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Old Feb 29, 2012, 07:56 PM
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Anyone FPVs with Parkzone Icon A5 ?


Anyone flying it in fpv ?

That you know, is there someone making custom clear canopies to replace the smoked canopy that come with the model ?

Is it possible to remove the canopy and keep the cockpit without making too much visible damage ?

Do you think a GoPro inside the fusolage with just the lens inside the cockpit (making a little hole) will be a nice point of view ?

If you have any experience in fpv with this airplane please share your impressions.

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Old Feb 29, 2012, 08:20 PM
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+1 on this!

I've been eyeballing this plane for a summer FPV water ship for awhile now.
Old Feb 29, 2012, 09:18 PM
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I want to so bad. I wonder how bad the image from inside the cockpit is tho?
Old Feb 29, 2012, 09:22 PM
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Got one a month ago. Is one of the best flying foamies I have purchased, and I have most of them. Took off on the grass belly slide, with a very scale ascent. Internal area is HUGE for the size of the plane. Plenty of room for full FPV gear. Have only flown it a few times and not FPV (yet).

Canopy is curved in a way that would not work well for a lens. But remove the plexiglass and one could be mounted in the cockpit area externally...
Old Feb 29, 2012, 09:36 PM
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i read someone was flying with a cased go-pro and needed at least 80% throttle to be able to climb. short runtimes too, theres a 31+ page thread in the waterplanes section
Old Feb 29, 2012, 10:04 PM
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I havent fpv'd the icon yet but i did cut a hole in the back to put the dice cam in .
Here are a few pic's . I will post the video tomorrow.
Old Feb 29, 2012, 10:14 PM
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Wow, looks like the dark canopy makes little difference?

dang....guess i'm buying one, lol.
Old Feb 29, 2012, 10:47 PM
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How dark is the tint on the A5 canopy?

I have many cams that will work just fine thru a light to medium tint.
The tint cuts down on reflections too.
Old Mar 02, 2012, 11:54 PM
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I havent fpv'd the icon yet but i did cut a hole in the back to put the dice cam in .
Here are a few pic's . I will post the video tomorrow.
i forgot the junk drive at work....
Old Mar 03, 2012, 12:37 AM
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i forgot the junk drive at work....
Grrrrrrr! Don't you just HATE that??? I live about 32 miles from the office, so driving back is usually NOT an option!!!
Old Mar 03, 2012, 09:48 PM
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I wish i did cause my new plane was deliverd friday. Check her out
Old Mar 05, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Ok here is the video of Icon A-5 with the dice cam inside the cockpit.

Parkzone Icon A-5. (7 min 3 sec)
Old Apr 05, 2012, 08:10 AM
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Nice Video NJFPVER, Question? Did you use wheels or belly take off and land?
Old Apr 05, 2012, 08:49 AM
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It has wheels in this video
Old Apr 05, 2012, 11:12 AM
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It has wheels in this video
Thank You
Great to Know that she can take off on grass with wheels. I was thinking of putting larger wheels like i did for the t-28 when i get a ICON. What do you think? Any words on flap mods?


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