Robinson Helicopters, February 16, 2018 - Torrance, CA — Robinson’s R66 cargo hook installation will be on display at this year’s Heli-Expo February 27th through March 1st in Las Vegas, NV.
The optional cargo hook carries external loads up to 1200 lb and, for external load operations, the R66’s maximum gross weight increases from 2700 lb to 2900 lb.
Two installations of the hook are available:
Basic - includes the cargo hook and right-seat controls allowing operations from the pilot seat only. MSRP $12,800.
Advanced - includes the cargo hook, right and left-seat controls, a left-seat hydraulic switch, and a left-seat start button. A load weight gauge and a second set of engine power gauges (torque and gas temperature) are located in the left door sill allowing the pilot to monitor engine operations while keeping an eye on the external load. Provisions for remote control of external equipment (e.g., long line hook or a water dropping bucket) are also included. MSRP $28,000.
Robinson is now accepting orders for cargo hook installations on new R66 aircraft. FAA certification is pending.
About Robinson Helicopter: Founded in 1973, Robinson Helicopter Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters.