New Standard D-29

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New Standard D-29
New Standard D-29 NT-1 Pensacola 2002R.jpg
A US Marine Corps NT-1 at the National Museum of Naval Aviation, at Pensacola, Florida (USA)
Role Trainer
National origin United States
Manufacturer New Standard Aircraft Company
Designer Charles Healy Day
First flight 1929
Number built 30+

The New Standard D-29 was a trainer aircraft produced in the USA from 1929 to 1930. It was a conventional biplane design with a fuselage constructed from duralumin members riveted and bolted together, and the wings were made with spruce spars and bass-wood and plywood built-up ribs. Deliberately built to be rugged and simple the D-29 was moderately successful, but had to compete with the Swallow TP.


  • D-29 - initial version 85 hp Cirrus III engine, one built.
    • D-29A - production aircraft with 100 hp Kinner K-5. Six supplied to US Navy as the NT-1 trainer in 1930.[1][2]
    • D-29 Special - D-29A with Menasco B-4.
    • D-29 S - Sport version with coupe cockpit (also known as D-25C).
  • D-31 Special - D-29A with Kinner B-5.
  • D-32 Special - three-seater D-29A with Wright J-6.
  • D-33 Special - three-seater D-29A with Kinner B-5.


 United States

Specifications (D-29A)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Length: 24 ft 11 in (7.59 m)
  • Wingspan: 30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)
  • Wing area: 248 ft2 (23.1 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1,097 lb (498 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,632 lb (741 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Kinner B-5, 100 hp (75 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 88 mph (140 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 75 mph (120 km/h)
  • Range: 300 miles ( km)
  • Service ceiling: 10,000 ft ( m)
  • Rate of climb: 400 ft/min ( m/s)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era


  1. ^ Swanborough and Bowers 1976, p.456.
  2. ^ Note: The US Navy designation NT-2 does not refer to a version of the D-29, but to two New Standard D-25s captured from smugglers and used by the US Coast Guard.Swanborough and Bowers 1976, p.456.
  • Juptner, Joseph P. (1963). U.S. Civil Aircraft Vol.2. Los Angeles: Aero Publishers. pp. 286 to 287. 
  • Swanborough, Gordon; Peter M. Bowers (1976). United States Navy Aircraft since 1911 (Second ed.). London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-10054-9. 
  • "New Standard". Aerofiles. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 

External links[edit]

Media related to New Standard D-29 at Wikimedia Commons