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Guimbal Cabri G2: Technical Data
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Guimbal Cabri G2

Technical data
  • Engine: Lycoming O 360 J2A
  • Take-off performance: 145 HP
  • Length (total): 8.05 m
  • Length (fuselage): 6.31 m
  • Main rotor diameter: 7.20 m
  • Main rotor speed: 515-540 min-1
  • Tail rotor diameter: 0.60 m
  • Height: 2.50 m (2.37 m above the rotor head)
  • Gauge: 1.60 m
  • Fuselage width: 1.24 m
  • Empty weight: 425 kg
  • Max. total weight: 700 kg
  • Max. load: 280 kg
  • Seating capacity: 1 + 1
  • Fuel supply: 170 litres
  • Range: 680 km
  • Cruising speed: 185 km/h
User-friendly exterior check

All compartments of the Cabri G2 are easily accessible and easy to check: By opening two cowlings, you reach the complete engine. Gas struts hold the cowlings and the doors in place. There is a remote central lock that includes an anti-theft device to lock and unlock the doors. The airframe consists of corrosion-resistant composite materials with a perfect, extremely smooth surface.

Convincing engine performance

The Cabri G2 is powered by a Lycoming engine with magneto ignition and electronic ignition. The advantages over injection system: higher efficiency, reliability, safety and performance at a lower cost and weight. The helicopter has an automatic carburettor heat system. The shrouded Fenestron tail rotor with seven blades rotates at 5148 RPM; this means higher reliability and a lower noise emission. By means of the upwardly discharged engine exhaust gases, the Cabri is significantly quieter than comparable helicopters.

Articulated three-bladed main rotor

Thanks to the fully articulated (soft in plane) main rotor head, mast bumping is eliminated. The blades are made ​​of fiberglass-reinforced carbon composite material and lead to improve the inertia. They are certified for lifetime use; replacement is recommended only after 6,000 hours of flight time. The leading edge is made ​​of stainless steel. A step on the right side cross tube simplifies pre-flight inspection of the main rotor, mast, dampers and screws. The recommended wind speed limit for a rotor start up is 40 knots.

Economic fuel consumption

The tank holds 170 litres of fuel, of which only 1.5 is unusable. According to the manufacturer, the average consumption is 38 litres per hour. With a 30 minutes reserve, this results in a possible flight time of about 4 hours. The fuel is housed in a tear-proof fuel bladder in the tank. This system withstands an impact from a 15-meter free fall without any leakage.

Exceptional Instrumentation

The Cabri has two central sticks with four-way trim system. The controls of the co-pilot can be removed with little effort and no tools. The avionics is outstanding: The Electronic Pilot Monitor (EPM) summarises all the usual engine and rotor monitoring instruments in the modern glass cockpit on a single LCD screen. The EPM also lists the last flight take-off and landing times and very precisely shows the average fuel consumption, fuel level and the remaining flight time. In addition to the EPM, all the necessary round instruments are available. The instruments in the compact panel are easy to read even in direct sunlight. Another feature of the Cabri G2: the multiple limit indicator (MLI), shows on the red line the available power and limitations at a glance. Complicated reading of stickers with performance charts? Not in the Cabri G2!

Comfortable Interior

The innovative Cabri seat is equipped with four-point harnesses and have a shock absorbing function. Certification has shown that occupants could survive even hard landings with a descent rate of up to 2,000 ft./min. In the interior, the Cabri G2 offers perfect all-round visibility, stylish features and an amazing amount of space. The helicopter also has – novelty in this class – a luggage compartment with a capacity of 200 litres, which can accommodate two pieces of hand luggage. In another small, 20-litre compartment under the main instrument console, flight documents or travel provisions are in good hands.

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