Robertson Aircraft Corporation was formed in October 1956 to build a four seat vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft powered by two supercharged 340 hp Lycoming GSO-480 engines. The wing had a sliding flap system with a double-slotted full span trailing edge flap providing all control. The flaps were retracted into the low aspect ratio wing for horizontal flight. All fuel and oil were carried in wing tip tanks which also acted as endplates. This capped the wing "buckets" and should have improved cruise efficiency.

 

The aircraft made a tethered flight on 8 January 1957 but was not pursued.

 

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Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Robertson Aircraft Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Robertson Aircraft Corporation

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Other

Compound type: N/A

Lift configuration: Deflected slipstream (x2)

Dedicated control device: Other (x2)

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: Lycoming GSO-480 reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Lycoming Engines

Take-off / rated power: 254 kW (340 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

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