Rotor Converts First Robinson R44s To Autonomous Operation

Robinson R44

Two Robinson R44s are being modified into the first production R550X autonomous helicopters for crop spraying.

Credit: Rotor Technologies
U.S. startup Rotor Technologies is producing the first two R550X autonomous rotorcraft, which are uncrewed modifications of the Robinson R44 four-seat light helicopter. The company is targeting cargo, utility and maritime operations. Rotor in November completed 20 hr. of uncrewed flight testing with...

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