Robinson R22 Beta II – N7532R

The Robinson R22 Beta II has been popular as a primary rotorcraft trainer around the world and as a livestock management tool on large ranches in North America and cattle stations in Australia . The R22 has a very low inertia rotor system and the control inputs are operated directly by push rods with no hydraulic assistance. Thus, the flight controls are very sensitive and require a light touch to avoid over correcting. A student that masters an R22 generally does not have a problem transitioning to a heavier helicopter

If you can fly the R22 you can fly anything.

The R22 Beta II incorporates a Lycoming O-360 four-cylinder, carburetor-equipped engine fueled with 100L grade aviation gasoline. This 145 hp engine is derated to 131 hp for five minutes at takeoff and 124 hp for continuous operation. A powerful engine, a lightweight steel-tube airframe, and aerodynamic shape gives the R22 a cruise speed of up to 90 kts and an average fuel consumption of only 7-10 gallons per hour. The R22 seats two adults and occupants have panoramic views due to R22′s large windows. Acoustical foam lowers cabin noise. A heavy-duty muffler and low tail-rotor tip speed lessen flyover noise.

Engine Lycoming O-360 4cyl, carbureted
Horsepower Derated to 131 hp for takeoff and 124 continuous
Maximum Gross Weight 1370 lb (622 kg)
Approximate Empty Weight
(including oil and standard avionics)
880 lb (399 kg)
Standard Fuel (16.9 gal) 101 lb (46 kg)
Auxiliary Fuel (9.4 gal) 56 lb (25 kg)
Pilot, Passenger and Baggage(with Standard Fuel) 389 lb (176 kg)
Max Airspeed (Vne) 102 kts (117 mph)
Cruise Speed up to 96 kts (110 mph)
Maximum Range no reserve approx 250 nm (288 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