Curtiss Robin




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recreation
pilot + 2 passengers
Curtiss OX-5
90 hp.
1,480 lbs.
2,220 lbs.
737 lbs.
25 ft. 10 in.
41 ft. 0 in.
84 mph
100 mph
500 fpm
10,200 feet
490 miles
8/7/1928
1928

 




Curtiss Robin

Curtiss Robin

The Curtiss Robin, introduced in 1928, became one of the most successful civil aviation aircraft of its time. The aircraft had a reputation for dependability, easy handling, a roomy cabin, and a low cost.

Construction materials used to built the Curtiss Robin were a fabric covered, steel tube fuselage and wings made from wood. A 90 hp OX-5 first powered the aircraft, but later production aircraft were powered with a 165 hp Wright engine.

The aircraft had an unusual seating arrangement. There was a single seat for the pilot up front, and two side by side seats in the rear of the aircraft for the passengers.

On July 1, 1935 a specially modified Curtiss Robin set a non-stop endurance record after flying for a total of 635 hours and 34 minutes covering a distance of 52,320 miles. The aircraft, pictured above, was fitted with a top hatch through which fuel and supplies were delivered while in flight. A railing around the front of the aircraft allowed for engine oil replenishment and maintenance while in flight. The aircraft was named Ole Miss and was piloted by the brothers Fredrick and Allen Key.

A total of 769 Curtiss Robin aircraft were produced.

RC Curtiss Robin

RC Curtiss Robin

The RC Curtiss Robin from Ikon N'wst has a wingspan of 96 in.  Power is provided by a .91 four stroke engine. All up weight is between 13 and 15 lbs.The RC Curtiss Robin from Dare Hobby is designed by Pat Trittle. Wingspan is 40 in. and length is 25 in.  You can power it with a geared Speed 400 motor or .049 engine.

Cleveland Model has plans of the RC Curtiss Robin for sale with wingspans of 21", 31", 41 1/2", 61", 83", and 124".

 




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