The Robinson R44 Clipper Series are Ravens equipped with seaworthy floats and corrosion protection for over-water operations. The Clipper’s low center-of-gravity provides excellent stability on water, and the float design enables safe emergency water landings and takeoffs. Special ground-handling wheels are included with each Clipper.
Available for both the Clipper I and Clipper II, fixed-utility floats add approximately 50 pounds to the aircraft’s empty weight. Fixed-utility floats remain fully inflated and reduce cruise speed by approximately ten knots.
Available only on the Clipper II, pop-out floats have the same buoyancy as fixed-utility floats. The compact, low profile design minimizes the floats’ impact on the helicopter’s cruise speed and makes it easy to get in and out of the helicopter. Pop-out floats add 65 pounds to the helicopter’s empty weight and, when not inflated, stow in snug sleeves along the skid tubes. A trigger on the collective deploys the floats, which inflate from a compressed helium-filled, carbon-fiber tank located under the left front seat.
R44 Clipper with fixed-utility floats.
R44 Clipper with pop-out floats.
Features, Specifications & Optional Upgrades
This data is for the most part identical to the Robinson R44 Raven Series.
Dimensions: Fixed-Utility Floats
To ensure the highest quality, Robinson manufactures, assembles, inspects and flight tests all of its helicopters at its Torrance, California factory. The facility features state of the art equipment including computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining centers, electrical discharge machines (EDM), and water jet and laser cutting machines. Coordinate measuring machines (CMM) capable of checking dimensional tolerances within 3 microns or 120 millionths of an inch are used to inspect precision machined parts. This level of accuracy is essential to the design and fabrication of interchangeable parts.
To maximize efficiency and productivity, a large percentage of parts are manufactured in-house allowing the company to better control costs, eliminate delays and ensure the best possible quality.
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