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Old 25th Jun 2012, 09:28
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It's my understanding that new Cbi production will cease, but 300'C' production will continue - but for how long? There have been problems with parts supply that Sikorsky claim to be addressing.

Spotted a useful new handbook - 'A Pilot's Guide to the Schweizer 300 C'

Here -
Amazon.com: A Pilot's Guide to the Schweizer 300C: Understanding the 300C Rotorcraft Flight Manual (9781450545457): Gregory Quast: Books Amazon.com: A Pilot's Guide to the Schweizer 300C: Understanding the 300C Rotorcraft Flight Manual (9781450545457): Gregory Quast: Books
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Old 25th Jun 2012, 12:42
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300 parts?

Try this outfit: AOG Heliservices

When we owned our B we never had a problem getting parts from them.
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Old 26th Jun 2012, 07:49
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I went aog for dampers but was told about 6 months, couldnt even give a lead time on a main rotor drive shaft.
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Our aircraft was down for 6 months waiting for a new driveshaft kit.
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Old 26th Jun 2012, 11:45
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How can a supposed world class Co. screw up so badly. (answers on a post card please)
Still if they cant get multi million machines to work to customers specifications what hope for the little people trying to make a living.
Its a Circus in SK light helicopter division

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Old 26th Jun 2012, 13:30
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Didn't Sikorsky acquire Schweizer more for the UAV-associated business that came with the company (Firescout) than for the S300 line of aircraft? That might explain why Sikorsky are not supporting the S300 properly.

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Old 26th Jun 2012, 14:02
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S300

They are going to be put together in Sikorsky in Coatesville PA. They aren't that happy about it either. I have a feeling this will be sold to China soon..
I can get parts from suppliers ok, but Sikorsky customer service is dreadful!!
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Old 26th Jun 2012, 15:53
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Well when you work to a system that requires parts to be delivered just before they're needed on the production line and the truck fails to show, I guess it's coffee time again.
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Old 30th Jun 2012, 12:58
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Devil hu 30 300c

its sad that sikorski, took over the 300 product , there customer support has always been sub standard, a good opitunity for some one as the 300 still has a place in the training market ,i have flown and owned many 269 b&c over the years, hughes500 is right they are in a different league to the r22 which is ok for its purpose , i have also owned r22 s ,so i can compare quite accurately, let the tirade continue ,its a bit like john ruskin quoted , there is hardly anything in this world that some man cant make worse and sell cheaper, and those that consider price only are this mans legal prey helispeediii
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Old 16th Oct 2012, 20:40
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I don't quite understand the logic behind the tail surfaces on this bird. What is the story behind it (departing from ordinary vertical surfaces of other birds)?
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 20:18
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Sooooo, nobody understands this birds tail surfaces layout? Why the positive angle on semi-horizontal stabiliser?

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Old 27th Nov 2013, 11:44
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Schweizer 300 spare part

Hello Everyone,
My friend is thinking about buing helicopter for private use and from time to time training (dry lease to FTO). We are thinking about Schweizer 300 C/CB/CBI but I have heard about spare parts problem.
Has anyone got the same conclusion that Sikorsky has finished delivery of new parts for 300 ????
Any places to get spare parts to Schweizer 300?
Does Schwezier 300 is "bad road" in helicopter use???
Many thanks for sugesstions.
Greets
Jack
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Old 27th Nov 2013, 15:40
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You can get most parts, not great news that Sikorsky purchased the line. I have about $ 800k's worth of spares from gearbox's to blades so could help you out
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Old 28th Nov 2013, 06:21
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thank You for reply.
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Old 3rd Dec 2013, 23:34
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Blades

Spoke with Kirk Norththrop today at Sikorsky. I expressed concern on the lack of rotor blades and tail rotor shafts available. I said 200 days lead time on blades isn't really acceptable. So, they are having blades processed now, he said, with shorter lead times, also tail rotor drive shafts shall be coming out soon.
I get some of my parts from Air Flite in Oklahoma these people will have the parts soon, So, maybe worth a call and ordering items. Also, if you have any time lifed items coming due eg Tail rotor drive shafts order them early! He said any AOG will be placed at the top of the queue.....

Contact number Kirk 1 203-416-4328 customer services contact for the S300 at Sikorsky
Air Flite 1 405-275-4388

If I can help anyone please just drop me a line..
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Old 4th Dec 2013, 02:33
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It is Curt, not Kirk. He used to be my next door neighbor.
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 12:36
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Hi all,

is there any solution to provide an external basket or a litter which could be used as an external basket for a H300C with floats? will try to post a picture of an Argentina H300C fitted with them.
Exactly like this one:
http://www.helis.com/database/modelorg/613/

Any help greatly appreciated!
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 10:10
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Minimo. Your post reminded me that I have a pair of these. They're fairly large, lockable side boxes for a C300 that were apparently developed by CSE Aviation of Oxford some years ago. They're larger than the normal C300 side baskets but appear to attach in the same way. Whether or not they'll fit as well as floats, I'm not sure. If you're interested, let me know.
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Old 28th Mar 2023, 20:11
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Army Air Corps interest in the late 60s

Think it was 5 decades ago according to Tim Mason's book The Cold War Years, Flight Testing at Boscombe Down 1945-1975, , that a couple of AAC pilots evaluated the 269



Cannot remember if it was to se eif the AAC could use a new training or observation helo...

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Old 28th Mar 2023, 20:37
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Porsche engine powered TH300C for Germany

According to Paul Beaver's Modern Military Helicopter handbook, on the Schweizer 300, that during the Hannover Air Show 1986, Schweizer proposed a TH300C for the Heeresflieger training requirement to replace the Alouette II. It would be powered by a Porsche engine , has anyone got any more info on this proposal please?

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Old 28th Mar 2023, 20:39
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Schweizer was also recently issued a new FAA production certificate. Hopefully this will be the start of good things to come.
https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-n...-s300cbi-helos
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