Icon A5 Amphibious Sports Aircraft

Discussion in 'Other Toys/Hobbies' started by Sphinx2000, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Sphinx2000

    Sphinx2000 Member

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    Icon A5 Amphibious Sports Aircraft

    Stumbled across this the other day, but seems like the ultimate in sports aircraft, take off and lands on water or land, fold back wings and sits on a trailer to be towed home, and kept at home instead of in a hanger somewhere.. and no need for airstrip.

    They have passed all the design/test-flights stage, and are now moving on to production..

    Apparently set to take advantage of some new US “sports” flying license over there.. which is similar to an ultralight over here? @ ~$100k USD, so not exactly mega-expensive - like the next step up from a Jet-ski for the skies. :leet:

    Seats 2, has a 100hp engine that can run on Av-g or Unleaded, pivot/folding wings, and they were also going for the car-like interior look/feel with GPS, etc..

    Not sure if anyone has posted on here about them before, as I did a quick search.
    Any of the pilot buffs heard of these before, but they seem pretty spiffy for someone looking for the next expensive toy.. if only I could afford.. :(

    Thoughts?

    Here is the official site:
    http://iconaircraft.com/

    Here is some youtube vids in action:



     
  2. ortoxpi

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    This is how I want to get to work!

    Now to save lots of money and convince work to build a runway...
     
  3. alch

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    Aww.. Sweet.
    $160,856AUD doesnt sound right ;p
     
  4. [/\V3NG3R]

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    Prolly the most awesome thing since the new Enterprise...
     

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