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Robinson R66 with Garmin Txi

Robinson Introduces Two Garmin G500H TXi Displays

Robinson Announces New Garmin G500H Txi Displays

Torrance, CA — Robinson has added Garmin’s new G500H TXi displays to its R44 and R66 options. The two TXi displays add touchscreen functionality to Garmin’s popular G500H system, and consolidate PFD/MFD information on to a single screen. The upgraded displays provide increased resolution and interface with Garmin’s GTN 6xx/7xx touchscreen GPS series.

The GDU 1060 TXi

The GDU (Garmin Display Unit) 1060 TXi is a 10.6-inch display installed in Robinson’s large G500H console with room beneath for any Garmin GTN 6xx/7xx and Genesys SAS/Autopilot.

The GDU 700L TXi

The GDU 700L TXi is a 7-inch display installed in Robinson’s new compact console with room beneath for any Garmin GTN 6xx. The new landscape-oriented display was designed specifically for Robinson and allows the pilot to switch between a full-screen PFD or full-screen moving map. The compact console configuration eliminates the need for a separate GTN GPS console in front of the pilot.

Both TXi displays support the same optional equipment interfaces (such as XM weather data and radar altimeter) as the non-touchscreen G500H display. The displays also enhance the visibility of the optional Synthetic Vision.

An R66 Turbine helicopter with a Garmin 1060 TXi installation, along with an R44 Raven II helicopter with a Garmin 700L TXi installation will be on display at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas. Both helicopters will also be equipped with a Genesys SAS/Autopilot. Additional Information will be available on the Robinson website at www.robinsonheli.com



Robinson Helicopters’ Cargo Hook to Debut at Heli Aexpo 2018


Torrance, CA — Robinson’s R66 cargo hook installation will be on display at this year’s Heli-Expo
February 27th through March 1st in Las Vegas, NV. The optional cargo hook carries external loads up to 1200 lb and, for external load operations, the R66’s maximum gross weight increases from 2700lb to 2900 lb.

Two installations of the hook are available: 

Basic – includes the cargo hook and right-seat controls allowing operations from the pilot seat
only. MSRP $12,800.

Advanced – includes the cargo hook, right and left-seat controls, a left-seat hydraulic switch, and
a left-seat start button. A load weight gauge and a second set of engine power gauges (torque
and gas temperature) 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 (e.g., long line hook or a water dropping bucket) are also included. MSRP $28,000.
Robinson is now accepting orders for cargo hook installations on new R66 aircraft.

For additional information and pricing go to www.robinsonheli.com.

FAA certification is pending.

Founded in 1973, Robinson Helicopter Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil

Robinson R66 Cargo Hook Announcement


Robinson R66 Wire Strike Protection System Announced

Wire Strike Protection for R66 Helicopters Announced by RHC

Torrance, CA — Robinson has added wire strike protection provisions to its R66 options list.
Available only on R66 helicopters, the provisions are FAA certified and allow for easy, bolt-on
installation of Magellan’s WSPS (Wire Strike Protection System) sold separately by Magellan
Aerospace, Winnipeg, Canada.

Robinson provisions add 7 lb to the empty weight of the helicopter and include reinforcement and
attach points on the windshield bow, roof, and chin, with low-profile deflectors near the ground
handling ball and forward landing gear struts. MSRP $4,200.

Magellan’s R66 WSPS, complete with wire deflectors and cutting blades adds 16 lb. to the empty
weight of the helicopter. The system is available as a kit compatible with Robinson factory-installed
provisions for $16,000 or as a complete aftermarket kit with field-installable provisions for $22,800.
The complete wire strike prevention system will be on display at this year’s Heli-Expo February 26,
thru March 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Founded in 1973, Robinson Helicopter Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil
helicopters. For additional information, visit www.robinsonheli.com.

Contact Heli Air today for more information by calling 01789 470476 or sending an e-mail to brian.kane@heliair.com.

.Robinson R66 Wire Strike Protection System