Aeroplane Monthly 1977-09
R.Riding - A.B.C Robin /British pre-war ultralights/
The A.B.C. Robin in its final form, with redesigned and lengthened fin and rudder, and modified windscreen with fuel and oil filler caps in front.
FRONT VIEW OF THE A.B.C. "ROBIN": The illustration shows in detail the engine mounting, undercarriage and cabin.
The Robin’s width with wings folded was 11ft 8in.
Another view of the Robin in its final form. The cabin door was on the starboard side of the fuselage.
A.B.C. "ROBIN" (A.B.C. "Scorpion"). The raked wing tips were somewhat reminiscent of the Martinsyde F.4.
These photographs, taken at the Walton-on-Thames factory in May 1929, show the uncovered Robin before installation of the Scorpion engine.
The A.B.C. Robin shortly after completion. The wide-track undercarriage gave the aircraft good stability on the ground.
The Robin's small size is well illustrated in this photograph. It stood only 5ft 9in high.
A view of the small but uncramped cockpit through the roof skylight. The luggage hatch behind could accommodate two suitcases.