Welcome to the R44 Raven Helicopter

For those who expect excellence and appreciate value, at last there’s the R44 helicopter. Quite simply, the R44 helicopter delivers the performance of an expensive turbine helicopter at an affordable piston price. Its sleek design, impressive speed, and unparalleled reliability give it the competitive edge in todays fast-paced, changing environment. The R44 helicopter became the top-selling helicopter in approximately 2001 and has continued to do so.

The R44 Raven is offered in two models:  The Raven I and the Raven II.  90% of our sales are in the Raven II because of the increased power, payload and resale value.  The Raven I works very well for the operator that isn’t concerned about high and hot operations, carburetor heat, and the decreased payload.  Benefits of the Raven I are the decreased purchase price and slightly less operating costs per hour.  As we say, each helicopter is a tool, and we are here to help you find the tool for the job.

Raven II

The high-performance R44 Raven II is designed for more payload, higher altitudes, and faster speeds with all the luxuries of the Raven I. The latest in the R44 line, this aircraft is also available as a Clipper II, Police Helicopter, and Newscopter.

The high performance R44 Raven II has a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic and is powered by Lycoming’s fuel injected IO-540 engine. The IO-540 delivers better altitude performance, increased capacity, and eliminates the need for carburetor heat.

The R44’s open cabin configuration provides unobstructed views from every seat. A lightweight airframe and aerody- namic fuselage optimize airspeed and fuel economy, while the aircraft’s low tail-rotor tip speed, heavy duty muffler, and large cambered tail decrease flyover noise.

The Raven II has the latest in Robinson technology, including lighter weight landing gear, a streamlined instrument panel, and a new bladder fuel system.

R44 Raven II SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type Lycoming IO-540, six cylinder, fuel injected
Horsepower Derated to 245 for takeoff and 205 continuous
Maximum Gross Weight 2500 lb (1134 kg)
Approximate Empty Weight (including oil & std avionics) 1495 lb (678 kg)
Standard Fuel (29.5 gal) 177 lb (80 kg)
Auxiliary Fuel (17.0 gal) 102 lb (46 kg)
Passengers and Baggage with Standard Fuel 828 lb (376 kg)
Cruise Speed up to 116 kts (135 mph)
Maximum Range (no reserve) approx 300 nm (350 sm)
Hover Ceiling IGE at Gross Weight 8950 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE at 2300 lb 7500 ft
Rate of Climb over 1000 fpm
Maximum Operating Altitude 14,000 ft
Electrical System 28 volt

Raven I

The R44 Raven I offers turbine performance at an affordable piston price with high reliability, fuel economy, endurance, and comfortable hydraulic controls. This model is also available with fixed-utility floats as a Clipper I.

The four-seat R44 Raven I has a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic and is powered by Lycoming’s O-540 carbu- reted engine. Carburetor heat is auto- matically adjusted with carburetor heat assist, enhancing safety and reducing pilot workload.

The R44’s open cabin configuration provides unobstructed views from every seat. A lightweight airframe and aerody- namic fuselage optimize airspeed and fuel economy while the aircraft’s low tail-rotor tip speed, heavy duty muffler, and large cambered tail decrease flyover noise.

The Raven I has the latest in Robinson technology, including lighter weight land- ing gear, a streamlined instrument panel, and a new bladder fuel system.

R44 RAVEN I SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type Lycoming O-540, six cylinder, carbureted
Horsepower Derated to 225 for takeoff and 205 continuous
Maximum Gross Weight 2400 lb (1089 kg)
Approximate Empty Weight (including oil & std avionics) 1437 lb (652 kg)
Standard Fuel (29.5 gal) 177 lb (80 kg)
Auxiliary Fuel (17.0 gal) 102 lb (46 kg)
Passengers and Baggage with Standard Fuel 786 lb (357 kg)
Cruise Speed up to 113 kts (130 mph)
Maximum Range (no reserve) approx 300 nm (350 sm)
Hover Ceiling IGE at Gross Weight 6400 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE at 2300 lb 4000 ft
Rate of Climb over 1000 fpm
Maximum Operating Altitude 14,000 ft
Electrical System 14 volt
R44 Dimensions