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Old Jul 30, 2011, 12:59 PM
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Yeah I love this model...I would love to have the real one of course but if they offer this one in a PNP I will be picking it up!!
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 08:06 PM
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 09:19 PM
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Dave your right

expensive year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank for making products to look forward too

Will the ICON 5 be at RCX next week

Will we see a New Carbon Z product announced in the Fall Again ?
Thanks for your support on the Forums
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 03:52 PM
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Cool plane!!

Any hope of ever seeing a micro version of it one day?

Ridgewalker
I'll second that. Or one with retracts like Great Planes .60 Seawind
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 04:14 PM
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This is going to be sweet! Really liking seaplanes. Flying next to a fast boat is an amazing experience. Trying to hook up with someone who has a bass boat. I can imagine sitting in that front seat and being able to spin back and forth while flying. Been building Depron Polaris kits and those are a blast. Lots of building but worth it.

The ICON will be fantastic from the looks of it. A little CorrosionX on the electronics and all will be well. Wish it had been out for Summer. But like the Polaris, I am sure it will be great on snow and ice and grass....whatever. I cover the bottom of the Polaris with that flexy kitchen cutting board stuff and fly off asphalt. What a riot. Won't have to with the ICON, though. Just throw on the LG! Sweet!

Thanks for the announcement here, Dave!! You guys ROCK!!

Allen
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 05:31 PM
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all I can say is wow, well done Horizon, but I think is just a little over price.
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 05:39 PM
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The Icon A5 is on Phoenix sim now. Need to start looking for water to fly it from. Don't really want to put it down in a river on LVC and watch it float away, since it may be getting cool out when it comes on the market.
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 10:29 PM
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Damn... Normally I'm pretty hands-off with ParkZone stuff, but this really looks like an excellent plane. With my budget limits I could never afford it, but if I could this is definitely one of the only PNP planes that I'd snap up immediately. Part of it is the incredible reputation and pedigree behind the model, but another key is that I've got a whole ton of lakes in my backyard

Nice job...
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 11:20 PM
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I will probably get this one - I do have a few lakes in the area with flight possibilities. One is at a National Forest day use area where I used to fly gas planes years ago. I don't think they allow that anymore, but maybe they wouldn't mind a small electric plane...

When I flew of water with gas, I didn't dare fly without a boat to recover the plane if I had a deadstick. A guy in the club had a canoe. All I have now is a sea kayak, but I guess it'll work. Or I could just hope I don't ever crash!! I've never hit LVC with my larger electrics.
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Old Aug 01, 2011, 03:45 PM
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Damn... Normally I'm pretty hands-off with ParkZone stuff, but this really looks like an excellent plane. With my budget limits I could never afford it, but if I could this is definitely one of the only PNP planes that I'd snap up immediately. Part of it is the incredible reputation and pedigree behind the model, but another key is that I've got a whole ton of lakes in my backyard

Nice job...
something like 10,000 at last count...
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Old Aug 01, 2011, 04:08 PM
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something like 10,000 at last count...
Hehehe Actually, the number is a little over 11,000, and that's just for the lakes that cover more than 10 acres...
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Old Aug 01, 2011, 05:16 PM
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If you live in Ontario like me, it is strange NOT to have a lake nearby, but there will always be one within a 10 minute drive.

If only parkzone would add a 17" ws one to their UM series-- I could fly it off my pool.
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Old Aug 02, 2011, 09:50 AM
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Hehehe Actually, the number is a little over 11,000, and that's just for the lakes that cover more than 10 acres...
i guess "Land of 11,217 lakes" just didn't have the same ring to it
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Old Aug 03, 2011, 08:42 PM
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There is one disappointment for me with this plane. Matt from HH stated there is no plastic bottom on the plane. Eventually, the foam will get water soaked and most likely not last long. I recommend coating the bottom with epoxy or something.
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Old Aug 03, 2011, 10:05 PM
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There is one disappointment for me with this plane. Matt from HH stated there is no plastic bottom on the plane. Eventually, the foam will get water soaked and most likely not last long. I recommend coating the bottom with epoxy or something.
Doubtful unless you store the model in water.
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