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FEATURES

All of the AeroMarine and Super AeroMarine aircraft have several features that are unique. The cargo bay is huge - over 7 ft. long. It is the width and height of the fuselage behind the cockpit and extends back to the trailing edge of the wing. The cargo load is directly under the wing for the best weight and balance. The aircraft has high freeboard for superior seaworthiness when compared to other amphibious aircraft.

The aircraft is available in tail wheel or tricycle landing gear versions. The wing floats remove quickly for more speed when not needed, as shown in the photo above.

The wing loading is low and the stall speed (and lift off speed) exceptionally low to reduce pounding and to facilitate getting into and out of short landing areas. The thrust and power to weight ratio are exceptional versus all other competing aircraft. The aircraft gets off of the water quickly and climbs steeply to avoid obstacles. It is a STOL bushplane in seaplane form.

The aircraft has exceptional range. It can be fitted with 96 gallon tanks (and more). When fitted with the special electronic fuel injection and ignition/ceramic engines by Zehrbach Engineering, the fuel burn is so low it can push to nearly 2,000 miles of range.

Fuel burn of only 7 GPH has been demonstrated at 75% power on the 220 hp. Zehrbach Engineering modified Lycoming turbocharged engine. Additionally, the engines can be configured to operate on auto fuel. With long range tanks the need to ferry fuel to remote locations can be generally eliminated.

The engine with the long nacelle uses a tuned 4 into 1 exhaust with the best sound suppression techniques from the military drone program to make the seaplane a "good neighbor" and reduce or eliminate sound complaints common to seaplanes. The low level of sound also makes the aircraft very comfortable for the pilot and passengers.

An innovative step vent allows the aircraft to get on-step and out of the water quickly. This step vent also reduces engine loads on long taxi operations.

The hull bottom is coated which allows the aircraft to be beached and pulled back off with minimal effort and with no bottom damage.

An optional reversible pitch propeller allows the aircraft to be backed onto a beach or to refloat itself from a beaching.

The landing gear (and other parts) use coatings that cannot chip or flex off like paint. These coatings have survived the 1,000 hour salt spray test. Many other parts are anodized instead of painted to eliminate corrosion.

This seaplane can be configured to fly at high altitudes for speed and range. When fitted with the larger engines it can achieve speeds in the 190 knot range at altitude. Oxygen systems can fit behind the seats.

Every effort has been made to minimize maintenance in saltwater operations.

 

ARINE COPRORATION | 54 North Church Street #5 Fairhope, AL 36532-2425 Phone: 251-928-1473 Fax: 251-928-5393 info@internationalaeromarine.com