Robinhood 80 from Old School Model Works

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

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Robinhood 80

From Mark Lanterman

Weíre introducing the latest in our line of kits that you can not only build and fly successfully, but personalize them to your own taste. Weíre 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 1980ís, but we have updated it significantly to more closely resemble the Curtiss Robin built back in the 1920ís. 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 youíre 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.

Whatís 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.

Specifications:

  • 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

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Available from:
  • Old School Model Works

  • 7414 Burton Drive
  • Liberty Township, OH 45044
  • www.oldschoolmodels.com
  • 513-755-7494
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    Apr 08, 2019, 01:23 PM
    deanz406
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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)
    Jun 14, 2020, 05:05 PM
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    I'm pondering building one of these RH80 kits, and putting a Saito 4-stroke gasser into 'er. My first high-school job was in the front end hobby shop at John Maloney's World Engines plant here in Cincinnati.
    One question about the kit ailerons. Pondering the photos of it, it appears as though the ailerons have a 3/4", or so, wide front edge, which butts up against a 3/4" wide, or so, trailing edge of the wing recess for the ailerons. How are the ailerons beveled, and then hinged, to allow up and down motion of the ailerons. Thanks for any clarifications.
    Jun 29, 2020, 04:23 PM
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    Hey Andrew or anyone who has built the RH80. I’ve pretty much completed t framing mine up. I notice now the firewall has some down thrust built into it, but no right thrust. I am just wondering if anyone else built theirs per plan and if it flies fine without right thrust? I don’t want to drill engine mount holes for a SaitoFG-21 until I know whether it needs right thrust or not. My long experience says it should have a couple degrees, which would require me to use some washers or a thrust plate, and drill holes in the firewall to account for the right thrust. Being lazy, I’d like to hear that an RH80 owner found theirs flies perfectly fine without it. TIA!
    Jun 29, 2020, 04:34 PM
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    I'm framing the fuse for mine as we speak, and was pondering that right thrust issue just today. A friend of mine has built, and flies, some of the old World Engines kits in the various sizes, and says a pilot does have to be ready with right rudder on takeoff, so I'm assuming some right thrust when I mount my FG-21 will be needed. I was just going to use some washers or a plate under the motor mount on that left side (facing forward). I'll email Mark at OSMW to pick his brain on that, too.
    Jun 29, 2020, 08:38 PM
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    I actually emailed Mark today and got a quick response...he said it flies fine with just the down thrust shown on the plans. It’s what I wanted to hear, lol, so I am just going to put my engine mount flat on the firewall. That’s a coincidence we are both going with the FG-21! A buddy gave me a good deal on the engine, so I had to go with it instead of a gas two stroke engine
    Jun 30, 2020, 07:45 AM
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    Yep, I heard from Mark, too, and putting the engine in on the firewall as-is works just fine. Rudder on takeoff will be required when flying a tail dragger. I've run the FG-21 up on the test stand, and she sure is a sweet running engine. Looking forward to flying the Robin Hood with 'er. This is my first 4-stroke gasser. Enjoy yours.
    Jun 30, 2020, 07:49 AM
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by maukasoar View Post
    Hey Andrew or anyone who has built the RH80. Iíve pretty much completed t framing mine up. I notice now the firewall has some down thrust built into it, but no right thrust. I am just wondering if anyone else built theirs per plan and if it flies fine without right thrust? I donít want to drill engine mount holes for a SaitoFG-21 until I know whether it needs right thrust or not. My long experience says it should have a couple degrees, which would require me to use some washers or a thrust plate, and drill holes in the firewall to account for the right thrust. Being lazy, Iíd like to hear that an RH80 owner found theirs flies perfectly fine without it. TIA!
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