The Icon2 rocked the soaring world winning the 2010 F3J World Championship in BOTH Senior and Junior categories, a feat never accomplished before in the history of the sport.
SkipMillerModels is proud to congratulate Daryl Perkins and Brendon Beardsley! There were only 3 pilots to enter the F3J World Championships with the Icon2...all made the prestigious flyoffs...and two WON! If you want the best, get the Icon 2. Of course your choice of custom colors.
The Icon2 is our newest state-of-the-art unlimited sailplane designed for thermal duration and F3J contest formats. It was designed as a collaborative effort between Dr. Mark Drela of MIT and Phil Pearson and Don Peters, principals in Maple Leaf Design. Testing and development has been done by World Champion pilots Daryl Perkins, Arend Borst and Skip Miller.
Wings, stabs and fuselage parts are built using molds taken from CNC-machined masters to assure accuracy. We have our own CNC router system, which allows us to completely tool the plane in-house.
The Icon2 is hand-built in Arizona of the finest composite materials available. It is delivered complete with carbon pushrods installed, flush-mounted wing servo covers and pushrod fairings and all hardware including 1100 gm (38 ounces) of ballast in the form of square brass slugs. All parts are molded with high performance epoxy, then post-cured in an oven. All parts are painted in the molds with two-component acrylic polyurethane paint. Standard colors are white, yellow, orange, red, dark blue, black, magenta, chartreuse, lime green and forest green.
The wing is capable of full-power winch or hand-tow launches. It is a bolt-on three piece assembly with hollow carbon joiners. Wing construction uses our proven hollow-molded system with all-carbon skins and high-modulus carbon spar caps. It is delivered completely finished with wiring harness installed and ready for servo installation.
The fuselage is compatible with 2.4 GHz radio systems. The fuse parts are pressure-molded of carbon and S-glass. The FAI nose cone is specially designed to “stick” landings. Thin carbon pushrods are carried in Teflon housings works-installed internally in the tail boom.
The empennage is hollow-molded using carbon and glass skins and foam cores with carbon spar caps. The removable bolt-on fin/rudder molding is works-installed onto the carbon fuse. The horizontal stab is a one-piece molding bolted to a robust carbon V-mount.
Final assembly is detailed with large color photos in the owner's manual on CD. The adjustable tow hook and wing mounting system are factory-installed. The fuse requires the end user to assemble the tail boom, ballast tube, and inner nose. All the holes are cut, and the servo tray is factory-routed for battery and servos.