OUR HELICOPTER HUNTING CHOPPERS

ABOUT OUR HELICOPTERS

We have 3 different types of helicopters that are available for aerial pig hunting. Not everyone wants all the fine details and specs, but we put it all here anyway because some people love to dig into all the fine print.

Learn more about our helicopter hunting chariots below….

HELIHUNT

Helicopter Specs

R44

 

Helicopter
R44 Raven II
Engine Lycoming IO-540, six cylinder, fuel injected
Horsepower Derated to 245 for takeoff and 205 continuous
Maximum Gross Weight 2500 lb (1134 kg)
Approximate Empty Weight (including oil & standard avionics) 1505 lb (683 kg)
Standard Fuel (29.5 gal) 177 lb (80 kg)
Auxiliary Fuel (17.0 gal) 102 lb (46 kg)
Pilot, Passengers, and Baggage (with standard fuel) 818 lb (371 kg)
Cruise Speed at Maximum Gross Weight up to 109 kts (202 km/h)
Maximum Range (no reserve) approx 300 nm (550 km)
Hover Ceiling IGE 8950 ft @ 2500 lb
Hover Ceiling OGE 7500 ft @ 2300 lb
Rate of Climb over 1000 fpm
Maximum Operating Altitude 14,000 ft
Electrical System 28 volt

MD 500C

The MD 500C can handle 3 shooters at a time and is powerful enough to handle “larger” hunters.

Finally a helicopter that can handle our XXL hunters!

MD 500 helicopter

R66 TURBINE

 

Engine Rolls Royce RR300 Turbine Rolls Royce RR300 Turbine
Horsepower 300 shp turboshaft; derated to 270 shp for takeoff and 224 shp continuous 300 shp turboshaft; derated to 270 shp for takeoff and 224 shp continuous
Maximum Gross Weight 2700 lb (1225 kg) 2700 lb (1225 kg)
Approximate Empty Weight (including oil & standard avionics) 1280 lb (581 kg) 1345 lb (610 kg)
Fuel Capacity (73.6 gal) 493 lb (224 kg) 493 lb (224 kg)
Pilot, Passengers, and Baggage (with maximum fuel) 927 lb (420 kg) 862 lb (391 kg)
Cruise Speed at Maximum Gross Weight up to 110 kts (204 km/h) up to 110 kts (204 km/h)
Maximum Range (no reserve) approximately 350 nm (650 km) approximately 350 nm (650 km)
Hover Ceiling IGE at Maximum Gross Weight over 10,000 ft over 10,000 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE at Maximum Gross Weight over 10,000 ft over 10,000 ft
Rate of Climb over 1000 fpm over 1000 fpm
Maximum Operating Altitude 14,000 ft 14,000 ft
Electrical System 28 volt 28 volt