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“New” Chinook Plus 2 – Amphib Gear

  • Street: 6215 Okanagan Landing Road
  • City: Vernon
  • Province/State: British Columbia
  • Country: Canada
  • Postal Code/Zip: V1H1M5
  • Listed: June 29, 2013 2:50 am
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“New” Chinook Plus 2 – Amphib Gear


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INTRODUCTION: The initial concept of the amphibous gear was to accommodate as wide a variety of Full Lotus float owners as possible.

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Testing was completed on a Chinook Plus 2 with a Rotax 582 with excellent results. This design will accommodate any model of aircraft capable of using the Full Lotus FL1260 series floats, being independant of airframe attach points. The only aircraft related considerations are for the front wheel steering cables, the cross bar and the main wheel limit cables.

The design uses electric servo motors to raise and lower the wheels and the servo motors have built in micro-switches which limit over travel in the retract lever.

amphib5 New Chinook Plus 2   Amphib GearA micro switch is also incorporated to insure the landing gear locks are in the correct position when raising and lowering the wheel assemblies. Failsafe features have been incorporated but, being actuated by electrical servo motors, the loss of electrical supply will result in loss of retraction and extension capabilities. In this case your wheels would be in either an up or down position, and would allow for either a safe water or wheel landing.

The Chinook used for testing featured a Rotax 582 engine and weighed in at 630lbs with the amphib gear, including all mounting hardware, floats, retract system and stiffener tubes; everything needed to operate as an amphibious aircraft. With a gross weight of 1050 lbs, this allowed a generous payload capacity of 420 lbs.


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  • - Main wheel assembly
  • - Nose wheel assembly
  • - Electric servo motors
  • - Cables
  • - Retract quadrant assembly
  • - Wiring
  • - AN hardware
  • - Instruction manual with digital photos

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The kit does not include: -Stiffener tubes or Airframe float mount kit

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Chinook Plus 2 with Airframe Float Mount Kit

The Retractable Amphibious Gear set up is dependent on certain components from the Chinook Float Mount Kit. Non-Chinook users should contact ASAP to determine what additional components may be required for their particular aircraft.  

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Additional comments: It is important for non-Chinook users to be aware that this kit was purposely designed for the Chinook Plus 2. Part of the assembly that you may have seen in our brochure depicts components that are part of our Float Mount Kit, and are completely separate from the Retractable Amphibious Gear. In some instances part of our Float Mount Kit may be applicable for different users and we can quote you on these sub assemblies accordingly.

It is likely that certain modifications will be required due to cable lengths and front nose wheel installation. For non-Chinook users, we provide the front nose wheel tube at 108” length and you can modify the length accordingly. We may be limited in advising you on the necessary modifications but we will do our utmost to assist you to the best of our abilities.  

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  • Member Since: April 4, 2013

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