First “On Helicopter” Installation Testing a Success
Dart Aerospace moved once step closer to final FAA approval for the company’s emergency float system for the Robinson R66 Helicopter. Testing was performed today in the hangar at Orbic Helicopters in Camarillo, California where the pop-out floats were installed and deployed. Drop testing was completed earlier this summer and final flight tests are expected to be completed on Monday, September 19th at a local lake. It is expected that Dart will be delivering floats by the end of October or beginning of November.
In June, Dart named Rotorcorp to accept advance orders and delivery of the companies first run of the R66 Floats. Since that time Rotorcorp has taken multiple float orders from among its global customer base who are excitedly awaiting the arrival of this important tool for their helicopter. The DART R66 float system is priced comparably to that of the company’s successful R44 float system at $35,500 for the standard landing gear option and $39,500 for extended gear floats. Rotorcorp is now accepting advance orders with a refundable deposit of $5000 USD. Once production commences, orders will be filled in a first-come first-served basis.