ROBINSON R22 BETA VH-SBQ C/N 1901
This aircraft is a composite assembled around the cabin section of VH-SBQ

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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)

Delivered to D. Bradley of Kununurra, WA as VH-SBQ. (Source: 1)

Change of ownership to Consolidated Pastoral, Newcastle Waters, NT. (Source: 1)

Change of ownership to Heliwork WA, Kununurra, WA. (Source: 1)

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)

Struck off Register. (Source: 1)

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.

Joshua Driver donated the project to QAM.

Restoration commenced. The project was subsequently adopted by QAM's Youth Training Scheme under the direction of member David Beazley.

Cabin of msn 1901 VH-SBQ acquired from Heliwork WA at Redcliffe.

Restored and placed on display as VH-SBQ.

Heliwork WA titles added to the aircraft.

Date of manufacture.

Sold to DFH Helicopter Inc., San Diego, California as N2258R.

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)

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.

Registration N2258R cancelled. (Source: 4)

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)

Struck off Register. (Source: 1)

The tail boom was acquired by QAM from RnR Aviation via Joshua Driver.

QAM also holds airframe sections from other similar helicopters. See Here
Compiled by Ron Cuskelly
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Compiled By Ron Cuskelly

Sources

1

Tony Arbon, AustAirData

2

Robinson Helicopter Company, Technical Support

3

NTSB Identification: LAX90LA074

4

FAA

Remarks

Added two images of the aircrat with Heliwork WA titles. Thanks to Angelo Calleja.

Issue: 06

DATE: 11 APR 19

Added an image of the restored aircraft.

Issue: 05

DATE: 18 JUN 17

Added an image of the restored aircraft.

Issue: 04

DATE: 22 MAY 17

Page completely revised with additional images to clarify the composition of this airframe.

Issue: 03

DATE: 14 OCT 16

Added colours applied to MSN 1901 when it left the factory.

Issue: 02

DATE: 05 OCT 16

Original issue.

Issue: 01

DATE: 13 NOV 05

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