Icon A5 Video Shows Spin Resistance
Im excited. Flying is about having fun and the Icon A5 Seaplane promises to deliver more fun than most planes. But theres more to the airplane than just fun. As a new video shows, its also a spin resistant plane that could make flying safer.
Spin resistance isnt new. One of the earliest planes to claim that it was spin proof and hence safer was the Ercoupe. First built in the 1930s, many are still flying today. Sadly, although it was less likely to spin, that didnt stop people from crashing the plane.
But spin resistant technology has improved and the Icon A5 remains stable in flight, even when the controls are held in a position that induces a spin in other aircraft. That can be clearly seen in Icons new video in which they fly an A5 next to a Cessna 150 as the pilots try to... [via Max Trescott]