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Rotor Accessories has created another product for the Robinson R44 helicopter market inspired by the company’s own first-hand knowledge of owning and operating the world’s most produced general aviation rotorcraft. Rotor Accessories’ new tear resistant, mylar sunshades block 97 percent of radiant heat and are custom designed to fit snuggly in both bubble and standard R44 windows.
The seven-shade set blocks the sun’s heat-generating rays, protecting both the helicopter’s avionics and the interior. When not in use, the less-than-two pound set packs nicely in a small tent style bag that is included with purchase. This bag is easily stowed under any of the R44 seats when in flight.
“We’re always our first customer when it comes to our products,” said Chris Fetner, chief product officer of Rotor Accessories. “If it’s something we’d like to see on the market that doesn’t exist, we get to work on understanding and quantifying why. If we think others will benefit, that’s when we bring it to market.”