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    Hello
    Does anyone know of a amphibian homebuilt like the ICON? I have built a few aircraft but my hand doesn't have 140,000 in it. Power would be about 100 hp.
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    Re: Homebuilt Amphibian Like the ICON A5

    The Glass Goose comes to mind, but one hears not-so-good things about it. Whether justified or not, I don't know. But it needs about 160 hp.
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    Thanks PTA I'll look at them.
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    Re: Homebuilt Amphibian Like the ICON A5

    If I correctly remember what I read in Kitplanes over a decade ago, the original company had issues supporting builders and fulfilling orders but the company was sold to an entity that was able to vamp it up and take care of the customer better. That being said, you just don't see anything about them anymore.

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    Glass Goose was looked at all that was said (including by WurlyBird) is all truth. Thanks The idea of trailering (max 8.5 feet) sounds very good. I guess that I'll have to wait or get some more eye candy money.
    Now for some history trivia. The Helicopter was first used in combat 64 years ago. Fortunately that idiot that was the chief swung by his ankles!
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    Re: Homebuilt Amphibian Like the ICON A5

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Schaumberg View Post
    Now for some history trivia. The Helicopter was first used in combat 64 years ago. Fortunately that idiot that was the chief swung by his ankles!
    Can you elaborate on this a little bit, it sounds interesting.
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    For WillieEz
    Back in 1944 the AXIS designed and built a new aircraft that later would become very popular (the hellicopter). The ALLIED (based in England) added it to thier list of targets and were very succesful in completely destroying all manufacturing facillities. And this was from the folks that came up with rockets and jets. Many people think the US was the first. But we didn't come up with it (the AXIS) did. We later came up with the Cobra and Blawkhawk. Now we can take off straight up and still go fast (although not over mach 1).
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    Re: Homebuilt Amphibian Like the ICON A5

    Have you looked into the Super Petrel Amphibian from Edra Aeronautica?
    Check www.edraaeronautica.com.br/en/ or www.seastaramphibian.com
    Or the Sea Rey www.recreationalmobility.com
    Or the Corsario www.sportairaviation.com
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    Re: Homebuilt Amphibian Like the ICON A5

    Thanks Tab I'll take a look at them.
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    Re: Homebuilt Amphibian Like the ICON A5

    There also the Volmer VJ22 http://www.volmeraircraft.com/, the Searey http://www.searey.com/, the coot http://www.coot-builders.com/, and the osprey http://www.ospreyaircraft.com/. If you're really interested in an amphibian, I highly recommend joining the seaplane pilots association http://www.seaplanes.org/index.htm . In the members only section they have a list of a lot of different seaplanes (not all).

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    Thanks I'm looking at them and considering joining the seaplane group.
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    Re: Homebuilt Amphibian Like the ICON A5

    The FA-61, designed by Heinrich Focke, flew for the first time on June 26, 1936. The FA-61 was the first practical design for a maneuverable helicopter. In 1937, as a propaganda stunt for the Nazi regime, the renowned female pilot Hanna Reitsch flew the FA-61 inside the city of Berlin’s Deutschlandhalle sports arena. Another German helicopter, the FL-282 Kolibri, was used by the German navy during World War II (1939-1945). It could fly at 140 km/h (90 mph) and reach an altitude of 4,000 m (13,000 ft) with a payload of 360 kg (800 lb). It was the first helicopter design produced in quantity, but only a few became operational before the war ended.



    Igor Sikorsky, a Russian-born American aeronautical engineer, flew the first successful single main rotor helicopter, the VS-300, in 1939. He flew the final version of his VS-300 helicopter in 1941. Unlike previous helicopter designs, the VS-300 was the first helicopter to use a tail rotor to counteract the torque of the main rotor. This represented a major accomplishment that has been copied by the majority of helicopter designs built since. Sikorsky’s research and development of the VS-300 led to the R4, the first American helicopter built in large quantities
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    The Osprey 2

    Check out the Osprey 2. I just listed one for sale in the for sale section. Osprey company website:
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    Re: The Osprey 2

    look up plans, design detail's. consult knowledgible and experienced aviation tech, for building experimental. and FAA requirement's, finding comprible component's and part's are only at most, half the price of a capable and knowledgable and or experienced Home builder with the time and labor of his own. The majority of this information is free with today's internet.but still abvously needs to fit your budget and most of all comitement. Please! let me know what your thinking. Will help if possible. concerning the Icon A5. like it also! but to expensive for my blood. they claim 1000 orders at a base price of 136.000 per order delivery date no sooner than 2016. are they frequin crazy. I wan.t to fly while i'm still alive. if you think I may be able to help with your progress on this let me know . Sincerely ! Richard.
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    Re: Homebuilt Amphibian Like the ICON A5

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Schaumberg View Post
    Hello
    Does anyone know of a amphibian homebuilt like the ICON? I have built a few aircraft but my hand doesn't have 140,000 in it. Power would be about 100 hp.
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