I see so many of us flying the big rigs. I normally fly the Mooney simply because I used to own one and it really does fly like a real Mooney for the most part.
But my favorite sit back and relax plane is by far the Icon A5. Flies like a dream, I think my teenage kids could fly one in real life and you can land it on water and in very short places to land. If I was rich I would buy one in a heartbeat.
I really like flying the Icon A5 due to the water landings. Does anyone know of a land mass I can start on that includes a ramp into a body of water where I can taxi down the ramp for a water takeoff?
Looking for some beautiful watery locations.
Same deal, went looking for it to find Vy. Answer: 58 knots for a rate of climb of 629 ft/min. Page 114 is useful too, it explains their fancy "angle of attack" gauge they hype in all their marketing materials.
Does anyone know how to stop the icon on water? If i use my brake button it doesnt seems to have any impact, neither when i try to reverse. I often times run into an object at around 2 kmh because i cant get it to a complete stop. Am I doing anything wrong or am i missing a feature? Can anybody help me?
Hi all! I want to preface my post by saying I am not a pilot in real life, so I apologize if either of the questions I'm about to ask qualify as "Wow, this person's stupid."
Both of my question pertain to how the Icon A5 handles, the first question relates to how it handles on the ground during taxiing and the second to how it performs in the air.
Question 1: I've noticed that for me, the Icon A5 always pulls to the left during taxiing. My Xbox One controller does have a little bit of drift, but the drift is to the right and my deadzone settings should eliminate this anyway. Is this normal? I'm constantly having to yank the plane back to the right to keep it going straight and I'd be lying if I said this hasn't almost caused some issues involving flightline vans.
Question 2: In the air, I've noticed that the plane gradually turns to the right by itself. I initially thought this might be a deadzone issue, but this right drift occurs even if I set the deadzone to the max possible value. My current theory is that the plane is so light that the torque of the propeller is what causes this permanent right drift, but I admit that I'm not expert on planes so I have no idea if this is actually even possible.
Bonus Question: I've noticed that the game doesn't seem to properly use the analog range of the triggers on an Xbox controller. It only recognizes maybe the first 25% of the range of each before acting like the trigger is fully depressed. Is this intended behavior? It makes using the triggers to control turns on the ground and using the rudder so difficult.
Another Icon A5 down.. not like the other accidents, but definitely not good for its already bad reputation.