|Function||General role utility|
|Power at 0m||850hp (1100hp)|
|Power at 0m||250hp|
|Weights and loads|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||?|
|Power load (kg/hp)|
|With full load||850km|
|Cabin size LxWxH||m3|
|Seats||7 or 8|
Light multi-role amphibian aircraft with air cushion landing gear, 'Dingo' was designed for cargo-passenger operation from most basic airfields, without developed infrastructure. Aircraft has no analogs on the World market. The basic cargo-passenger model may be re-equipped for any of following roles:
'Dingo' has twin-tailboom layout with low wing and raised tailplane. Pusher and lift engines are located behind the fuselage. 'Landing gear' consists of air cushion, contained between inflatable pontoons and takeoff/landing flaps located at the leading and trailing edges of the wing. In case of failure of both engines, non-crash landing on the ground field is still possible. Utilizing of wing-in-ground effect on touchdown and pontoons as 'skids' provides sufficient safety.
Aircraft mockup was demonstrated at MosAeroShow in 1992. First production batch (6 aircraft) started in 1997 at Nizhnij Novgorod 'Sokol' factory. Estimated market for 'Dingo' is no less than 600 aircraft.
'Dingo' (mockup?) was presented at Zhukovskij MAKS-97 airshow in August 1997. First aircraft was announced in 2-month readiness in May 1999, with some $700,000 necessary to bring aircraft in the air. In July 2000 situation did not change.
TVA-200 270hp, 1610x815x910mm Starter for main engine, air cushion, high pressure air lines, electricity supply in case of main engine failure.
|Created November 13, 2000||Back to|