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Robinson R22


Very Light Utility / Trainer Helicopter


United States | 1979



"The very-lightweight Robinson R22 helicopter has proven itself a commercial success since series introcuction was had in 1979."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Robinson R22 Very Light Utility / Trainer Helicopter.
1 x Lycoming O-320-A2B/A2C Flat-4 piston engine developing 124 horsepower driving a two-bladed main rotor unit and two-bladed tail rotor unit (facing port side).
Propulsion
118 mph
190 kph | 103 kts
Max Speed
14,108 ft
4,300 m | 3 miles
Service Ceiling
242 miles
390 km | 211 nm
Operational Range
1,200 ft/min
366 m/min
Rate-of-Climb
Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Robinson R22 Very Light Utility / Trainer Helicopter.
1
(MANNED)
Crew
28.7 ft
8.75 m
O/A Length
25.2 ft
(7.67 m)
O/A Width
8.9 ft
(2.72 m)
O/A Height
882 lb
(400 kg)
Empty Weight
1,378 lb
(625 kg)
MTOW
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Robinson R22 family line.
R22 - Base Series Designation; initial production model; powered by Lycoming O-320-A2B/A2C engine.
R22 HP - "High-Powered" variant with Lycoming O-320-B2C engine of 160 horsepower.
R22 "Alpha" - Model of 1983; Lycoming O-320-B2C engine.
R22 "Beta" - With uprated Lycoming O-320-B2C engine.
R22 "Beta II" - With Lycoming O-360-J2A engine.
R22 "Beta II Police" - Law enforcement model with loudspeaker system and searchlight.
R22 "Police" - Law enforcement variant.
R22 "Mariner" - Over-water daytime-only variant; Lycoming O-320-B2C engine; float-equipped for on-water landings and take-offs.
R22 "Mariner II" - Over-water daytime-only variant; Lycoming O-320-J2A engine; float-equipped for on-water landings and take-offs.
R22 IFR - IFR training model.
Maverick - UAV offering from Boeing based in the R22 helicopter.
Renegade - UAV variant used by DARPA for testing.
R22 UAV - UAV offering from being developed UAVOS with autopilot system; heavy-lift capability.

January 2020 - UAVOS has announced plans to develop a heavy-lift, unmanned version of the popular R22 helicopter.

Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Robinson R22. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 4,650 Units

Contractor(s): Robinson Helicopter Company - USA
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[ Australia; Dominican Republic; Philippines; Portugal; United Kingdom; United States ]
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Image of the Robinson R22
Image from official Robinson Helicopter marketing materials.

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