The Spencer Amphibian Air Car
Spencer Amphibian Air Car Model S-12-E with a 285 hp (213 kW) Continental Tiara 6-285 seen here at Boundary Bay Airport (CZBB).
The Spencer Amphibian Air Car is an American light amphibian aircraft. The name was first used in 1940 for a prototype air vehicle that developed into the Republic Seabee. The name was later used by its designer Percival Spencer for a series of homebuilt amphibious aircraft roughly based on the Seabee design.
The Air Car is built from wood, steel and glass-fibre. It has a strut-braced high wing and the cabin and fuel-carrying floats are similar to the Seabee, but the tail unit is more angular and a retractable tricycle undercarriage is fitted.
In addition to examples constructed by Spencer, plans of the design have been sold for home construction and the first amateur-built Air Car flew in September 1974. Over 50 had flown by 2001. Examples are currently flying in the USA and Canada.
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