Volmer Vj-22 Amphibian

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Volmer Sportsman VJ-22 Complete Spruce Kit (less wings)
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Volmer Sportsman VJ-22 Fuselage Kit
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The Volmer VJ-22 "Sportsman" is a two-place, side by side, closed cabin, highwing monoplane, amphibious flying boat. The original Sportsman was completed December 1958. The rigid, corrosion proof hull is made of 1/16 inch and 3/32 inch aircraft mahogany plywood with 1/4 inch plywood at the step for maximum strength and 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. Wings are wood spar and ribs, fabric covered. It takes off from water at sea level in about 20 seconds. The VJ-22 is powered by a Continental C-85, starter and gen. It has a cruising speed of 85 mph and stalls at 45 mph.

For more info:
Volmer Club of America
Attn: Darrell Whiteaker
10223 Cherry Croft Dr., Yucaipa, CA 92399
Ph: 909-831-4317


  • Kit Price Without Engine: N/A
  • Plans Price: $250
  • Number of Seats: 2
  • Building Materials: W, FG, F
  • Building Time: ~2800 Hours
  • Standard Engine: Continental C-85 / 100 HP
  • Horsepower: 85-100 HP
  • Wing Span: 36.5'
  • Wing Area: 180 sq ft
  • Empty Weight: 1000 lbs
  • Gross Weight: 1500 lbs
  • Takeoff Distance: 350'
  • Landing Distance: 500'
  • Cruise Speed: 100 mph
  • Top Speed: 125 mph
  • Fuel Capacity: 20 Gallons
  • Range: 320 miles



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Q: What do you mean when you say (less wings)?

This means that the spruce for the wings is not included.

Q: Is the wood for the wings included in either package, or would I be required to source it separately?

The wood for the wings is not included in either kit. This wood would need to be ordered separately according to the plans requirements.

Q: What is the difference between both kits? Or, are both required to build the airplane? Thanks!

The spruce kit just has all of the cut spruce for the kit, minus the wings. The fuselage kit has spruce and metal required for the kit. We believe the fuselage kit has everything you need less the wings, but you would want to compare the kit contents to your plans.

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