 12gram metal gear servos for ailerons, flaps, and elevator, and a 17G metal gear for rudder. I have a servoless all metal retract in the nose, and a standard servo for the main retracts. If I want to operate off water, I simply remove the nose gear retract, and install a foam plug.

-CC
Cubcrazy is online now Find More Posts by Cubcrazy
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: GWS Funny Park
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jan 03, 2016, 02:06 AM
lrplin is offline
Find More Posts by lrplin
Registered User
lrplin's Avatar
Stockton CA.
Joined May 2007
877 Posts
Hi Luca;
I have mine build more than 3 years ago and I don't remember what servos did I used for Ali, Elev.....but for sure I was water sealed the servos with silicon glue and O rings. Mine comes with a stock motor which runs on 6s lipo and 12 to 13" three blade prop. I used two 3000mah 3s lipo. For the front landing gear, it was a big disappointment for me, cause it broke on a not so gentle but nor crash landing. Hopefully they made it stronger now. suggest make the tail underwater Rudder a little bit bigger.
lrplin is offline Find More Posts by lrplin
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 03, 2016, 02:09 AM
lrplin is offline
Find More Posts by lrplin
Registered User
lrplin's Avatar
Stockton CA.
Joined May 2007
877 Posts
Yes, 3000mah 6s many not enought, at lease 4000 mah.
Also, you need to find a way to water sealed ur ESC too. One time, my ESC was cooked after the plane went upside down in the water.
lrplin is offline Find More Posts by lrplin
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 04, 2016, 07:17 AM
Amiko1992 is offline
Find More Posts by Amiko1992
Registered User
Joined Dec 2015
5 Posts
thank you guys for the answers. actually i dont' want to mount super-powerfull components, even becouse i'm not inteded to spend so much money. So you think that the motor i posted is not good for my icon??
for what concern the waterproof i will use a sort of silicon too.
unfortunatelly i think that the front landing gear is still the same

luca
Amiko1992 is offline Find More Posts by Amiko1992
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 18, 2016, 12:36 PM
Renfield is offline
Find More Posts by Renfield
above us only sky
Renfield's Avatar
United States, SC, Greenville
Joined Jan 2006
1,203 Posts
Video

Here's a recent flight with my DZ Icon 1800.

What a joy to fly, once properly set up.

Ciao

DZ Icon fun (7 min 38 sec)
Renfield is offline Find More Posts by Renfield
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2016, 03:09 PM
Amiko1992 is offline
Find More Posts by Amiko1992
Registered User
Joined Dec 2015
5 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Renfield View Post
Here's a recent flight with my DZ Icon 1800.

What a joy to fly, once properly set up.

Ciao

http://youtu.be/9e8Jr7sv4G8
hi Renfield, could you tell me which motor and other eletronic components have you mounted?

thanks

Luca
Amiko1992 is offline Find More Posts by Amiko1992
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2016, 04:30 PM
rikybob is offline
Find More Posts by rikybob
AMA # 949551
rikybob's Avatar
USA, FL, Orlando
Joined Oct 2009
3,132 Posts
Lovin' the DZ Renfield!

You've inspired me to take a fly....

DZ ICON Flight #2 Blather.... (10 min 2 sec)



DZ ICON A5 Flight #4 from the plane.... (11 min 10 sec)
rikybob is offline Find More Posts by rikybob
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 05, 2016, 02:39 PM
RiGo5421 is offline
Find More Posts by RiGo5421
Registered User
Australia, ACT, Canberra
Joined Apr 2015
26 Posts
Hello everyone,

I've been following this thread for a while and I've decided to pull the trigger and buy 1800mm Icon A5.

The problem is that this model seems to be very rare now. I have only found it out of China and the shipping is $$$$

I'm actually in Australia, but I'm going to LA in April to visit my brother who lives there. Ideally, I would like to find one in LA, otherwise I could buy one somewhere that will ship to LA.

I know this is an old thread, so I hope there are still people around who can help out!

Thanks!!!

Rod
RiGo5421 is offline Find More Posts by RiGo5421
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 06, 2016, 12:30 AM
Cubcrazy is online now
Find More Posts by Cubcrazy
Scale Foam Flyer
Cubcrazy's Avatar
United States, AR, Cabot
Joined Oct 2007
4,406 Posts
I dont think there are any North American Vendors left. What China vendor did you see this plane on?

