Robinhood 80 from Old School Model Works

The Robinhood 80 is based on the original kit marketed by World Engines in the 1980s, but we have updated it significantly to more closely resemble the Curtiss Robin built back in the 1920s.


Robinhood 80

From Mark Lanterman

Were introducing the latest in our line of kits that you can not only build and fly successfully, but personalize them to your own taste. Were continuing to bring back great designs from the past and rework them to incorporate modern, laser-cut techniques to make kit building better than ever. All of our kits are made right here in the USA.

Our Robinhood 80 is based on the original kit marketed by World Engines in the 1980s, but we have updated it significantly to more closely resemble the Curtiss Robin built back in the 1920s. While still a fun-scale design, it is easy to build and retains all of the great flying characteristics that make a good sport airplane.

In the air, the Robinhood 80 is a true barnstormer and is at it's best when cruising on a lazy afternoon or performing some gentle aerobatics.

Power can be from 20cc gas, .90-1.50 glow or an equivalent electric setup. We've designed the fuselage with a built-in hatches so you have quick access to your fuel (or batteries) and and radio system.

All of the formers, ribs, tips and other specialty parts come laser-cut. These pieces are engineered to fit together with a minimum amount of tools and/or jigs to align properly them.

The fuselage can be built as an inline version (as shown) or with a slightly shorter nose if youre rather install your own radial engine for that classic look.

Utilizing our unique WEB-LOCK construction, you can build both wing panels straight and true - with a minimum amount of fuss. Both wing panels are removable for easy transportation and storage, attaching to the fuselage with functional struts and a few bolts.

Included in each Old School Model Works kit are full-sized rolled plans, a printed construction manual, pre-bent main gear, hand-selected balsa and ply woods, and a premium hardware package from brand-name, USA manufacturers (DuBro, Sonic-Tronics, and others) to guarantee the best quality.

Whats more is you can cover and finish your Robinhood 80 like you want, rather than being stuck with a "me-too" offering that look exactly the same as the others at your local field.


  • Wingspan: 80 inches
  • Wing Area: 1120 sq. inches
  • Length (airframe only): 58 inches
  • Weight: 4.5 lbs. (framed), 8-10 lbs.(rtf)
  • Radio: 4 channel
  • Retail Price - $199.95


Available from:
  • Old School Model Works

  • 7414 Burton Drive
  • Liberty Township, OH 45044
  • 513-755-7494
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    Apr 08, 2019, 01:23 PM
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    Robinhood classic

    Hi-- It's great to see a classic like the Robinhood reappearing in kit form again. My old World model was built in the mid 80's, and is a great flying plane. Mine is powered with a Super Tigre .75 two stroke, and is one of my favorite go to planes for a lazy day, relaxing fun fly. I've built, bought, and sold a lot of planes over the years, but would never give this one up. Congrats, and good luck with your re-introduction of a true classic. Here's a couple pics of mine-- Dean
    Aug 07, 2019, 05:23 PM
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    I received one of these for review for Model Aviation, here's a few teaser shots.
    RCGF 20cc twin, PowerBox CORE radio system, Spektrum digital servos.
    Aug 14, 2019, 10:10 PM
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    I just ordered one of these kits....I've never built a laser cut kit before so it'll be an experience.
    Aug 29, 2019, 04:53 PM
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    Old School Model Works Robinhood 80 - Model Aviation magazine (6 min 46 sec)

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