Struggling with the pre-flight weight and balance calculations on your Robinson R22 or R44 helicopter? Then try out these MS Excel spreadsheets. Unlike many of the other weight and balance spreadsheets available on the internet, this CG calculator has a clean and readable layout. It is also very easily customised to match the details of your own aircraft.
Simply enter your weight, and the weight of your passengers plus their baggage, and the calculator will tell you how much fuel you can load to reach MTOW, and also show you the CG position on the charts taken from the POH. Simple drop-down lists allow you to choose your doors and dual-control configuration, and see how the change in weight affects your CG position. If things start to light up red – you know you’re overloaded! All you need to do is add the details of your aircraft to the data tables, and you’re good to go.
Please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions on how the CG calculator could be improved.
R22 Weight and Balance spreadsheet (14.1 KiB, 3,359 hits)
R44 Weight and Balance spreadsheet (17.8 KiB, 3,836 hits)
All files and tools on this page are provided “as is” with no express or implied warranty for accuracy or accessibility. Use at your own risk. All calculations should be checked against the relevant pilot’s operating hand book before being relied upon for flight planning purposes.