Designed for simplicity, the R22 features a two-bladed rotor system and Robinson’s signature T-bar cyclic. A powder-coated steel tube structure provides a light yet rigid airframe while the aircraft’s aerodynamic fuselage optimizes airspeed and fuel economy. The R22 incorporates the latest in Robinson technology including the streamlined instrument panel and bladder fuel tanks.
Robinson’s R44 Raven Series Helicopters provide excellent reliability, responsive handling, and altitude performance, making the R44 the ideal helicopter for private, business, and utility applications.
Equipped with a Lycoming O-545 carburetted engine, the R44 Raven I offers a balance between performance and affordability. Raven I features carburettor heat assist that enhances safety and reduces pilot workload by automatically adjusting carburettor heat in response to power changes by the pilot.
The high performance R44 Raven II has a Lycoming IO-540 fuel-injected, angle-valve, tuned-induction engine, which eliminates the need for carburettor heat. The standard 28-volt electrical system ensures good starting performance in hot or cold weather, and provides additional electrical power for optional equipment.
Clippers are R44s equipped with fixed or inflatable (pop-out) floats providing an additional level of safety for over-water travel.
Available on either the Clipper I or Clipper II, fixed utility floats remain fully inflated for continuous over-water operations. Fixed floats add approximately fifty pounds to the aircraft’s empty weight and reduce the aircraft’s cruise speed by approximately ten knots.
Available only on the Clipper II and designed for emergencies, pop-outs have six chambers and inflate within 2-3 seconds of activation. A lever on the pilot’s collective releases pressurized helium from a tank located under the aircraft’s front left seat. The activation lever uses a mechanical pull cable and does not rely on an electrically actuated system for inflation. Floats may be activated at speeds up to eighty knots. Pop-outs add approximately sixty-five pounds to the helicopter’s empty weight. When not in use, floats roll-up and stow in protective covers along the aircraft’s landing skids. The compact design minimized drag and allows for easy entry and exit of the cabin.
The R44 Raven I and Raven II can be equipped with specifically designed instruments and avionics to prepare and qualify IFR pilots at a fraction of the cost associated with larger, more expensive instrument-equipped helicopters, but with the same high-quality equipment.
Certified in 2010, the 5 – place R66 Turbine is Robinson’s largest and most powerful helicopter. Like the R22 and R44, the R66 is built to be exceptionally reliable, economical and easy to maintain while performing as well or better than its more expensive competitors.
The R66 includes many of Robinson’s signature design features including a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic and open cabin configuration. What sets the R66 apart are its fifth seat, spacious bagged compartment and the Rolls-Royce RR300 turboshaft engine.
Designed for emergencies, the six-chamber floats inflate within 2-3 seconds of activation. A lever on the pilot’s collective releases pressurized helium from a tank located under the aircraft’s right rear seat. The activation lever uses a mechanical pull cable and does not rely on an electrically actuated system for inflation. Floats may be activated and flown at speeds up to eighty knots.
The installation adds approximately sixty-five pounds to the helicopter’s empty weight. When not in use, floats roll-up and stow in protective covers along the aircraft’s landing skids. The streamlined, low profile design minimizes drag and allows for easy entry and exit of the cabin.
The Robinson Newscopter is a fully integrated Electronic News Gathering (ENG) helicopter capable of transmitting, receiving, and recording live audio and video in High Definition. Built to meet the demands of the global TV news industry, the Newscopter’s ENG equipment is designed, tested and FAA-approved to optimize work flow and to provide and airborne broadcast-quality studio.
Front and centre is an aerodynamic nose-mounted, gyro-stabilized Ikegami HD digital camera system that captures the news in striking detail and vivid colour. Additional standard ENG gear includes in-cabin talent and tail-mounted micro cameras, video switcher, Geneva audio system, four colour video monitors, and a complete microwave transmission package.
The five-axis gyro-stabilized camera system features a full-bandwidth Ikegami 1080p HD Camera matched with a Canon HD Series 22x (44x with extender) zoom lens for crisp images. Camera and lens are housed in a rugged nose-mounted gimbal that rotates 360 degrees to track subjects and to film from any angle. The camera is operated through a laptop console located in the ENG workstation compartment. Along with all of the camera functions, features include a joy stick controller for X, Y, and Z-axis movements, snap-zoom, transmit, intercom, and video switches.
The R66 Turbine Police helicopter combines increased reserve power, improved altitude performance and greater capacity with state-of-the-art surveillance technology. The R66 offers law enforcement a reliable, high-performance turbine helicopter that is economical and easy to maintain.
The four-place R66 Police helicopter meets the latest FAA crashworthiness regulations. Unobstructed views allow for better tactical support and a spacious cargo compartment provides ample storage for additional gear. Turn-key ready, the R66 is equipped with FAA-approved technologies that include an infrared imaging system, a fold-down monitor, a powerful searchlight, and a dual-audio controller.
Robinson’s R44 Raven II Police helicopter delivers the performance, technology, and affordability that law enforcement agencies want in a police helicopter. The R44 police Helicopter arrives with the specialized equipment – infrared imaging system, searchlight, monitor, dual audio controller for police radios, etc. – already installed and FAA-approved.