Avions Pierre Robin was formed by Pierre Robin and Jean Délémontez, the principal designer of Jodel aircraft, in October 1957 as Centre Est Aeronautique. It began manufacturing aircraft at Dijon-Darois. The first aircraft was the 'Jodel Robin', which later became the DR100 model (Jodel's models all had D followed by a number). Robin and Délémontez continued to upgrade the design between 1957 and 1972. The DR100 range was succeeded by the DR200 range. The Robin DR400 first flew in 1972 and is still in production. The DR aircraft have the 'cranked wing' configuration, in which the dihedral angle of the outer wing is much greater than the inboard, a configuration which they share with Jodel aircraft. The Robin HR200 had a different designer, Chris Heintz, and is fully metallic unlike the wooden DR series. It is a light aerobatic aircraft aimed at flight training. The Robin R2000 series was developed from the HR200 and is now produced by Alpha Aviation. Avions Robin was acquired by Apex Aircraft of France in 1988. The range of Robin DR400 aircraft continues to be manufactured at Dijon-Darois. Since 2004 the Robin R2000 range of aircraft is manufactured in Hamilton, New Zealand by Alpha Aviation as the Alpha 2000.
Robin DR253B D-EJBD
Single prop light aeroplane Robin DR253B D-EJBD.
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Photographed at the Gothenburg City Airport Fly-in on 29 May 2009.
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Robin DR 315 D-EDSS
4-seat light aircraft photographed at the Borås Air Show on 16 August 2009.
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Robin flight school Teuge
A Robin DR400/140B plane with registration PH-JFK from the Flight school Teuge.
The Robin DR400 i...