1991 ROBINSON R-22 Beta
1441 arrived today. It is a brilliant candidate for private use...Why?
Have a look here:
In 2008, when 1441 was overhauled at Sloane and got the respraying in dark blue, the MR Blades were still having 1800hrs remaining. So Sloane took the desicion, to keep the Mainrotorblades and only change at the Overhaul all other Parts - Clever!
At the same time the engine was already only having 300h TSOH (Overhauled in 2004).. So there was no overhaulneed to do at the time of Overhaul in 2008.
That means the Blades are more or less the first components which are running out of hours in around 800hrs in 2017.
Now the most funny thing comes up....Maybe you know that the UK CAA approved that engine (when they are operated under CAP 767 in the LAMP) could have a extension of 20% on hours and/or calendarlife. That means 1441 has got TSOH of the engine 2340hrs....you think 2200 is the max?...You are wrong! In accordance to the CAP 767, there "under Extension GR24, Appendix 01 it is allwed to extend the engine up to at max 2620h!!as wee for commercial use it is allowed and approved be the UK CAA! IF you are private, you can even extend the engine plus 12y and fly down the Heli up to the first Components are running out in 2017!..
There is no better Value for the same price worldwide!!!
This is a fact!!
As well some mayor Parts, like the Swashplate etc is replaced about 100hrs ago...IT was always maintained/operated by the biggest Robinson Dealer in the UK!
VAT, if applicable!