The five-seat R66 Turbine helicopter is reliable, economical and easy to maintain. R66s have a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic and the latest in Robinson technology including streamlined instrument panels, energy absorbing seats and crashworthy bladder fuel tanks. What distinguishes the R66 is a spacious 300 lb capacity baggage compartment and the Rolls Royce RR300 turboshaft engine. The RR300 engine operates on readily available Jet A fuel and offers increased reserve power, additional payload and improved altitude performance. Hydraulic controls eliminate feedback forces and provide responsive handling.
Outfitted with pop-out floats, the R66 Turbine Marine offers an additional level of safety for over-water travel. Designed for emergencies, the six-chamber floats inflate within 2-3 seconds of activation. The installation adds approximately 65 pounds to the helicopter’s empty weight. When not in use, floats roll-up and stow in protective covers along the aircraft’s landing skids. The streamlined, low profile design minimizes drag and allows for easy entry and exit of the cabin.
With continued focus on safety, the R66 meets the latest FAA crashworthiness regulations.
Specifications and dimensions
|Helicopter||R66 Turbine||R66 Turbine Marine with Pop-Out Floats|
|Engine||Rolls Royce RR300 Turbine||Rolls Royce RR300 Turbine|
|Horsepower||300 shp turboshaft; derated to 270 shp for takeoff and 224 shp continuous||300 shp turboshaft; derated to 270 shp for takeoff and 224 shp continuous|
|Maximum Gross Weight||2700 lb (1225 kg)||2700 lb (1225 kg)|
|Approximate Empty Weight (including oil & standard avionics)||1280 lb (581 kg)||1345 lb (610 kg)|
|Fuel Capacity (73.6 gal)||493 lb (224 kg)||493 lb (224 kg)|
|Pilot, Passengers, and Baggage (with maximum fuel)||927 lb (420 kg)||862 lb (391 kg)|
|Cruise Speed at Maximum Gross Weight||up to 110 kts (204 km/h)||up to 110 kts (204 km/h)|
|Maximum Range (no reserve)||approximately 350 nm (650 km)||approximately 350 nm (650 km)|
|Hover Ceiling IGE at Maximum Gross Weight||over 10,000 ft||over 10,000 ft|
|Hover Ceiling OGE at Maximum Gross Weight||over 10,000 ft||over 10,000 ft|
|Rate of Climb||over 1000 fpm||over 1000 fpm|
|Maximum Operating Altitude||14,000 ft||14,000 ft|
|Electrical System||28 volt||28 volt|