ABC Robin

infobox Aircraft
name = Robin
type = Cabin monoplane
manufacturer = ABC Motors Limited


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designer = A.A. Fletcher
first flight = 1929
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retired = 1932
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number built = 1
status = Scrapped
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The ABC Robin was a British single-seat light aircraft designed by A. A. Fletcher in 1929. It was a high-wing monoplane of conventional taildragger configuration. The cockpit was fully enclosed, an advanced feature for its day.

The Robin, registered G-AAID, was built by ABC Motors Limited at Walton-on-Thames in 1929. The first flight was at Brooklands in June, and displayed at the Olympia Aero Show in July. It was modified later in the year with the windscreen moved back to allow access to the fuel filler caps from the outside, and an enlarged fin and rudder. The sole Robin built was scrapped at Brooklands in 1932.

pecifications (Robin)

aircraft specifications


plane or copter?=plane
jet or prop?=prop

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crew=1
length main=17 ft 7 in
length alt=5.36 m
span main=25 ft 4 in
span alt=7.72 m
height main=5 ft 9 in
height alt=1.73 m
area main=110 ft²
area alt=10.23 m²
empty weight main=415 lb
empty weight alt=188 kg
loaded weight main=680 lb
loaded weight alt=308 kg
max takeoff weight main=
max takeoff weight alt=

engine (prop)=ABC Scorpion II
type of prop= piston engine
number of props=1
power main=40 hp
power alt=30 kW

max speed main=105 mph
max speed alt=91 knots, 169 km/h
range main=340 mi
range alt=295 nm, 545 km
ceiling main=17,000 ft
ceiling alt=5,200 m
climb rate main=750 ft/min
climb rate alt=3.8 m/s
loading main=7 lb/ft²
loading alt=34 kg/m²
power/mass main=0.06 hp/lb
power/mass alt=100 W/kg

Notes

References

*cite book |last= Jackson|first= A.J.|authorlink= |coauthors= |title= British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 1|year= 1974|publisher= Putnam|location= London|isbn=0 370 10006 9

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