The R220Y is Rotor's research & development testbed. It’s used to develop flight controls and autonomy algorithms, test communications and sensors, and demonstrate mission capabilities. Since its first flight in 2022, the R220Y has been a workhorse of Rotor's R&D fleet.
The R220Y has been invaluable for validating our core autonomous systems in the real world, with hundreds of hours of testing completed.
The R220Y can carry sensor and communication payloads that are too heavy for drones, making it a versatile R&D platform for any mission application.
The R220Y is based on the Robinson R22, a 2-seat training and utility helicopter. It has a high degree of similarity with the R550X, allowing us to transfer technology seamlessly.
We fly our R220Y fleet on a regular basis for internal development and mission demonstration. If you're interesting in operating an uncrewed helicopter for your mission, book a flight demo today.