(made in 1979)
The Cherokee is a new machine that has such mellow handling characteristics that it is suitable for intermediate right through to expert pilots. Birdman have ultilised all the latest techniques and knowledge accumulated from their wide experience of all aspects of hang gliding. The Cherokee sail is built in 3.8 oz material with 6 oz reinforcing panels. It is fully cambered and is the result of a constant R & D programme pursuing higher performance and better handling. The airframe is in 1 3/4 x 18 g HT30TF aluminium, inner and outer sleeved where appropriate. The control frame is 1 1/8 x 14 g and folds with the removal of a single button pin. A centre box system is used to allow quick and easy rigging.
Cherokee medium.Leading edge 19 ft 4 in, keel 13 ft 2 in, root chord 10 ft 6 in, sail area 170 sq ft, nose angle 120
deg., span 30 ft 6 in, aspect ratio 5.47, weight 61 lbs.