R66 Turbine Newscopter

The Robinson R66 Newscopter is a turbine-powered, single-engine helicopter tailored for news gathering, featuring a Rolls-Royce RR300 engine. It includes a gyro-stabilized HD camera, microwave transmission system, and advanced avionics. It seats four, offers a cruise speed of 110 knots, and has a range of 325 nautical miles, making it ideal for aerial filming and live broadcasting. The standard R66 ENG package includes a gyro stabilized gimbal that houses an GSS Cineflex 512 with Sony HDC-50 4K Camera 46X lens. Also included are three HD micro cameras: two in the cabin for recording passengers, and a third mounted on the horizontal stabilizer.

Helicopter Bio


Turbine Newscopter
Rolls-Royce RR300 Turbine
300 shp turboshaft; derated to 270 shp for takeoff and 224 shp continuous
Maximum Gross Weight
2700 lb (1225 kg)
Approximate Empty Weight (including oil & standard avionics)
1421 lb (650 kg)
Fuel Capacity (73.6 gal)
493 lb (224 kg)
Pilot, Passengers, and Baggage (with maximum fuel)
786 lb (331 kg)
Cruise Speed at Maximum Gross Weight
Up to 110 kts (127 mph)
Maximum Range (no reserve)
Approximately 325 nm (602 km)
Hover Ceiling IGE at Maximum Gross Weight
Over 10,000 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE at Maximum Gross Weight
Over 10,000 ft
Rate of Climb
Over 1,000 fpm
Maximum Operating Altitude
14,000 ft
Electrical System
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


R66 Turbine Newscopter Dimensions Diagram