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Dean of Invention- The Sport Aircraft Revolution

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Published on Dec 7, 2010

For more unbelievable inventions, visit http://planetgreen.com/dean | The ICON A5 wants to change the way we think about flight. This unbelievable sport aircraft opens up flying to anyone that's dreamed about it with its ease, sleek figure and amazing portability.

Comments • 80

bliglum
I like the concept, take off and land from any body of water.. Folding wings allows you to store it at your house as opposed to the airport.. But that price!! Nearly a quarter of a million!?! I guess that's not too bad by aircraft standards.. But it certainly isn't going to "open up flying to anyone that's dreamed about it".. More like just another rich man's plaything..
moongod1
nice plane
Ouroboros
Nine out of ten drug smugglers approve this aircraft.   Honest people who work for an honest living think it is nice but will realistically never afford such toys.
killiecommie
Another way for the elite to poop on us. I'd close your mouth if that thing was over you.
PleasantGuitar
Obviously people are motivated to push the leading edge, but why can't we get some people to fix and perfect the transportation infrastructure that we already have in place as opposed to some pie in the sky idea that will never be reasonable for more than a handful of people using the same airspace...
Axel Luda
Great
ginolatino767
I LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!! and i'd want it........... ;-( it's magic trick. You can landing in the water near a bich then put weels out and exit from the water... then put the wings in off (closed) and roll until home!!!! O.M.G. it's a LEGEND!!!!!!!!!!!
tigered68
When they bring the cost down to the price of an automobile then that would be an accomplishment.
Allistaire A
Limited fuel capacity means it can be used for recreational flying over short distances. The smaller engine makes it more susceptible to stalling and turbulence so it isn't truly viable for traveling as wind and weather becomes a greater variable, the greater the distance and altitude traversed. The cost will limit the availability of this product to those who have the means - which makes sense - because if it were to cost a cheaply as the average car, if enough people get into car accidents imagine the amount of mishaps this would wreak. Normal use, flying under the influence or sleep-flying each will have a percentage of mishaps. It`s possible for two airplanes to collide even with highly experienced and trained pilots - which is why radio communication, flight protocols and control towers are in place. If everyone were just flying without any of these controls in place.. it'd be mayhem. That's not even factoring in users with ill intent. Government agencies just wouldn't be able to cope. Governing bodies will prevent this product from being too affordable. Because the demand for personal airplanes hasn't rivaled the demand of the automobile, the cost of production will remain quite high. Albeit they may have found a market for this at the higher income tax bracket - because most destinations that an average person needs to get to, day-to-day are reachable by existing means (mostly by road), the demand for personal airplanes for the general public won't be soaring anytime soon.
waldomiro camargo
parabens grande invento que um dia siga pra produção de larga escala onde todos possam ter o direito de voar
Black Dog
+waldomiro camargo todo merda
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