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R22 Beta II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: 4,000
Unitary Cost: USD$220,000
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Robinson Helicopter
Parent System: R22
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: 4,000
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Description: The Robinson R22 is a light, twin-seat, single-engine helicopter intended for entry-level applications and featuring outstanding reliability. The R22 helicopter comfortable two-seat cabin has removable dual controls on the passenger side. A Lycoming O-360 long-life engine rated at 131-hp drives the two-bladed main rotor.

The R22 Beta II is the latest addition to the R22 helicopter family. The Beta II is equipped with a precision-engineered RPM governor, a durable rotor brake, an auxiliary fuel system for added versatility and increased range, plus a high-quality voice-activated intercom. Its aerodynamics allow for a top speed of 110 mph with an average fuel consumption of 8 to 10 gallons per hour.

The R22 helicopter family has an affordable price tag of approx. $220,000 (as of 2007) and low operating costs. So far Robinson Helicopter has produced more than 4,000 R22s for customers in more than 60 countries over the last 20 years.

R22 Beta II Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 1
Tail Rotor Blades: 2
Fuel Consumption: 8 gal/hr
Height: 107 inch (2.72 meter)
Length: 345 inch (8.76 meter)
Main Rotor Diameter: 302 inch (7.67 meter)
Width: 76 inch (1.93 meter)
Ceiling: 14,000 foot (4,267 meter)
Hovering Ceiling: 9,400 foot (2,865 meter)
Max Range: 300 mile (261 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 131 hp (98 kW)
Climb Rate: 1,000 fpm (5.10 mps)
Cruise Speed: 110 mph (177 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 118 mph (103 KTAS)
Time Between Overhaul: 2,200 hour
Empty Weight: 855 pound (388 kilogram)
Fuel Load: 115 pound (52 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 1,370 pound (0.62 ton)
Payload: 400 pound (181 kilogram)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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