The Clipper's low center-of-gravity provides excellent stability on water, and the float design enables safe emergency water landings and takeoffs. Special ground-handling wheels are included with each Clipper.
Equipped with a Lycoming O-540 carbureted engine, the R44 Raven I offers a balance between performance and affordability. Raven I features carburetor heat assist that enhances safety and reduces pilot workload by automatically adjusting carburetor heat in response to power changes by the pilot.
The high performance R44 Raven II has a Lycoming IO-540 fuel-injected, angle-valve, tuned-induction engine, which eliminates the need for carburetor heat. The standard 28-volt electrical system ensures good starting performance in hot or cold weather, and provides additional electrical power for optional equipment.
It features a 10-hole instrument panel, which is made specifically for and is only available with the IFR Trainer, that accommodates all the avionics and instruments necessary to train VFR pilots for an instrument flight rating. Robinson offers a selection of the latest Garmin and King avionics. Recommended avionics/instruments for the R44 IFR Trainer include an artificial horizon, turn coordinator, horizontal situation indicator (HSI), combined color GPS/COM/VOR/LOC/GS, transponder, marker beacon, and digital clock. An optional DME or ADF is also available.
Engine Type: Lycoming O-540, six cylinder, carbureted
Horsepower: Derated to 225 for takeoff and 205 continuous
Max Gross Weight: 2400 lb (1089 kg)
Approximate Empty Weight: 1437 lb (652 kg)
Standard Fuel (29.5 gal): 177 lb (80 kg)
Auxiliary Fuel (17.0 gal): 102 lb (46 kg)
Passengers and Baggage with Standard Fuel: 786 lb (357 kg)
Cruise Speed: up to 113 kts (130 mph)
Maximum Range (no reserve): approx 300 nm (350 sm)
Hover Ceiling IGE @ Gross Weight: 6400 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE @ 2300 lb: 4000 ft
Rate of Climb: over 1000 fpm
Maximum Operating Altitude: 14,000 ft
Electrical System: 14 volt
Air Conditioning: optional