The Robinson R22 Beta II is flown around the world for many applications, including flight training, patrolling, photography, tourism, etc. Its great virtues are its reliability, low operating costs and excellent performance.
The R22 Beta II has a Lycoming O-360 four-cylinder, carburettor-equipped engine fueled with 100L grade aviation gasoline. This 180 hp engine delivers to 131 hp for five minutes at takeoff and 124 hp for continuous operation. This powerful engine and its studied and tested aerodynamics give the R22 a cruise speed of up to 85 kn and an average fuel consumption of only 30 litres per hour.
The R22 seats two adults and occupants have panoramic views due to the R22’s large windows. Cabin noise is lowered by the use of acoustical foam. A heavy-duty muffler and low tail-rotor tip speed lessen flyover noise.