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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SPORTSMAN.
Construction of the original Sportsman was started in September of 1957 and was completed December 1958. The construction of the rigid and corrosion proof hull is of 1/16 inch and 3/32 inch aircraft mahogany plywood with 1/4 inch plywood at the step for maximum strength. The hull is further covered with fiberglass for added protection.
Numerous testing from calm water to five foot swells in the open sea have proven the design to be both extremely airworthy and seaworthy. Take off from water at sea level consumes about 20 seconds.

The VJ-22 Sportsman has useful features not usually found on aircraft; one is the distinct advantage that a pusher-type of engine mounting affords excellent visibility, two, the propellor safety on the ground.

TECHNICAL FACTS
Volmer VJ-22 "Sportsman"
Two-place,side by side,closed cabin, highwing monoplane.
Amphibious flying boat.

DIMENSIONS
Length 24'
Height 8'
Span 36'6

WEIGHT
Empty 1,000 lbs
Useful load 500 lbs
Gross weight 1,500 lbs

POWER PLANT
Continental C-85, starter and gen.
Fuel consumption 5.0 gals per hour
(Engines up to 125 H.P could be installed but this would be your own responsibility in changing the design.)

PERFORMANCE
Cruising speed 85 mph
Stalling speed 45 mph
Climb 600' per minute.
Ceiling 13,000'.
Maximun range w/20 gals of gas 300 miles

CONSTRUCTION
Wood hull aircraft mahogany plywood and spruce, fiber-glass covered.

Wings-Aeronca Chief or Champion, wood spar, ribs, fabric covered.

Landing gear-Main gear, swiveling tail wheel and water rudder manually retractable.

BRAKES
Hydraulic.

LICENSE
Experimental, amateur built category, with only one restriction, no flying for hire.




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