Du rêve à la réalité ! CALAMALO II, A dream becoming a reality !

Make the Calamalo seaplane take off!

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Du rêve à la réalité ! CALAMALO II, A dream becoming a reality !

 

Hi, I’m Loïc Pochet, born in Brittany, top sportsman, trained to sailing by Eric Tabarly and Olivier de Kersauson. I realized 2 World tour and 23 Atlantic crossings, including 7 solo.

In parallel to the sailing, the dynamics of the seaplane always fascinated me through the relationship between the sea and the air, probably sublimated by my readings of Saint Exupéry, Charles Lindbergh, Mermoz and Amelia Earhart.

 

With my nautical skills and my passion for aeronautics, I engaged in several major ULM seaplane raids around the world. During these challenges (+2000 flight hours), I’ve noticed that none of the machines currently available on the market was meeting the criteria of versatility, reliability, performance and robustness required for such an intensive use. Facing that on one hand such a machine meeting the required criteria, was lacking on the market, and on the other hand that there was a real expectation from professionals, I decided to confront my vision with the expertise of engineers in order to develop an innovative machine, truly competitive in terms of acquisition and operating costs versus conventional aviation.

 

First sketch of the CALAMALO story

First sketch of the CALAMALO story

 

 The innovative nature of this seaplane is based on the latest high technology (research and development have lead to patents) making this seaplane joining the exclusive club of high-end planes with high potential with the added feature « STOL », which is a take-off and landing capability on extremely short length, less than 200 m.

 

In hostile ground !

In hostile ground !

 

The CALAMALO II is equipped with the technology and security conveniences used for light aircraft and drones, thus reconciling the advantages of a lightweight amphibious navigation with the constraints of a real means of transport.

With its technology, it can be used in difficult flight conditions, for example taking off the Pacific Ocean, flying over the Andes Cordillera and water-landing in a hollow (wave) formed by 80 cm.

 

The latest smart connecting technologies will equip the CALAMALO II, on top of the following features:  

 

   - Ultra quiet propeller.  

   - Single avionics : positioning satellite GPS on PC, tablet or other media  

   - Automatic pilot 

   - Retractable gear 

   - Central shell in composite materials (carbon, kevlar, oven cooking autoclaving)   

   - Bunker for loading luggage behind the back seats (folding). 

   - Carbon wings, folding, with slotted flaps 

   - Lifting hook built into the structure 

   - Fuel tanks integrated into the wings, integrated by design. 

   - Ballistic parachute. 

   - Turbocharged engine with 100 HP allowing a high safety buffer

 

The wings fold for road transport or boat boarding 

The wings fold for road transport or boat boarding

 

With a range up to 1000 km, by optimizing its aerodynamic properties, the CALAMALO II becomes the first ULM amphibious seaplane in the world to perform on long-haul flights.  

To sum up, the emphasis is placed on ease of maintenance, low cost of spare parts and the quality of after-sales service. These elements are crucial and participate, in their reach, to the commercial success of the aircraft, in a context where the current market offer does not these criteria as a priority.

 

CALAMALO II to the needs of today !

CALAMALO II to the needs of today !

 

This aircraft is lead by a sustainable development approach. At present, an option to make it 100% recyclable is studied.  

The first prototype, developed with the help of the Academy of Montpellier, is for scientific teams on a boat dedicated to ocean research.  

The second prototype will be used as a demonstrator for model series. Then a production unit will develop the model to be manufactured in series.  

The ULM is designed so as to meet the needs of leisure and business needs (territorial surveillance, security missions).  

Its innovative design allows to make it versatile in terms of missions and in terms of conditions of implementation, including « hard to reach » areas. The emphasis has been placed on its outsized capabilities while ensuring its owners and / or operators of a use with reduced maintenance costs.  

The CALAMALO II represents, in its segment, an exceptional concept and establishes a unique development model.

 

CALAMALO II A DREAM COME TRUE IN PASS

CALAMALO II A DREAM COME TRUE IN PASS

Allocation of funds

Here's a description of the funding levels:

 

- The first level of 80 000 Euros will allow us to finish the financing of the different bundles of    manufacturing plans.

- Optimization of structural calculations, 

- The manufacture of a wind tunnel model of 1/10th, 

 

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With EUR 150 000,

 

   - you help us fund the different molds to manufacture the prototype of the seaplane!

   - The manufacture of different molds for the wings, 

 

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· À 250 000 euros - vous nous aidez à financer entièrement le prototype de l’hydravion !    

 

   - The confirmation in a wind tunnel of the aerodynamic studies, 

   - Wing manufacture and related accessories, 

   - The manufacture of the rear stabilizer, 

   - The manufacture of the engine mount, 

   - The manufacture of engine cowlings, 

   - The manufacture of the landing gear, 

   - The manufacture of the glass, 

   - The purchase of the engine and its installation, 

   - The fabrication of the tanks, 

   - The purchase avionics and installation, 

   - The manufacture of the interior (upholstery) 

   - The purchase of the parachute, 

   - Flight tests,

 

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- With EUR 350 000,

 

  - you help us fund the second prototype which will be amphibious (it means it will have a landing gear and will be completely versatile!)

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