ROBIN DR 400/180R REMO 180

TYPE: Glider tug.

PROGRAMME: First flight and certification 1972 as DR 400/180R (Remorqueur, abbreviated Remo); flown 1985 with Porsche PFM 3200 engine as DR 400RP or Remo 212; became first Porsche-powered aircraft to be certified; Remo 212 production ceased 1990 after 29 had been built.

CUSTOMERS: See main DR 400 entry; total 311 Remos delivered by December 1998. Eight 180Rs produced in 2000; one in 2001; none known in 2002.

DESIGN FEATURES: Same as Regent, except no external baggage door, and baggage compartment covered in transparent Plexiglas to maximise rearward view; towing hook under tail; Dauphin wing (13.60 m2; 146.4 sq ft) without extended wingroot leading-edges.

Differences from DR 400/180 listed below:

POWER PLANT: One 134 kW (180 hp) Textron Lycoming O-360-A flat-four engine, driving (for glider towing) a Sensenich 76EM8S5-0-58 or Hoffmann HO27HM-180/138 two-blade, fixed-pitch metal propeller. For touring, a coarser pitch Sensenich 76EM8S5-0-64 propeller can be fitted. Fuel 110 litres (29.1 US gallons; 24.2 Imp gallons) normal; additional 50 litre (13.2 US gallon; 11.0 Imp gallon) tank optional.


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