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Title: ICON A5 Amphibious Light Sport Aircraft
Post by: vripley on March 08, 2019, 12:33:46 PM
Oh HELL yes!!!

Title: Re: ICON A5 Amphibious Light Sport Aircraft
Post by: mvslider on March 08, 2019, 04:36:20 PM
another good-looking pipe dream
Title: Re: ICON A5 Amphibious Light Sport Aircraft
Post by: Whimpy1234@aol.com on March 08, 2019, 05:10:56 PM
If I ever hit the lottery that would be one of the very first purchases I make.
Title: Re: ICON A5 Amphibious Light Sport Aircraft
Post by: hatchethand on March 08, 2019, 05:36:19 PM
Yes. That's a hell yes.
Title: Re: ICON A5 Amphibious Light Sport Aircraft
Post by: saddle tramp on March 20, 2019, 07:54:32 AM
Here's a probable alternative to the A5 for around the same $300K.   MUCH newer technology, much easier to fly, less expensive to own and operate.   IKON has missed its window of opportunity.   They have been dicking around for 6 years and still don't  have predictable delivery...
Just think of how drone tech has advanced in the meantime....

I give you, The Speeder.

https://jetpackaviation.com
Title: Re: ICON A5 Amphibious Light Sport Aircraft
Post by: vripley on March 20, 2019, 09:06:41 AM
Here's a probable alternative to the A5 for around the same $300K.   MUCH newer technology, much easier to fly, less expensive to own and operate.   IKON has missed its window of opportunity.   They have been dicking around for 6 years and still don't  have predictable delivery...
Just think of how drone tech has advanced in the meantime....

I give you, The Speeder.

https://jetpackaviation.com
Wow! That is incredible!!! I need one!!!
Title: Re: ICON A5 Amphibious Light Sport Aircraft
Post by: saddle tramp on March 28, 2019, 08:17:55 PM
This is another alternative using OLD tech, (weight shift hang glider controls and a delta wing). 

I owned a hang glider that was very similar in the 80s.  Simplistic areodynamics, cheap, easy to fly, store and maintain and very safe
   Most fun I ever had in the air.

Did I mention its 30k as opposed to 300k?

http://www.ramphos.com/