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Robinson R66 helicopter

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Picture R66
General
Manufacturer Robinson
Type R66
Introduced 10/25/2010
In production? Yes
Units produced 100
Price US $ 822,000.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 0 ft
Length 29.5 ft
Height 11.4 ft
Width 4.8 ft
   
   
Description With the introduction of the R66, Robinson stayed close to its successful business formula of a low total cost of ownership. This approach worked well with the R22 and R44 piston based helicopters. With the R66, the company uses, for the first time, a turbine engine as its power source, and also enters the market of five seater helicopters, which Robinson believes is lacking a sound turbine-based solution.

Over 100 units have already been sold worldwide (2012). However, it is still far too early to assess if the R66 will turn out to be a relative commercial success.
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Design features
  • Turbine engine
  • Rotor brake
  • Hydraulic control system
  • Powerful heater/defogger
  • Large baggage compartment
Performance
Persons 5
Max. Range 375 mi
Cruise Speed 132 mph
Max. Speed 0 mph
Max. rate of Climb 1000 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 10000 ft
Service Ceiling 14000 ft
Gross Weight 2700 lb
Empty Weigt 1280 lb
Useful Load 1420 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 74 gallons
Number of Engines 1
Engine Type Turbine
Engine Code Rolls Royce RR300
Horse Power 270
Rotorhead Teetering hinge and two coning hinges
Number of rotorblades 2
Rotor Diameter 33 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 2
Tailrotor Diameter 5 ft
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