Robinson R22 Beta II
Flight Notes - how to fly the Robinson
Performance, price, and low cost of operation have made the Robinson R22 the helicopter of choice in its class. Speaking of class, it's also a popular training helicopter for the same reasons.
Some pilots say the Robinson feels like a small Bell 206 in flight, with similar lateral instability. With a fuel burn of around 8 gallons (30.27 liters) per hour, the Robinson doesn't cost much to operate. It has one of the best records of reliability for all helicopters. This is a fun aircraft to fly and there's nothing particularly tricky about flying it. That's the hallmark of a good trainer.
|Maximum Speed||102 knots||189 km per hour|
|Cruise Speed||96 knots||178 km per hour|
|Engine||Lycoming O-360, 150 brake horsepower|
|Maximum Range||200 nm||371 km|
|Service Ceiling||14,000 feet||4,267 meters|
|Hovering Ceiling||9,450 feet||2,880 meters|
|Fuel Capacity||29.7 gallons||112 liters|
|Empty Weight||830 pounds||376 kilograms|
|Max Gross Weight||1,370 pounds||621 kilograms|
|Length||28.75 feet||8.75 meters|
|Rotor Span||25.2 feet||7.68 meters|
|Height||9 feet||2.74 meters|