Cygnet Roberts   


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General Details
Manufacturer: Roberts
Plane Name:

Cygnet

Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: U S A
Designer: Donald Roberts
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 1
   
Performance:
L/DMax:
   
MinSink:
   


 

Specifications:
Span Area Empty Weight Payload Gross Weight Wing Load Water Ballast
m ft sq.m sq.ft kg lb. kg lb. kg lb. kg
/sq.m
lb.
/sq.ft
kg lb.
13 42.65 9.57 103 165 364 110 242 275 606 28.7 5.88 0 0
Aspect ratio: 18
Airfoil:
Structure: steel tube and aluminum with GFRP fairings
Engine:

Comment:
The Cygnet, which first flew in 1992, was the only U.S. entrant in the IGC/ OSTIC World Class sailplane design contest (won by the Polish designed PW-5). It has balanced DFS type airbrakes for approach control, and is fitted with a ballistic parachute emergency recovery system.


           

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