ROBINSON R22 BETA VH-SBQ
MSN 1901

 

 

QAM thanks the donors all of whom are listed in the following chronology.

 

Important Notice

This aircraft is a composite of several airframes. The majority of the structure comes from VH-SBQ (msn 1901) but it should be noted that the aircraft incorporates the seat bases with attached Data Plate from msn 0499. The aircraft as displayed at QAM incorporates the following components from VH-SBQ (msn 1901):

Cabin Roof
Windscreen
Nose
Floor
Tail Rotor
Pedals
Instrument Panel
Centre Console


Despite the presence of the Data Plate from msn 0499, the aircraft is displayed as VH-SBQ (msn 1901) because the majority of the airframe has come from that aircraft. The data plate from VH-SBQ (msn1901) was never received by QAM.

 



    R22B MSN 1901 was painted allover white (4195) with Dark Green (7498) trim when it left the factory. (Source: 2)
05NOV91
  Delivered to D. Bradley of Kununurra, WA as VH-SBQ. (Source: 1)
23JAN96
  Change of ownership to Consolidated Pastoral, Newcastle Waters, NT. (Source: 1)
24APR96
  Change of ownership to Heliwork WA, Kununurra, WA. (Source: 1)
04OCT01
  Crashed 30 km SSE of Spring Creek Station, WA while cattle mustering. The tail struck low bushes and the helicopter spun into the ground and rolled on its side. (Source: 1)
12DEC01
  Struck off Register. (Source: 1)
late 2004
  QAM member Joshua Driver acquired a collection of R22 components from various sources at Caloundra. These included part of the cabin of msn 0499 N2258R from Chopperline and the tail boom of msn 0698 VH-LOT from RnR Aviation.
19FEB05
  Joshua Driver donated the project to QAM.
09APR05
  Restoration commenced. The project was subsequently adopted by QAM's Youth Training Scheme under the direction of member David Beazley.
01NOV05
  Cabin of msn 1901 VH-SBQ acquired from Heliwork WA at Redcliffe.
     

 
Contributing Airframes
     

     
    Robinson R22 Alpha MSN 0499 N2258R
30JUL85
  Date of manufacture.
17SEP85
  Sold to DFH Helicopter Inc., San Diego, California as N2258R.
21JAN90
  Crashed at Ramona, California. "The pilot encountered unfavorable winds while on a local sight-seeing flight. He elected to land at a friend's helipad. At the time he initiated his final approach the winds were from the north. During the final approach the winds shifted 180 degrees. The pilot delayed the go-around. During the go-around he inadvertently entered into a settling with power condition from which he could not recover. He stated that the helicopter did not experience any preimpact malfunctions or failures. The two persons on board were not injured." (Source: 3)
19FEB05
  The cabin section was acquired by QAM from Chopperline via Joshua Driver.
    The seat bases, belly panel and firewall from this aircraft were incorporated into VH-SBQ.
13JUN13
  Registration N2258R cancelled. (Source: 4)
     

     
    Robinson R22 Beta MSN 0698 VH-LOT
15MAY97
  Crashed 28 km SE of Armraynald, Qld while cattle mustering. The tail struck low bushes and the helicopter spun into the ground and rolled on its side. (Source: 1)
31JUL02
  Struck off Register. (Source: 1)
19FEB05
  The tail boom was acquired by QAM from RnR Aviation via Joshua Driver.
     

 

 

SOURCES
1
Tony Arbon, AustAirData
2
Robinson Helicopter Company, Technical Support
3
NTSB Identification: LAX90LA074
4
FAA

 

Compiled by Ron Cuskelly

 



 

 

ISSUE
DATE
REMARKS
3
14OCT16
Page completely revised with additional images to clarify the composition of this airframe.
2
05OCT16
Added colours applied to MSN 1901 when it left the factory.
1
13NOV05
Original issue