AERO-VOLGA LA-8 FLAGMAN

TYPE: Utility amphibian.

PROGRAMME: Project announced 2003 as development of L-6. Data generally as for L-6, except where stated.

LANDING GEAR: Nosewheel type; retractable. Mainwheels, size 476x168, nosewheel 400x150. Minimum ground turning radius 14.0 m (46 ft).

POWER PLANT: Two LOM V546 piston engines, each 158 kW (212 hp). Optionally two 173 kW (232 hp) LOM M337B or 184 kW (247 hp) M337C six-cylinder piston engines. Fuel capacity 320 litres (84.5 US gallons; 70.4 Imp gallons); provision for two long-range tanks with combined capacity of 300 litres (79.3 US gallons; 66.0 Imp gallons).

ACCOMMODATION: Eight persons, including up to two pilots.

EQUIPMENT: Optional ballistic parachute.

DIMENSIONS, EXTERNAL:  
Wing span 13.06 m (42 ft 10¼ in)
Length overall 10.80 m (35 ft 5¼ in)
Max wigth of fuselage 2.00 m (6 ft 6¾ in)
Height overall 3.40 m (11 ft 1¾ in)
Wheel track 1.18 m (3 ft 10½ in)
Wheelbase 3.48 m (11 ft 5 in)
DIMENSIONS, INTERNAL:  
Cabin: Length 3.45 m (11 ft 3¾ in)
  Max width 1.64 m (5 ft 4½ in)
  Max height 1.24 m (4 ft 0¾ in)
  Volume 3.7 m³ (131 cu ft)
WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS:  
Weight empty 1,400 kg (3,086 lb)
Max payload 670 kg (1,477 lb)
Max fuel weight 230 kg (507 lb)
Max T-O and landing weight 2,300 kg (5,070 lb)
Max power loading 7.28 kg/kW (11.96 lb/hp)
PERFORMANCE:  
Max level speed 140 kt (260 km/h; 164 mph)
Normal cruising speed 119 kt (220 km/h; 139 mph)
Stalling speed, power off, flaps up 65 kt (120 km/h; 76 mph)
Max rate of climb at S/L 336 m (1,102 ft)/min
T-O run: land 200 m (660 ft)
  water 250 m (820 ft)
Range 647 n miles (1,200 km; 745 miles)
Endurance 5 h 40 min

 

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