Robin R 3000

  • CountryFrance
  • TypeTwo/four seat light aircraft
  • PowerplantsR 3000/100 - One 87kW (116hp) Lycoming O235 flat four piston engine driving a two blade fixed pitch propeller. R 3000/160 - One 135kW (180hp) Textron Lycoming O320D2A flat four.
  • PerformanceR 3000/100 - Max speed 230km/h (124kt), max cruising speed 210km/h (113kt), normal cruising speed 200km/h (108kt). Initial rate of climb 590ft/min. Service ceiling 13,000ft. Range with standard fuel and no reserves 1120km (605nm), with optional fuel 1420km (767nm). R 3000/160 - Max speed 270km/h (146kt), max cruising speed 255km/h (138kt), economical cruising speed at 65% power 238km/h (128kt). Initial rate of climb 875ft/min. Service ceiling 15,000ft. Range with standard fuel at 75% power cruising speed 1490km (804nm), at 65% power cruising speed 1610km (868nm).
  • WeightsR 3000/100 - Empty 580kg (1280lb), max takeoff 900kg (1985lb). R 3000/160 - Empty 650kg (1433lb), max takeoff 1150kg (2535lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 9.81m (32ft 2in), length 7.51m (24ft 8in), height 2.66m (8ft 9in). Wing area 14.5m2 (155.8sq ft).
  • CapacitySeating for two in R 3000/100, three in R 3000/120 and four in R 2000/140 and R 3000/160.
  • ProductionApproximately 75 examples of the two versions of the R 3000 had been delivered.

Robin started advancement of the R 3000 in the late 1970s as a feature of a model extent modernisation drive.

Robin initially proposed offering an extensive variety of R 3000 models, albeit just a couple have seen generation. Displays that were proposed yet never saw the light of day incorporate the R 3180s with a turbocharged motor and retractable undercarriage; the settled apparatus, yet turbocharged R 3180t; the R 3180gt1 and R 3180gt2 with a bigger lodge (the Gt1 would have been turbocharged, the Gt2 turbocharged with retractable rigging); and the R 3140t with a strong lodge top.

A 1981 understanding saw Aerospatiale, GA maker Socata's guardian, gotten to be in charge of R 3000 showcasing somewhere around 1983 and 1987, which implied that Robin focused on lower force shows in order to not rival Socata's TB reach (portrayed independently), and arrangements for the higher execution models were dropped.

The metal development R 3000 gimmicks a Jodel based wing and forward sliding cockpit shelter and an aeromechanically effective airframe, and is discernable by its Ttail. The principal R 3000 model to fly was the R 3140, its first flight happened on December 8 1980, a second model flew in June 1981 and presented the conclusive decreased wings. Creation airplane have been conveyed since 1985.

The R 3140, now the R 3000/140, has been joined in creation by the two seat 87kw (116hp) O235 fueled R 3000/100; the three seat R 3120; R 3000/120 (R3120); four seat 105kw (140hp) controlled R 3000/140; and the 135kw (180hp) R 3000/180r lightweight flyer tug. Current creation is of the R 3000/140 and R 3000/160, an advancement of the R 3000/120 (which went of generation in 1988).

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