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Mase Taylor
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R-66 Turbine PIREP
      #298983 - 09/17/10 02:12 PM

Tim McAdams talks about his two days FLYING THE R-66

"The R66 is powered by a Rolls-Royce RR300 (model number 250-C300/A1), a new engine based to the proven 250-series engine (same engine used in the 206B). It is mounted below the transmission deck at a 37-degree angle which gives easy access for maintenance. The engine produces 300 shaft horsepower and is derated to 270 shp for a five-minute take off rating and 224 shp for max continuous operation. Starting is simple; igniter switch to enable (a nice feature that allows you to motor the starter without firing the igniters–no more need to pull the igniter circuit breaker); press-and-release the start button (it’s latched so no need to hold it down), at 15 percent N1 push the fuel control in and monitor engine light off and acceleration. At 65- to 67-percent N1 the starter disengages and the generator is switched on."

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Anne Umphrey (KBED)
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Re: R-66 Turbine PIREP [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #299024 - 09/18/10 10:51 AM

Word was at the HeliExpo in February that the R66 would be certificated this coming fall. Here is is September. I don't know when it will actually happen.

Anyone know?
Anne

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Sean Franklin
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Re: R-66 Turbine PIREP [Re: Anne Umphrey (KBED)]
      #299029 - 09/18/10 11:11 AM

Haven't heard, but Fall doesn't start until next week so they have 3 months to hit that target :-)

Edit: Actually in the article Mase linked (dated 9/14), it states "FAA certification is expected in the next 30 days".

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Edited by Sean Franklin (09/18/10 11:16 AM)


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Mase Taylor
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Re: R-66 Turbine PIREP [Re: Anne Umphrey (KBED)]
      #299030 - 09/18/10 11:15 AM

McAdams's article is dated the 13th and he says certification is expected in the next 30 days.....

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