R 2000 Alpha aircraft performance and specifications
Two seat aerobatic light aircraft
This series of light two seat aerobatic aircraft
was designed during the 1970s specifically for
flying school use, and has been developed in two
major variants, both of which are back in
The original HR 200 was the second all metal
aircraft designed for Robin by Christophe Heintz
(previous Robins had been designed by Jean
Delemontez, who was also responsible for the
earlier Jodel series). It first flew on July 19
1971 powered by an 80kW (108hp) O235, while the
first production aircraft flew in April 1973.
Three initial versions were built, the 80kW
(108hp) powered Club or HR 200/100, the more
powerful Acrobin 125 or HR 200/125 (with a
95kW/125hp O235) and the Acrobin 160 or HR 200/160
(with a 120kW/160hp IO320). The HR 200 remained in
production until the late 1970s, and is once again
on offer. Robin has now recommenced production of
the HR 200/120 as the Robin 200, with power
supplied by an 88kW (118hp) Textron Lycoming
O235L2A and a new instrument panel.
The R 2000 Alpha series meanwhile was a
redevelopment of the HR 200. The HR 200's basic
fuselage was retained, but changes included an all
new wing and a enlarged rudder and vertical tail
to improve spinning characteristics. The prototype
R 2000 was powered by a 135kW (160hp) IO320 and
flew for the first time on January 15 1976.
Deliveries of production aircraft began in 1977.
Three developments of the R 2000 series were
built, the R 2100, the R 2112 and R 2160 Alpha
Sport, with the main differences between the three
being the powerplant fitted. The R 2100 is powered
by an 80kW (108hp) O235, the R 2112 has an 84kW
(112hp) O235, and the R 2160 has a 120kW (160hp)
O320. Of the three, the R 2160 Alpha Sport has
been the most popular. Production of the R 2000
series (by Robin factories in France and Canada)
originally ceased in 1983, however Robin restarted
production of the R 2160 in 1994.
HR 200 Club - One 80kW (108hp) Lycoming O235C2A
flat four piston engine driving a two blade fixed
pitch propeller. R 2160 Alpha Sport - One 120kW
(160hp) Lycoming O320D.
HR 200 - Max speed 230km/h (124kt),
max cruising speed 215km/h (116kt).
Initial rate of climb 670ft/min.
Service ceiling 13,000ft.
Range with max fuel 1078km (582nm). 2160 -
HR 2000 - Max speed 257km/h (138kt),
max cruising speed 242km/h (130kt),
cruising speed 234km/h (126kt).
Initial rate of climb 1025ft/min.
Service ceiling 15,000ft.
Range with max fuel 795km (430nm).
HR 200 - Empty 500kg (1100lb),
max takeoff 760kg (1670lb).
HR 200 - Wing span 8.40m (27ft 7in),
length 6.68m (21ft 11in),
height 2.18m (7ft 2in).
Wing area 12.6m2 (135.6sq ft). 2160 -
Wing span 8.33m (27ft 4in),
length 7.10m (23ft 4in),
height 2.13m (7ft 0in).
Wing area 13.0m2 (140.0sq ft).
Typical seating for two side by side.
Approx 160 200s and 130 R 2000s built.