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Icon Crash Video

Post by pelmet » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:39 pm

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Re: Icon Crash Video

Post by rookiepilot » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:54 pm

Ouch.....didn't look good from the start.
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Re: Icon Crash Video

Post by Heliian » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:07 am

He got caught in the tree rotors and stalled.
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Re: Icon Crash Video

Post by Capt. Underpants » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:47 am

He was on the wrong side of the energy curve from the moment he got airborne.
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Re: Icon Crash Video

Post by photofly » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:18 pm

Capt. Underpants wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:47 am
He was on the wrong side of the energy curve from the moment he got airborne.
Every flight begins on the wrong side of the energy curve from the moment it gets airborne :)
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Re: Icon Crash Video

Post by Capt. Underpants » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:16 pm

Guess you’ve never flown jets. :lol:
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Re: Icon Crash Video

Post by KissPlusOne » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:33 pm

For how much the Icon A5 was toted to be the "unspinnable" airplane (pretty sure it was non-spinnable, and stall resistant, but I'd have to double check), there sure are a lot of stall accidents that happen with these things. This guy was flirting with (and fooling around with) the stall from the beginning.

Also, was he unable to TAKE OFF INTO WIND??? Surely there must have been an opportunity for him to use a bit of power to push upwind, no? Were there too many other people that direction? Seems like his problem started before he was even airborne.
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Re: Icon Crash Video

Post by iflyforpie » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:36 am

photofly wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:18 pm
Capt. Underpants wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:47 am
He was on the wrong side of the energy curve from the moment he got airborne.
Every flight begins on the wrong side of the energy curve from the moment it gets airborne :)
But doesn’t stay that way.
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Geez did I say that....? Or just think it....?

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Re: Icon Crash Video

Post by photofly » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:09 am

Some do, some don't ... :whistle:
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Ensign Ricky: Aw, crap.

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