Written by Jay Smith.
Find the full feature on page 55 in the May 2012 issue.
Watch a shop video and an interview with the designer.
Jay Smith talks with the designer of the Icon A5
Watch a shop video to learn more about the Icon A5
• Model type: Semiscale ARF
• Skill level: Beginner builder; intermediate pilot
• Wingspan: 52.5 inches
• Wing area: 357.5 square inches
• Length: 34.5 inches
• Weight: 43.4 ounces
• Power system: 480-size 960Kv brushless outrunner (installed)
• Radio: Four channels with four servos
• Construction: Foam and plastic
• Price: $199.99 (PNP) $279.99 (BNF)
• Power: 480-size 960Kv brushless outrunner (installed); 30-amp Pro SB brushless ESC (installed)
• Battery: ParkZone three-cell, 2200 mAh LiPo
• Propeller: 9 x 8 three-blade
• Radio system: Spektrum DX7s transmitter; Spektrum AR600 DSMX receiver (installed); two DSV130 and two SV80 servos (installed)
• Ready-to-fly weight: 43.4 ounces
• Flight duration: 10 minutes
• Officially licensed model of the ICON A5.
• Durable Z-foam construction with an exclusive color scheme.
• Assembly is quick and simple.
• Flexibility to fly from land or water in minutes.
• Magnetic hatch provides easy access to the battery compartment.
• DX8 and DX7s users can download the radio setup.
• The included motor and battery provide a good balance between power and flight duration.
• Wings can be removed with two screws, making it easy to transport and store.
• Dutch Roll tendency under certain flight conditions.
Read the entire feature review on page 55 inside the May 2012 issue of Model Aviation.
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