The CICARÉ 7B (originally CH-7B) is a one seat experimental helicopter “for sport use.” It is an evolution of the CH-6 and CH-7 designs from the 1990s, manufactured by its original designer Augusto Cicaré in Saladillo, Argentina. 


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Cicaré S.A.

Primary manufacturer: Cicaré S.A.

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Single seater

Landing gear: Skids

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 2.48 m 8.1 ft
Overall Length: 7.15 m 23.5 ft
Overall Width: 6.28 m 20.6 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 5.67 m 18.6 ft
Airframe Width:  
Airframe Height: 1.90 m 6.2 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track: 1.77 m 5.8 ft
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width: 0.83 m 2.7 ft

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 430 kg 948 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 430 kg 948 lb
Empty Weight: 270 kg 595 lb
Useful Load: 160 kg 353 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.628
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling:  
Range and Endurance
Max Range:  
Max Endurance:  

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

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

Number of engines: 1
Designation: Rotax Rotax 912 reciprocating
Manufacturer: BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 100 kW 134 hp
Take-off / rated:  
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 6.40 m 21.00 ft
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: 32.17 m² 346.3 ft²
Disc Loading: 13.37 kg/m² 2.738 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades:  
Blade Construction: N/A
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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