Helmet Solar X
Solar Impulse's first Round-the-World Solar Flight with our Icaro helmets.

Solar Impulse is the only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel.
The two famous pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are wearing our helmets with our ICE headsets.
They have chosen our helmets because they are light, strong, modern, reliable and have EN 966 certification.
In honor of this exploit we call this new helmet Solar X

The electronic ICE headsets have been developed expressly for this mission.

Icaro is proud to contribute to this incredible mission.

follow this unique event on the official Solarimpulse website
 
Full HD slide show of the above helmets

Full HD slide show of the flying Solar X

The helmet Solar X has the same shape as the Nerv helmet, expressly modified for the paramotor pilots.

4 colours are available: carbon optic, green, orange, white.
 
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The Design

Designed by Ignazio Bernardi, with the technical consultancy from the greatest Italian helmet developer the Solar X has a very modern look.
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Reduced width of the helmet

The advantage of a reduced width of the helmet are evident: less weight and less resistance to te air.

The disadvantage: if there is only one dimension of the shell like in this helmet, the maximum size is XL (61 cm of head circumference)
 
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Polycarbonate shell

The 3 mm thickness polycarbonate shell has the advantage to be very light but still very strong.
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Polystyrene reinforced

The polystyrene is reinforced with one more layer of polycarbonate to achieve the hard penetration test of the E.N. 966 certification.

Between the shell and the polystyrene there are 2 channels with their wholes for the air flow
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Visor     optional

2 types:

transparent, brown.
 
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Airflow inside the helmet

You can open or close the entrance of the air into the helmet just with one hand and while you are flying
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Sizes

The are 3 available sizes with wheel regulator for a perfect fit of the head circumference from 53 cm to 61 cm.
  • Small (cm 53 - 54 - 55- 56)
  • Medium (cm 57 - 58 - 59)
  • Large (cm 60 - 61)
The size of a helmet is always described by the inner circumference of the internal padding.

The size number therefore corresponds to the head circumference in centimetres.

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Interchangeable internal padding

3 internal paddings are adapted to the 3 sizes determinated by the wheel regulator situated in the back of the helmet. They can be replaced by larger or smaller padding pieces included the wheel regulator, thus varying the helmet size.

You just choose your own size of ICARO tailored inner helmet lining for a safe, perfectly comfortable head fit….

It can be changed in moments in case a different size is needed.

If the helmet is not a perfect fit, we send a new padding free of charge, independently from where you bought the helmet.

The important advantage: you can easily remove the padding and replace it with a new one or just wash it.
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Covering shell edge

For the first time we don't use the normal rubber to cover the edge of the shell

We found the method to stich a strip of fabric around all the helmet

The result is just unique and beautiful
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Plastic-coated stainless steel wire sidepieces and micrometric chin strap
 
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Ear defenders or electronic headsets

The Solar X helmet is certified only with attached ear defenders or electronic headsets.

We use Star headsets or the finest Peltor-brand headsets, and we mount them perfectly onto the helmet.
We can apply the electronic apparatus for any type of radio equipment, including the professional headsets used by the Swiss aerial rescue service with our Rega helmet. For further information, go to our headsets page.

Once the headsets are fixed with our special screws onto the helmet and the polystirene is perfectly positioned in to the shell, it's nearly impossible to take it out again. It becomes also difficult to change the headset.
For this reason we recommend to decide at order time the appropriate headset.

If customers or dealers already have their own headset and they wish to use them with a new helmet, we suggest to send us the headset so that we can fit it perfectly to the helmet.
If you have any doubt about the application of the headset, please send us a mail to [email protected]

For safety reasons, we do not sell the helmet to pilots who wish to use a conventional arching headset worn under the helmet.
Your head would no longer be well protected! See our page about headsets.
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Certification E.N. 966

The Nerv has been tested by the italian laboratory Newton a company authorized by the Italian Ministry of Transport and recognized by the German TUV.

All our helmets are designed especially for free flight and micro light pilots, in accordance with the European standards (EN 966).

Our helmets were designed and built specifically to be as light as possible. However they optimize safety for hang glider, paraglider and micro light pilots, as shown by the information above.

For more information about the E.N. 966 test please read our page About safety

Look also at our very interesting video we made during the EN 966 test of the helmet Rega


Look at the complete EN 966 test report


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Manual

Download the manual for all our helmets (Pdf)

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Weight
  • Helmet:  grams 550
  • Ear defenders just to filter out engine noise:   grams 230
  • Electronic headsets with cable:   grams 390
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For all of us at Icaro 2000, the name “4fight” has nothing to do with war, please read more about it.

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Therefore we reserve the right to modify the characteristics in any way, without any prior notice.

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