The IKARUS headquarters are located in the glorious natural settings of the Black Forest outskirts in the romantic town of
Schramberg/Waldmoessingen – half way between Stuttgart and Lake Constance in Germany.
Founder and owner, Norbert Gruentjens, started the IKARUS RC Flight School in 1977. By 2008 more than 5000 students
had learned how to handle and fly RC fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. The extensive trophy collection of the company
founder includes such prestigious awards as
• German Champion in RC-Helicopter (Pattern) Aerobatics (F3C),
• German Champion in RC-Airplane (Pattern) Aerobatics (F3A) and
• Winner of the Unlimited Class in the AT6-Silver-Class-Race in Madara/USA
Driven by his joy to innovate and urge for perfection Norbert Grüntjens started to develop and produce his own model aircraft
shortly after the establishment of his company. Quickly the helicopters from the Black Forest and the name IKARUS became
known for excellent technology, innovative development and reliability.
Several duration flight world records with off-the-shelf IKARUS Electric Helicopters documented not only the reliability
of the products, but also the outstanding position IKARUS had gained by pioneering the development of RC-Electric Helicopters.