Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Robinson Reconfigures Police R66
Robinson Helicopter has reconfigured its R66 Turbine Police Helicopter to include a streamlined instrument panel and options that include Genesys Aerosystems’ HeliSAS autopilot. Other options include Garmin’s GTN 650/750 navigators, Technisonic’s TDFM 9000 radio (with single- to four-band options), an Aerocomputers’ moving map system with View Sync 3D capability and FreeFlight’s RA-4500 radar altimeter, which displays radar altitude information on the aircraft’s standard Garmin G500H Primary and Multifunction Display System (PFD/MFD). Other standard features include a Garmin GTN 635 touch-screen navigator and GTR 225A COM radio, Boland’s 10.4” LCD monitor and two 6-channel audio controllers, the FLIR Systems Ultra 8000 Infrared Camera and the Spectrolab SX-7 searchlight with 30-million candlepower. The first R66 Turbine Police in the new configuration is to be delivered to Night Flight Concepts in Bedford, Texas, which will use the new helicopter in its Law Enforcement Air Support Entity (L.E.A.S.E.) program.