The L-160 was developed from the Bushcaddy R-120 and intended to provide more cargo space or room for a child seat behind the pilot and passenger seats. The designation indicates that the design engine was originally a Lycoming O-320 of 160 hp (119 kW).
The L-160 features a strut-braced high-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit, fixed tricycle landing gear or conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration. Floats and skis can also be fitted.
The aircraft fuselage is made with a frame of welded 6061-T6 aluminum square tubing, covered in 6061-T6 sheet. Its 36 ft (11.0 m) span wing employs V-struts with jury struts. The wing has an area of 189 sq ft (17.6 m2) and flaps. It can accept four-stroke powerplants from 125 to 180 hp (93 to 134 kW). Cabin access is via two fold-up doors.
Construction time for the factory kit is estimated at 1200 hours. Twelve examples were reported completed and flying by December 2011.
Capacity: one adult passenger, plus one child
Length: 23 ft 10 in (7.26 m)
Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
Wing area: 189 sq ft (17.6 m2)
Airfoil: NACA 4413 (mod)
Empty weight: 1,098 lb (498 kg)
Gross weight: 2,200 lb (998 kg)
Fuel capacity: 48 U.S. gallons (180 L; 40 imp gal)
Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-320 four cylinder, air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 160 hp (120 kW)
Cruise speed: 115 mph (100 kn; 185 km/h) at 75% power
Stall speed: 37 mph (32 kn; 60 km/h) flaps down
Range: 720 mi (626 nmi; 1,159 km)
Service ceiling: 13,000 ft (3,962 m)
G limits: +5.3/-3.2
Rate of climb: 1,300 ft/min (6.6 m/s)
Wing loading: 11.64 lb/sq ft (56.8 kg/m2)