The CICARE 7T (Initially CH-7T) is a two tandem seat helicopter that has come out as an evolution of the single seat helicopter CICARÉ 7B (Initially CH-7B). It is equipped with a Rotax 914UL engine of 115HP that allows it to operate with a maximum weight of 480kgs. It has a centrifugal clutch system. The CICARÉ 7T (called Spirit Tandem in the European market) is already approved in France as an ultralight Class 6 helicopter.

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: Tandem

Landing gear: Skids

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
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Overall Length:  
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Airframe Dimensions
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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
Max Gross Weight (ground): 480 kg 1,058 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 480 kg 1,058 lb
Empty Weight: 275 kg 606 lb
Useful Load: 205 kg 452 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.573
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 7 m/s 1,378 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
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Limitations
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed: 194 km/h 105 kts
Service Ceiling: 4,000 m 13,123 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range:  
Max Endurance: 3 hrs 3 hrs

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

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

Powerplant
Number of engines: 1
Designation: Rotax Rotax 914 UL reciprocating
Manufacturer: BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 115 kW 154 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: 6.40 m 21.00 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: 32.17 m² 346.3 ft²
Disc Loading: 14.92 kg/m² 3.056 lb/ft²
Solidity:  
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
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Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 1.10 m 3.61 ft
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
RPM:  
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 2
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 0.95 m² 10.2 ft²
Solidity:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
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