-CC
Cubcrazy is online now Find More Posts by Cubcrazy
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: GWS Funny Park
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25, 2016, 02:28 PM
Amiko1992 is offline
Find More Posts by Amiko1992
Registered User
Joined Dec 2015
5 Posts
Hi guys... can u tell me where is the CG of this model? thanks
Luca
Amiko1992 is offline Find More Posts by Amiko1992
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 26, 2016, 08:08 AM
Renfield is offline
Find More Posts by Renfield
above us only sky
Renfield's Avatar
United States, SC, Greenville
Joined Jan 2006
1,203 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amiko1992 View Post
hi Renfield, could you tell me which motor and other eletronic components have you mounted?

thanks

Luca
Sorry I missed this post Luca.

Photo of both Hobbyking motors that I have used successfully one page back, post 799. I tried to spec it out according to the instructions. I did go with a 70 amp HK ESC instead of a 60.

In fact, all of my choices and struggles are thoroughly archived in this thread, along with the great help from other members.

CG is about an inch forward of the servo wire mold. When in doubt, go nose heavy fer crissake.

I use Zippy 6C 3000 mah packs - works great and they're cheap. 12 minute flights easy.

In bocca al lupo.

g
Renfield is offline Find More Posts by Renfield
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 27, 2016, 11:07 AM
rikybob is offline
Find More Posts by rikybob
AMA # 949551
rikybob's Avatar
USA, FL, Orlando
Joined Oct 2009
3,132 Posts
DZ ICON A5 POV! (5 min 59 sec)


DZ ICON A5 morning fly! (5 min 50 sec)
rikybob is offline Find More Posts by rikybob
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 27, 2016, 02:56 PM
Cubcrazy is online now
Find More Posts by Cubcrazy
Scale Foam Flyer
Cubcrazy's Avatar
United States, AR, Cabot
Joined Oct 2007
4,406 Posts
Nice vids, Rikybob

I sold my big Icon to a guy I fly with. Starting to think I made a bad choice. Might have to buy it back from him if he doesn't wreck it.

-CC
Cubcrazy is online now Find More Posts by Cubcrazy
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: GWS Funny Park
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 27, 2016, 03:02 PM
rikybob is offline
Find More Posts by rikybob
AMA # 949551
rikybob's Avatar
USA, FL, Orlando
Joined Oct 2009
3,132 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cubcrazy View Post
Nice vids, Rikybob

I sold my big Icon to a guy I fly with. Starting to think I made a bad choice. Might have to buy it back from him if he doesn't wreck it.

-CC
Thanx!

A couple of things I NEED to do.

Play with the flaps to get the HECK up off the water.

Get a hot butter knife and melt (gently) the foam around the area around the motor that is WHACKING!

Take some expo OFF of the ailerons and add same to elevator!

Yah, it's starting to grow on me this big 'un!!

All the best!

b
rikybob is offline Find More Posts by rikybob
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 28, 2016, 09:14 AM
rikybob is offline
Find More Posts by rikybob
AMA # 949551
rikybob's Avatar
USA, FL, Orlando
Joined Oct 2009
3,132 Posts
Jesus!

I need to put a "repeat" function on the "flaps deployed" voice as I forgot and juuuuusssstttt about lost this lovely plane.....

It just kept climbing and as I would decrease speed it'd stall and I just couldn't figure out why?

My knees were literally shaking!

b

DZ ICON A5 fly....Godalmighty! (10 min 2 sec)
rikybob is offline Find More Posts by rikybob
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Icon-a5 amphibious parkflyer ( new picture and plan ) kylevn Foamies (Scratchbuilt) 108 Feb 01, 2015 03:03 AM
New Product Seaplane ICON A5 by Guanli kitaro Scale ARF/RTF 4 Sep 04, 2011 05:22 PM
Discussion GuanLi Icon A5 for FPV popoti FPV Talk 22 Nov 11, 2010 10:40 AM
Discussion Interesting new LSA amphibian in the works: The Icon A5 Thomas B Waterplanes 30 May 14, 2010 02:00 AM
Discussion micro icon a5 afitz87 Foamies (Scratchbuilt) 4 Apr 24, 2010 11:47 AM