Spacious 300 lb capacity luggage compartment

Optional air conditioning

r66 auxiliary fuel tanks

Optional cargo hook

R66 Turbine & R66 Turbine Marine

The five-seat R66 Turbine helicopter is reliable, economical and easy to maintain. R66s have a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic and the latest in Robinson technology including streamlined instrument panels, energy absorbing seats and crashworthy bladder fuel tanks. What distinguishes the R66 is a spacious 300 lb capacity baggage compartment and the Rolls Royce RR300 turboshaft engine. The RR300 engine operates on readily available Jet A fuel and offers increased reserve power, additional payload and improved altitude performance. Hydraulic controls eliminate feedback forces and provide responsive handling.

Outfitted with pop-out floats, the R66 Turbine Marine offers an additional level of safety for over-water travel. Designed for emergencies, the six-chamber floats inflate within 2-3 seconds of activation. The installation adds approximately 65 pounds to the helicopter’s empty weight. When not in use, floats roll-up and stow in protective covers along the aircraft’s landing skids. The streamlined, low profile design minimizes drag and allows for easy entry and exit of the cabin.

With continued focus on safety, the R66 meets the latest FAA crashworthiness regulations.

Specifications & Dimensions

HelicopterR66 TurbineR66 Turbine Marine with Pop-Out Floats
EngineRolls Royce RR300 TurbineRolls Royce RR300 Turbine
Horsepower300 shp turboshaft; derated to 270 shp for takeoff and 224 shp continuous300 shp turboshaft; derated to 270 shp for takeoff and 224 shp continuous
Maximum Gross Weight2700 lb (1225 kg)2700 lb (1225 kg)
Approximate Empty Weight (including oil & standard avionics)1280 lb (581 kg)1345 lb (610 kg)
Fuel Capacity (73.6 gal)493 lb (224 kg)493 lb (224 kg)
Pilot, Passengers, and Baggage (with maximum fuel)927 lb (420 kg)862 lb (391 kg)
Cruise Speed at Maximum Gross Weightup to 110 kts (204 km/h)up to 110 kts (204 km/h)
Maximum Range (no reserve)approximately 350 nm (650 km)approximately 350 nm (650 km)
Hover Ceiling IGE at Maximum Gross Weightover 10,000 ftover 10,000 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE at Maximum Gross Weightover 10,000 ftover 10,000 ft
Rate of Climbover 1000 fpmover 1000 fpm
Maximum Operating Altitude14,000 ft14,000 ft
Electrical System28 volt28 volt
r66 3 view illustration

Equipment & Accessories

  • Air conditioning – Detail
  • Slimline Auxiliary Fuel Tank – Detail
  • Auxiliary Fuel Tank – Detail
  • Shadin Fuel Flow Meter – Detail
  • Heated seats (center rear not included) – Detail
  • TB-17 Lithium Ion battery – Detail
  • Impact-resistant windshields –  Detail
  • Engine Inlet Barrier Filter – Detail
  • Wire Strike Protection Kit Provisions –  Detail
  • Rear center console – Detail
  • Heated pitot tube – Detail
  • Extra corrosion protection
  • Five-point shoulder harness system –  Detail
  • Red LED forward strobe
  • White LED forward strobe – Detail
  • Cargo Hook – Detail
  • Cargo hook, forward bubble doors –  Detail
  • Cargo hook, utility non-slip seating surface (forward seats)
  • Cargo hook, mirrors – Detail
  • Baggage compartment carpet (charcoal) – Detail
  • Forward ground support – Detail
  • Hydraulic power controls
  • Leather seats – Detail
  • Bladder fuel tank
  • Integrated oil filter with bypass indicator
  • Main gearbox oil filter
  • 160 amp starter generator
  • Engine compressor rinse
  • Electronic engine monitoring unit (EMU)
  • Engine anti-ice system
  • Cabin heater and defogger
  • Removable dual controls – Detail
  • Rotor brake – Detail
  • Hand intercom switch – Detail
  • Avionics master switch – Detail
  • Tinted windows- Detail
  • 3-point shoulder harnesses – Detail
  • Pilot-side adjustable pedals – Detail
  • Door locks – Detail
  • Belly hard point
  • LED anti-collision and navigation lights
  • Dual HID landing lights- Detail
  • LED panel and map lights
  • Tow cart adapter
  • Ground handling wheels – Detail
  • Rotor blade tie-downs – Detail
  • Windshield cover
  • Travel bag – Detail
  • External power receptacle – Detail
  • GPS Fleet Tracking Spidertracks S6 – Detail
  • David Clark H10-13H (custom cord) – Detail
  • Bose A20 headset with Bluetooth – Detail
  • 6-pin jack for Bose headset (headset not included) – Detail
  • Aft seat dual USB charge ports – Detail
  • Accessories support bar with power plug and dual USB ports (pilot side)* – Detail
  • Accessories support bar with power plug and dual USB ports (left side)* – Detail
  • Garmin Flightstream 510 card (exchange for standard database card) – Detail
  • Copilot Extended Pedals – Detail
  • Access Steps – Detail
  • Leather seat back booster cushion – Detail
  • Velour seat back booster cushion – Detail
  • Fire extinguisher (fly away delivery only) – Detail
  • Bracket for fire extinguisher – Detail
  • 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 – Detail
  • Forward cabin cover including all windows (replaces windshield cover)


