CTLS Lite 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


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

Key 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

General Features


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


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


Dual control sticks, conventional 3-axis flight control
Three axis trim system
Electric, pre-select flaps
Airframe Parachute Recovery System


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

Performance at MTOW 1430 lbs/650 kg
Vh: maximum horizontal speed 97 kt 180 km/h
Vne: maximum permissible airspeed (red line) 162 kt 300* km/h
Take-off run (flap +15 degree) 820 ft 250 m
Take-off distance over 50 ft obstacle 1476 ft 450 m
Max. range (30 min reserve) 515 NM 950 km
* The never-exceed speed (VNE) limit is defined by the capabilities of the rescue system
Weights, Dimensions and Capacities
Typical Empty Weight, well-equipped including
Airframe Parachute Recovery System (APRS)
954 lbs 434 kg
Max. take off weight 1430 lbs 650 kg
Fuel capacity 34 US Gal 130 l
Maximum weight per seat 265 lb 120 kg
Baggage (55 lbs max each side) 110 lbs 50 kg

Flight Design USA
P.O. Box 325
South Woodstock, CT
06267, USA