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Piston Helicopter Robinson R22 Beta Helicopter Information
Manufactured by Robinson Helicopter, the piston helicopter Robinson R22 Beta is a two bladed, single engine, light utility helicopter. The two seat R22 has been produced since 1979. The helicopter has the capacity for one crew member. The empty weight is 796 lb (389 kg) and the maximum takeoff weight is 1370 lb (635 kg). Cruise speed is 96 knots (110 mph, 177 km/h) and maximum speed is 102 knots (117 mph, 189 km/h). The rate of climb is 1200 ft/min (6.1 m/s). The powerplant is a 124 hp Lycoming O-320-A2B or -A2C flat four piston engine.