Robin Aircraft

Robin Aircraft (pronounced ‘Rowbahn’) has manufactured craftsmen-made aeroplanes at the factory in Darois since 1957.

Constantly evolving, with options of diesel and petrol engines from 120 hp to 200 hp, and a choice of traditional analogue instruments or ultra-modern electronic flight displays, the Robin range spans economical trainer to comfortable long-distance tourer.

Unlike metal or GRP, Robin Aircraft airframes have no fatigue life, do not corrode or degrade under ultraviolet light and are relatively simple to repair if damaged. Many airframes have been in service for over 40 years and over 20,000 flight hours. This extraordinary durability has enabled Robin to offer a 20 year warranty on their aerostructures!

The signature wing produces most of its lift in cruise from the inner section, giving high wing loading for a smoother ride whilst simultaneously reducing drag for better speed. The outer section with dihedral improves stability in turns and starts to work in earnest during take-off and landing, increasing low speed stability. The washout on the outer section maintains aileron effectiveness near the stall, contributing to the very benign stall characteristics of the aircraft. The result is a very safe handling and responsive aeroplane that is a pleasure to fly! 

Equally at home on hard runways or grass strips, Robin aircraft are renowned for their excellent flying characteristics, class leading visibility, versatility and economy of operation; qualities that have kept them as firm favourites throughout their production.

The philosophy of Robin Aircraft is to build aircraft in which you can learn to fly, can afford to buy and fly when you have your licence, that can be flown anywhere, and that last indefinitely.

You can see a Robin aircraft being made in the Mistral Aviation movies gallery and click here to see how the Robin Aircraft DR401 155CDI compares to the competition.

 Mistral Aviation LLP, Elstree Aerodrome WD6 3AR, UK; +44 (0)7973 691727; info@robinaircraft.uk