Saturday 11 January 2020

MVP Aero Model 3 Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price

MVP Aero Model 3 Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price – MVP Aero Model 3 is a  two-seat amphibious light sport aircraft (LSA) designed and developed by MVP Aero Inc. of Delaware, US. This plane can be ground, air, water and snow. The first prototype of the Model 3 seaplane was first introduced at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2014. This aircraft is being developed for the category of special light sport aircraft (S-LSA), and experimental light sport aircraft (E-LSA). MVP Aero began production of Model 3 aircraft in the US in collaboration with its strategic partner Glasair Aviation and Fibercraft.

MVP Aero Model 3 amphibious light sport aircraft

MVP Aero Model 3 Specs

The Model 3 aircraft was designed by Mike Van Staagen and produced by MVP Aero. The fuselage is built using carbon and glass composites. Fabric-coated wing construction provides light weight and strength. Overall, the dimensions of the aircraft include a length of 7.24 m in the extended wing position and 8.1 m when the wings are folded. The wingspan is 10.97 m in the open position and 2.44 m in width when the wings are folded.

The aircraft is equipped with re-positioned gears with standard airframe emergency parachutes and two specially designed high lift airfoils. The aircraft has manually folded wings and is able to land on land or water. This can be transformed into a versatile floating platform.

MVP Aero Model 3 Engine and Performance

The MVP Aero Model 3 is powered by a Rotax 914 engine that produces around 115 h of power. It has a fuel capacity of 26 gal along with additional tank facilities. The aircraft can fly with a maximum cruise speed of 193 km / h at sea level and stall speed of 76 km / h with full flaps. It has a maximum climbing rate of 1,000 fpm at sea level. It carries a useful load of 450 lb and has a wing loading capacity of 54 kg / m².

MVP Aero Model 3 cockpit

MVP Aero Model 3 Cockpit and Avionics

MVP Aero Model 3 has a glass canopy that fully covers the cockpit seat. The canopy moves up and back on the four-rod link, which is positioned above the machine pole. Pilots and passengers can move from the cockpit to the tail on the catwalk. The Model 3 aircraft cockpit is equipped with an instrument panel that has a standalone pod to provide protection from water droplets from swimwear and flip-flops. It also includes four hinged folding panels on the front deck.

MVP Aero Model 3 interior

MVP Aero Model 3 Cabin and Interior

The MVP Aero Model 3 cabin has a 1.17 m cabin width that can accommodate one pilot and one passenger. The aircraft seat can be removed and placed on the nose of the aircraft when relaxing or fishing. It has a flat floor from the bow to the rear of the trunk, which is adequate for two people to lie on. passengers can also sleep with a hammock that can be stretched between the engine pole and tail.

MVP Aero Model 3 Price

The price of the MVP Aero Model 3 amphibious light sport aircraft is around US $ 189,000.


  1. What happened to the MVP Aero seaplane company and production?

    1. Have you heard anything? I really would like one of these.

    2. POOR design

  2. Wiki says that they ceased production