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Introducing the Robinson R44 Helicopter – Raven II, the latest derivative of the very successful and proven R44 helicopter line. The Raven II is equipped with a fuel-injected, angle-valve, tuned-induction, IO-540 Lycoming engine which produces substantially more power and gives the Raven II greater altitude performance, more payload, and increased speed. The Robinson R44 Raven II configuration is also available as an IFR Trainer, Newscopter, Police Helicopter, and Clipper II. We have this fantastic helicopter for sale on list of aircraft Check out our current R44’s for sale
The new fuel-injected engine provides higher power for better performance and eliminates the need for carburetor heat. The engine is derated to 245 HP for 5 minutes and 205 HP maximum continuous rating, to assure a longer life and lower cost of maintenance. Overall, the Raven II provides a favourable 100 lb increase in the R44’s gross weight and increased IGE and OGE hover ceilings, while eliminating the carburetor and carburetor icing problems.
Another major enhancement is the reduced noise level of the Robinson R44 Raven II. The quieter helicopter features redesigned main and tail rotor blades. Both sets of rotors are fitted with noise attenuating blade tip caps that decrease flyover noise by 1dB. The main rotor blades also have more surface area for increased lifting capability at altitude.
Robinson R44 Raven II Features:
- Main rotor blades have greater effective lifting area which reduces vibration.
- Main and tail blades have new aerodynamic tip caps which reduce the 500-foot flyover noise level by nearly one decibel, despite the higher gross weight.
- A standard 28-volt electrical system ensures good starting performance in hot or cold weather and provides additional electrical power for optional equipment.
|Gross Weight||2,500 lb|
|Empty Weight Equipped (incl oil & avionics)||1,506 lb|
|Standard Fuel (30.6 gal)||184 lb|
|Auxiliary Fuel (18.3 gal)||110 lb|
|Passengers and Baggage w/standard fuel||810 lb|
|Passengers and Baggage w/auxiliary fuel||700 lb|
|Cruise Speed||up to 135 mph (117 kts)|
|Maximum Range (no reserve)||approx 400 miles (348 nm)|
|Hover Ceiling IGE @ 2500 lb||8,950 feet|
|Hover Ceiling OGE @ 2300 lb||7,500 feet|
|Hover Ceiling OGE @ 2500 lb||4,500 feet|
|Rate-of-Climb @ 2500 lb & 6000 feet||over 1,000 fpm|
|Maximum Operating Altitude||14,000 feet|
The Robinson R44 helicopter is reliable, comfortable and efficient. The Robinson R44 is the larger and more powerful version of the civilian helicopter two-seater Robinson R22.
Marketed since 1992 by the American company Robinson Helicopters, Robinson R44 has quickly established itself in the market as 4-seater aircraft and is the best selling item in its class.
Like the R22 , the Robinson R44 is equipped with a Lycoming piston engine with the Version 6 cylinder engine with 245 horsepower. With a 200 km / h cruising speed and a range of 3:30h, the Robinson R44 helicopter is ideal for sightseeing flights, shooting or introductory flights. Acoustic comfortability, reliability and performance are the main features of the Robinson R44.
Other versions available are the Robinson R44 Clipper Police version or a particular version built especially for filming.
In 2006, the Robinson R44 Raven II was born. A faster model, which achieves higher altitudes and supports larger loads. The Robinson R44 Raven II combines the advantageous cost of a piston helicopter with performance equal to a turbine helicopter.
Learn to fly the Robinson R44 with hover.co.za
Hover offers introductory flights and development in the Robinson R44 helicopter . For pilots who already have their license, hover.co.za also prepare pilots to obtain type Robinson R44 Qualification. A sharp and technical training that enables you understand the particulars of the Robinson R44.