New Collective-Activated Hour Meter Reduces Operating Costs for R22 Beta II

Torrance, CA — Robinson Helicopter Company Inc. announced today that a collectiveactivated hour meter along with an updated hub and redesigned main rotor spindles are standard on all new R22 Beta II helicopters. Previously, the R22 used an oil-pressure-activated meter which records all engine run time. The new collective activated meter records collectiveup (flight) time and does not include engine warm up and cool down time.

The new meter and redesigned spindles benefit R22 buyers because the collective-activated meter can extend component lives by up to 12% and the redesigned spindles are not subject to repetitive dye-penetrant inspections.

To upgrade existing R22s to include the collective-activated hour meter, see Robinson R22 Service Letter SL-67 available at

Founded in 1973, Robinson Helicopter Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters.


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