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The Robinson R44 is a four-seat light helicopter produced by the Robinson Helicopter Company since 1992. Based on the company's two-seat Robinson R22, the R44 features hydraulically assisted flight controls. The R44 was first flown on 31 March 1990, and received FAA certification in December 1992, with the first delivery in February 1993

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Why does the helicopter Robinson R22's rotor blade have flat part as in the picture? What is it for?

Picture source: Picture source: This is Robinson Helicopter R22's rotor's blade. What is this flat part for as indicated by the red line? What is the aerodynamic benefit of putting it? There are many ...
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Do small helicopters like the R44 require an FAA type rating?

From what I read in 14 CFR 61.31 it never mentions type rating requirements for rotorcraft or helicopters. I Googled online but most of the results showed up for Australia, Canada and the UK. I am ...
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