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ROBINSON R44 (RAVEN I)


Brand New 2016 Model!


The Robinson R44 is a four-seat light helicopter produced by the Robinson Helicopter Company since 1992. Based on the company’s two-place Robinson R22, the R44 features hydraulically-assisted flight controls. The R44 was first flown in March of 1990, and received FAA certification in December of 1992, with the first delivery in February of 1993.

The R44 is a single-engined helicopter with a semi-rigid two-bladed main rotor and a two-bladed tail rotor and a skid landing gear. It has an enclosed cabin with two rows of side-by-side seating for a pilot and three passengers. Tail rotor direction of rotation on the R44 is reversed for improved yaw control authority. On the R44 the advancing blade is on the bottom.

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 130 kn (240 km/h; 150 mph)

  • Cruise speed: 110 kn (200 km/h; 130 mph)

  • Range: 300 nmi (560 km; 350 mi)

General Specs

  • Crew: one pilot

  • Capacity: four, including pilot

  • Payload: 800 lb (408 kg)

  • Length: 459″ (9.0 m)

  • Rotor diameter: 33 ft (10.1 m)

  • Tail rotor diameter: 4 ft 10 in (1.5 m)

  • Height: 10 ft 9 in (3.3 m)

  • Empty weight: 1,450 lb (657.7 kg)

  • Loaded weight: 2,500 lb (1,134 kg)

  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-540-AE1A5 6 cylinder, flat engine with fuel injection, 245 bhp (183 kW)

  • Fuel: 100 low lead (100LL) fuel or 100/130

  • Main tank capacity: 31.6 US gallons (120 liters)

  • Main tank usable fuel: 30.6 US gallons (116 liters)

  • Auxiliary tank capacity: 18.5 US gallons (70 liters)

  • Auxiliary tank usable fuel: 18.3 US gallons (69 liters) Performance