The CICARÉ 12 is a two-seat light helicopter for civilian use that is sold as a kit. 


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Cicaré S.A.

Primary manufacturer: Cicaré S.A.

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: In development


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Skids

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 2.71 m 8.9 ft
Overall Length: 8.66 m 28.4 ft
Overall Width: 2.20 m 7.2 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 6.33 m 20.8 ft
Airframe Width:  
Airframe Height:  
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length: 2.05 m 6.7 ft
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 700 kg 1,543 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 700 kg 1,543 lb
Empty Weight: 430 kg 948 lb
Useful Load: 270 kg 595 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.614
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 7 m/s 1,378 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed: 205 km/h 111 kts
Service Ceiling:  
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.

Number of engines: 1
Designation: Lycoming HO-360-G1A reciprocating
Manufacturer: Lycoming Engines
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 134 kW 180 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Composite Blades

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 7.70 m 25.26 ft
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 2
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 46.57 m² 501.3 ft²
Disc Loading: 15.03 kg/m² 3.079 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 boom with cardan transmission and push-pull command system.

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 1.00 m 3.28 ft
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 2
Blade Construction: composite blades with aluminum horizontal and vertical stabilizers
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 0.79 m² 8.5 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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