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.
Variants [ edit ]
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.
Operators [ edit ]
Specifications (D-29A) [ edit ]
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 ft 2 (23.1 m 2)
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
References [ edit ]
^ Swanborough and Bowers 1976, p.456.
^ 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