Robinson Helicopter R66 Turbine stays with Tradition

Avionics Magazine:  The new Robinson R66 Turbine Helicopter has decided to stay traditional when it comes to avionics and instruments.  Ernie Stevens article in this months Avionics Magazine describes the setup: 

“While the R66 was not built with IFR certification in mind, RHC offers a nice mix of avionics to meet the needs of the purchaser. Standard in all R66s is a King KY197A communications transceiver with memory channel capability; a Garmin GTX327 transponder with Mode C altitude encoder; a stereo and music-compatible NAT AA83-100 audio panel with VOX; and an electronic engine monitoring unit for maintenance and engine health tracking.
The optional equipment list for the R66 includes..”  Click here to read Ernie’s excellent article.


35 years component-level Aviation/Electronics repair/Avionics retrofit experience. FCC General Radiotelephone with Ship Radar. Navcom-Audio, Transponder-Pulse-Radar, Autopilot expertise. IT Administration since 1983. Private Pilot since 1986. CAD designer since 1990. FAA Certified Repair Station Chief Inspector since 1994. Started 3 Avionics Shops. College: Business Administration/Marketing. Motorcycle enthusiast. 6 year USAF Veteran, Ground Radio Equipment Technician (30474, E-5). WordPress novice.

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