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

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Cicaré S.A.

Primary manufacturer: Cicaré S.A.

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Other

Landing gear: Skids

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 1.80 m 5.9 ft
Overall Length: 8.85 m 29.0 ft
Overall Width:  
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length:  
Airframe Width: 2.25 m 7.4 ft
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Landing Gear Dimensions
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Cabin Dimensions
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Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Weights
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Climb Performance
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Hover Performance
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Limitations
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Never Exceed Speed:  
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Range and Endurance
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Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Powerplant
Number of engines: 1
Designation: Lycoming O-320-A2C reciprocating
Manufacturer: Lycoming Engines
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 112 kW 150 hp
Take-off / rated: 112 kW 150 hp
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OEI Ratings
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Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 7.70 m 25.26 ft
RPM:  
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: Composites
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 2
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 46.57 m² 501.3 ft²
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Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter:  
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
RPM:  
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades:  
Blade Construction: N/A
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Solidity:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
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