Robinson R66

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The Robinson R66 is a helicopter designed and built by Robinson Helicopter Company. The five-seat R66 Turbine helicopter is reliable, economical and easy to maintain and is powered by a Rolls-Royce RR300 turboshaft engine. The R66 is slightly faster and smoother than the Robinson R44 from which it is derived. The R66 received both type and production certificates from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on October 25, 2010.

Announced in 2007, the R66 was designed to be the company's first turbine-powered product and to extend its product range to compete with larger helicopters manufactured by Bell Helicopter and Eurocopter. Most of the R66 design is based on the earlier piston-engine R44.

General characteristics :

  • Crew : 1
  • Capacity : 4 passengers or 1,200 lb (540 kg) external load
  • Length : 29 ft 6 in (8.99 m)
  • Width : 4 ft 10 in (1.47 m)
  • Height : 11 ft 5 in (3.48 m)
  • Empty weight : 1,290 lb (585 kg)
  • Gross weight : 2,700 lb (1,225 kg)
  • Fuel capacity : 73.6 US gallons (279 l)
  • Powerplant : 1 × Rolls-Royce RR300 turboshaft, 224 shp (167 kW) continuous, 270 shp (200 kW) takeoff (5 minutes)
  • Main rotor diameter : 33 ft (10 m)
  • Tail rotor Diameter : 5 ft (1.52 m)

Performance :

  • Cruise speed : 110 kn (130 mph, 200 km/h)
  • Never exceed speed : 140 kn (160 mph, 260 km/h)
  • Range : 350 nmi (400 mi, 650 km)
  • Service ceiling : 14,000 ft (4,300 m)
  • Rate of climb : 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)
  • Fuel Consumption : 23 US gallons (87 l) per hour

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