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HelicopterAntiques or Out of Business › 40th anniversary of R/C helicopter- film from Mr. Schluter
12-28-2009 12:33 PM  7 years agoPost 1
Gerd

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The beginning 1968-1970

Small Super-8-film compilation from Dieter Schluter.

Enjoy!

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12-28-2009 01:43 PM  7 years agoPost 2
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Wow, that was really interesting. Thanks for sharing this with us. Those guys really had determination not to mention they were practicing on full scale fuselages not pod and boom. I bet that took some time to repair after a crash.

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12-28-2009 02:47 PM  7 years agoPost 3
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WOW - EXTREME HELI FISHING scary stuff! Cracking documentary, despite me not understanding German. Thanks!

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12-28-2009 03:00 PM  7 years agoPost 4
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I love the guys holding the sticks. That's awesome!! Kinda like rodeo clowns. They run after the heli then run backwards as fast as they can to keep it from slashing a hole in their chest!!

Very good stuff. It's amazing to see how the hobby progressed!

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12-28-2009 03:34 PM  7 years agoPost 5
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On the tips of the Hughes blades were brass weights of about 100 grams each, headspeed was 1600 rpm. The fearless man holding the angel is Bruno Gottfried who worked later for Kavan.

The film for itself was offered in the early 90th as VHS-video and recently converted from Mr. Schluter to wmv-format.

If anyone needs explanations to technical details then mention the exact time in the film and I will try to translate.

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12-28-2009 03:51 PM  7 years agoPost 6
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Very interesting ,thanks for sharing

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12-28-2009 04:42 PM  7 years agoPost 7
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Nice video, would be better if I spoke German.

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12-28-2009 05:35 PM  7 years agoPost 8
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The early years

Excellent video and just as I am starting my early years section.

Joe

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12-29-2009 10:06 AM  7 years agoPost 9
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I was asked if this year a 40th anniversary meeting is planned in Germany, because the birthday of R/C helicopters (the first really controlled forward flight with controlled landing) was april 12th 1970.

Yes, it is in preparation!

But not so early in April because the wheather conditions are not constant to this time here. The meeting is in Kitzingen near Wurzburg beginning of July. Of course Mr. Schluter comes too. If any american friend or friends from other parts of the world will come they are really welcome.

For further informations contact the organizer of this meeting:

Kurt.Pastuschka@kabelmail.de

or look at helioldie.de

Also a small series of completely reproduced DS22 kits is in preparation. A friend from Munich offers that including the original gear with Webra Speed engine. We have soon the original cobra blades (made from the original tool) so the most parts are available again for the old Schluter birds (before 1977) now.

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12-29-2009 02:11 PM  7 years agoPost 10
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Gerd
Don't want to steal any thunder from this thread ..But thought it might tie in very good as I have a friend that has found a brand new in box cheyenne and is in preparation of having a company make a mold to produce new fuselages for folks that would want to put their mechanics in .
He also has the orginal 4 bladed head that he may try to reproduce .

Would love to come to this 40 th anniversary ,,but with my busy life right now it will not be possible ... but I will be watching for some more videos
Larry

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12-29-2009 06:19 PM  7 years agoPost 11
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Larry,
nice to hear with this project. Please tell your frind that he should look that the fuselage has the correct wide in the canopy area when he prepares it for molding. The most Cheyenne fuselages I have seen were widen up during the time perhaps from inner tension of the polyester material.
When he will offer it he should look also for the original pneumatic two-wheel-retracts, they came probably from Robart. Perhaps he can still get some.
And keep me informed please if the firsts are ready

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12-29-2009 06:35 PM  7 years agoPost 12
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Gerd
Thanks for the information ... I will pass it along .
He is still working on it and probably is going to offer a short kit ... Fuselage and former templates ,,, and you will probably have to get your own retract system as he is not going to be to detailed on the production of a full type kit .
The rotor head will probably be an option

I will try and remember to keep you informed as to when it become available

Or it might just be better to subscrib to this thread and follow it as us old men soon forget things

https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t553853p1

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12-29-2009 06:42 PM  7 years agoPost 13
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Hello Gerd,

I noticed the slight deformity in the original fuselage when I bought it and the steps are being taken to correct it on the new ones. The new fuselages will be made of epoxy instead of polyester to minimize the distortion in the canopy area. The kit came with a set of original retracts for the Cheyenne but I don't think that they are available any longer. Does anyone have any information about the original Robart retracts for the Cheyenne?

Randall

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12-29-2009 06:55 PM  7 years agoPost 14
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Hi Randall,

look here: Robart pneumatic retracts

if Robart does not more offer - no problem, then I will place a Giezendanner electric gear.

Here the link:

Giezendanner electric retracts

Count me in please for one fuselage set, I will place a mini-Joker mechanic without lower battery tray, seems to fit perfect.

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12-29-2009 07:03 PM  7 years agoPost 15
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No problem Gerd. I'll put you on the list.

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12-29-2009 08:28 PM  7 years agoPost 16
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Hi Randall

Put me in for one also. Mark

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12-29-2009 08:42 PM  7 years agoPost 17
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Randall, please put me in for a second fuselage kit.

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12-29-2009 09:39 PM  7 years agoPost 18
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No problem.

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12-29-2009 10:15 PM  7 years agoPost 19
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Randall, please put me in for a second fuselage kit
You too Gerd !!! way to go ,,I did the same as I want a ever day flyer and one to scale up with pusher tail and all .

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12-30-2009 03:44 AM  7 years agoPost 20
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wow. that was interesting. so i guess the germans figured it out first perhaps.

interesting how the 'broom stick method' seemed reasonable then, but if you did that today they'd put you in a straight jacket.

i wouldn't want to do that with a brand new professionally built 450 with curtis at the controls.

holy cow.

this should be moved to the main discussion page.

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