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Composite Amphibious Floats for Antonov An-2

Carbon fiber composite amphibious floats have been designed for the Antonov An-2, however, with the implication of a possibility of their installation on other airplanes of similar size as well.

The project has been completed for a customer based in North America and included:

  • • lofting;
  • • amphibious float conceptual design;
  • • float water and ground load calculations per FAR Part 23 requirements;
  • • evaluation of several structural concepts of the float and the installation package;
  • • design and finite element analysis of float's carbon fiber composite structure;
  • • computer modeling of float assembly and its components.

 

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