TYPE: Six-seat amphibian.
PROGRAMME: Prototype (01) built in six months and first flew in June 2000; public debut at Gelendzhik hydromarine exhibition in August 2000; promotion continued at MAKS, Moscow, August 2001 when L-6M first shown. A development, the LA-8 Flagman, was announced in August 2003.
CURRENT VERSIONS: L-6A: Initial version. Three-step hull. L-6M: Developed version with increased MTOW and four-step hull.
DESIGN FEATURES: High-wing amphibian. Wings strut-braced and with engines mounted on upper surface; stabilising floats at approximately three-quarter span. V-type twin fins have conventional tailplane mounted at tips. Two-step hull. Downturned wingtips.
FLYING CONTROLS: Manual, with twin fins, each having rudder. Single-piece elevator with flight-adjustable tab. Two-section slotted flaps each side. Control actuation by pushrods.
STRUCTURE: Composites, with monocoque hull.
LANDING GEAR: Tailwheel type; retractable. Mainwheels, size 400x150, retract forwards into hull; tailwheel size 255x110. Hydraulic mainwheel brakes.
POWER PLANT: Two VAZ RPD-416 piston engines, each 121 kW (163 hp), driving two-blade, fixed-pitch propellers. Two fuel tanks, combined capacity 340 litres (89.7 US gallons; 74.8 Imp gallons).
ACCOMMODATION: Six persons, including pilot(s), in three side-by-side pairs; short, sideways bench each side of rear of cabin. Dual controls. Single hatch, forward hinged, aft of wing trailing-edge.
Data apply to both versions, except where indicated.
|Wing span||14.20 m (46 ft 7 in)|
|Wing aspect ratio||9.4|
|Length overall||10.00 m (32 ft 9¾ in)|
|Heigh overall: flying attitude||3.00 m (9 ft 10 in)|
|normal attitude||2.40 m (7 ft 10½ in)|
|Whell track||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Distance between propeller centres||2.80 m (9 ft 2¼ in)|
|Wing, gross||21.50 m² (231.4 sq ft)|
|WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS:|
|Weight empty||1,100 kg (2,425 lb)|
|T-O weight: normal||1,600 kg (3,527 lb)|
|max: L-6A||1,800 kg (3,968 lb)|
|L-6M||2,000 kg (4,409 lb)|
|Max wing loading: L-6M||93.0 kg/m² (19.05 lb/sq ft)|
|Max power loading: L-6M||8.23 kg/kW (13.52 lb/hp)|
|Max level speed: L-6A||119 kt (220 km/h; 137 mph)|
|L-6M||108 kt (200 km/h; 124 mph)|
|Cruising speed: max||92 kt (170 km/h; 106 mph)|
|econ||81 kt (150 km/h; 93 mph)|
|Stalling speed||54 kt (100 km/h; 63 mph)|
|Max rate of climb at S/L: L-6A||300 m (984 ft)/min|
|Service ceiling||4,000 m (13,120 ft)|
|T-O run: on land||300 m (985 ft)|
|on water||350 m (1,150 ft)|
|Range: L-6A||513 n miles (950 km; 590 miles)|
|L-6M||540 n miles (1,000 km; 621 miles)|