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Old Apr 19, 2012, 09:08 AM
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Really nice works.
Thank you!
Even now I'm making this plane.
Please look for my progress.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 10:41 AM
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I am flying fine with the stock setting, but of course I would like to see how you improve it.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 09:50 AM
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Hi Irplin and others

At last, I tried my BIG ICON took off from the water.


ICON A-5 Flight Test from the water 水上からの離陸試験 (10 min 26 sec)


This video is the first flight test from the water.

I found some problems, but in general this trial became successful.

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Old Apr 26, 2012, 10:28 AM
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Nice flying, and beautiful cherry blossom! here is my stock setup on water. The stock Icon still has some problem to take off from fast current water. In low speed, the Icon will nose tips down, and difficult to take off. In turning, the wing tips will go down into the water too. Taxing in the water is another problem, need to enlarge the water rudder too.
Therefore, I am going to put a small float on each wing tip, and possible to thicken the main float.

Tuesday afternoon seaplane_Slow stick, and Icon A5.AVI (9 min 47 sec)
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 11:33 AM
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Your flight was about 3 years eariler than mine. Yes, I noticed your ICON needs to add side froat volume. Also this plane wants to add rudder beneath the water line. It may help keeping the nose direction against the cross wind. You and I have the same problem in low speed running. The nose want to dive in to the water. I suppose this tendency comes from hull shape that has gentle curve from nose to step. This must pull out its dive movement.
I have some ideas to reduce this inclination. I'll try them in near future.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 11:52 AM
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lol, I record this video last month. The problem is i dont know how to adjust the timer stamp on my eye glass camera.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 12:13 PM
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lol, I record this video last month. The problem is i dont know how to adjust the timer stamp on my eye glass camera.
OK I understand.
I doubted DZ HOBBY ICON sold 3 years ago.
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 10:08 AM
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Bravo!

What an inspiring video. Thank you, Shigetyann! (Now I will have to work on my big Icon).
Thanks to Irplin, also. Very nice flight!
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Nice landing! So smooth, no skip. I was a little worried after the problems at takeoff.
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Old May 03, 2012, 12:31 AM
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OK I understand.
I doubted DZ HOBBY ICON sold 3 years ago.
Whats your suggestion on volum up the side floats?
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Old May 03, 2012, 09:01 AM
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What an inspiring video. Thank you, Shigetyann! (Now I will have to work on my big Icon).
Thanks to Irplin, also. Very nice flight!
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You are welcome.
Hope your Big ICON become successful.
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Old May 03, 2012, 09:06 AM
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Nice landing! So smooth, no skip. I was a little worried after the problems at takeoff.
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That's a point what I would like to discuss.
I wonder why everyone haven't mentioned in it.
Now I'm thinking the way to get good result.

If anyone know the answer please open this thread.

Thanks forward.

Shige
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Old May 03, 2012, 09:11 AM
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Whats your suggestion on volum up the side floats?
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I borrowed the idea what ssatoru told this forum.
I volumed up side floats by adding foam board, its thickness about 10 mm.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 01:20 PM
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Had some trouble getting one of the large Icons here in Canada.... Seems like as soon as the Parkzone unit became availible, the DZ version was dropped by HK... So I ordered the small Icon and went looking for another supplier.

Turns out that Kondor Models and Great Hobbies both list this model for sale, even though neither of them stock it... Special order only. So I did, and now I wait once more for the slow boat from China.

Flew the small Icon (the PNP one from HK) twice now. Have it set up mostly stock, with 9g sevos on the flaps, and a 30A Turnigy ESC. Flew well, but could use a bit more punch...

Gonna try few different props before I replace the stock motor, which is actually reasonably decent.

Now that I am hooked I am really looking forward to the 1800mm version showing up....

Waiting is a big part of this hobby!
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 08:49 PM
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Anyone know of any Scratch building plans for the Icon?

I think the Icon A5 is a very neat looking bird. Does anyone know of any scratch building plans and articles out there for the Icon A5?
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