FAA Approves Robinson R66 Cargo Hook
The FAA approves Robinson’s R66 cargo-hook installation. The optional cargo hook carries external loads up to 1200 pounds and, for external load operations, the R66’s maximum gross weight increases from 2700 pounds to 2900 pounds.
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 (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.
Robinson is now accepting orders for cargo-hook installations on new R66 aircraft. MSRP $28,000.
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