Only $389,000 for Icon A5

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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby FastEddieB » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:52 pm

CBS Evening News just reported no distress calls.
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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby Wm.Ince » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:57 pm

FastEddieB wrote:CBS Evening News just reported no distress calls.

Fake news.
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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby drseti » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:15 am

I'm confused - apparently there was an accident reported here yesterday? I see oblique references to it, following a post that was edited twice, with no mention of an accident still posted. So, I don't know the story. Somebody please fill me in.
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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby FastEddieB » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:36 am

A famous retired baseball pitcher was killed yesterday in an ICON A5 accident off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico - it’s all over the news.

Representative account here:

https://sports.yahoo.com/plane-roy-halladay-flying-jet-ski-wings-234327786.html

I thought the “Fake News” comment was in poor taste, but fail to see it as “right-wing idiocy”.

It appears the CBS News account was correct, and the reports of distress calls were mistaken.

Way too tragic to turn into something political.
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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby chicagorandy » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:56 am

Two fatal crashes with barely 20 planes in service. Even if this recent incident is also ruled 'Pilot Error" by the NTSB, coupled with the ridiculous recent price increase, I strongly doubt the Icon A5 company will survive the fallout.

I hope I'm proven wrong, by all accounts it actually is a pretty sweet LSA.

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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby 3Dreaming » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:31 am

TimTaylor wrote:Never mind. Someone decided to turn a tragic event into right-wing idiocy.


I'm confused. I see no political reference other than yours. If this is based off of Eddie's post, I thought you were both from the same side of the isle. No offense to either of you if I was wrong on my notion.
So my question is why do you turn everything into something political, when it is not?

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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby FastEddieB » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:35 am

3Dreaming wrote:If this is based off of Eddie's post...


I had not considered that, other than the fact that I enjoy Neil Cavuto's FOX News show at 4P, and that I quoted Cavuto's comment.

I assumed he was triggered by the "Fake news" jab.
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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby 3Dreaming » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:16 am

FastEddieB wrote:
3Dreaming wrote:If this is based off of Eddie's post...


I had not considered that, other than the fact that I enjoy Neil Cavuto's FOX News show at 4P, and that I quoted Cavuto's comment.

I assumed he was triggered by the "Fake news" jab.


You never really know what triggers it. It could have been the "Fake news" comment, it could have been your quote.

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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby MrMorden » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:37 am

3Dreaming wrote:You never really know what triggers it. It could have been the "Fake news" comment, it could have been your quote.


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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby Wm.Ince » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:04 pm

MrMorden wrote:
3Dreaming wrote:You never really know what triggers it. It could have been the "Fake news" comment, it could have been your quote.
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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby HAPPYDAN » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:23 pm

I will like to see the NTSB report. I seem to remember, early on in the testing and development phase of the Icon A5, an incident of leakage and swamping caused by a "hard landing" on the water. It appears Roy Halladay's accident happened on the water also. Most unfortunate. Maybe this was something similar?

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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby Wm.Ince » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:46 pm

HAPPYDAN wrote:I will like to see the NTSB report.

Concur 100%.
The NTSB will thoroughly investigate and present the facts and analysis. Everything else is just speculation.

HAPPYDAN wrote:I seem to remember, early on in the testing and development phase of the Icon A5, an incident of leakage and swamping caused by a "hard landing" on the water.

As you suggest, this airplane does have some history. Up to this point, I would say it has not been very impressive.
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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby Warmi » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:04 pm

That video kind of settles it , doesn't it ?
Even if it was an engine failure , being so low and without any margin of error still would count as a pilot error.
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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby TimTaylor » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:05 pm

FastEddie, I have no problems with anything you posted.
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