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Old 05-06-2012, 06:35 PM
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Had an ideal day today for a three-man mini float fly. Sunny, warm, slight wind, cooperative water sprites. All was good and the way it was supposed to be.

Small lake, small dock, small group. Big fun.















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You lucky dogs.
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Looks like a lot of fun
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How does that Icon fly?
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:52 PM
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This was it's first trip out and the owner decided to sell it at his soonest opportunity.  Neither of us other two made him an offer.  It looks great; but flies like a small foam model (I'm really the wrong guy to ask about small foam models).  Surprisingly long time to pop free of the surface.  The Mentor flew circles around it; and I'm seriously infatuated with my Saratoga and have love goggles where she is concerned.

 

Actually, the Icon flies like a real plane.  Throttle for altitude, not especially aerobatic.  Probably pretty scale for a pusher amphibian.  It seemed to fly like the full-size SeaBee that was flown off a lake we used to keep a sailbooat on.  It will get you on the water and above it - that's what counts.

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Not exactly a glowing endorsement for the Icon
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