Guimbal Cabri G2
The Guimbal Cabri G2 is a two-seat single-reciprocating-engine-powered light helicopter. The two-seat Cabri G2 light helicopter was designed by Bruno Guimbal, a Eurocopter engineer, and the prototype (F-PILA) made its first flight at Marseille-Marignane in April 1992.
Powered by a 150hp Lycoming, the main structure is carbon composite construction, and it uses a three bladed soft-inplane main rotor with carbon composite blades. The tail rotor is a fenestron design using seven injection moulded blades. Energy attenuating carbon composite seats of Guimbal’s own design are installed. The helicopter has conventional unassisted flight controls and largely conventional analogue instrumentation but uses its own design of electronic monitor for all engine functions.
An STC embodied on the engine is held by Guimbal and comprises a Plasma electronic ignition with variable timing to replace the RH retard-capable magneto, and also a compact oil filter housing.
Development continued at Aix-en-Provence with restricted DGAC certification being issued on 18 April 1994.The helicopter is the first light helicopter to be type certificated (Type Certificate R.145) by EASA against CS27.
Type Acceptance Certificate No. 11/21B/20 was granted on 22 June 2011 by New Zealand CAA.