Aero Eli Servizi Yo-Yo 222

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Yo-Yo 222
Role Helicopter
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Aero Eli Servizi Costruzioni Aeronautiche
Status In production (2015)
Unit cost
135,000 (2015)

The Aero Eli Servizi Yo-Yo 222 (sometimes written YoYo) is an Italian helicopter designed and produced by Aero Eli Servizi of L'Aquila. The aircraft is supplied complete and ready-to-fly.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Yo-Yo 222 was initially designed for a higher gross weight of 495 kg (1,091 lb), but later versions were lightened to allow a gross weight of 450 kg (992 lb) to qualify under the European Class 6 microlight helicopter rules. The aircraft features a single main rotor and tail rotor, a two-seats-in side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit, skid landing gear and an American-made four-cylinder, air-cooled, four stroke 172 hp (128 kW) Lycoming O-320 engine.[1]

Greatly resembling the Robinson R22, reviewer Werner Pfaendler, describes it as "obviously the result of a close look at the world's bestselling two-seater helicopter, the R22."[1]

For lightness the aircraft fuselage is made with extensive use of carbon fiber reinforced polymer and fibreglass. Its two-bladed rotor has a diameter of 7.66 m (25.1 ft). The initial version of the aircraft has a typical empty weight of 322 kg (710 lb) and a gross weight of 495 kg (1,091 lb), giving a useful load of 173 kg (381 lb). With full fuel of 68 litres (15 imp gal; 18 US gal) the payload for the pilot, passenger and baggage is 124 kg (273 lb).[1]

Specifications (Yo-Yo 222)[edit]

Data from Tacke[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Empty weight: 322 kg (710 lb)
  • Gross weight: 495 kg (1,091 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 68 litres (15 imp gal; 18 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-320 four cylinder, air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 128 kW (172 hp)
  • Main rotor diameter: 7.66 m (25 ft 2 in)
  • Main rotor area: 46 m2 (500 sq ft)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 300 km/h (190 mph, 160 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 280 km/h (170 mph, 150 kn)
  • Disk loading: 10.8 kg/m2 (2.2 lb/sq ft)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 204. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X

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