Robin DR.200

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Robin DR.200
DR.221 Dauphin
Role Four-seat light aircraft
Manufacturer Avions Pierre Robin
First flight 1964 (DR.200)
Number built 348
Variants Robin DR300

The Robin DR.200 is a family of French conventional landing gear single-engined light touring or training cabin monoplanes. Originally produced by Centre Est Aéronautique the company later changed its name to Avions Pierre Robin.


Originally flown as the DR.200 which was a variant of the earlier DR.1050M1 with a strengthened wing and longer fuselage. The production version was the DR.250 Capitaine a four-seater with a 160 hp Lycoming O-320 engine and all-flying tailplane. The DR.250 first flew in 1965. The next development was a two-seat variant with a shorter fuselage the DR.220 2+2, it was powered by a 105 hp Continental O-200-A engine. The DR.221 Dauphin introduced a bigger 115 hp Lycoming O-235C engine. Then the DR.253 Regent was first flown in 1967, introducing a tricycle landing gear which was to become standard on all the following Robin designs.


A DR 253 Régent with tricycle landing gear
Prototype four-seat development of the DR.1050M1 with a Potez 105E engine, two built.[1]
DR.220 2+2
Shorter fuselage two-seat variant although it did have a small rear seat, powered by a 105hp Continental O-200-A engine, 83 built.[1]
DR.221 Dauphin
A DR.200 with four seats and powered by a 115hp Lycoming O-235C engine, 62 built.[1]
DR.250 Capitaine
A DR.200 with all-flying tailplane and powered by a 160hp Lycoming O-320-E engine, 100 built.[1]
Experimental DR.250 with a 180hp Lycoming O-360-A engine, one built.[1]
DR.253 Regent
A DR.250 with enlarged fuselage and tricycle landing gear, powered by a Lycoming O-360-D2A engine, 100 built.[1]

Specifications (DR.221)[edit]

Data from Jane's.[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 7.00 m (23 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.72 m (28 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 13.60 m2 (146.4 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 475 kg (1,047 lb) equipped
  • Max takeoff weight: 840 kg (1,852 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-235-C2A flat-four piston engine, 86 kW (115 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed EVRA, 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) diameter wooden fixed pitch propeller


  • Maximum speed: 235 km/h (146 mph, 127 kn) at sea level
  • Cruise speed: 220 km/h (140 mph, 120 kn) at 2,750 m (9,000 ft) (75% power)
  • Stall speed: 80 km/h (50 mph, 43 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 290 km/h (180 mph, 160 kn)
  • Range: 910 km (570 mi, 490 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 3,900 m (12,800 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 3.3 m/s (650 ft/min)

See also[edit]

Related development


  1. ^ a b c d e f Simpson 1991, pp. 267–270
  2. ^ Taylor 1969, p.66.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982–1985). Orbis Publishing.
  • Taylor, John W. R. (1969). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1969–70. London: Jane's Yearbooks.
  • Simpson, R.W. (1991). Airlife's General Aviation. England: Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-194-X.