The 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 998 kg (2200 lb). Engine power is derated to 210 hp take off/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 decibels lower than the original R44 Raven I.

A variety of equipment including air conditioning, autopilot, and avionic packages for VFR or IFR training are available.


Using the following configurator you can check the price of the new R44 Cadet depending on the selected options:



Robinson R44 Cadet
Robinson R44 Cadet
Six-hole instrument panel shown with optional Aspen EFD1000H. Aft cargo compartment.


R44 CADET Specification
Engine Lycoming O-540-F1B5 , six cylinder, carbureted
Horsepower Derated to 210 takeoff, 185 max continuous
Seating Capacity 2
Maximum Gross Weight 998 kg
Approximate Empty Weight (including oil and std avionics) 650 kg
Standard Fue (116 l) 80 kg
Auxiliary Fuel (69 l) 46 kg
Pilot, Passenger and Baggage with full fuel 222 kg
Cruise Speed 204 km/h (127 mph)
Maximum Range (no reserve) 560 km
Hover Ceiling (IGE) at 998 kg 2667 m
Hover Ceiling (OGE) at 998 kg 1600 m
Rate of Climb 5m/s (300m/min)
Maximum Operating Altitude 4300 m
Electrical System 28 volt



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