Rotor R550X is an uncrewed helicopter based on the Robinson R44 Raven II. It is designed to lift heavy loads up to 1,200 lbs or 550 kg with no pilot onboard.
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With a flight time of over three hours and a top speed of 150 miles per hour the R550X offers long range VTOL capabilities beyond the reach of drones and eVTOLs making it suitable for demanding cargo, utility, and maritime operations.
It’s equipped to lift heavy loads up to 1,212 lbs (550 kg) in all weather conditions – including at night and in limited visibility. It ships in a ready-to-fly configuration and can be customized with a range of mission and autonomy payloads and equipment.
It has a flight range of about 350 nm (650 kilometers) and a cruise speed of 109 knots. The R550X is powered by a Lycoming IO-540 six-cylinder piston engine that runs on 100LL low-lead aviation gasolin.The R550X could compete with the personal flying vehicle market, in particular, those companies eyeing up the agricultural sector.