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PH-CVW Robinson R22 Beta II c/n 3975 - HeliCentre - Lelystad Airport in Holland - 20 July 2012 more at Lelystad Airport

The Robinson R22 Beta II is a two-seat small rotorcraft powered by a single Lycoming O-360-J2A four-cylinder, air-cooled piston engine. The R22 was designed by the founder of the Robinson Helicopter Company, Frank Robinson. Design of the Robinson R22 helicopter began in 1973, and an 85kW (115hp) Lycoming O235 powered prototype flew for the first time on 28 August 1975. A second followed in early 1977. The FAA certification was achieved on 16 March 1979 and deliveries started in October of that year. On 5 August 1985, the Beta model was certified. The R22 Beta had a larger oil cooler and associated installation changes were made to permit the 131 hp. takeoff rating with the O-320 engine. In 1995, the R22 Beta II model, with the Lycoming O-360-J2A engine installed, entered production. This engine is installed on s/n 2571 and subsequent in production. Over 4600 Robinson R22 helicopters are delivered to customers all over the world.

On 28 November 2005, Robinson R22 Beta II c/n 3975 was registered PH-CVW in the Netherlands with A.F.C. van Westerop, Heiloo. The 2005-built Robinson R22 Beta II c/n 3975 replaced Robinson R22 Beta c/n 3758 PH-CVW of the same owner, that was damaged beyond repair in a landing accident at Lelystad Airport on 25 May 2005, stored at Teuge airfield and cancelled from the register on 25 July 2005. On 20 July 2012, Robinson R22 Beta II PH-CVW was seen with HeliCentre titles at Lelystad Airport in the Netherlands.

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