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Robinson’s R66 cargo hook FAA approved

24th August 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Robinson Helicopter has received Federal Aviation Administration approval for its R66 cargo hook installation.

The optional cargo hook carries an external load of up to 1200lbs, increasing the helicopter's maximum gross weight from 2700lbs to 2900lbs for external load operations.

The cargo hook installation includes an onboard systems hook, right and left-seat controls allowing for solo flight from either seat, a left-seat hydraulic switch and a left-seat start button. A load weight gauge and a second set of engine power gauges are located in the left door sill allowing the pilot to monitor engine operations while keeping an eye on the external load. 

Provisions for remote control of external equipment such as long line hook or a water dropping bucket are also included.

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