Robinson releases details of R66 Police variant

Robinson releases details of R66 Police variant 11 Feb, 12, Source: HeliHub.com

Robinson have now put a two-page PDF format brochure of the R66 Police helicopter on their website for all to view. The details on the police role equipment (ie over and above the standard R66 spec) are listed below from that brochure

The demonstrator is registered N660PD, serial 0101

Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

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FACTORY-INSTALLED NOSE GIMBAL

FLIR Systems’ Ultra 8000 Thermal Imaging Camera is the most compact, lightweight turret available. The gimbal rotates 360 degrees, and its stabilization technology enables crisp, detailed images. HAND CONTROLLER The Ultra 8000 comes with an ergonomic hand control unit that has large knobs and backlighting for easy operation.

OPTICAL PERFORMANCE

The camera’s continuous zoom can be adjusted on the fly or through three programmable settings. An 18x optical and digital zoom along with advanced low-light capture improves image quality.

POWERFUL SEARCHLIGHT

A 500-watt xenon lamp emits a 15-20 million candlepower highintensity, focusable beam. The light can be directed by either the hand controller or, as an option, by slaving it to the nose-mounted gimbal. The searchlight is positioned below the right rear seat to allow left banked turns without the light beam being obstructed by the skid.

FOLD-DOWN MONITOR

A 10-inch, sunlight-visible color LCD screen easily switches between the FLIR camera and the optional Moving Map, and can be lowered when the system is not used. The monitor mount accommodates various single- and multi-band FM police radios. [Ed – we know it’s a moving map from Flight Management Systems]

EASE OF OPERATION

Equipment is positioned for easy access and viewing, day or night. User-installable left-side pedals and collective control allow a pilot-rated observer to fly the aircraft with the center cyclic control.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

A variety of optional equipment is available including: Five-point shoulder harness system (front seats), P/A speaker and siren (100 watt); Microwave downlink capability; LoJack; Moving Map, and a selection of UHF, VHF, and 800 MHz police radios.

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