R 44 Cadet

Robinson’s R44 Cadet is a versatile two-place helicopter ideally suited for flight schools and operators that want the economy of a small helicopter but desire the comfort, power, and performance of a larger helicopter. The Cadet retains the same basic airframe, rotor system, and Lycoming O-540-F1B5 engine as the proven R44 Raven I except the rear seats have been removed and the aft compartment reconfigured for cargo.
Maximum gross weight is 2200 lb. Engine power is derated to 210 hp takeoff/185 hp continuous. The lower weight and derated power provide increased performance margins at high altitudes and lengthen the time between overhaul (TBO) to 2400 hours. With a newly designed muffler, the Cadet’s flyover noise is more than three decibles lower than the original R44 Raven I. A variety of equipment including air conditioning, autopilot, avionic packages for VFR and IFR training are available.

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R44 Cadet Specification

SilnikLycoming O-540-F1B5, six cylinder, carbureted
HorsepowerDerated to 210 hp for takeoff and 185 hp continuous
Max Gross Weight2200 lb, 988 kg
Approximate Empty Weight
(including oil & std avionics)
1432 lb, 650 kg
Standard Fuel (29.5 gal) (116 l)177 lb, 80 kg
Auxiliary Fuel (17.0 gal) (69 l)102 lb, 46 kg
Pilot, Passengers and Baggage, Full Fuel489 lb , 222 kg
Maximum speed (Vne)up to 110 kts (127 mph), 212,4 km/h
Cruise Speed*110 kts (127 mph) , 195 km/h
Maximum Range (no reserve)*approx 300 nm (350 sm), 555 km
Hover Ceiling IGE @ 2200 lb, 988 kg8750 ft,  2667 m
Hover Ceiling OGE @ 2200 lb, 988 kg5250 ft, 1600 m
Maximum Operating Altitude14000 ft, 4300 m
Electrical System28-volt

*for comparison purposes only, actual results may vary