Dornier Do 29

 

1st Flight 1958
The Dornier Do 29 was an experimental aircraft developed by Dornier Flugzeugwerke and the Deutsche Versuchsanstalt für Luftfahrt (German Aviation Laboratory) in the 1950s, used to test a tilting-propeller system for short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft.
Dornier Do 29
The concept was proved to be successful in flight testing; however, no further development of the system or aircraft was proceeded with, and at the conclusion of its test program the Do 29 was retired.
Dornier Do 29
Specifications-
Crew: one (pilot)
Length: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)
Wingspan: 13.2 m (43 ft 4 in)
Height: 2.69 m (8 ft 10 in)
Wing area: 21.8 m2 (235 sq ft)
Dornier Do 29
Empty weight: 2,180 kg (4,806 lb)
Gross weight: 2,400 kg (5,291 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 2,490 kg (5,490 lb)
Power plant: 2 × Lycoming GO-480-B1A6 geared horizontally-opposed piston engines, 200 kW (270 hp) each
Propellers: 3-bladed
Dornier Do 29
Performance
Maximum speed: 290 km/h (180 mph, 160 kn)
Minimum control speed: 24 km/h (15 mph, 13 kn)
Range: 400 km (250 mi, 220 nmi)
Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,300 ft)
Dornier Do 29
Credits
The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft-David Donald
A Centenary of Dornier Aircraft 1919-2019-Miles Davidson
Wikipedia

 

 

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