Helicopter Cicare CH-5. Specifications. A photo.
Cicare CH-5 - Argentine multipurpose helicopter developed by aircraft manufacturer «Cicare Helicopteros SA» in 1986 year.
Cicare CH-5 photo
Despite the fact that the helicopter was designed by Argentine aircraft manufacturers of the company «Cicare Helicopteros SA» as agricultural aircraft, the aircraft subsequently has proven himself as a private helicopter, and although its scope was very limited, for the entire period of production 18 was built aircrafts of this model, most of the operation of which continues to this day.
The first work on the design of the helicopter model Cicare CH-5 began in the first half of 80-ies of the last century. Thanks to the efforts and diligence of designers, helicopter Cicare CH-5 got a good aerodynamic shape and quite an attractive appearance, and, on the cost of the aircraft, such innovations hardly affected, as previously made achievements were used. His first flight tests of the model Cicare CH-5 1986 has undergone in the year, however, due to some technical problems, well they were not completed, and only two years later, in the year 1988, the aircraft was able to successfully complete all the tests.
Helicopter Cicare CH-5 is small in size, as a consequence, has a sufficiently high flight speed, has good handling and a high enough level of maneuverability. However, the small size of the helicopter is reflected on its functional characteristics, particularly in small-sized aircraft cabin can accommodate only one person, among other things, due to lack of onboard space, the transport of goods, this model also carry no can.
However, the helicopter Cicare CH-5 is the best suited for agricultural work, including the aircraft is operated for processing lands various kinds of fertilizers, with a device for irrigation may be dismantled and the helicopter in this case can be used in as a small-sized private aircraft.
A photoCicare CH-5
Powerplant rotorcraft presented a piston aircraft engine brand Lycoming O-320-A2C, four operating cylinders that provide aircraft power 150 hp, which is enough for a helicopter could overcome the distance at distances in kilometers 435, at cruising speed in the following 145 km \ h.
Helicopter Manufacturing Cicare CH-5 aircraft manufacturers was carried out in two basic versions:
- Cicare CH-5 AG - Agricultural version of the helicopter;
- Cicare CH-5 - Private single aircraft.
Today the production of aircraft Cicare CH-5 model officially discontinued.
Specifications Cicare CH-5.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Capacity: none;
- helicopter length: 8,85 m .;
- The height of the helicopter: 1,8 m .;
- The diameter of the rotor: 7,7 m .;
- Weight of empty helicopter: 305 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 620 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 145 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 170 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 435 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 3100 m .;
- Powerplant: Lycoming O-320-A2C;
- Power: 150 hp
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