The Guimbal Cabri G2 is a lightweight helicopter with a piston engine, designed and manufactured by the French company Hélicoptères Guimbal , founded by the aeronautical engineer Bruno Guimbal, a former Eurocopter employee.
The Cabri G2 is a light two-seater helicopter with three-blade main rotor and fenestron-type tail rotor. It is equipped with a 180-horsepower Lycoming O-360 (134 kW) engine, lowered to a power of 145 horsepower (108 kW). He made his first flight on March 31, 2005. Its development was preceded by a prototype called Cabri G1, which flew for the first time in 1992.
He received his type certificate from EASA in December 2007. The first serial aircraft was delivered at the end of 2008 to Ixair. Eurocopter also placed an order for two helicopters for basic training, also signing a contract to develop from an unmanned helicopter.
- Crew: 2
- Length: 6.3 m (20.7 ft)
- Main rotor diameter: 7.2 m (23.6 ft)
- Height: 2.4 m (7.8 ft)
- Drive plant: 1 × Lycoming O-360 4-cylinder engine.
- Power: 108 kW (149 HP; 147 HP)
- Propellers: Three- rotor main rotor and Fenestron type tail rotor
- Maximum operating speed (V no ): 185 km / h (115 MPH; 100 kt)
- Cruising speed (V c ): 166 km / h (103 MPH; 90 kt)
- Range: 700 km (378 nmi; 435 mi) or its equivalent in 5 hours and 40 minutes of operation.
- Flight ceiling: 3 963 m (13 002 ft)