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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:18 pm 
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The too long awaited ICON is making it's first customer delivery soon, probably by Jan 1, 2015. Will the claimed 800 guys in a queue actually take delivery? Doubt it. Most now think this company was largely invented to take pre-production orders and are not a serious aircraft company.

The panel of the first production ESN-1 run is absurd. It has a bunch of round guages (not steam guages) that mimic a car....and the Garmin 796 GPS on it's side in the middle-top of the center console.

An SLSA for $200k 100ktas cruise with a 400 pound useful load? Tiny landing gear, and a boat hull? Not gonna happen. http://www.iconaircraft.com/newsletter. ... 00gqDcAAAU


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:58 am 
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I got suckered in by the slick marketing, but cancelled my order with a full refund at the first big price hike.

So I got a nice hat, key ring, thermos, and a fancy plastic case for free!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:59 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:06 pm 
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Did they pay you interest on your deposit? If not, that stuff wasn't free.

Good point. No, they didn't.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:55 am 
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Nothing in aviation is free. :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:50 am 
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MrMorden wrote:
Nothing in aviation is free. :wink:


You can come pretty close though

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:27 am 
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CharlieTango wrote:
MrMorden wrote:
Nothing in aviation is free. :wink:


You can come pretty close though


You can fly free, briefly...

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:16 pm 
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Thats not so much flying as it is plummeting.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:57 pm 
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Merlinspop wrote:
Thats not so much flying as it is plummeting.


Potato, potahto...

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:48 pm 
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MrMorden wrote:
Merlinspop wrote:
Thats not so much flying as it is plummeting.


Potato, potahto...

Obscure Monty Python reference.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:02 pm 
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Well, if we're doing obscure...

"There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. … Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties."

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:04 pm 
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FastEddieB wrote:
Well, if we're doing obscure...

"There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. … Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties."

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

One of my favorite books.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:36 pm 
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Spoiler Alert -- "42". :D

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:18 pm 
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Aw, dang it.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:34 pm 
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Merlinspop wrote:
One of my favorite books.


And a part of one of my favorite increasingly misnamed trilogies.

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