Sunday, January 14, 2018
Icarus V Foot Launched Hang Glider
This is a picture of my Icarus V in the early 1970s. I pulled my 1946 Ercoupe out of the hangar to build the Icarus V by scratch from plans I bought from Tarus Kiceniuk. I was interested in very low and slow flight to re-live some of the feelings I read about from the Wright Brothers.
Photo 1 Construction of airframe. Photo 2 is completed aircraft with original paint scheme at 1st Powered Hanglider Meet in Marilla, MI.. These powered hangliders were not yet called ultralights because anybody could fly them without a licence. If you look very close I did have an FAA N number (N93675) on the wing tips and for the hell of it I put the word EXPERIMENTAL since I've been an EAA member since 1974.