The R22 is a light, two-seater helicopter, with a naturally aspirated piston engine, with a semi-rigid two-blade main rotor and a two-blade tail rotor. The main rotor has a tilting hinge and two cone hinges. The tail rotor has only one swinging hinge.
The Cabri G2 is a helicopter in the same category as the R22 (1-seater two-seater) but it has a three-blade main rotor and fenestron-type tail rotor. It is equipped with a 180-horsepower Lycoming engine, lowered to a horsepower of 145. It made its first flight in 2005 and its design and avionics has been very well received by pilots and above all instructors who usually fly it. Its development was preceded by a prototype called Cabri G1, which flew for the first time in 1992.
The best schools in Europe are choosing G2 for their instructional flights because the 3 blades and their garmin avionics provide an easier transition For students when it comes to starting to fly a larger machine, it also has a safety cage in the cabin to protect the pilots, so far there is only 1 fatal accident of Cabri since 2005 in front to the countless of the R22.
That is why when choosing a flight school it is very important to investigate very well the condition and the history of the machines that are going to be used in order to ensure a continuous and trouble-free training.