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Aug 08, 2011, 04:25 PM
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It is really impressive how many different planes and different styles of planes parkzone is releasing. I have so many 3s lipos this planes no brainer.
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Aug 14, 2011, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by TP16
Somewhere in the annals of the Interwebs, there's a video of someone driving an R/C boat on snow. Good stuff.

It WOULD make sense to release it in time for the northern markets, but I suppose Horizon knows what they're doing.
Wow, you were right! I had no idea this was even possible, very cool video, it made my day. Thank you!

RC Powerboat driving on SNOW: HPR06 of Manuel (3 min 50 sec)
Aug 14, 2011, 03:27 PM
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Heheheh, there it is

I like how when he flips it at about 1:30 he's able to just run out and flip it back over. If that had happened on water he'd be going swimming... So snow evidently has at least that advantage over water
Aug 14, 2011, 04:39 PM
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Pretty cool in more than one way.

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Sep 21, 2011, 08:27 AM
Ottertail
It looks like there is no venting for the battery and esc. Not to mention the issue with mixing water with electronics. I can see that it may have a vent for the motor but again electronics and water dont mix.
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Sep 21, 2011, 10:07 AM
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Ottertail, I'll hazard a guess that the Horizon team figured out how to keep the electronics dry.

The motor, in fact, can be run totally submerged and the only parts of it susceptible to damage are the bearings. The same can't be said for the rest of the components, but again I'm fairly sure they're clever enough to prevent water-related damage.
Sep 30, 2011, 09:22 PM
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is there any news about the release date of the Icon A5 yet?
WalneySkyland 1 week ago

@WalneySkyland Looks like Mid-October is the latest update
HorizonRCdotCom 1 week ago

It's October guys! :-)
Oct 15, 2011, 10:05 AM
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I know-- The Icon was scheduled for release at my LHS two days ago.
Parkzone is now saying Mid-November, closer to Christmas than today!
Oct 15, 2011, 02:04 PM
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I just came from my LHS.
He had an Icon sitting in a box, but it was a Sharper Image product/name.
Otherwise it looked to be the A5.
Oct 15, 2011, 07:50 PM
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I couldn't make it to my LHS today, will try for next week and see if there is any sign of the Icon there.
Oct 18, 2011, 08:20 PM
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This is the one that I saw at my LHS....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Parkflyer-Ve...item3f0e691b77

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Dec 16, 2011, 01:32 PM
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IconA5


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Originally Posted by ltc
This is the one that I saw at my LHS....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Parkflyer-Ve...item3f0e691b77

No affiliation with the eBay auction...
Last I got from HH was maybe Jan/Feb. someday, perhaps!
Dec 17, 2011, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave Eichstedt
I told you it was going to be an expensive year!
Dave, has anyone flown the Icon A5 from a snow runway?

Up north here we try to get double duty from some of our water birds.
Dec 21, 2011, 10:40 PM
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Interesting:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=11587
Dec 22, 2011, 01:18 PM
Rich
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Interesting


Yes, it do sound like a great water bird. Too bad it I also on back order.


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