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Robinson R22 Beta II helicopter

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Picture R22_Beta_II
General
Manufacturer Robinson
Type R22 Beta II
Introduced 8/1/1985
In production? Yes
Units produced 4450
Price US $ 265,000.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 28.75 ft
Length 0 ft
Height 8.92 ft
Width 0 ft
   
   
Description The R22 is the first helicopter bearing the Robinson name. It is designed from the ground up to have a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) that is as low as possible. The R22 therefore excels in terms of low acquisition, maintenance and operational costs. It is targeted at private helicopter owners and flight schools. This market strategy has proved to be very successful, with more than 4400 units sold worldwide (2011). Robinson thus clearly exploited a new market segment.

Founder Frank Robinson has an aeronautical background and worked at companies like Bell Helicopters and Hughes Helicopters before he founded the Robinson Helicopter Company in 1973. In his early career he also worked at Cessna on the CH-1 helicopter project. The first address of the Robinson Helicopter Company was Frank Robinson’s home address, which was where he designed the R22.

The R22 is a two seater, very light helicopter. It is somewhat difficult to fly because of its high responsiveness to control inputs, and because the low rotor disc inertia makes the model less forgiving in low RPM situations. The common viewpoint is that if you are able to fly the R22, the transition to other helicopter models will be relatively easy.
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Design features
  • Very low inertia rotor system
  • Control inputs operated directly by push rods
  • Welded chrome moly tubing basic structure
  • Fiberglass and aluminum fuselage with a Plexiglas canopy
  • Aluminum tailcone
  • Engine speed governor (optional)
  • Durable rotor brake
Description
The R22 is the first helicopter bearing the Robinson name. It is designed from the ground up to have a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) that is as low as possible. The R22 therefore excels in terms of low acquisition, maintenance and operational costs. It is targeted at private helicopter owners and flight schools. This market strategy has proved to be very successful, with more than 4400 units sold worldwide (2011). Robinson thus clearly exploited a new market segment.

Founder Frank Robinson has an aeronautical background and worked at companies like Bell Helicopters and Hughes Helicopters before he founded the Robinson Helicopter Company in 1973. In his early career he also worked at Cessna on the CH-1 helicopter project. The first address of the Robinson Helicopter Company was Frank Robinson’s home address, which was where he designed the R22.

The R22 is a two seater, very light helicopter. It is somewhat difficult to fly because of its high responsiveness to control inputs, and because the low rotor disc inertia makes the model less forgiving in low RPM situations. The common viewpoint is that if you are able to fly the R22, the transition to other helicopter models will be relatively easy.
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Design features:
  • Very low inertia rotor system
  • Control inputs operated directly by push rods
  • Welded chrome moly tubing basic structure
  • Fiberglass and aluminum fuselage with a Plexiglas canopy
  • Aluminum tailcone
  • Engine speed governor (optional)
  • Durable rotor brake
Performance
Persons 2
Max. Range 200 mi
Cruise Speed 110 mph
Max. Speed 118 mph
Max. rate of Climb 1000 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 0 ft
Service Ceiling 14000 ft
Gross Weight 1370 lb
Empty Weigt 855 lb
Useful Load 400 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 19 gallons
Number of Engines 1
Engine Type Piston, 4 cylinder, carburator
Engine Code Lycoming O-360
Horse Power 131
Rotorhead Teetering hinge and two coning hinges
Number of rotorblades 2
Rotor Diameter 0 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 2
Tailrotor Diameter 3.5 ft
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