Four-seat Robinson R44 helicopters are high performing, reliable and easy to maintain.





R44s have a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic and the latest in Robinson technology including streamlined instrument panels and crashworthy bladder fuel tanks. The R44’s aerodynamic fuselage optimizes airspeed and fuel economy. Hydraulic controls eliminate feedback forces and provide responsive handling. A low tail-rotor tip speed, newly designed muffler and large cambered tail reduce flyover noise.

Multi-role and configurable

Kishugu uses the Robinson R44, a single engine piston helicopter that is capable of carrying four persons and approximately 300 kg’s of cargo.

This helicopter is a durable machine that is widely used in South Africa for game work and aerial spraying. This helicopter is easily maintained and readily available.



Specifications & performance

Crew: one or two pilots
Capacity: four, including pilot
Payload: 748 lb (340 kg)
Length: 38 ft 3 in (11.65 m)
Rotor diameter: 33 ft (10.1 m)
Tail rotor diameter: 4 ft 10 in (1.5 m))
Height: 10 ft 9 in (3.3 m)
Empty weight: 1450 lb (658 kg)
Loaded weight: 2500 lb (1134 kg)
Fuel: 100 low lead (100LL) fuel or 100/130.
Main tank capacity: 31.6 US gallons (120 liters)
Main tank usable fuel: 30.6 US gallons (116 liters)
Auxiliary tank capacity: 18.5 US gallons (70 liters)
Auxiliary tank usable fuel: 18.3 US gallons (69 liters)
Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-540-AE1A5 6 cylinder, flat engine with fuel injection, 245 bhp (183 kW)
Maximum speed: 130 kn (240 km/h; 150 mph)
Cruise speed: 110 kn (200 km/h; 130 mph)
Range: 300 nmi (560 km; 350 mi)
Fuel consumption: 15 US gallons (57 l) of Avgas per hour.[25] (Not given in Pilot’s Handbook.)[4]
Altitude restrictions: 14,000 ft (4,300 m) density altitude or 9,000 ft (2,700 m) above ground level in order to be able to reach ground within 5 minutes in case of fire.

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