R44 Cadet / Cadet with Floats

The two-seat R44 CADET is a versatile helicopter ideally suited for flight schools and operators who want the economy of a small helicopter without sacrificing the power and performance of a large helicopter. The Cadet has the same airframe, rotor system and Lycoming O-540 engine as the proven R44 Raven I. The differences are the Cadet’s aft compartment is reconfigured for cargo, the maximum gross weight is reduced to 2200 lb, and the engine power is derated to 210 hp take-off and 185 hp continuous. The lower weight and derated power provide increased performance margins at high altitudes and extend the time between overhauls to 2400 hours. Cadets feature streamlined instrument panels and a crashworthy fuel system. 

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Cadet with Floats
Lycoming O-540, six cylinder carbureted
Lycoming O-540, six cylinder, carbureted
Derated to 210 hp for takeoff and 185 hp continuous
Derated to 210 hp for takeoff and 185 hp continuous
Maximum Gross Weight
2200 lb (998 kg)
2200 lb (998 kg)
Approximate Empty Weight (including oil & standard avionics)
1437 lb (652 kg)
1487 lb (674 kg)
Fuel Capacity (73.6 gal)
29.5 gal (111.7 l) / 177 lb (80 kg)
29.5 gal (111.7 l) capacity / 177 lb (80 kg)
Auxiliary Fuel (17.0 gal)
17.0 gal (64.5 l) / 177 lb (80 kg)
17.0 gal (64.4 l) / 102 lb (46 kg)
Pilot, Passengers, and Baggage (with maximum fuel)
586 lb (266 kg)
536 lb (243 kg)
Cruise Speed at Maximum Gross Weight
Up to 107 kts (198 km/h)
Up to 100 kts (185 km/h)
Maximum Range (no reserve)
Approximately 300 nm (550 km)
Approximately 300 nm (550 km)
Hover Ceiling IGE at Maximum Gross Weight
8750 at 2200 lb
8750 ft at 2200 lb
Hover Ceiling OGE at Maximum Gross Weight
5250 ft at 2200 lb
5250 ft at 2200 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

Options & Standard Equipment

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Optional Equipment

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Optional Avionics

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Optional Instruments

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Optional Accessories

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Standard Equipment

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Standard Avionics


Standard Instruments

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Standard Accessories

Instrument Consoles


R44 Cadet / Cadet with Floats Dimensions Diagram