Palmer Sunshine Clipper
The Sunshine Clipper was a small two-seat amphibious homebuilt aircraft designed and constructed by Henry C. Palmer of St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. The aircraft uses a 14 ft (4.27 m) Orlando Clipper aluminum boat of 1948 vintage as basis for the fuselage, which was then combined with the wings of a Piper J-3 Cub, and parts and components of Piper J-3 Cub, PA-22 Tri-Pacer and PA-25 Pawnee aircraft.
The aircraft (N62SC c/n 1) first flew in November 1987, powered by a 65 hp Continental A65 engine. The aircraft remained a one-of-a-kind design and was registered to the SUN 'n FUN Aviation Foundation on August 21, 1999 and is on display at the Florida Air Museum.
Engine: Continental A65, 65 hp
Span: 33 ft 0 in (7.20 m)
Weight empty: 1,100 lb (360 kg)
Loaded weight: 1,500 lb (572 kg)
Max speed: 65 mph (145 kmh)
Cruise speed: 55 mph (120 kmh)
Climb: 100 ft (1,000 m)/min