Cicaré CK.1

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CK.1
Cicare CK.1.jpg
Role Utility helicopter
Manufacturer Cicaré
Designer Augusto Cicaré
First flight September 1976
Number built 1 (+5?)

The Cicaré CK.1 (originally, the CH.III Colibrí) was a light helicopter developed in Argentina in the 1970s. It was a small, single-rotor aircraft of pod-and-boom configuration with a fully enclosed bubble canopy that could seat three people side-by-side. Cicaré's previous helicopter designs had attracted the attention of the Argentine Air Force, which in 1974 contracted him to develop a light helicopter for training and also marketed for agricultural use. A prototype, registered LV-X62 flew in September 1976, and the Air Force placed an order for five pre-production machines. However, development was terminated at this point.

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: 2 passengers
  • Length: 8.53 m (28 ft 0 in)
  • Main rotor diameter: 7.60 m (24 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 8.53 m (28 ft 0 in)
  • Main rotor area: 43.8 m2 (471 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 469 kg (1,034 lb)
  • Gross weight: 800 kg (1,764 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Cicaré 4C-27, 149 kW (200 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 163 km/h (101 mph)
  • Range: 480 km (298 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 3,900 m (12,800 ft)

Armament

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 254.
  • Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1977-78. London: Jane's yearbooks. pp. 4–5.
  • Simpson, R. W. (1998). Airlife's Helicopters and Rotorcraft. Ramsbury: Airlife Publishing. pp. 211–12.