The four-seat Robin DR400, with the classic cranked Jodel wing, has been built in large numbers by Robin at Dijon with a variety of engines from 118 hp to 200 hp and the Centurion 2.0 in the Ecoflyer. Built from wood and fabric, the Dauphins have standard four-seat cabins but the higher powered Regents have a longer cabin with extra side windows.
I have owned a Robin DR400 Regent 180HP for 18 months now and have had nothing but enjoyable flying. The transition from my NPPL to SSEA and then LAPL meant I was able to progress on to the Robin from my 3 Axis Microlight and to be honest the Robin takes control with just some gentle input from me. Operating out of a grass strip which is 750m is no problem at all- only thing I would say is that on hard runways keeping the speed down before letting the nose wheel touch stops a bit of shimmy under braking. The Robin is a really roomy aircraft and offers great load carrying without impinging on the cabin space and four adults with baggage and fuel is no problem for this aircraft. Fuel I budget for 40 litres an hour but 36 is achievable by leaning and over a long distance. Visibility has to be the best around- not had any aircraft that has been as light and airy as the Robin and in the circuit you have all the vis you need to deal with a busy situation. Equipment wise this varies of course but my fit is ample and with the large panel area it will accommodate a lot of tech to give a more than enviable package for most pilots. All in all the Robin has to be a serious choice if you are looking for a touring machine- weekend rally shuttle or general family runabout.