Schlüter Cheyenne

 

  Specification:

 Length  1350 mm
 Width   520 mm
 Height   255 mm
 Rotor Head  collective head System 80
 Main Rotor Dia  1300 mm
 Tail Rotor Dia  270 mm
 Engine  .60 cu in  (10 cc)
 Gear Ratio  
 Weight  4900 g 

 

Documents: 

Bauanleitung "Cheyenne" (dt)
 
   

 

Introduced at the 1980 Nürnberg show and fitted with the 'System 80' mechanics.  Near scale for '60' size engines and supplied with fixed landing gear though as an option a set of pneumatic retractable legs could be fitted.  Had an unusual method of starting by an extended shaft from the engine protruding through the front of the helicopter with a small spinner fitted that allowed the use of a 'normal' aeroplane type starter.

 

fixed landing gear or pneumatic retractable legs.

 Tail gearbox assembly  -  1985 article with hints for assembling Schluter tail gearbox and tail rotors.

1985 photo's

               

Dave Smart (UK) winning best of show at the 1984 Teesside Flying Club show.

Dave's Cheyenne had a home design flybarless head and was apparently quite a handful.  It was also displayed on the Jack Williams stand at Sandown 84 and was due to be demonstrated however, political difficulties cropped up with Jack Williams and Len Mount resulting in Dave's flight spot being cancelled.

For an increased scale look the Schlüter four blade head could be fitted.

  • 00 - Cheyenne nose close up
  • 01 - Cheyenne Nose
  • 02 - Cheyenne LH nose
  • 03 - Cheyenne LH side
  • 04 - Cheyenne forward close up
  • 05 - Cheyenne head area close up
  • 06 - Cheyenne Cockpit off
  • 07 - Cheyenne mechanics
  • 08 - Cheyenne underside
  • 09 - Cheyenne underside landing gear
  • Cheyenne - Exhaust layout
  • Cheyenne - Fuel tank and tail servo
  • Cheyenne - Head 01
  • Cheyenne - Head 02
  • Cheyenne - LH Mechanics
  • Cheyenne - LH mechanics close up
  • Cheyenne - RH gear drive close up
  • Cheyenne - RH mechanics
  • Cheyenne - Tail assm
  • Cheyenne - servo fitment
  • Cheyenne - tail fin
  • Cheyenne LH Nose

Complete model with 'fixed' wheeled landing gear; awaiting full service.

 

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