Volmer Jensen designed the VJ-22 in 1957 to help him explore his new found passion of snorkeling and scuba diving. The first flight was in December of 1958. Volmer initially designed the amphibian just for himself but received such an over whelming request for plans he started a business selling them.
started a business selling them.
Why a Volmer? Most FUN you can have in an airplane! Amphibian is best of both worlds, land & sea. 2-seats One more project in me. Proven design Cheap(ish), to buy and run. May be built as LSA Simple as possible
Performance goals 1000Lbs wet. No pilots (1400lbs with pilots) Wings & tail= 200Lbs Hull= 460lbs Engine= 250Lbs Fuel= 22gals= 132Lbs= 3 hrs flight time(+ reserves) 100MPH- cruise, 44MPH landing 6 gals/hr or $36/hr or $100/tank Total cost