Model R66 Turbine

The five-seat R66 helicopter is reliable, economical and easy to maintain. The R66 features a two-bladed rotor system, a T-bar cyclic system and the latest Robinson technology, including contoured dashboards, energy-absorbing seats, and shock-resistant membrane fuel tanks.

What sets the R66 apart is its spacious luggage compartment with a capacity of 300 lbs, and its Turbine Rolls Royce RR300 engine. This turbine runs on readily available Jet A fuel and offers increased power, additional payload and improved altitude performance. Hydraulic controls allow very responsive handling.

The R66 Marine Turbine, equipped with removable floats, offers an extra level of safety for movements over water. Designed for emergencies, six-chamber floats inflate within 2-3 seconds of activation. The installation adds about 65 pounds to the empty weight of the helicopter. When not in use, the floats wind up and fit into protective covers along the skids. The streamlined design minimizes drag and allows easy entry and exit from the cab.

The R66 complies with the latest FAA regulations for impact resistance.

Specifications and dimensions

HelicopterR66 Turbine
EngineRolls Royce RR300 Turbine
Horsepower300 shp turboshaft; derated to 270 shp for takeoff and 224 shp continuous
Maximum Gross Weight2700 lb (1225 kg)
Approximate Empty Weight (including oil & standard avionics)1280 lb (581 kg)
Fuel Capacity (73.6 gal)493 lb (224 kg)
Pilot, Passengers, and Baggage (with maximum fuel)927 lb (420 kg)
Cruise Speed at Maximum Gross Weightup to 110 kts (204 km/h)
Max Airspeed (Vne)102 kts (189 km/h)
Cruise Speedup to 109 kts (202 km/h)
Maximum Range (no reserve)approximately 350 nm (650 km)
Hover Ceiling IGE at Maximum Gross Weightover 10,000 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE at Maximum Gross Weightover 10,000 ft
Rate of Climbover 1000 fpm
Maximum Operating Altitude14,000 ft
Electrical System28 volt

Equipment & Accessories

  • Air conditioning
  • Leather seats
  • Observation bubble window (each door)
  • Heated pitot tube
  • Metallized upper sheave
  • Extra corrosion protection (included with Clippers)
  • Five-point shoulder harness system (front seats)
  • Red LED forward strobe
  • White LED forward strobe
  • External power receptacle
  • Second hourmeter, oil-pressure-activated
  • Eight-hole instrumental panel
  • Fabric velour seats
  • Hydraulic power controls
  • RPM throttle governor
  • Throttle correlator
  • Main and auxiliary crashworthy fuel bladder tanks
  • Engine oil filter and quick drain
  • Engine muffler
  • Cabin heater and defogger
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Removable dual controls
  • Rotor brake
  • Intercom switches
  • Avionics master switch
  • Tinted windows
  • 3-point shoulder harnesses
  • Pilot-side adjustable pedals
  • Door locks
  • Sound damping headliner
  • Underseat storage
  • Belly hardpoint
  • LED anti-collision and navigation lights
  • Dual HID landing lights
  • LED panel and map lights
  • Tow cart adapter
  • Ground handling wheels
  • Rotor blade tie downs
  • Windshield cover
  • Travel bag
  • Upper sheave
  • GPS Fleet Tracking Spidertracks S6
  • David Clark H10-13H (custom cord)
  • Bose A20 headset with Bluetooth
  • 6-pin jack for Bose headset (headset not included)
  • Aft seat dual USB charge ports
  • Accessories support bar with power plug and dual USB ports (pilot side)
  • Accessories support bar with power plug and dual USB ports (left side)
  • Garmin Flightstream 510 card (exchange for standard database card)
  • Copilot extended pedals
  • Leather seat back booster cushion
  • Velour seat back booster cushion
  • Fire extinguisher (fly away delivery only)
  • Bracket for fire extinguisher
  • Forward ground support
  • MT950-2 universal tow cart
  • MT950-3 universal tow cart rear lift kit (required for Clippers with utility floats, Newscopters, and Police Helicopters)
  • MT570-1 blade tie-down installation tool
  • Forward cabin cover including all windows (replaces windshield cover)


  • Garmin GDU 700L TXI PFD/MFD
  • Garmin GDU 1060 TXI PFD/MFD
  • Helicopter Synthetic Vision Technology Card
  • Chart View Enablement Cards (G500H and GTN650/750)
  • Metric PFD Enablement
  • SAS/Autopilot Genesys HeliSAS requires Garmin GDU or Aspen PFD
  • PFD, Aspen Avionics EFD1000H Pilot (with slaved D.G.)
  • PFD, Aspen Avionics EFD1000H Pro with HSI (requires GPS)
  • Garmin GI-106B
  • Artificial Horizon, LCD, Kelly Mfg RCA2600-3 with Slip Skid
  • Artificial Horizon, LCD, Kelly Mfg RCA2600-3 with Slip Skid, windshield mount
  • Artificial Horizon, Mid-Continent 4300 with Slip Skid  (mechanical gyro)
  • Directional Gyro, Mid-Continent 3300 (mechanical gyro)
  • Turn Coordinator (mechanical gyro)
  • Vertical Compass, PAI-700 (replaces standard compass)
  • Digital Chronometer, Davtron 800 (replaces standard clock)
  • Millibar Altimeter (replaces standard in-Hg)
  • Meter Altimeter (replaces standard in-Hg)
  • IVSI- Instantaneous Vertical Speed Indicator (replaces standard VSI) 
  • Airspeed indicator
  • Altimeter
  • Rotor/engine dual tachometer
  • Manifold pressure gage
  • Vertical speed indicator
  • Magnetic compass
  • Gage pane (cylinder head temp., oil temp & pressure, fuel quantity, ammeter)
  • AmmeterDigital OAT gage/voltmeter
  • Hourmeter
  • Quartz clock


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Standard Avionics

Garmin GMA 350Hc Audio Panel

Garmin GTR 225B COM Radio

Garmin GTX 335 Transponder w ADS-B Out

Avionics optional

Garmin GTN 635 GPS/COM

Garmin GTN 650 GPS/COM/NAV

Garmin GTN 750 GPS/COM/NAV

Avidyne IFD410

Avidyne IFD440 (without NAV)

Garmin GTX 345 Transponder with ADS-B Out/In

Garmin GDL 69A XM Receiver (USA Only)

FreeFlight RA4000/ RA4500 Radar Altimeter

Kannad 406 Integra AF-406 MHz ELT