The Heli-Sport CH77 Ranabot is an Italian helicopter designed and produced by Heli-Sport of Turin. The aircraft is supplied as a kit for amateur construction.
The CH77 Ranabot was designed to comply with the European Class 6 microlight helicopter rules. It features a single main rotor and tail rotor, a single-seat, a two-seats-in side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit, skid landing gear and an EPA Power-modified four-cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke 130 hp (97 kW) Rotax 914 engine.
The aircraft’s two-bladed rotor has a diameter of 6.28 m. The aircraft has a typical empty weight of 280 kg and a gross weight of 500 kg, giving a useful load of 220 kg.
With full fuel of 66 litres the payload for the pilot, passenger and baggage is 173 kg. The microlight category version has a gross weight of 450 kg (992 lb).Ranabot reconsiders the interior space of the class with new cabin with side by side seat, to meet the needs of the pilots in terms of practicality, interior space and comfort on long journeys.