with a cargo hook installation that allows the pilot to fly in the left seat. “We plan for FAA certification in the first quarter 2017,” said company president Kurt Robinson.
Getting even more capability out of its five-seat R66 is the ongoing mission for Robinson Helicopter Company. It comes with a two- bladed rotor system, a T-bar cyclic, and a Rolls Royce RR300 turbine engine. Although they have no new helicopters in development, they are working on certification of the R66 Newscopter, and an R66
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The OEM also plans to update avionics and accessories. “For example, we are working on a lithium battery for the R66,” Robinson said.