• VSKYLABS Test-Pilot: ICON-A5 Project Released

    VSKYLABS Test-Pilot: ICON-A5 Project

    This project is part of the VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot' series, designed specifically for use with X-Plane 11.30+ cutting edge Experimental Flight Model (should be enabled in X-Plane's General Settings menu).

    The ICON-A5 is an American Light Sport Aircraft Single Engine amphibious aircraft. It is constructed mostly from composites materials (carbon fiber) and powered by the electronically fuel injected Rotax 921iS engine.

    VSKYLABS Test-Pilot: ICON-A5 Project

    It was designed to allow a close and intimate interaction with the world, in the form of an amphibious aircraft with folding wings. This combination is allowing the A5 to be operated to and from almost every spot on the planet, from smooth short runways, dirt or beach strips...parked in a home-garage!

    VSKYLABS Test-Pilot: ICON-A5 Project

    The ICON-A5 design concept was to make it accessible and safe for aviation new-comers and beginner pilots, deriving a straight forward, car-like cockpit features and displays along with various safety systems and safety oriented flying characteristics such as the Anti-Spin aerodynamic design. The A5 is taking advantage of an Angle of Attack Gauge (AoA) which is "summing up" the aircraft's current aerodynamic situation at any speed load and maneuver. The A5 is also designed to be a spin-resistant aircraft, which will allow continuous control during stall. The A5 is equipped with a ballistic parachute system.

    VSKYLABS Test-Pilot: ICON-A5 Project interior

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    2 Comments
    1. rooitou's Avatar
      rooitou -
      Wonder what VSKYLABS target audience is for this one?
    1. b52bob's Avatar
      b52bob -
      Looks like a nice aircraft at a good price. Will probably pick this one up. VSKYLABS does some wonderful aircraft.
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