1972 Robin DR-400 140 Earl

Impressive avionics stack

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Make
Robin
Model
DR-400 140 Earl
Year
1972
Seller
WilcoAviation
Location
Rufforth East, York, United Kingdom
Condition
Pre-owned
Seller type
Broker
Total Time
2970 h
Engine Time
1200 h
Undercarriage
Tricycle
Seats
4
Flight Rules
VFR Night
Registration
G-BAGC

Highlights

  • Wilco Aviation are happy to have exclusively listed this immaculate Avions Pierre Robin DR400 Earl powered by the common Lycoming O-320 150hp engine known for being economical as well as reliable. G-BAGC is currently located at Rufforth East, York, England.

Exterior

  • Exterior – 9.5/10
  • Exterior Red & White with Black trim

Interior

  • Interior – 9/10
  • Interior Grey leather

Maintenance

  • LAST ANNUAL: June 2023
  • Important note: G-BAGC is not affected by the Robin Wing Spar AD 2023-0048-E issued 07 March 2023 imposed on DR400 models confirmed by CAMO.

Specifications

Seat Configuration
1+3
Gross Weight
1000 Kg
Empty Weight
600 Kg
Useful Load
400 Kg
Cruise Speed
115 Kt
Fuel Capacity
160 l

Engine

Manufacturer, Model
Lycoming, O-320-E2A
  • ENGINE OVERHAULED: 1990
  • PROP HOURS: 800 (+/- 5hrs)
  • PROP OVERHAULED: 2012
  • PROP MAKE: SENSENICH
Fuel Type
Avgas 100LL
TTSN
1200

Avionics

Audio Panel
Garmin, GMA 340
NAV/COM
Garmin, GNC 255A
MFD
Bendix/King, KMD 150
ADF
King, KR 87
COM
Trig, TY91
Other
  • PAW (internal fit).
  • Course Deviation Indicator (CDI)
  • Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI)
  • Automatic Direction Finder (ADF)
  • Air Speed Indicator (ASI)
  • Altimeter x2
  • Turn Co-Ordinator
  • Attitude Indicator
  • Direction Indicator (DI)

Electrical equipment

Lights
  • LED Landing Light
  • NAV lights

Safety equipment

Other
  • PLB

Ground equipment

Tow Bar/Tugs
  • Tow Bar

Additional Remarks

  • The Robin DR400 was released in 1972, as a development of the DR300 series. Compared to the latter, the two major differences of the DR400 are a wider cabin at shoulder level and a forward-sliding canopy, a new concept introduced with the Robin HR-1 in 1969, made to replace the doors present on earlier series. The wings have a ‘cranked-wing’ configuration, allowing for stable cruising and safer stalls. The dashboard is also clearer and more elevated than on previous models, allowing easier instrument readings.
  • The main difference between DR400 models is the engine, as the cabin remains identical between versions. The low-powered models, which go up to 120hp, are called “2+2” to indicate they can carry 2 adults and 2 children (or three adults).
  • The design of the aircraft is old; it consists of a wooden canvas structure with a low, positive-dihedral wing. The low wing provides good visibility of the aircraft’s surroundings. It is the same wood and fabric type as Jodel wings. The landing gear is in the non-retractable, tricycle configuration, allowing easier taxiing, takeoff and landing than conventional landing gears.
  • The DR400 is very present in France, operating as a training aircraft in flight schools and a rental aircraft for flight clubs. In 2019, French air clubs operated 864 DR300 and DR400 models out of the 2394 training and rental aircraft available nationwide.
  • Production of the DR400 ceased in 2014, as it was replaced with the Robin DR401.
  • Golf Charlie benefits from impressive avionics stack installed by its registered avionics engineer owner. Everything works as it should meaning she is ready to be flown away by her new owner. Recovered and repainted in 2012.
  • Important note: G-BAGC is not affected by the Robin Wing Spar AD 2023-0048-E issued 07 March 2023 imposed on DR400s and has been subsequently re-confirmed by the aircrafts CAMO.
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