  • Garmin GDU 700L TXi PFD/MFD – Detail
  • Garmin GDU 1060 TXi PFD/MFD – Detail
  • Helicopter Synthetic Vision Technology Card – Detail
  • Chart View Enablement Cards (G500H and GTN650/750) – Detail
  • Metric PFD Enablement
  • SAS/Autopilot Genesys HeliSAS requires Garmin GDU or Aspen PFD – Detail
  • PFD, Aspen Avionics EFD1000H Pilot (with slaved D.G.) – Detail
  • PFD, Aspen Avionics EFD1000H Pro with HSI (requires GPS) – Detail
  • Garmin GI-106B CDI – Detail
  • Artificial Horizon, LCD, Kelly Mfg RCA2600-3 with Slip Skid – Detail
  • Artificial Horizon, LCD, Kelly Mfg RCA2600-3 with Slip Skid, windshield mount – Detail
  • Artificial Horizon, Mid-Continent 4300 with Slip Skid (mechanical gyro) – Detail
  • Directional Gyro, Mid-Continent 3300 (mechanical gyro) – Detail
  • Turn Coordinator, Mid-Continent (mechanical gyro) – Detail
  • Vertical Compass, PAI-700 (replaces standard compass) – Detail
  • Digital Chronometer, Davtron 800 (replaces standard clock) – Detail
  • Millibar Altimeter (replaces standard in-Hg) – Detail
  • Meter Altimeter (replaces standard in-Hg) – Detail
  • IVSI- Instantaneous Vertical Speed Indicator (replaces standard VSI) – Detail
  • Airspeed indicator – Detail
  • Altimeter – Detail
  • Rotor/engine dual tachometer – Detail
  • Vertical speed indicator – Detail
  • Magnetic compass – Detail
  • Torque meter – Detail
  • Gage panel (mean gas temp., oil temp. & pressure, N1 tach, fuel quantity) – Detail
  • Ammeter – Detail
  • Digital OAT gage/voltmeter – Detail
  • Hourmeter, collective activated – Detail
  • Second hourmeter, oil-pressure-activated – Detail
  • Quartz clock – Detail


Options shown: Garmin GDU 1060 TXi Display System, Garmin GTN 750, Aux Tank Control Switches, Digital Chronometer, Genesys HeliSAS autopilot, Garmin GTX 345 transponder, and fire extinguisher.

Options shown: Aspen PFD and digital clock in upper panel, Garmin GTN 750 in pilot-side console, and fire extinguisher with mount

Options shown: artificial horizon, turn coordinator, and directional gyro in upper panel, and fire extinguisher with mount

Standard Avionics

Garmin GMA 350Hc Audio Panel

Garmin GMA 350Hc Audio Panel

Garmin GTR 225B COM Radio

Garmin GTR 225

Garmin GTX 335 Transponder with ADS-B Out

Garmin GTX 335 Transponder

Optional Avionics

Garmin GTN 635 GPS/COM

Garmin GTN 635 GPS/COM

Garmin GTN 635 GPS/COM

Garmin GTN 635 GPS/COM

Garmin GTN 650 GPS/COM/NAV

Garmin GTN 650

Avidyne IFD410

Avidyne IFD410

Avidyne IFD440

Avidyne IFD440

Garmin GTX 345 Trans. w ADS-B Out/In

Garmin GTX 345 Transponder

Garmin GDL 69A XM Receiver (USA Only)

Garmin GDL 69A XM Receiver

FreeFlight RA4000 / RA4500 Radar Altimeter

FreeFllight RA4000/RA4500 Radar Altimeter

Kannad 406 Integra AF-406 MHz ELT

Kannad 406 Integra ELT

IFR Training

To prepare and qualify IFR pilots, the R66 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 R66 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.