RAVEN II & CLIPPER II

Four-seat R44 Raven II and Clipper II 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. Raven II and Clipper II helicopters are powered by Lycoming’s IO-540 fuel injected engine. The IO-540 delivers better altitude performance, increased payload and eliminates the need for carburetor heat.

RAVEN II & CLIPPER II SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATION RAVEN II CLIPPER II with POP-OUT FLOATS
Engine Lycoming IO-540, six cylinder, fuel injected Lycoming IO-540, six cylinder, fuel injected
Horsepower Derated to 245 for takeoff and 205 continuous Derated to 245 for takeoff and 205 continuous
Maximum Gross Weight 2500 lb (1134 kg) 2500 lb (1134 kg)
Approximate Empty Weight (incl. oil & standard avionics) 1505 lb (683 kg) 1570 lb (712 kg)
Standard Fuel (29.5 gal) 177 lb (80 kg) 177 lb (80 kg)
Auxiliary Fuel (17.0 gal) 102 lb (46 kg) 102 lb (46 kg)
Pilot, Passengers, and Baggage (with standard fuel) 818 lb (371 kg) 753 lb (342 kg)
Cruise Speed at Maximum Gross Weight up to 109 kts (202 km/h) up to 106 kts (196 km/h)
Maximum Range (no reserve) approx 300 nm (550 km) approx 300 nm (550 km)
Hover Ceiling IGE 8950 ft @ 2500 lb 8950 ft @ 2500 lb
Hover Ceiling OGE 7500 ft @ 2300 lb 7500 ft @ 2300 lb
Rate of Climb over 1000 fpm over 1000 fpm
Maximum Operating Altitude 14,000 ft 14,000 ft
Electrical System 28 volt 28 volt

RAVEN I & CLIPPER I

Four-seat R44 Raven I and Clipper I 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. Raven I and Clipper I helicopters are powered by Lycoming’s O-540 carbureted engine with carburetor heat assist that automatically adjusts carburetor heat enhancing safety and reducing pilot workload.

RAVEN I & CLIPPER I SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATION RAVEN I CLIPPER I with FIXED FLOATS
Engine Lycoming O-540, six cylinder, carbureted Lycoming O-540, six cylinder, carbureted
Horsepower Derated to 225 for takeoff and 205 continuous Derated to 225 for takeoff and 205 continuous
Maximum Gross Weight 2400 lb (1089 kg) 2400 lb (1089 kg)
Approximate Empty Weight(incl. oil & standard avionics) 1450 lb (658 kg) 1500 lb (680 kg)
Standard Fuel (29.5 gal) 177 lb (80 kg) 177 lb (80 kg)
Auxiliary Fuel (17.0 gal) 102 lb (46 kg) 102 lb (46 kg)
Pilot, Passengers, and Baggage (with standard fuel) 773 lb (351 kg) 723 lb (328 kg)
Cruise Speed at Maximum Gross Weight up to 108 kts (200 km/h) up to 101 kts (187 km/h)
Maximum Range (no reserve) approx 300 nm (550 km) approx 300 nm (550 km))
Hover Ceiling IGE 6400 ft @ 2400 lb 6400 ft @ 2400 lb
Hover Ceiling OGE 4000 ft @ 2300 lb 4000 ft @ 2300 lb
Rate of Climb over 1000 fpm over 1000 fpm
Maximum Operating Altitude 14,000 ft 14,000 ft
Electrical System 28 volt 28 volt

R44 CLIPPERS

Clippers are R44s equipped with fixed or inflatable (pop-out) floats providing an additional level of safety for over-water travel.

FIXED FLOATS

Available on either the Clipper I or Clipper II, fixed utility floats remain fully inflated for continuous over-water operations. Fixed floats add approximately fifty pounds to the aircraft’s empty weight and reduce the aircraft’s cruise speed by approximately ten knots.


POP-OUT FLOATS

Available only on the Clipper II and designed for emergencies, pop-outs have six chambers and inflate within 2-3 seconds of activation. A lever on the pilot’s collective releases pressurized helium from a tank located under the aircraft’s front left seat. The activation lever uses a mechanical pull cable and does not rely on an electrically actuated system for inflation. Floats may be activated at speeds up to eighty knots. Pop-outs add approximately sixty-five 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 compact design minimizes drag and allows for easy entry and exit of the cabin.

R44 IFR Training

The R44 Raven I and Raven II can be equipped with specifically designed instruments and avionics to prepare and qualify IFR pilots at a fraction of the cost associated with larger, more expensive instrument-equipped helicopters, but with the same high-quality equipment.

IFR Equipment

Recommended instruments and avionics for IFR training include Primary and Multi-Function Displays, GTN 650 or 750 navigators, Mode S transponders with ADS-B, and digital chronometer as listed on the Optional Avionics & Instruments Price List

Although the R44 IFR Trainer is designed for instrument flight training, it is not approved for actual IFR operations. While student pilots are flying on instruments, the instructor must act as the safety pilot and operate only under VFR conditions.


Pricing & Operating Costs

R44 Raven I / Clipper I Price List R44 Raven II / Clipper II Price List
R44 Raven I Estimated Operating Costs R44 Raven II Estimated Operating Costs
Optional Avionics & Instruments Pricing R44 Clipper Specialized Equipment Price List
Optional Accessories Pricing