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Old Jun 13, 2008, 11:24 PM
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Interesting new LSA amphibian in the works: The Icon A5

http://www.iconaircraft.com/

This is a very attractive little LSA amphib....the company is taking deposits towards the first production aircraft.

Wings fold for trailering.....very cute.
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Old Jun 18, 2008, 04:49 PM
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That is a slick-looking plane, and only $139k for the base model. I better start saving.
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Old Jun 18, 2008, 06:07 PM
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Thanks Thomas, you just blew a months pay for me (I wish, more like 30 years of saving).

To bad they haven't even flown one yet. You would think they would wait to see if it flies before an unveiling. Which I'm sure it would but they said they are 2 months out to get a flying prototype and 2010 is when they expect to be full filling orders. Wishful thinking on my end to own one.
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Old Aug 21, 2008, 02:39 PM
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The prototype has flown!
First Flight of ICON A5 Prototype (1 min 42 sec)

Would make a great parkflyer!
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Old Aug 21, 2008, 03:30 PM
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Man, rc is getting expensive LOL
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 09:23 PM
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I saw it at EAA's AirVenture this year.
IT IS AWESOME!!!!!!! Drew huge crowds.
They had an endless loop video playing of it flying. It is one sweet bird.
Someday ther will certainly be a model of it. I'd be the first to buy one.
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 03:53 PM
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There's a new video of the ICON A5 flying:

ICON A5 Prototype Flying Video
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Old Feb 03, 2009, 12:54 PM
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Thanks Kinnerhatz. Now I know what to spend the first 150K or so from that lottery I didn't win. Gorgeous aircraft!

Still think it'd make a great parkflyer.
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Old Feb 03, 2009, 01:54 PM
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I second that, it's BEAUTIFUL. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
They had a model on display that really made crave!!!!!
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Old Feb 11, 2009, 08:41 PM
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The ICON A5 was featured on Fox News recently. See here:

ICON A5 on Fox
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Old Feb 12, 2009, 08:15 AM
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When I first saw the title, I associated it with Icon RC. Looking at the picture, it does look like a model. I had to read on and see the price tag, to realize it was a real plane.
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Old Feb 27, 2009, 10:21 PM
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More new press coverage here:

Icon A5 on Discovery Channel Canada
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Old Oct 26, 2009, 12:08 AM
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sorry to revive an old thread but when is someone going to offer it as an R/C plane with working folding wings. Wouldn't have to unbolt the wings for storage or travel.
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Old Oct 29, 2009, 04:09 AM
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Scratchbuild....don't wait for a kit
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 11:02 PM
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I wouldn't know where to begin.
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