Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman. Specifications. A photo.
Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman. Specifications. A photo.

Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman. Specifications. A photo.


Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman - American multipurpose amphibious aircraft designed by the specialists of «Volmer Aircraft» in 1958 year.


Photo Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman


Work on the design of the aircraft Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman started American designer Jens Vollmer in the first half 50-ies of the last century. American aircraft builder wanted to create a small multipurpose aircraft, capable of takeoff and landing, both on land and on the water surface, and, the aircraft was supposed to make a very promising that, in the end, and was able to realize in practice.

His first flight of the aircraft Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman implemented in December 1958 years and due to the fact that the test flight of the aircraft met all expectations, the aircraft project was sent to the serial production. In the production of the aircraft model Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman was in three different versions - as is already fully ready for the operation of aircraft, as kits for self-assembly, as well as drawings and manuals that provide maximum convenience to value ratio for future owners and time spent on aircraft assembly.


Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman photo


The aircraft Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman has become quite popular among private owners - according to the year 2009, 1 more than a thousand drawings and manuals have been sold worldwide, and the 100 fully assembled aircraft of this model. Experts note that a great interest was shown due to the low cost of the aircraft, as well as its fairly broad possibilities of its application.

In the cockpit of the aircraft Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman can accommodate up to two people, however, due to the large amount of free space on your board the aircraft can also be transported and a large variety of goods, provided that their weight in view of the pilot and the passenger's own weight does not exceeds 230 kilos (depending on the modification of the aircraft).


Aircraft Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman


Depending on the layout of the aircraft, the aircraft Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman can be equipped with either a piston aircraft engine brand Continental C85, able to develop traction in 85 hp, either as a piston aircraft engine with a capacity of 100 hp, which provides a slight increase in duty rates , speed of movement, and others. The standard version of the aircraft, the engine can be combined Continental C85, capable of speeds in 155 km \ h., and travel distances of up to 485 kilometers, to a greater extent it satisfies the requirements of potential customers.


Specifications Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 7,32 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,12 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,44 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 454 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Payload: 226 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 680 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Cruising speed: 140 km \ h. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum flight speed: 155 km \ h. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum flight distance: 485 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3960 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental C85 (depending on configuration);
  • Power: 85 HP (Depending on configuration).


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