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Posted by shigetyann | Apr 26, 2012 @ 09:43 AM | 6,945 Views
Hi all

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

This video is the first flight test from the water.
I found some problems, but in general this trial became successful.

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

Posted by shigetyann | Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:40 AM | 6,886 Views
The other weekend my freaks and I went to called M- Lake.

We love sailboats and seaplanes. Most of all members got their yachts and seaplanes.

On that day, cherry blossoms were in full broom. The sky was clear. It was calm or sometimes breeze. We enjoyed sailboats in wind and seaplanes in calm and ate and drank in all day long.

Of course I fried my big ICON from the water....Continue Reading
Posted by shigetyann | Apr 18, 2012 @ 09:56 AM | 7,185 Views
Hi everyone.
I made two rack housings of instrument panel in my ICON.
At first, I made positive die from balsa block.
The housing was made of 0.5 mm thick PVC sheet.
Using heat gun, the sheet transformed into rack housings.
Then colored and cut, rack housings were finished.
Attached on dashboard it, and also fit a motor cowl, my ICON looked as if the model had finished.
Iím going to fly it from the water in the next chance.
Posted by shigetyann | Apr 12, 2012 @ 10:38 AM | 6,677 Views
At last, I made a test flight from the land. ďThe flight testĒ means my ICON has not finished yet, mainly around the cockpit. Its elevator trim was cruel at first. I had to push elevator stick up halfÖ
In some way, I finished to check every gimmicks work well.
The next flight test is from the water.

Flight Test From The Land テスト飛行 ICON A-5 (A488) (陸上から) (6 min 47 sec)