The objective of this project was to develop a two seat helicopter that fitted the ULM category, based on the platform of the Cicaré 7B and 7T. This model will also be sold as a kit.
We prioritized low fuel consumption, operation cost, and the lowest empty weight to achieve higher payload. To accomplish this we incorporated latest technology materials.
All the experience of Augusto Cicaré and its technical, engineering and design team are present in this new product that manifest the innovation, reliability, quality, maneuverability and efficiency that is well known within Cicaré products.
Based on the ROTAX 900 series, with improved performance and features, the EPA POWER 917 is a block of ROTAX engine with dual injection and carbon fiber components, which ensure a reliable and safe flight.
A semi-rigid, simple and optimum rotor, which is reflected in a soft and highly controllable helicopter. One highlight of the Cicare helicopters is the command system that was designed and patented by Augusto Cicaré under US PATENT: 5.165.854
A simple and reliable crown-pinion system, oil change and over 900 hours before overhaul is necessary.
The system ensures a smooth and seamless linkage between the engine and the transmission, allowing a gradual engagement which is almost imperceptible to the passengers in the cabin.
The CICARÉ 8 is built with aeronautical SAE 4130 chrome molybdenum steel and welded in spatial reticulated configuration, ending up with a lightweight and very strong airframe. The development of the airframe was designed to provide safety to the pilot and passenger.