When did the ICON A5 aircraft come out?

When did the ICON A5 aircraft come out?

Amphibious light-sport aircraft developed by ICON Aircraft. The ICON A5 is an American amphibious light-sport aircraft designed and produced by ICON Aircraft. A concept aircraft was first flown in 2008, and creation of the production tooling began in December 2012.

What is the G3X Touch on the ICON A5?

The G3X Touch adds 2-axis autopilot to the Icon A5 making it an IFR capable aircraft while also giving pilots additional situational awareness via features such as synthetic vision. Most performance and flight model changes were done by me with the avionics work coming from @davux3!

How does the ICON A5 light sport work?

With the engine in the back and a low instrument panel, the A5’s panoramic canopy allows you see the world in a new dimension. Inspired by military aircraft, the A5 uses a center stick to control the ailerons and elevator. This intuitive interface provides direct feedback to the pilot, in keeping with the A5’s sport flying mission.

What kind of fuel does an ICON A5 use?

The ICON A5 runs on 91 octane car fuel or 100LL aviation fuel. It has range of 427nm (491 miles / 790 km) with 45 minutes reserve fuel. It seats 1 pilot + 1 passenger. There A5 has room to fit up to 60 lbs (27.2 kg) of baggage.

Is the ICON A5 light sport safe to fly?

Peace of mind at 1,000 feet. Always under control. After thousands of hours of testing and development, the A5 is the world’s first spin-resistant Light Sport Aircraft. Safe and Sound. IPS technology has more than 300 documented lives saved, some at altitudes as low as a few hundred feet.

What kind of lighting does an ICON A5 use?

The A5 uses LEDs for all exterior lighting. In addition to consuming less energy and generating less heat, they are lightweight, exceptionally bright and allow very sharply defined beams. Custom LED landing and taxi light assemblies are a defining part of the A5’s design.

Where is angle of attack gauge on ICON A5?

Small gauge. Big difference. This instrument is unique to the A5. It simplifies flying, telling you everything you need to know during flight. Located at the top of the instrument cluster and within easy line of sight for the pilot, the Angle of Attack gauge provides an instantaneous read of how close the wing is to stalling.