The Cherokee II was introduced in 1956
specifically for amateur construction from plans.
The entire airframe is covered in fabric. Upper
surface spoilers control the glidepath, and the
landing gear is fixed. Many examples vary in
detail. The design was further developed by
several builders including the Cherokee RM by
Terry Miller and John Ree with a 13.4 m. / 44 ft.
span wing with NACA 64(3)-618 airfoil which
increased L/D max. to about 28, and the 15 m.
Leonard Annebula which has Prue type trailling
edge airbrakes and a claimed L/D max. of 31. A
Cherokee RM belongs to the National Soaring