1994 ROBINSON R-44 Astro
1994 Raven with 725 hours remaining - actually it is called a hydraulic Astro since the first Ravens didn?t change their name from Astro to Raven until the year 2000.
In February 2006 it came back from the Robinson Factory in Los Angeles having had its 2,200 year overhaul.
As you may know, these aircraft are put on the same production line as the new aircraft that are being built, and when they come out you really cannot tell the difference between a factory overhauled aircraft and a brand new one.
Lovely nice blue exterior paint that is complemented by the tan leather interior. Fairly standard Robinson fit with a Flymap touch screen GPS (nice little unit if you have not used one before). Always hangared, and meticulously maintained by the same maintenance organisation for years now, 394 is in superb condition.
The engine went under some refurbishment as it was down on power back in 2012, the work consisted of:
New camshaft and followers
6 New pistons
All cylinders top end overhaul with new valve springs and valve guides
New bottom end bearings
New oil pump
Carburettor mod (foam filled float chamber)
Full overhaul of both magnetos
New counterweight check bushings
Other recent work:
New tail rotor blades
New clutch actuator
The machine currently requires a fresh Annual/ARC and both magnetos are in need of an overhaul. Costs will be (approx) GBP2000 for the Annual/ARC - GBP500-600 for mag overhaul.
We are looking for offers based on GBP75,000 + VAT (if applicable) and as usual with all aircraft that Fly Q sell, we'll help you with any exporting, shipping and delivery issues. We love to deliver aircraft all over Europe, and we recommend road transport only as a last resort.