Robinson’s cockpit video camera announced at Heli Expo 2020 is now optional on R22/R44 helicopters and standard on R66 helicopters ordered after 15 January 2021.
The camera is securely mounted in the cockpit ceiling for minimal vibration and optimal field of view. The 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) video camera records video, intercom audio, radio communications, and GPS position to a removable 128 GB USB flash drive.
Recording starts automatically when the helicopter is turned on and stops when it is turned off. Recording video and/or audio to the flash drive can be independently controlled with separate switches.
The flash drive, supplied with each camera, stores approximately 10 hours of video and when the drive is full, the newest video automatically overwrites the oldest video.
Robinson says the recordings can be used as a training tool, maintenance aid, or aerial-tour souvenir to share with family and friends.