No. 10181. Palmer Sunshine Clipper (N62SC c/n 1)
Photographed at Florida Air Museum, Lakeland, Florida, USA, June 6, 2010, by Ted Black

Palmer Sunshine Clipper

11/30/2010. Remarks by Walter van Tilborg: "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 was rather unusual in using 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 first flew in November 1987, powered by a 65 hp Continental A65 engine. Later plans called for the re-engining with either an 85 hp Continental C85 or an 100 hp Continental O-200-A for improved performance, but possibly this was never done. 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. View also photo 8672."

Created November 30, 2010