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Scheutzow B

Webb Scheutzow designed a small two-seat helicopter with a patented low-cost 'Flexihub' rotor head which relied on rubber mountings for the two main rotor blades and required no lubrication. The Scheutzow B was a side-by-side two seat helicopter with the classic layout of an enclosed fibreglass cabin, an engine in the centre section, tubular open frame rear boom and a fixed skid undercarriage. The prototype, N564A, flew on 26 January 1967, followed by three further examples, but the type failed to gain a Type Certificate and development was abandoned in the early 1970s.

R.Simpson "Airlife's Helicopter and Rotorcraft", 1998

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Roseanne Gabriel, e-mail, 25.08.2016reply

My husband, Robert Dee Gabriel, was a test pilot for Scheutzow Helicopter in 1971. I'm sure he would have some stories to tell. He passed away in 2000. I was happy to share the clip with my children and grandchildren of him as test pilot.

Roseanne Gabriel, e-mail, 25.08.2016reply

My husband, Robert Dee Gabriel, was a test pilot for Scheutzow Helicopter in 1971. I'm sure he would have some stories to tell. He passed away in 2000. I was happy to share the clip with my children and grandchildren of him as test pilot.

Dale Coad, e-mail, 07.08.2014reply

I also worked on ground testing on various units for the certification requirements. I'm looking for other people who worked there in Columbia Station.

Rocky Peters, e-mail, 09.01.2021 Dale Coad

Hi Dale - I remember all the experience I gained working with Webb and all of you. Webb gave me an immeasureable apprenticeship there and exposed me to so ,any things that helped me throughout my career. I am forever grateful to him for giving me the opportunity. I retired after 45 years in the industry working at Schweizer Aircraft who was manufacturing the Hughes 269C of all things. Talk about full cirtcle!


Shirley Heiser, e-mail, 16.04.2014reply

I would appreciate any information regarding the possibility of the stock having any value. I have 20 shares purchased in 1965. Can someone email me if they get any answers on this? Thank you.

Rick Scheutzow, e-mail, 05.02.2011reply

Wow I'm a Scheutzow and I never knew there was a helicopter with my last name... weird.

richard alan scheutzow, e-mail, 15.06.2011reply

is there any information on richard alan scheutzow from rochester new york he also had a1000 shares of stock he might know what happen thax

Joe Schmitt, e-mail, 22.09.2011reply

I became Webb's Test Pilot in early 1969 when the project was still in the basement of the pool hall,Strongsville. We moved out to the new plant in the sommer of that year I believe.I knew Sweet, Dipple,Peters, Finley, Womer,
Jan, Bulloch. Nice memories except the J modes that machine could develope!

Doug Dunlop, e-mail, 05.11.2011reply

I did some test flying for Webb also at Columbia Station
before it was certified. I was with Toronto Helicopters at the time and we were hoping to get a dealership for Canada. Even took him for a flight which he wasn't suppose to do.
Bunker Hunt also at one time. N5182 was one I flew.
I have a few photos.

Sandy, e-mail, 14.12.2014reply

Does this company exists or bought by someone? I have stock in the company. Please help.

oliver w. luck Ed,D, e-mail, 22.08.2012reply

I am also an owner of Scheutzow stock. The last information I received was that the Hunt Bros. had purchased the stock,and the comp. had moved to Texas.I was given the name of there representative. I was told by him that there was going to be meeting, but I never heard any more about the meeting.

oliver w. luck Ed,D, e-mail, 24.08.2012reply

I have 2500 shares of this stock.

Billy hollingsworth, e-mail, 03.09.2012reply

My fatherinlaw trades bunker hunt for this Patton and the company in the 1970s for 19 race horses

Ted Hamilton, e-mail, 10.02.2014reply

Any of you have pics of the rotorhead? I'd like to do something similar for an ultralight heli and am curious how the controls operated....Thanks ~Ted

Sean-o, e-mail, 28.05.2010reply

THANKS RYAN! Had a blast watching that 'ol girl dance. Loved the rotor-head design - like the modern mosquito! So....where are any examples nowadays?

R Scheutzow, e-mail, 21.05.2010reply

Here is the original technical and promotional video for the Scheutzow Bee: http: / / /11896731

Daniel Goetz, e-mail, 04.08.2020 R Scheutzow

Dear Mr. Scheutzow,
My name is Daniel Goetz, my uncle, Alfred Goetz was cousin to Webb Scheutzow. There were 3 Goetz brothers, all passed. My father was Walter. Alfred had shares in the helicopter corp but I believe he said they were worthless at the time of his death. Maybe you can help me...I came across a photo in my father's collection. I believe it may be of the Scheutzow brothers from 1974. Please advise if you can identify anyone. I tried attaching the luck. If you could send me your Email address at I will send the picture.
Best regards, Dan Goetz


Elly Wencka, e-mail, 06.05.2010reply

I only googled Scheutzow Helicopter because I was talking with a vietnam vet and asked if he heard of it. He did not. I said I was working at a law firm (Isham, Lincoln (as in Todd) and Beale in Chicago as a secretary at the time and there was some flurry around the office and I kept hearing Scheutzow Helicopter mentioned. Wondered if it had something to do with the war. It would have been around 1965 I would think. I'm sure the law firm has long ago been disbanded. Now that I saw a comment about Chicago and stock, perhaps that was it. The firm would have probably handled some stock transaction. Must have been a big deal then 'cuz lawyers in the firm were all abuzz.

Trudy Nelson, e-mail, 24.04.2010reply

Am holding 20 shares of stock in Scheutzow Helicoptor Corp., from April 11, 1970, and wonder if they are of any value at this time. Please advise...Have been trying to contact the company for over a year, and always have my mail returned as undeliverable...

Don Bailey-CW4-USA (Ret), e-mail, 16.04.2010reply

I was the FIRST test pilot of the Scheutzow B helicopter-early 1963 at the Strongsville, OH, airport.
The initisal test flight made the BEREA NEWS front page [photo and article]on Thusrday, April 25,1963.BYLINE-Jim Byrne.(My passenger)
I have the newspaper article /photo and several other b /w photos taken by Richard Russell-CW3 USA (Ret) on file. Russell, also made an 8mm movie of my first translational flight along the East /West runway at Strongsville airport. The 8mm film was passed along to Webb Scheutzow (inventor) and has been unable to be located, to this day.I also had stock in the Scheutzow company. My last telephonic communication from Webb Scheutzow was late '60s. I think he told me that his company had been purchased by the Hunt Bros. and had been moved to Dallas,TX. I was on a special helicopter test pilot assignment (Hiller-JOH-23L) with the US Army (Corps of Engineers) in the SW. U.S. at that time. This info can be confirmed by Rich Russell(eye witness), who currently resides in Novelty,OH. He can be reached by e-mail at .
Don Bailey..Bootjack, CA.
FAA Pilot Certificate:Instructor:CFI-R #1427730
Commercial Pilot-ASMEL and Rotorcraft (helicopter).

Bill Harnish, e-mail, 23.01.2010reply

I, too, own some stock shares, but I don't own a wall small enough to cover with them. Most days back in the sixties, I car-pooled with two other General Electric employees to the Evendale, OH Jet Engine plant. One rider
named Vic, and engineer-type, was very enthusiatic about
the B and talked me into investing in it. We also talked
about other STO&L craft (Autogyros) and /or anything else that might make our commute from our Cincinnati homes in
Westwood more pleasant and less time consuming.

THOMAS A. BECK, e-mail, 29.12.2009reply

Hi, Just a question. Is there any value in the Scheutzow helicopter corp. stock? Thank You Tom Beck.

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