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Piston Helicopter Robinson R44 Clipper Helicopter Information
The Piston Helicopter Robinson R44 is a four-place, light helicopter. The R44 is based on the two-place Robinson R22. The R44 features hydraulically assisted flight controls. The helicopter has the capacity for one or two pilots and two to three passengers. The empty weight is 1450 lb (657.7 kg) and loaded weight is 2500 lb (1134 kg). The powerplant is a 245 bhp Lycoming IO-540-AE1A5 6 cylinder, flat engine with fuel injection. Cruise speed is 110 knots (130 mph, 200 km/h) and the maximum speed is 130 knots (150 mph, 240 km/h). Later models include the R44 Clipper and the R44 Clipper II.