General Product Description
Our MyMahoganyModel Alpha R2120 U Model exhibits unique, unrivaled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes as standard with a robust, durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished metal supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.
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Alpha R2120 U Model Details
ABOUT ALPHA AVIATION
+Alpha Aviation+., located in Hamilton, New Zealand, secured the sole
world wide rights to manufacture and market the +Alpha 2000 series+.
training aircraft (formerly known as the +Robin R2160+. and +Robin R2120+.)
The Alpha 2000 series is comprised of the basic trainer +Alpha 120T+.,
the fuel injected aerobatic trainer and cross country touring +Alpha
160Ai+., and the FAA certified 160A aerobatic trainer aircraft. These
aircraft have been updated and improved to bring them in line with
the standards expected of aircraft manufactured in this decade.
Alpha Aviations aim is to produce an aircraft that is affordable for
aero clubs, flying schools and private owner/operators, yet without
PRODUCTION OF THE ALPHA 2000 SERIES
Production of the Alpha 2000 series has now commenced at Alpha
Aviations purpose-built facility, part of an impressive aviation
cluster that has been established at Hamilton Airport. Opened in
August 2005 by New Zealand Prime Minister, Helen Clark, Alpha
Aviations factory is essentially an assembly plant with all aircraft
componentary being sub-contracted out – in many cases to local
The assembly line is comprised of a series of jigs, each specifically
designed to enable the final construction of an aircraft sub-assembly.
Most importantly, Alpha Aviations plant is staffed by some of New
Zealands most experienced and respected aircraft engineers and
The site also contains a state-of-the-art painting facility built in Italy
to Alphas exacting specifications.
Unlike the French Robin which was handbuilt and resulted in
inconsistent quality, Alpha Aviation has adopted a production line
approach and maintains strict control of the process. Component
parts are manufactured to stringent specifications and there are
exacting quality control measures in place.
At full capacity, the current Alpha Aviation facility will be capable of
producing four aircraft per month. It is anticipated that demand will
exceed this capacity and planning is already underway for the
construction of additional capacity.
HISTORY OF THE TYPE
The Alpha 2000 series began life as the Robin R2160 and Robin R2120
training aircraft. Originally designed by +Frenchman Pierre Robin+. and
manufactured most recently by +Apex Industries+. outside Dijon, the
Robin series has been in production since the 1970s. However,
production had been halted at various times and less than 350 were
ever made. In the 1990s, the Robin was renamedlsquo;Alpha to
distinguish it from Apexs wooden aircraft and the last French-built
Alpha was manufactured in December 2004.
In 2004, Alpha Aviation purchased the full rights from Apex Industries
to the French Robin/Alpha design. The company has subsequently
made a number of design and technological improvements to the
ABOUT ALPHA SERIES 2000 AIRCRAFT
The Alpha 2000 series has been designed as a trainer aircraft to meet
the specific requirements of flight training organisations. The +Alpha
120T+. is a non aerobatic flight trainer, while the Alpha 160A and Alpha
160Ai are fully aerobatic flight trainers. However, all the models are
built to the same exacting standards required of an aerobatic aircraft.
These remarkable, hard working trainers are responsive and
manoeuvrable aircraft; the rugged, all metal, conventionally
constructed two seat trainers offer a superior flying experience.
It is important to note that the fully certified Alpha series aircraft
are from a flight-proven design.
The Alpha 160A and 160Ai are powered by the Lycoming 0-320 D2A and
AEIO-320 D2B respectively and are rated at 160hp; they offer
unparalleled performance for light aircraft in their class. Certified to
+6 /-3 Gs the Alpha 160A and the top of the line 160Ai are also very
capable aerobatic performers. The Alpha 120T basic trainer is derived
from the Alpha 160A and offers the same crisp handling quality of the
Alpha 160 but with more modest operating costs through utilisation of
the Lycoming 0-235 Series (118hp) power plant.