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Oshkosh 2010, ICON AIRCRAFT

Postby AADX » 27 Jul 2010 16:25

http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?sho ... t&p=516675

http://forums.x-pilot.com/index.php?topic=1048.msg9028

ICON AIRCRAFT, ICON A5 Oshkosh booth and demonstrator.

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ICON A5 by Jason Chandler @ AIR.C74.NET

Gizmo plugin by Ben Russel @ X-Aviation
(Custom water interaction, hydrodynamic handling)

For more information about the real aircraft, go to:
http://www.iconaircraft.com

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Re: Oshkosh 2010, ICON AIRCRAFT

Postby AADX » 12 Feb 2011 01:02

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Re: Oshkosh 2010, ICON AIRCRAFT

Postby AADX » 19 Jun 2012 00:47

ICON Aircraft
August 4, 2011 wrote:
Here’s a photo from one of the attractions in our Oshkosh booth, the ICON flight simulator. The simulator runs X-Plane and accurately models the A5 and its flight characteristics. It was a big hit in the booth and will be an integral part of our future flight training program.

ICON Aircraft
September 18, 2010 wrote:
Hey fans, if you didn't make it out to AirVenture to visit us at Osh this year, check out a picture here of the awesome Flight Simulator we had in our Booth!
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Re: Oshkosh 2010, ICON AIRCRAFT

Postby AADX » 23 Jul 2013 14:11

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Re: Oshkosh 2010, ICON AIRCRAFT

Postby AADX » 23 Jul 2013 14:28

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:geek: AoA indication. I've been doing that for ~years~, long before 'Icon', and for the same reason.
Wish I got any recognition for it in the GA flying space for making it a prominent use and training fixture
Sour grapes, I know.

I talked to all of those Icon guys at one point or another and always really endorsed their AoA indication. I never really dug how deep of negative AoA the wing would get into at high speed, in theory that increases it's total AoA range of use, but makes fast forward flight very nose down and flight surfaces fighting in opposition to each other in otherwise 'straight' flight. but diff of opinion.

Their depiction and use and visualization of the AoA indication of wing relative to color bands is good. I still think it should have some #'s on it, even if a darker color and or small, but should be there. otherwise it does feel like an idiot-gauge.

The description in the video is good and it is very very valid for all GA, and should be a primary instrument, in my opinion. I include my AoA instrument(s) in ALL of my aircraft. the large round one is in the xHAWK (adv trainer), in all of my other aircraft, LFX, LJX, JOKER, SEAWING, et al, the smaller round one is always immediately left of the airspeed # of the PFD, for correlation. I also have put it in some other normal aircraft, Cirrus Jet, PA46 come to mind. while other aircraft like Texan II, Learjet 25, Gulfstream II, and Starship all have AoA instruments as well, their own unique style of course.
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Re: Oshkosh 2010, ICON AIRCRAFT

Postby AADX » 29 Jul 2013 16:41

On Jul 29, 2013, at 2:19 PM, "ICON Aircraft" <info@iconaircraft.com> wrote:

We are excited to announce that the FAA has officially granted ICON Aircraft the weight exemption we were seeking to include a Spin-Resistant Airframe (SRA) in the A5. In their grant, the FAA stated, "The combined design features and SRA concepts incorporated into the ICON A5 design...are recognized by the FAA as significant safety enhancements..." They further stated, "The FAA determined that granting relief from the MTOW (Maximum Takeoff Weight) for LSA for this specific safety enhancement is in the public interest and is also consistent with the FAA's goals of increasing safety for small planes."

As you can imagine, this is extraordinary news for both ICON and the entire industry, as it highlights the FAA's philosophical commitment to not allow arbitrary weight limits stand in the way of significant safety innovations like spin resistance. While it was a long time in the making, and the delayed decision didn't make the design process any easier for us over the last 14 months, we're happy to report that in the end, the FAA got this one exactly right.

We would like to thank those of you who submitted a comment to the FAA supporting the exemption. Your voice played an important role in the success. As a result of the exemption, an already great aircraft just got even better, and with the D round of financing in place and the uncertainty around the exemption resolved, we are now in an excellent position as we continue to ramp up our production efforts.

Here is a link to the full press release that went out today. There are more details in it that we think you'll find interesting.

http://www.iconaircraft.com/news/faa-gr ... ption.html

Blue skies,

The ICON Aircraft Team


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On Jul 29, 2013, at 2:59 PM, "ICON Aircraft" <sales@iconaircraft.com> wrote:

We've made a lot of great production progress in the last few months, and to celebrate, we are offering a promotion this week during the 2013 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Air Show, which runs from 29 July to 4 August. The promotion is available for deposits placed online or in person at the show and reduces the deposit for an A5 production position from $5,000 to $2,000.

In the last year, we have continued to transition from being a company focused on the development of the A5 to being almost completely focused on its full-scale production. The engineering and design teams have completed the design for the A5 in its entirety, meaning that every component of the aircraft's 16 major systems-down to the smallest nut, bolt, and fastener-has been identified, designed, and modeled in ICON's computer-aided design program. Tooling for many of the components is well under way.

Coupled with our recent D round of funding and today's breaking news that the FAA has granted our exemption request for a higher gross weight, we are in an excellent position, making this an excellent opportunity to join us. Visit our website here to take advantage of the promotion: http://iconaircraft.com/buy-your-icon.html

If you are in Oshkosh this week, please come by and see us. Our booth is on Celebration Way between the Cessna and Cirrus booths.

Blue Skies,

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Re: Oshkosh 2010, ICON AIRCRAFT

Postby AADX » 02 Oct 2013 16:13

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Re: Oshkosh 2010, ICON AIRCRAFT

Postby AADX » 08 Jan 2014 17:22

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Re: Oshkosh 2010, ICON AIRCRAFT

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