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Su-29. Photo. Story. Characteristics.


Sports aircraft Su-29 model was developed in the Sukhoi Design Bureau, based on the previous model sports plane Su-26. The most significant difference between these machines is that the new car had a two-seat cockpit.

The history of the Su-29

Years of experience designers revealed that the foundation of success in sports are hours of training pilots. It is for these reasons in 1991, the Sukhoi designers started to create a new project, which was to provide training for sport pilots. Due to the fact that the new machine was designed in a double version, it could reduce the time and cost of training pilots for training. In addition to the athletes, this machine also polished his skills and military pilots.

Su-29 photo

The Su-29 was ready a year after the initial design. This rapid manufacturing can be explained by the fact that the majority of systems and units was borrowed in the previous version sports Su-26. The main differences are evident in the layout of the fuselage, it has been added as another cockpit. There was also increased wingspan and length of the body on 40 centimeters. Compared to the Su-26-29 new Su became the hardest to 60 kilos, this was achieved through the use of a large number of composite materials. Composite materials make up 60% of all design unit. All this allowed to have essentially the same performance characteristics as the single machine.

Su-29 cabin

Even before the plane took off, it demonstrated to the world air show in Paris. His plane made its first flight in late summer 1991 year at Zhukovsky airfield. As for factory test flight, they were worked simultaneously on three similar devices in the series. Factory tests have been completed by the end of 91 years were marked by very positive results. The first sports car experience gained in 92 year's world competition in France, where it has been noted by experts as very good and promising model. Almost immediately after these events, the manufacturer received an order from the United States to supply Su 12-29. Total other countries shipped about 50 machines of this class.

Su-29 exhibition

The Su-29 has received the certificate of quality such as the MAC in July 94 year, and a year later were allowed to operate as a school. In 1996 year this machine was tested by experienced pilots of the Russian Air Force. The test result was the confirmation that the Su-29 can perform such complex shapes like corkscrews varying complexity. But the most important characteristic of the quality, it was noted that at this car drivers feel comfortable and are able to monitor every moment of the flight. These are all characteristics of the aircraft was due to hard work and thoughtful designers bureau Sukhoi.

The machine is possible and a single pilot, the machine complies with the flight characteristics of the machine Su-26. When creating an aircraft such as Su-29 occurred parallel design single machine, which received the designation Su-29T, and after a while the new unit was renamed Su-31.

Design features of the Su-29

Aircraft such as Su-29 has a power plant, which is represented by a nine-screw motor delivers power in 360 horsepower. Engine M-14P drives a three-blade propeller model MTV-3, which is made to order in Germany. This sports car has a fairly light weight - only 735 kilograms when empty, and the maximum weight that the aircraft can take off the ground is 1205 kilos.

Su-29 off

The Su-29 can produce flying at a speed of more than 400 km / h, the speed of the aircraft during flight and landing is only 120 km / h. The aircraft can be effectively operated at altitudes up to 4 kilometers. Especially at takeoff it is that the aircraft require a runway in 250 meters.

As for the on-board equipment, it can be quite different depending on the customer's wishes. For example, the aircraft can be equipped with navigation systems of foreign manufacture. In addition, present machine can be installed GPS system.


The aircraft was manufactured in the aircraft factory Dubinsky, who had plenty of big orders from around the world. There were also made modifications that differ type of ejection seats. One of the modifications was developed specifically commissioned by the Argentine Air Force.

Su-29 characteristics:

Modification Su-29
Wingspan, m 8.20
Aircraft Length m 7.29
Height, m 2.89
Wing area, m2 12.20
Weight, kg  
empty aircraft 735
normal takeoff 860
maximum take-off 1204
Internally fuel kg 207
engine's type 1 PD M-14PT
Power, hp X 1 355
Maximum speed km / h  
dive, km / h 450
horizontal flight 385
Practical range, km 1200
Practical ceiling, m 4000
Max. Operational overload 12
Crew 1-2


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My acquaintance with the Su-29 began in the summer club. Since childhood, I wanted to learn to fly an airplane, and that's happened. Often seen as similar planes perform aerobatics. I wanted to do the same. And then came the day briefings were behind, it's time to practice. I sat in the cockpit and saw the classic dashboard. White letters on a black background and written numbers marked division, white arrows, metal tumblers. After training on the simulator it was a little unusual, but you can get comfortable in the cabin quickly. Sit comfortably, not tightly. Everything is literally at your fingertips. Stretched out his hand, he snapped his fingers and lifted the tumbler, and dropped below the button pressed. The communication system is also made solidly. During the flight, I could hear the instructor and his team, to ask again not necessary. Only the ears are tired of headphones, as they were too small to me. And now, after mastering I buckled belts and the plane took off. It is an unforgettable experience. The main thing to get used to. Su-29 very agile and quick, easily picks up speed, perfectly obey the helm. Good view from the cockpit. You can fly and see the world from a great height. Wonderful and unforgettable experience. I am glad that it started to fly on this machine.