Writing credits: John Nowak
Written: 1998 (educated guess based on the story having been nominated for Plato Awards)
Title reference: Icarus, son of Daedalus from the Greek mythology
Length: 34,035 words, 22 chapters
Geegaw Hackwrench, a test pilot for Ultra-Flight and Gadget's father, died in a plane crash. It's reason was never determined without doubt, being attributed to either engine failure or pilot error. Now, many years after, the investigation is opened again, with both the Rangers and Widget on the case.
The Rescue Rangers
The Ranger Wing
The Ranger Skate
Ultra-Flight Laboratories featured here are indeed mentioned in the show, in To the Rescue (Part 3), when Gadget shows Screaming Eagle to other 'Rescue Rangers to be' and says "lt was an experimental model from the Ultra-Flight Laboratories..." It is left unknown whether she means human company producing model planes or rodent enterprise.
Chip has a dream in which the Rangers have a number of craft named "Rangerbird 1" through "5", modeled after those used by the Thunderbirds. They do have similar vehicles in PensacolaRanger's fanfic Rangerbirds are GO! This becomes less of a surprise when its sequel Pensacola Rangers crosses over with the Nowakverse.