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Curtiss Robin 2019-07-03T14:57:50-05:00

Project Description

MPH

100

WEAPONS

0

SEATS

3

Curtiss Robin

Role:  Touring

National Origin: United States

Manufacturer: Curtiss-Robertson Airplane Manufacturing Company

First Flight: 1928

Primary User: US Private Owner Market

Number Built: 769

The Curtiss Robin, introduced in 1928, was a high-wing monoplane with a 90 hp (67 kW) V8 OX-5 8-cylinder engine built by the Curtiss-Robertson Airplane Manufacturing Company. It was later fitted with the more powerful Challenger engine, which developed between 170 and 185 hp (127 and 138 kW). NOTE: Model B (90 hp/67 kW Curtiss OX-5 engine), Model C-1 (185 hp/138 kW Curtiss Challenger engine), and Model J-1 (165 hp/123 kW Wright J-6 Whirlwind 5 engine)

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: two passengers
  • Length: 25 ft 8½ in (7.83 m)
  • Wingspan: 41 ft 0 in (12.49 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 9½ in (2.37 m)
  • Wing area: 223 ft² (20.71 m²)
  • Empty weight: 1,472 lb (668 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 2,440 lb (1,107 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Curtiss OX-5 liquid-cooled V-8, 90 hp (67 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 100.5 mph (87 knots, 161.7 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 84 mph (73 knots, 135 km/h)
  • Range: 480 mi (432 nmi, 772 km)
  • Service ceiling: 10,200 ft (3,109 m)
  • Rate of climb: 400 ft/min (2.0 m/s)