Model Airplane News
September, 1958

Model Airplane News Cover for September, 1958 by Jo Kotula Curtiss Robin

Curtiss "Robin"
Model Airplane News Cover Art for September, 1958
by Jo Kotula
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The Curtiss Robin, introduced in 1928, was a high wing monoplane. The J-1 version was flown by Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan as well as The Flying Keys. Accordingly, the Robin got a lot of publicity for its time.

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Curtiss "Robin"
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The Robin, a workmanlike cabin monoplane had a wooden wing and steel tubing fuselage. The cabin accommodated three, two passengers seated side-by-side behind the pilot. The original landing gear were bungee rubber cord shock absorbers, later replaced by an oleo-pneumatic system, a number of Robins had twin-floats added. Payload with 50 gal fuel was 452 lb, cruising speed 102 mph, and landing speed 48 mph. The price at factory field was $7,500. A single modified Robin was used by the United States Army Air Corps in a test program for radio-controlled (and unmanned) flight.

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