Cabri Guimbal Helicopter
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Olivier
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Cabri Guimbal Helicopter

08-16-2010 09:02:35

Congratulations and thanks to Frank Robinson for developing helicopters, I have been brought up with Robi's and thank again to have make my dreams reallity. RHC have developed the market of light helicopters. Nowadays some are following the track.
I have the chance to fly now the new french Cabri Gimbal Helicopter EASA certified and hope you will have all the opportunity to fly this marvelous helicopter. 2 seats helicopter, cabin almost as wide as the 44 one, 3 hours range + 20' reserve, pliot 185lb and pax 180lb, one luggage compartment for a 25.2inch suitcase or 200l, 90 kt and a high level of safety with a heavy 3 blades rotor + Fenestron, crash test certified helicopter, half glass panel. Some pictures for you on ''other aircraft'' of Member Gallery. 
http://www.guimbal.com/ ; for more details
I'm sure you will enjoy this new generation

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Steve
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08-16-2010 07:36:32
What's the base asking price for the CABRI?
glindsey
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08-16-2010 09:28:42
When I looked for more info, I believe, using a Euro to US Dollar conversion rate it came in around $341,000.  Not cheap.
Steve
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08-17-2010 12:59:25
WOW!, that is a bit pricey...
maximus136
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08-17-2010 02:40:16
Could somebody tell me why they say is safer?......
Olivier
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08-17-2010 04:11:35
No, another advantage.
maximus136
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08-17-2010 05:13:54
Thank you for your answer, it just needs to have a bigger payload to be in my list....
Bob D
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08-17-2010 07:41:15
Maybe someone from the Robinson factory will see the Cabri doesn't have the 12 year plan and will change to time limits like the entire industry! It would add value to their helicopters.
Very nice 2 seater. The three blade systems are so smooth.
Olivier
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08-17-2010 08:06:05
Price:
Not cheap but you have to compare time life components. When most of the 22's one are limited to 2200h, most  of the Cabri's one are in a range between 2000 and 6000h (main rotor blade, hub, swashplates). Operating both aircrafts, cost is quite the same.
Base price is 348 K$ 1EUR=1.28$
Safety:
The 3 heavy blades rotor gives huge inertia and autorotation becomes a teen game, Fenestron provides good external security, crash resistant seats increase survival potential, fuel tank and circuit is ''F1'' made, plasma ignition relacing one magneto, auto carb heat.....
I'm not blaming the Robi's but all new technologies have been integrated in this new aircraft.
Bob D
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08-18-2010 03:56:56
Does the Cabri have the 12 year get rich plan like the Robinson?
YankeeZulu
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08-19-2010 11:37:09
For that Price I would much rather have an R44...  Good luck selling a Two-Seater for $100k more than a R22.