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Curtiss Robin

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The first Curtiss Robin was designed to use World War I surplus OX-5 engines and flew in 1928.  Improved versions included more powerful engines.

A Robin C-1 was used to set world endurance records in 1929 and 1930 of 460 and 647 hours (27 days).  In 1938, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan flew from NYC to Ireland after stating he would fly to California.  The U.S. Army used a modified Robin to test radio controlled aircraft.

In the summer of 1929, Curtiss was producing 17 Robins a week.

Specifications (Robin J-1)





Type: General
Seats: 3 (one pilot and two passengers)
Engine: one 165 hp (123 kW) Wright J-6 Whirlwind radial piston engine
XC-10: U.S. Army test radio controlled aircraft

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