The Robinson R22 Beta II is a two place, light utility helicopter with responsive handling and quick maneuverability. Powered by a Lycoming O-360 four-cylinder engine, the R22’s proven reliability, low maintenance, and low operating costs make it ideal for a variety of applications.
A powder-coated steel-tube structure gives the R22 a rigid yet lightweight airframe, while the aerodynamic fuselage optimizes airspeed and fuel economy. With a twobladed rotor system, the R22 requires only one-third the hangar space of a multi-bladed helicopter.
Monitors engine speed and adjusts the throttle automatically to maintain optimal RPM.
Robinson’s center-positioned teetering T-bar cyclic makes it easy to enter and exit the cockpit. Left-seat flight controls are removable.
Ergonomic grips incorporate two-position trigger switches for intercom and transmit. Pilot-side grip features buttons for convenient switching of COM frequencies.
Lycoming O-360 Engine
is derated to 131 horsepower for take-off and 124 for cruise at 2652 RPM, giving the engine long life and unmatched reliability.
Automatic Clutch Engagement
simplifies the starting procedure and
reduces the possibility of overspeed
Tri-Hinge Main Rotor Hub
eliminates lag hinges, dampers, and hydraulic struts. Blades have a stainless steel spar at the leading edge that resists erosion. Droop stops prevent excessive main rotor teetering while stopping or starting under normal operating conditions.
allows the pilot to stop the rotor quickly, reducing shutdown time and risk of injury to ground personnel and passengers.
in the cabin provide fresh air
for pilot and passengers.
Carburetor Heat Assist
enhances safety and reduces pilot workload by automatically adding carb heat when the collective is lowered and reducing carb heat when the collective is raised.
eliminates the need to use intercom switches during doors-on flights. Floor and hand intercom switches are included for doorsoff operations.
is made easy with
ground handling wheels. A tow cart
adaptor is included for use with Robinson’s
optional Electric Tow Cart.
Storage under each seat allows for carry-on bags, briefcases, and personal belongings.
Under-seat storage compartment
is simplified, requiring only oil changes between 100 hour inspections. Main and tail rotor drive systems use maintenance-free flexible couplings in place of universal joints or gear couplings. Primary controls are actuated by push-pull tubes and bell cranks, eliminating cables and pulleys. Teflon-lined bearings eliminate periodic lubrication requirements.
Properly maintained, the R22 has an approved engine and airframe TBO of 2200 hours or 12 years. All life-limited components have approved service lives of at least 2200 hours or 12 years.
Service is readily available with factory-trained technicians at more than 400 Robinson-approved service centers throughout the world.
The R22 comes with a two-year or 1000-hour limited aircraft warranty.
Cabin Heater & Defogger System
Available in tan, blue, and gray.
Bose A20 Aviation Headsets
With active noise reduction and Bluetooth communications interface.
Engine Priming System
Xenon HID Landing Lights
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights provide superior illumination. HID bulb life exceeds 2000 hours.
R22 Beta II Cockpit
|Engine Type||Lycoming O-360 four-cylinder, carbureted|
|Horsepower||Derated to 131 hp for takeoff and 124 for cruise|
|Max Gross Weight||1370 lb (621 kg)|
|Approximate Empty Weight|
(incl oil & std avionics)
|865 lb (388 kg)|
|Standard Fuel (16.9 gal)||101 lb (46 kg)|
|Auxiliary Fuel (9.4 gal)||56 lb (25 kg)|
|Passengers and Baggage with|
|400 lb (181 kg)|
|Max Airspeed (Vne)||102 kts (118 mph)|
|Cruise Speed||up to 96 kts (110 mph)|
|Max Range (w/aux fuel)||approx 228 nm (262 sm)|
|Hover Ceiling IGE @ 1370 lb||9400 ft|
|Hover Ceiling OGE @ 1300 lb||8000 ft|
|Max Operating Altitude||14,000 ft|
|Electrical System||14 volt|
- Airspeed indicator
- Altimeter (in-Hg)
- Rotor/engine dual tachometer
- Manifold pressure gauge
- Vertical speed indicator
- Magnetic compass
- Cylinder head temperature gage
- Oil temperature & pressure gages
- Fuel quantity gages
- Carburetor temperature gage
- Quartz clock
- Digital OAT gage/voltmeter
- Alt low voltage
- Low fuel
- Low oil pressure
- Low rotor RPM (light and horn)
- Main gearbox temperature
- Main gearbox chip
- Tail gearbox chip
- Rotor brake engaged
- Starter engaged
- Clutch actuator
- Governor off
- LED anti-collision & navigation lights
- Dual landing lights
- Panel and map lights
- Auxiliary fuel system
- Door locks
- Floor and hand intercom switches
- Pilot-side adjustable pedals
- Tinted windscreen and windows
- Belly hardpoint
- Tow cart adapter
- Oil filter and engine oil quick drain
- Ground handling wheels
- Rotor blade tie downs
- Windshield cover
- Robinson travel bag
To ensure the highest quality, Robinson manufactures, assembles, inspects and flight tests all of its helicopters at its Torrance, California factory. The facility features state of the art equipment including computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining centers, electrical discharge machines (EDM), and water jet and laser cutting machines. Coordinate measuring machines (CMM) capable of checking dimensional tolerances within 3 microns or 120 millionths of an inch are used to inspect precision machined parts. This level of accuracy is essential to the design and fabrication of interchangeable parts.
To maximize efficiency and productivity, a large percentage of parts are manufactured in-house allowing the company to better control costs, eliminate delays and ensure the best possible quality.
Robinson’s 617,000 square-foot facility.
CNC machining centers.
Benefits of buying from Corporate Helicopters.
We handle it all: Purchase, training, maintenance, tracking & more.
Complete service & parts support.
Corporate Helicopters is a Robinson Factory Authorized Service Center.
Full-service Robinson repair, maintenance & overhaul.
We provide expert repair and maintenance for every part of the maintenance schedule on the R22, R44 & R66 models. We offer everything from from major and minor repairs, to complete overhauls and inspections.
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