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Robinson Helicopters: The R44 IFR Trainer is a R44 Raven I or II with a specifically designed instrument flight training package to prepare and qualify IFR pilots at a fraction of the cost associated with larger, more expensive instrument-equipped helicopters, but with the same high-quality equipment.
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The Aero HC-2 Heli Baby is a two-seat light general-purpose utility helicopter, designed by engineer Jaroslav Slechta, and produced by the Czechoslovakian company Aero Vodochody in the 1950s. It has a three-bladed main rotor, and a two-bladed tail rotor. The helicopter has an entirely metal frame and cockpit, and windows made of Plexiglas. It was the first Czechoslovakian-designed helicopter to be produced. Construction of the prototype began in 1951, and testing commenced in 1954. The first flight occurred on December 3, 1954, and the public was introduced to the helicopter in 1955 at the Brno Industries Fair. Production was slated to begin in 1957, however, engine problems delayed it.