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Augusto Cicare Helicopter Design

2000: CH-2000 & CH-2002 Helicopter

CH-7 2000 helicopter

Augusto Cicare CH-2000 & CH-2002 Helicopter

During this period, efforts were continued in further development and improvement of these associated models to refine and improve the designs overall. (CH-7 2000, CH-2000, CH-2002)

These models were primarily experimental test-beds for new designs that were soon to follow – that is why there is very little information available on these particular helicopter models.


March 2007: Cicare CH-14 Aguilucho Helicopter

Augusto Cicare CH-14 Helicopter

Augusto Cicare CH-14 Helicopter

A light two-seat tandem helicopter, development began in January 2005 under an Argentine Army request in conjunction with CITEFA, La Plata University and Army Aviation Maintenance Batallion.

The Cicare CH-14, a multipurpose tandem 2 seat single turbine helicopter was originally designed for military use.

Was first revealed Nov 23, 2007 during the Army Aviation Day and is intended to be used in both civilian and military applications.

Looking much like the US Cobra Attack helicopters but built much lighter by design from the ground up. While it may appear to emulate the US Cobra helicopter, it does seem to be a bare-bones version without armament or weaponry being fitted. The helicopter is typically turbine powered with tandem seating giving a very streamlined military looking chopper.

CH-14 HELICOPTER SPECIFICATIONS
Powerplant Rolls Royce Allison 250-C20-B
Maximum Power 420 hp
Maximum Continuous Power 370 hp
Gross Weight (MTOW) 1450 kg
Empty Weight (OEW) 750 kg
Useable Load 700 kg
Maximum Speed (VNE) 240 km/h
Cruise Speed 210 km/h
Range 630 km
Climb Rate 8 m/s
Service Ceiling 4500 mts

It certainly has the future potential for protective light armour and mounting weaponry though, or even as a trainer for the military. There is a lot of information available on the internet for those wishing to find out more about this design. Simply “Google” Cicare CH-14.


VIDEO: Cicare CH-14 helicopter


2009: Cicare CH-7B Helicopter

Augusto Cicare CH-7B Helicopter

Augusto Cicare CH-7B Helicopter

The Cicare CH-7B is yet a further refinement of the CH-7 single seat kit helicopter (previously known as CH-6) designed for sport and recreational use.

It is an evolution of the Ch-6 and CH-7 Angel helicopters with a notable increase in performance with the new refined version having been repowered with the Rotax 912 ULS 100HP four stroke engine adding to endurance, performance and reliability.

CH-7B HELICOPTER SPECIFICATIONS
Powerplant Rotax 912 uls (100 hp)
Gross Weight 430 kgs (950 lbs)
Empty Weight 250 kgs (550 lbs)
Maximum Speed (VNE) 105 kts – 194 kmh (120 mph)
Cruise Speed 80 kts – 150 Kmh (94 mph)
Climb Rate 7 m/s (1380 ft/m)
Service Ceiling 3500 mts (11,500 ft)
Endurance 2.5 hrs

The CH-7B helicopter also features minor cabin changes along with engineering improvements. Quality Aeronautical components are used throughout its construction and its spacious cockpit and enhanced visibility allow for maximum flight comfort and enjoyment.


VIDEO: Cicare CH-7B helicopter


VIDEO: Helicoptero Cicare CH-7B Brasil


2009: CH-12 Helicopter

Augusto Cicare CH-12 Helicopter

Augusto Cicare CH-12 Helicopter

The two seat Cicare CH-12 is the latest company design. A two seat light helicopter for private and recreational use, it reflects the experience and skills of Augusto Cicare and the creativity of the avant-garde team of helicopter design engineers.

This particular design seems to incorporate the traditional style of helicopter swash plate along with a new composite cabin and tail boom.

The result is an aesthetically pleasing helicopter with mechanical ingenuity that leads to simplicity and optimal operation with inbuilt security. Currently, it is equipped with a Subaru EJ25 engine, however it has been designed to also accept a Lycoming O-360.

CH-12 HELICOPTER SPECIFICATIONS
Powerplant Subaru EJ25 or Lycoming 0-360
Gross Weight (MTOW) 700 Kg (1540 lbs)
Empty Weight (OEW) 430 Kg (946 lbs)
Maximum Speed (VNE) 205 Kmh (128 mph)
Cruise Speed 160 Kmh (100 mph)
Climb Rate 7 m/s (1380 ft/m)
Service Ceiling 3500 mts (11,500 ft)
Endurance 3.0 hrs

VIDEO: Augusto Cicare CH12 two seat helicopter

March 2010: CH-7 2000VL Helicopter

Augusto Cicare CH-7 2000VL Helicopter

Augusto Cicare CH-7 2000VL Helicopter

To give even greater reliability to sport helicopter flying, in 1996 Augusto Cicare created the CICARE CH-7 2000VL. It was later presented to the public in 2010 (images unavailable).

This was an ultralight helicopter with two seperate and independent engines that can land with only one of the engines operating, thus giving greater security and minimizing risks from engine failure during flight.

The following two models in the video were shown at the EAA Argentina Annual Meeting – with designer Augusto Cicare.


VIDEO: Cicare CH-7B 2000VL – CH-12 helicopter


20??: CH-8 Helicopter

Cicare CH8 two seat helicopter

Cicare CH8 two seat helicopter


Cicare 8 technical specifications

Cicare 8 technical specifications

2012: CH-16 Helicopter

Augusto Cicare CH-16 Helicopter

Augusto Cicare CH-16 Helicopter

Conceptual drawing sporting the familiar cabin design that has become a trademark of Augusto’s more modern designs.

It looks like this is to be a competitor for the Hughes 500 or Bell 206 size helicopters though I wasn’t able to find any supporting information. You will note the advanced design rotorblade tips now popular for reduced drag, increased speed, and noise reduction.

Cicare CH-16 helicopter design

Cicare CH-16 helicopter design


Cicaré S.A is an Argentinean company dedicated to the design and manufacture of light helicopters. Mr Augusto Cicaré, the chief technician, has more than 50 years of helicopter design and manufacturing experience. He has developed more than 14 different helicopters including designing his own engine.

Currently, the company manufactures the SVH-3 Helicopter flight simulator/trainer and is starting the production of its latest designs: the Cicare CH-7B single seat, and the CH-12 two seat kit helicopters designed for military use.


VIDEO: Argentine whiz kid to homemade helicopter guru

Currently, the Cicare company manufactures the SVH-3 Helicopter flight simulator/trainer and is starting the production of its latest designs: the Cicare CH-7B single seat helicopter, and the CH-12 two seat kit helicopter designed for military use


VIDEO: CH77 Ranabot 2013 new Helicopter

Igi Barbero with the new CH77 Ranabot Helicopter in Val Gardena with Rotax 914 turbo four stroke engine


Cicare helicopter museum

Cicare helicopter museum


Augusto Cicare with his many helicopters

Augusto Cicare with his many helicopters – an amazing achievement of one man


Visit – Cicare Helicopters – for further information. (External link)


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