Float Plane

The Flight Design Team has completed over 150 hours of flight testing in preparation for the final approval.

The certification process involved no changes to the basic CTLS airframe. A gear position indicator and the water rudder handle along with a split brake handle were added to allow for castoring steering on the ground.

Clamar’s 1400 float series allows the CTLS to takeoff with a water run of only 15-20 seconds at full gross weight. The CTLS Floatplane cruises at 100 knots where the wheeled model achieves 115 knots. Airtime Aviation, Flight Design Distributor, is continuing development and also offers a straight float (non-amphibious) version. Useful load for the CTLS Lite with the amphibious floats is 500 pounds.

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Key Features

Features

• Rotax 912 ULS Engine, 100 hp
• Fast, Comfortable, Fun
• Well-equipped in standard configuration with Dynon            D100 EFIS,Garmin Com & Transponder, Garmin AERA 510                GPS w/XM Weather, 406 MHz ELT
• Airframe Parachute Recovery System (APRS) installed
• Strutless, cantilevered wing ideal for float operation
• CLAMAR 1400 Amphibious Floats
• 1430 lbs (650 kg) Max Takeoff Weight – Tested to ASTM
Requirements

 

1 Garmin GTX 327 Mode C Transponder
2 Optional Garmin GTX 330 Mode S Transponder
3 Standby Altimeter
4 Standby Airspeed Indicator
5 Optional FD Pilot 2-axis Autopilot
6 Dynon D100 Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)
7 Garmin AERA 510 GPS with XM Weather
8 UMA Engine Information Display
9 Hobbs Hour Meter
10 Garmin SL40 Com Radio
11 PS Engineering PM 3000 Intercom
12 406 MHz ELT

 

General Features

Engines
  • Rotax 912 ULS 100 hp engine, 2,000 hr TBO
  • Operates on auto fuel or 100LL avgas
  • Three-blade ground adjustable composite propeller
  • 34 Gal fuel capacity – contained in two wing tanks
  • Easy-to-manage On/Off fuel selector
Interior
  • Large window area provides excellent visibility
  • Attractive and durable two-tone interior
  • Spacious cabin comfortable for large and tall occupants
  • Large gullwing doors for easy entry/exit
  • Adjustable seats with 4-point restraint harnesses
    “Safety Cell” Kevlar cockpit design
Systems
  • Dual control sticks, conventional 3-axis flight control
  • Three axis trim system
  • Electric, pre-select flaps
  • Airframe Parachute Recovery System

Floats

  • CLAMAR 1400 amphibious floats – 1430 lbs displacement
    each float
  • Composite construction – strong, lightweight, leak proof,
    corrosion free
  • All electric landing gear actuation with spring shock absorption
  • Four baggage compartments integrated into floats