R22 Beta II

The two-seat R22 Beta II helicopter is a proven workhorse that has delivered exceptional performance in a variety of applications for over forty years. The R22 has a two-bladed rotor system which requires minimum hangar space, T-bar cyclic for easy entry and exit, and a crashworthy fuel system. An aluminum monocoque and powder-coated steel tube structure provides a lightweight, yet robust airframe while the aerodynamic fuselage optimizes airspeed and fuel economy. The R22 is powered by Lycoming’s proven O-360 engine that is derated to provide reserve power and better performance at high altitudes and in hot weather.

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Beta II
Lycoming O-360, four cylinder, carbureted
Derated to 131 hp for takeoff and 124 continuous
Maximum Gross Weight
1370 lb (622 kg)
Approximate Empty Weight (including oil & standard avionics)
880 lb (399 kg)
Standard Fuel (29.5 gal)
16.9 gal (64 L) capacity / 101 lb (46 kg)
Auxiliary Fuel (17.0 gal)
16.9 gal (35.9 L) capacity / 56 lb (25 kg)
Pilot, Passengers, and Baggage (with maximum fuel)
389 lb (176 kg)
Cruise Speed at Maximum Gross Weight
Up to 96 kts (178 km/h)
Maximum Range (no reserve)
Approximately 250 nm (460 km)
Hover Ceiling IGE at Maximum Gross Weight
9400 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE at Maximum Gross Weight
8000 ft
Maximum Operating Altitude
14,000 ft
Electrical System
14 volt

Options & Standard Equipment

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Optional Equipment


Optional Avionics


Optional Instruments

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Optional Accessories

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Standard Equipment

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Standard Avionics


Standard Instruments

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Standard Accessories

Instrument Consoles


R22 Beta II Dimensions Diagram