You are on page 1of 18

S C H W E I z E R 3 0 0 C TM H E L I C O P T E R T E C H N I C A L I N F O R M AT I O N

Schweizer 300CTM Helicopter


Piston-Powered Multi-Mission

Specifications
Performance Standard day, sea level, maximum gross weight unless otherwise noted Maximum speed (VNE) Maximum cruise speed (VH) Hover ceiling, In-Ground-Effect (1700 lb) Hover ceiling, Out-of-Ground-Effect (1700 lb) Range (long range cruise* speed @ 4,000 feet) (no reserve) - 32 5 gallon - 64 0 gallon Weights Maximum takeoff gross weight Empty weight, standard configuration Useful load Dimensions Fuselage length Fuselage width Fuselage height Overall length (rotors turning) Overall height (to top of tail rotor) Width (canopy) Main rotor diameter Tail rotor diameter Main landing gear tread (fully compressed) Accommodation Normal cabin seating (training) Maximum certified cabin seating (utility) Cabin length Cabin width Powerplants Type Powerplant ratings (per engine, standard day, sea level) - Takeoff (5-minute) - Maximum continuous Fuel Capacity Standard fuel capacity Extended range capacity 32 5 US gal 64 0 US gal 123 03 l 242 27 I Textron Lycoming HIO-360-D1A 190 shp 190 shp 141 kw 141 kw 2 3 4 75 ft 4 92 ft 1 45 m 1 50 m 22 19 4 25 7 17 30 83 8 72 4 25 26 83 4 25 6 54 ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft 6 76 1 30 2 18 9 40 2 65 1 30 8 18 1 30 1 99 m m m m m m m m m 2,050 lb 1100 lb 950 lb 930 kg 499 kg 431 kg 95 86 10,800 8,600 kts kts ft ft 176 159 3,292 2,621 km/hr km/hr m m

191 nm 375 nm

354 km 694 km

1
Schweizer 300C Technical Information SZR-004 February 2008 1473

Aircraft Dimensions

8.72 ft (2.65 m)

6.54 ft (1.99 m)

4.25 ft (1.30 m)

15.29 ft (4.66 m) 30.83 ft (9.40 m)

13.42 ft (4.09 m)

Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)

Search and Rescue (SAR)

6.88 ft (2.10 m) 7.17 ft (2.18 m) 4.25 ft (1.30 m) 6.17 ft (1.88 m)

8.25 ft (2.51 m) 22.19 ft (6.76 m)

Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) 2


Schweizer 300C Technical Information SZR-004 February 2008 1473

Vertical Replenishment (VERTREPS)

Cockpit Layout
The 300CTM helicopters cockpit offers two different configurations. The standard right-hand Pilot-In-Command (PIC) flight control configuration allows for comfortable seating of an instructor and student. With the optional left-hand PIC configuration, the right-hand controls can be removed making it possible to seat a pilot and two passengers.

3
Schweizer 300C Technical Information SZR-004 February 2008 1473

Cockpit Instrument Display Panel


Standard Panel Intermediate Panel

Full Panel (Police/Military)

Small Profile Panel

4
Schweizer 300C Technical Information SZR-004 February 2008 1473

Standard Equipment
Included in the aircraft basic certified empty weight. Based on 2007 data.
Airframe and Control Systems Three bladed fully articulated main rotor Elasometric main rotor dampers Dual flight controls, left hand pilot-in-command Collective friction control Cyclic friction control, two axis Electric cyclic trim, two axis Tubular skid-type landing gear Conical tail rotor teetering bearings Powerplant, Systems and Instruments 32.5 gallon fuel tank Airspeed indicator Altimeter Ammeter Cylinder head temperature indicator Dual engine/rotor tachometer Dual large oil coolers Engine oil pressure indicator Engine oil temperature indicator Exhaust collector Fuel pressure indicator Fuel quantity indicator Fuel shut-off valve Electrical System 70 amp alternator Cabin accessory plug Circuit breaker protection Cyclic mounted radio frequency scrolling switch*, ** External APU plug Lead acid battery Light weight, high torque starter Modular electric harness Night lights with strobe beacons Switchable hot mic intercom system
*Requires purchase of communication transceiver **Not available w/cargo hook - optional grip available

Offset anti-torque pedals Booted Oleo landing gear dampers Heavy duty skid shoes Ground handling wheel brackets Fuselage jack/lift fittings Tie down kit White Glasurit Urethane paint Three piece chin skin with integral side fairings Fuel flow oil filter, remotely mounted Low fuel warning light Lycoming HIO-360-D1A engine M/R transmission oil temp/pressure warning light Magnetic compass Manifold pressure gauge Oil cooling system with integral spin-off oil filter Oil filler/dipstick Outside air temperature gauge Running time (Hobbs) meter, panel mounted T/R transmission chip detector warning light

Electrical System Adjustable ventilation system Three-seat cushioned interior Clear cabin door windows Floor/cabin carpet Circular air scoop vents on doors Lap belts and shoulder harnesses Tinted canopy windows Single latch doors Glove box

Note: Manufacturer reserves the right to modify this configuration by substituting comparable or better equipment.

