It is the first helicopter designed and built by Augusto U. Cicaré; it is a single-seat, single-engine, with coaxial counter-rotating rotors with two blades each. The cyclic command acts on the tilt of the structure that upholds the rotors. The frame of the aircraft is built on steel tubing. The four strokes, four opposed cylinders engine was also designed by Augusto Cicaré.
It is a two-seat conventional helicopter. The frame and the tail boom are made of steel tubes. The main transmission has a belts stage and also a 90º gear stage; the driving to the tail rotor is made through a cardan joint. The main rotor has three blades and the commands are hydraulically controlled.
First flight: 1964
CICARE CH-3 COLIBRI
It is a conventional helicopter with four blades on the main rotor. It has the particularity of having rigid rotor; its hub is made of composites. The frame is made of steel tubes and aluminum sheets. It is powered by an automobile engine adapted by Augusto Cicaré.
First flight: 1976
CICARE CH- 4
It is an ultra-light, single-seat, conventional helicopter. It’s the first one in this category, built with the same mechanical solutions than the standard category helicopters. The engine is a two-strokes, two opposed cylinders, developed by Augusto Cicaré starting from motorcycle engines parts.
First flight: 1982
CICARE CH-5 AG
Augusto Cicaré developed the CH-5 at the request of the Argentine Air Force for a lightweight helicopter with the ability to perform agricultural tasks, mainly fumigations. This robust helicopter is powered by a Lycoming engine, it has a frame of steel tubing, with blades and cabin made of composite materials.
First flight: 1986
CICARE CH- 6
It is an ultra-light, single-seat, conventional helicopter, powered by a Rotax engine. Its develop emerged from the need for an aircraft capable of being used for evaluating different solutions in flight, as well as systems to be used in the CH-5. This turned out to be an aircraft with excellent maneuvering and stability. The main frame is made of steel tubes and the blades are made of composite materials. The command system is unique and it has been patented by Augusto Cicaré.
First flight: 1987
CICARE CH-7 / CH-7 ANGEL
This model derived from the previous one, with a double ignition engine, a stronger structure, and general improvements in all of its systems according to current norms. The cabin of the CH-7 Angel has been developed by the prestigious automobile designer Marcelo Gandini.
First flight: 1991
CICARE CH-8 UL
It is the logical consequence of the success of the CH-7. Using the same solutions than its predecessor, emerges this prototype of helicopter that is very light, two-seat, powered by two engines. The characteristics of its power plant, enables it to fly at minimum speed, with only one operative engine.
First flight: 1993
This new single-seat, two-engines powered design is characterized by a greater safety and reliability. It has a higher load capacity than the CH-7.
First flight: 1995
CICARE CH-6 T
It is a redesign of the CICARE CH-6 to be powered by the Labala GFL 2000 turbine engine and this way starts with the test of this new turbine.
First flight: 1999