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The two-seat R44 Cadet is a versatile helicopter ideally suited for flight schools and operators that want the economy of a small helicopter without sacrificing the power and performance of a large helicopter.

The Cadet has the same airframe, rotor system and Lycoming O-540 engine as the proven R44 Raven I. The differences are the Cadet’s aft compartment has been reconfigured for cargo, the maximum gross weight is reduced to 2200 lb and the engine power is derated to 210 take-off and 185 continuous. The lower weight and derated power provide increased performance margins at high altitudes and lengthen the time between overhaul to 2400 hours.

Cadets feature the latest in Robinson technology including streamlined instrument panels and crashworthy bladder fuel tanks.

Features

Center-positioned T-bar cyclic

r44 cadet center-positiioned cyclic

2400 time between overhaul

r44 cadet engine

Integrated cyclic grip controls

r44 cyclic clip controls

Voice-activated intercom

Large cargo area

r44 cadet cargo area

RPM governor

r44 rpm gage

Specifications & Dimensions

HelicopterR44 Cadet IR44 Cadet with Fixed Floats
EngineLycoming O-540, six cylinder, carburetedLycoming O-540, six cylinder, carbureted
HorsepowerDerated to 210 for takeoff & 185 continuousDerated to 210 for takeoff & 185 continuous
Maximum Gross Weight2200 lb (998 kg)2200 lb (998 kg)
Approximate Empty Weight (including oil & standard avionics)1437 lb (652 kg)1487 lb (674 kg)
Standard Fuel (29.5 gal)177 lb (80 kg)177 lb (80 kg)
Auxiliary Fuel (17.0 gal)102 lb (46 kg)102 lb (46 kg)
Pilot, Passenger, and Baggage (with maximum fuel)484 lb (220 kg)434 lb (197 kg)
Cruise Speed at Maximum Gross Weightup to 107 kts (198 km/h)up to 100 kts (185 km/h)
Maximum Range (no reserve)approx 300 nm (550 km)approx 300 nm (550 km)
Hover Ceiling IGE at Maximum Gross Weight 8750 ft @ 2200 lb8750 ft @ 2200 lb
Hover Ceiling OGE at Maximum Gross Weight5250 ft @ 2200 lb5250 ft @ 2200 lb
Rate of Climbover 1000 fpmover 1000 fpm
Maximum Operating Altitude14,000 ft14,000 ft
Electrical System28 volt28 volt
r44 cadet dimensions

Equipment & Accessories

  • Eight-hole instrument panel
  • Air conditioning
  • Leather seats
  • Engine priming system
  • Bracket for fire extinguisher
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Heated pitot tube
  • Metallized upper sheave (replaces standard sheave)
  • Extra corrosion protection (included with utility floats)
  • Five-point shoulder harness system
  • Red LED forward strobe
  • White LED forward strobe
  • Hydraulic power controls
  • RPM throttle governor
  • Throttle correlator
  • Carburetor heat assist
  • Main and auxiliary crashworthy fuel bladder tanks
  • Removable dual controls
  • Engine oil filter and quick drain
  • Engine muffler
  • Cabin heater and defogger
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Rotor brake
  • Intercom switches
  • Avionics master switch
  • Tinted windows
  • Fabric velour seats
  • Door opener, gas spring, all four doors
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Additional mount with 1-inch ball
  • Additional mount with 1-1/2 inch ball
  • Seat back booster cushion
  • MT950-2 universal tow cart – Detail
  • MT950-3 universal tow cart rear lift kit (required for Clippers with utility floats, Newscopters, and Police Helicopters) – Detail
  • MT570-1 blade tie-down installation tool
  • Forward cabin cover including all windows (replaces windshield cover)

Instruments

  • Garmin G500H – Detail
  • Helicopter Synthetic Vision Technology Card – Detail
  • Chart View Enablement Cards (G500H and GTN650/750) – Detail
  • SAS/Autopilot Genesys HeliSAS (requires Garmin G500H) – Detail
  • SAS/Autopilot Genesys HeliSAS (requires Aspen PFD Pro).
  • PFD, Aspen Avionics EFD1000H Pilot (with slaved D.G.) – Detail
  • PFD, Aspen Avionics EFD1000H Pro with HSI (requires GPS) – Detail
  • MFD, Aspen Avionics EFD500H (Helicopter) (requires GPS) – Detail
  • Artificial Horizon, LCD, Kelly Mfg RCA2600-3 with Slip Skid.
  • Artificial Horizon, Mid-Continent 4300 with Slip Skid.
  • Directional Gyro Mid-Continent 3300.
  • Turn Coordinator.
  • Vertical Compass PAI-700 (replaces standard
  • Hydraulic power controls
  • RPM throttle governor
  • Throttle correlator
  • Carburetor heat assist
  • Main and auxiliary crashworthy fuel bladder tanks
  • Removable dual controls
  • Engine oil filter and quick drain
  • Engine muffler
  • Cabin heater and defogger
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Rotor brake
  • Intercom switches
  • Avionics master switch
  • Tinted windows
  • Fabric velour seats
  • Door opener, gas spring, all four doors
  • 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

Avionics

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R44 Cadet standard 6-hole panel.

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R44 Cadet standard panel shown with optional Aspen PFD.

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R44 Cadet panel shown with optional Garmin G500H, Garmin GTN 750, Genesys HeliSAS Autopilot, GMA 350Hc audio controller, GTX 345 transponder, right and left accessory bars

Standard Avionics

Garmin GTR 225B COM Radio

Garmin GTR 225
DETAIL

Garmin GTX 327 Transponder

Garmin GTX 327 Transponder
DETAIL

Optional Avionics

Garmin GMA 350Hc Audio Panel

Garmin GMA 350Hc Audio Panel
DETAIL

Garmin GTN 625 GPS

Garmin GTN 625 GPS
DETAIL

Garmin GTN 635 GPS/COM

Garmin GTN 635 GPS/COM
DETAIL

Garmin GTN 650 GPS/COM/NAV

Garmin GTN 650 GPS
DETAIL

Garmin GTN 725 GPS

Garmin GTN 725 GPS
DETAIL

Garmin GTN 750 GPS/COM/NAV

Garmin GTN 750 GPS/COM/NAV
DETAIL

Garmin 400W WAAS-Certified GPS

Garmin 400W GPS
DETAIL

Garmin GTX 335 Transponder w ADS-B Out

Garmin GTX 335 Transponder
DETAIL

Garmin GTX 345 Transponder with ADS-B Out/In

Garmin GTX 345 Transponder
DETAIL

Garmin GDL 69A XM Receiver (USA Only)

Garmin GDL 69A XM Receiver
DETAIL

FreeFlight RA4000 / RA4500 Radar Altimeter

FreeFllight RA4000/RA4500 Radar Altimeter
DETAIL

Kannad 406 Integra AF-406 MHz ELT

Kannad 406 Integra ELT
DETAIL

Bose A20 Aviation Headset

Bose A20 Headset
DETAIL

IFR Training

To prepare and qualify IFR pilots, the R44 Cadet can be equipped with the recommended instruments and avionics including Primary and Multi-Function Displays, GTN 650 or 750 navigators, Mode S transponders with ADS-B, and a digital chronometer as listed on the  Optional Avionics & Instruments Price List.*

*Although the R44 Cadet with IFR equipment is designed for instrument flight training, it is not approved for actual IFR operations. While student pilots are flying on instruments, the instructor must act as the safety pilot and operate only under VFR conditions.

Optional Avionics & Instruments Price List