Tue, Mar 29, 2011
Despite the warmth of thew Florida climate, there was something
undeniably cool at this year's Orlando, FL HAI Convention. Robinson
Helicopter confirmed that it is now delivering the R66 turbine helo
with optional air conditioning. The 'simple, lightweight system'
provides air conditioned comfort and reduced humidity throughout
the five-seat cabin.
The company notes that an overhead console provides vents for
each seat with 250 CFM total airflow. The 42 lb air conditioner
uses the latest automotive refrigerant and has 17,000 BTU/hr
cooling capacity. The system is controlled by a toggle switch with
low and high fan settings and uses approximately three horsepower
The evaporator and fan are mounted under the aft center seat,
preserving all four under-seat baggage compartments. The compressor
engages when the fan is switched on and automatically disengages
during autorotation entry to maximize glide
The air conditioning option is $23,000. Production of new air
conditioned R66 helicopters is underway with the first air
conditioned R66 actually on display at this year’s Heli-Expo.
Robinson’s R66 dealer, Florida Suncoast, took delivery of
this aircraft after the show.
In Fond Remembrance Of My Dear Vicki, Five Years Since Her Loss Hi Folks... In the last five years, you and I have been through a lot. We've watched the fortunes of the aviation wo>[...]
A Bit Of History Lovingly Restored To The Sport Aviation World ANN's Michael Maya Charles had to search around at EAA AirVenture 2014 to find this story. The Aeroplane Factory buil>[...]
International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians The International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians (IFFR) is a group of Rotarians dedicated to promoting Rotary and aviation as an opport>[...]
Used by ATC to direct aircraft to intervening fixes between the en route structure and the initial approach fix.>[...]
"We pause to remember the life and legacy of an American hero. Bernie's life is an inspiration to those who met him and to all Airmen who will continue to hear his story. Source: C>[...]