Robin Aiglon

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R.1180 Aiglon
PH-AIG Robin R.1180TD Aiglon.jpg
Robin R.1180TD Aiglon PH-AIG at Midden-Zeeland Airport (EHMZ), August 4, 1990
Role Four-seat touring and training monoplane
National origin France
Manufacturer Avions Robin
First flight 1977
Number built 67
Developed from Robin HR100

The Robin R.1180 Aiglon ia a French four-seat touring and training monoplane designed and built by Avions Robin.

Development[edit]

The Aiglon is an all-metal low-wing monoplane with a fixed tricycle landing gear and powered by a nose-mounted 180 hp (134 kW) Lycoming O-360-A3AD or a Lycoming O-360-A3A engine. It was based on the early HR100 but had a lighter airframe and new fin and rudder. The prototype first flew on 25 March 1977[1] and the production version with detail improvements was certified on 19 September 1978.

Variants[edit]

R.1180 Aiglon
Prototype, one built
R.1180T Aiglon
Production variant with longer cabin side windows, 30 built.
R.1180TD Aiglon II
A R.1180T with a new instrument panel, improved cabin furnishing and an external baggage locker, 36 built.

Specifications (R.1180)[edit]

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3
  • Length: 7.26 m (23 ft 9¾ in)
  • Wingspan: 9.08 m (29 ft 9½ in)
  • Height: 2.38 m (7 ft 9¾ in)
  • Wing area: 15.10 m2 (162.54 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 650 kg (1433 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1150 kg (2535 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-360-A3AD flat-four piston engine, 134 kW (180 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 251 km/h (156 mph)
  • Range: 1625 km ( miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5030 m (16,505 ft)

See also[edit]

Related development

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson 1991, page 261
  2. ^ Orbis 1985, page 2800

Bibliography[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 
  • Simpson, R.W. (1991). Airlife's General Aviation. England: Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-194-X.