The ATOL is a 2-seat Hi-tech Amphibious LSA with Strong and Light Wood Composite Structure.
The all new ATOL 650 LSA is based on the original ATOL Amphibian’s structure which has been updated to today’s standards. The airframe has been lenghtened by one metre (3′ 4″) for better handling and increased Maximum Take-off Weight (MTOW), which for an ATOL classified as a Light Sport Aircraft is 650 kg (or 1430 lb.)
ATOL’s main structure is modern wood composite (birch with PVC foam in between) which is certainly one of it’s strengths. Pine, fabric and composites are also used in structures.
The two-seat ATOL has a conventional landing gear and the main gear retracts for flight and water operations. Special attention has been paid to aircraft’s safe operation and ATOL even reminds for proper landing gear position prior to landing.
The entire nose section, cockpit interior and engine cowling are redesigned from scratch. Pilot and passenger seats are pitched by 30 cm (12″) to give maximum shoulder space and optimum weight and balance control – there’s no need for separate balance weights. The rear hinged canopy rises with instrument panel so you can enter and exit without getting your feet wet on beaches.
New Rotax 912 iS engine was chosen for fuel efficiency and a multitude of choice in fuels (95 or 98 octane mogas with ethanol or 100LL), and the ATOL 650 LSA will fly for five hours with fuel left for reserves. The Rotax 912 iS is also a reliable engine with long service intervals (TBO, Time Before Overhaul.)