Robin DR-400/500

  • CountryFrance
  • TypeFour/five seat light aircraft
  • PowerplantsDR-400-120 Dauphin - One 84kW (112hp) (Textron) Lycoming O-235-L2A flat four piston engine driving a two blade fixed pitch propeller. DR-400-180 - One 135kW (180hp) Textron Lycoming O-360-A.
  • PerformanceDR-400-120 - Max speed 241km/h (130kt), max cruising speed 215km/h (116kt). Initial rate of climb 600ft/min. Service ceiling 12,000ft. Range with standard fuel and no reserves at max cruising speed 860km (465nm). DR-400-180 - Max speed 278km/h (150kt), max cruising speed 260km/h (140kt), economical cruising speed 245km/h (132kt). Initial rate of climb 825ft/min. Service ceiling 15,475ft. Range at economical cruising speed 1450km (783nm).
  • WeightsDR-400-120 - Empty equipped 535kg (1180lb), max takeoff 900kg (1985lb). DR-400-180 - Empty equipped 600kg (1320lb), max takeoff 1100kg (2425lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 8.72m (28ft 7in), length 6.96m (22ft 10in), height 2.23m (7ft 3in). Wing area 13.6m2 (146.4sq ft).
  • CapacityDR-400-120 seats two adults and two children, most other DR-400 models typically seat four adults.
  • ProductionOver 1850 DR-400s of all variants built. Over 40 Dr-500s built.

The Robin DR-400 arrangement of light air ship owes its birthplaces to the Jodel arrangement of wooden development light flying machine.

Avions Pierre Robin was framed by Pierre Robin and the guideline fashioner of Jodel Aircraft, Jean Delemontez, in October 1957 as Center Est Aeronautique. The organization's introductory generation was of improvements of the essential Jodel arrangement of tail draggers, and it was these flying machine that developed into the DR-400 arrangement. Introductory creation was of the DR-100 and the DR-1050/1051, while the DR-220, DR-221 and DR-250 offered the Jodel's fundamental wing with a four seat fuselage. The last connections between the Jodels and the DR-400 were the DR-253 and DR-300 arrangement, tricycle advancements of the DR-220 arrangement.

In the first place flight of the DR-400 happened amid June 1972, both a DR-400-125 and a DR-400-180 taking flight that month. Basically, the DR-400 was an enhanced DR-300 with a forward-sliding shade supplanting the entryways of the past model.

Since that time various advancements have been advertised. The minimum influential form is the DR 400-120, and it stays in creation today as the DR-400-120 Dauphin 2+2. Fueled by a 84kw (112hp) O-235, the DR-400-120 is truly a two seater, in spite of the fact that it can situate two youngsters on a back seat. The DR-400-125i has a 93kw (125hp) fuel infused IO-240 and was uncovered in 1995. The DR-400-140 Dauphin is controlled by a 120kw (160hp) O-320 and is a full four seater. The four seat DR-400-160 Chevalier then additionally emphasizes a 120kw (160hp) Lycoming O-320 and seats four. It first flew in June 1972. With an alternate prop, more fuel limit and somewhat diverse wing it turned into the DR-400-160 Major from 1980.

The four/five seat DR 400-180 Regent and DR-400-180r Remo 180 are fueled by the 135kw (180hp) (Textron) Lycoming O-360, the Remo being enhanced for lightweight flyer towing. Likewise improved for lightweight plane tug work is the DR-400-200r Remo 200, the most effective DR-400 model (fueled by a 150kw/200hp IO-360, driving a consistent velocity prop).

The DR-500 President was disclosed at the 1997 Paris Airshow as the DR-400-200i. It offers a 150kw (200hp) IO-360 driving a steady speed prop and broadened and taller lodge. Conveyances started in 1998.

Pictures of Robin DR-400/500