General Information
Type Pony
Function General
Year 1994
Crew 1
Powerplant (1)
Type Rotax-912A
Power 80hp
Propeller VISh MTV-7 3-blade
Size (m)
Length 8.42
Height 3.1
Wingspan 11.0
Wing area 16.5m2
Weights (kg) and loads
Empty 545
Max. Takeoff 750
Wing Load (kg/m2) 45.5
Power load (kg/hp) 9.4
Speed (km/h)
Cruising (75% power) 130
Maximum 150
Takeoff 66
Stall (in cruising config.) 76
Landing 58
Waves 0.4m
Takeoff (m)
Water 300/480
Land 120/300
Landing Roll/Distance (m)
Water 120/440
Land 80/400
Ferry 680km
Practical (0.5h reserve) 400km
Flight Endurance 3.5h
Ceiling m
Climb (m/sec)
at 0m 1.3
Fuel 50kg
Commercial load 100kg
Cabin size LxWxH ? x 1.15 x 1.1 m3
Seats 1

"Пони" (Pony) multi-role amphibian by Rida-Pony

"Pony" from Aircraft of Russia and CIS

Amphibian aircraft of normal airdynamic scheme with cantilever mid-placed wing and pusher propeller. Novelty is a 3-float layout which guarantee same takeoff/landing routine on both water and land. Handling on takeoff and landing is simple, aircraft may be flown by beginner pilots. In addition, "Pony" can handle waves up to 0.4m, much higher than other aircraft of its class.

Wheels of the landing gear are retractable, equipped with breaks.

Aircraft has an aluminum alloys frame and fabric skinning of tail surfaces and (partially) wing. Floats - plastic, made by AO "APATEK".

Cockpit equipment includes compass, barometric altimeter, air speed and direction gauges.

Developed at project-design bureau 'Rida'. Financed by JSC 'Pony'. Suggested use:

Experimental aircraft was built at MAPO named after Dementiev. First flight - December 1994. End of certification ("Pony" complies to airworthiness standards for very light aircraft JAR-VLA) was scheduled for Fall 1996.

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