Rotor R550X Uncrewed Autonomous Helicopter
When you think of helicopters, the words uncrewed and autonomous don’t usually come to mind, that is unless, you’re talking about the Rotor R550X. It’s based on the Robinson R44 platform and comes equipped to lift heavy loads up to 1,212 lbs (550 kg) in all weather conditions.



The Rotor R550X ships in a ready-to-fly configuration and can be customized with a range of mission as well as autonomy payloads. It’s powered by a Lycoming IO-540 six-cylinder piston engine that runs on 100LL low-lead aviation gasoline, enabling the helicopter to fly for more than three hours, at speeds up to 150 mph. Deliveries are expected to begin next year.

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Rotor R550X Uncrewed Autonomous Helicopter

The R550X is going to bring huge safety and economic benefits to a wide range of helicopter use cases. Demonstrating the impact of autonomy in dangerous missions like crop dusting and aerial firefighting is the first step towards our vision for safe and accessible vertical flight,” said Hector Xu, Rotor CEO.

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