Robin DR400 S 50E ARF, White/Red, by SebArtDownload the Robin DR400 S 50e Assembly Manual Here
The Robin S 50E ARF scale , was designed by the 15 times Italian Champion Sebastiano Silvestri, vice-European Champion and 2 time F.A.I World Cup winner F3A.
This professional ARF kit is the result of Sebastiano’s long research , experience in F3A and his passion for scale planes. This combined with an extremely light weight structure and with many small aerodynamic tricks give the Robin S 50E an impressive precision and easy control at any airspeed and flight condition.
The Robin S 50E can do it all... it can start and land very easy on grass surface and with the factory installed light system, flaps, towing system it looks very scale on ground and in the air.
The Robin S 50E is ready for any pattern maneuvers as for unbelievable easy rolls, knife-edge flights, loops...and almost anything else you can dream up from a scale plane are waiting you!
The Real Plane
The Robin DR400 is a wooden sport monoplane, conceived by Pierre Robin and Jean Délémontez. The Robin with a forward-sliding canopy, the DR400 flew in 1972. It has a tricycle undercarriage, and can carry four people. The DR400 aircraft have the 'cranked wing' configuration, in which the dihedral angle of the outer wing is much greater than the inboard. This model is considered easy to fly by many and quiet during flight due to its wooden frame.
The wing is a distinctive feature of this airplane; the Robin is light, stiff and strong, with the dihedral of the outer panels imparting substantial lateral stability in flight. Being fabric covered, it presents a smooth surface to aid airflow, unhindered by the typical overlapping panels or rivets found on metal aircraft. The secret to the DR400's relatively high performance lies in the pronounced washout in the outer panels. Since they have a lower angle of attack to the airflow than the centre section, they create less drag in cruise flight.