AH-56 Cheyenne

As a kid I was fascinated by the AH-56 Cheyenne, a revolutionary attack helicopter Lockheed developed for the US Army.  Aurora offered a plastic model of the Cheyenne, but even as a 9 year old I was less than thrilled with the overall quality of Aurora models, so I found something else to squander my money on.  Forty years later I finally built my own radio control Cheyenne based on hardware for the popular Align Trex 450.  This design was published in the December, 2011 issue of Model Aviation, and I can produce molded parts for those interested in taking on this challenging but very rewarding project. 

The build is covered in a series of chapters describing each major assembly stage.  By all means, let me know if you run into any questions. 

Tail Mechanics

Main Mechanics

Fiberglass Fuselage

Setup and Test Flying



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Cincinnati, OH  45239