Robinson R44

Robinson R44 is a multi-purpose light commercial four-seater helicopter manufactured by Robinson Helicopter, USA.

The helicopter was designed in the 1980s. The first flight took place on 03/31/1990 and in December 1992 passed certification.

Modifications

Robinson R44 Astro – variant with Robinson Lycoming O-540
Robinson R44 Raven is a civilian model with Lycoming O-540 F1 B5 engine and a metal chassis, which is designed for landing on hard ground
Robinson R44 Clipper – an option for landing on water with floats
Robinson R44 Raven II – 2002 model with the injection engine Robinson Lycoming O540 AE1 A5, metal chassis, wider rotor blades, night flight equipment
Robinson R44 Clipper II – Raven II variant for landing on water with floats
Robinson R44 IFR Trainer is a training option with installed additional equipment and a modified cockpit for training pilots
Robinson R44 Police II – patrol police helicopter based on Raven II with additional equipment

Specifications

  • Appointment: passenger.
  • Crew: 1 + 3 people.
  • The highest speed .: 240km / h.
  • Cruising speed: 210km / h.
  • Rate of climb: 5m./sec.
  • Flight range: 650km.
  • Flight Duration: 3.5 hours.
  • Working height: 1500m.
  • Ceiling: 4250m.
  • Engines: 1хLycomingO540 or IO540 (injection).
  • Engine type: boxer piston six-cylinder.
  • Power system: one carburetor.
  • Fuel: gasoline B 91/115 (100 LL).
  • The highest power .: 260 hp
  • Fuel consumption: 57l / hour.
  • Fuselage Length: 9.06m.
  • Length with screw: 11.75m.
  • Tail rotor diameter: 1.47m.
  • The diameter of the rotor: 10.04m.
  • Height: 3, 27m.
  • Track: 2.18m.
  • Full take-off weight: 1089kg.
  • Payload: 380kg.
  • Amounts of doors: 4.
  • Navigation equipment: day piloting.
  • Controls: the cyclic handle is equipped with a “doubler” for dual control, the step-gas lever is located at each seat on the left side.
  • Fuel tank capacity: 120l or 30.6gallon, additional tank 72l or 18.3gallon.
  • Climatic conditions: from minus 30 to plus 38 degrees Celsius.
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