Guimbal Cabri G2 fliegt im Abendrot

Guimbal Cabri G2

Small helicopter, great performance!

Technical information

Flight pleasure in figures

  • Engine: Lycoming O 360 J2A
  • Take-off power: 145 HP
  • Length (overall): 8,05 m
  • Length (hull): 6.31 m
  • Main rotor diameter: 7.20 m
  • Main rotor speed: 515 - 540 rpm
  • Tail rotor diameter: 0.60 m
  • High: 2.50 m (2.37 m above rotor head)
  • Track width: 1,60 m


  • Hull width: 1.24 m
  • Empty mass: 425 kg
  • Permissible total weight: 700 kg
  • Max. additional load: 280 kg
  • Seats: 1 + 1
  • Fuel tank: 170 liters
  • Range: 680 km
  • Cruising speed: 185 km/h

Good to know

User-friendly outdoor check

All levels on the Cabri G2 are easily accessible and easy to check: By opening two cowlings you reach the complete engine. Gas springs hold cowlings and doors in place. The doors can be opened and locked with a radio-controlled central locking system including anti-theft protection. The cell is made of corrosion-resistant composite materials with a perfect, extremely smooth surface.

Convincing engine performance

A Lycoming engine with magneto ignition and electronic ignition powers convincing engine performance The Cabri G2. The advantages compared to the injection system: higher efficiency, reliability, safety and performance at lower costs and weight. The helicopter has automatic carburetor preheating. The coated Fenestron tail rotor with seven blades rotates with 5148 RPM; this means higher safety and lower noise emission. The Cabri is also significantly quieter than comparable helicopters due to upward derived engine exhaust gases.

Articulated three-blade main rotor

Thanks to the fully movable soft-in-plane rotor head, main rotor mast bumping is impossible. The rotor blades are made of glass fiber reinforced carbon composite material and lead to improve mass inertia. They are certified for lifetime use; replacement is only recommended after 6,000 flight hours. The leading edge of the blade is made of stainless steel. A running board on the right runner cross tube facilitates the pre-flight inspection of main rotor, mast, dampers and screws. The recommended wind limit for a start is 40 kits.

Economic consumption

The tank holds 170 liters of fuel, of which only 1.5 liters cannot be discharged. According to the manufacturer, the average consumption is 38 liters per hour. With a reserve of 30 minutes, this results in a possible flight time of over 4 hours. The fuel is contained in a tear-resistant bubble in the tank.

Exceptional instrumentation

The Cabri has two central joysticks with four-way trim system. The control elements of the co-pilot can be removed without tools in a few easy steps. Avionics is outstanding: The Electronic Pilot Monitor (EPM) combines all common motor and rotor monitoring instruments in the modern glass cockpit on a single LCD screen. The EPM also lists the last flights with take-off and landing times and displays very precisely the average fuel consumption, the tank contents and the remaining flight time. In addition to the EPM, all necessary round instruments are available. The instruments in the compact panel are very easy to read even in sunlight. Another special feature of the Cabri G2: the multiple limit display (MLI), on which a red line shows the available performance and limits at a glance. Complicated reading of stickers with performance diagrams. Not in the convertible G2!


Comfortable interiour

The innovative cabri seats are equipped with four-point safety belts and have a shock-absorbing function. The certification has shown that occupants could survive even hard landings with a sink rate of up to 2,000 ft/min. Inside, the Cabri G2 offers perfect all-round visibility, stylish equipment and an astonishing amount of space. The helicopter also has - a novelty in this class - a luggage compartment with a capacity of 200 liters, in which two pieces of hand luggage can be stored. Another small 20-litre compartment under the instrument console holds flight documents or travel provisions.


Test report

Comparison Rotorblatt

Test report

Aerokurier september 2012