5
Schweizer 300C Technical Information SZR-004 February 2008 1473

Optional Equipment
Utility and Convenience Options Alternator, electrosystems 130 amp Cabin cover Cargo hook installation Cargo rack Cyclic grip, special Door openers, pneumatic Doors, triple latch Elastomeric teeter bearings Fire extinguisher, dry chemical Fire extinguisher, halon First aid kit Float kit, fixed Fuel system, auxiliary (64 gallon) Grease fitting, short shaft Avionics Options ADF receiver, KR87 with KI227-00 indicator Attitude gyro Audio panel, KMA24H-71 Blind encoder, ACK A-30 Clock, electrical Clock, quartz (LC-2) Clock, quartz (LC-2E) Comm/GPS, Garmin GNC 420 Comm/GPS, Garmin GNC 420A Comm/GPS, moving map, Garmin 250XL Comm transceiver, KY196A Comm transceiver, KY96A Compass-vertical card, overhead Compass system, KCS55A with HSI and heading transmitter Dimmer assembly, supplemental Directional gyro Emergency locater transmitter, EBC502 Fan, avionics cooling Intercom foot switch Headset, David Clark H10-56 Intercom, NATAA80 Intercom, NATAA83 stereo Intercom, NATAA85 Marker beacon, KR21 Master avionics switch NAV/COMM, KX155-39 with 203 CDI NAV/COMM/GS, KX155-43 with KI209 CDI NAV/COMM/GS Garmin GPS, GNC 430 with Gi106A indicator Transponder, Garmin GTX320A, 327 Turn coordinator Turn and slip indicator, Electric Gyro Corp. Vertical speed indicator, United 7000 Ground handling wheels, flyable Heater, muff Heater, Paravion High stance landing gear with extra heavy duty gear Hobbs meter - landing gear contact switch Landing lights - two or three position Map case Muffler Skid shoes, extra heavy duty STAR system (start-up overspeed limiter, automatic rotor engagement, low RPM warning device) Up-stack exhaust installation Up-stack exhaust with supertrap Windows, with sliding glass

6
Schweizer 300C Technical Information SZR-004 February 2008 1473

Paint Options
BASF Glasurit exterior paint is used on all Schweizer 300CTM helicopters. It is one of the most technically advanced paints available and is used by numerous premium automobile companies such as BMW and Mercedes. The Schweizer nine-step paint process assures superior corrosion protection and a durable, yet highly attractive appearance. The 300C helicopter is offered with an all white base coat as standard. Optional paint colors and trim schemes are available upon request.
Factory Standard Trim Styles Type A

Type B

Type C

Type D

7
Schweizer 300C Technical Information SZR-004 February 2008 1473

Safety and Crashworthiness


The 300CTM helicopters extraordinary safety record is the result of its exceptional flight safety and crashworthiness characteristics. It is the beneficiary of more than thirty years and 20-million flight hours of commercial and military flight experience. Like its predecessors, the 300C aircraft retains high student margins that even seasoned pilots will appreciate.
Crashworthiness Features Energy absorption through plastic deformation Seating configuration places occupants far from the rotor impingement zone Unique geometry eliminating tailboom strikes
Articulated rotor system

Mast: rollover protection Rapid throttle response: reserve power Proven dynamic system

Engine and fuel system Outside of Enclosed structure Low aft mounted engine Dual strobe lights visible from all angles Energy absorption, 23 inches of strokes

Rotor impingement outside crew envelope

Safety Features Rugged, reliable component design Stable handling characteristics Excellent safety record Rapid throttle response

8
Schweizer 300C Technical Information SZR-004 February 2008 1473

Mission Performance
Speed vs. Range
425.0
Maximum Range

400.0 375.0 Range (nautical miles) 350.0 325.0 300.0 275.0 250.0 200.0 175.0 30 40 50 60 70 Airspeed (kts) 80 90 100
2050 lb (930 kg) VH 1700 lb (771 kg)

Speed vs. Endurance


8.00
Maximum Endurance

Endurance (hourr no reserves)

7.00
1700 lb (771 kg)

6.00

5.00
2050 lb (930 kg)

4.00

3.00

2.00

20

30

40

50

60 Airspeed (kts)

70

80

90

100

Note: Performance charts vary with individual aircraft configuration. Consult Flight Manual for actual flight operations.

9
Schweizer 300C Technical Information SZR-004 February 2008 1473

Mission Performance
Hover Ceiling In-Ground-Effect
14 12
1700 lb (771 kg)

Pressure altitude (feet in thousands)

10 8 6 4 2
ISA 2050 lb (930 kg) 1900 lb (862 kg)

ISA + 20

10

20

30

40 50 60 70 Ambient temperature (F)

80

90

100

Hover Ceiling Out-of-Ground-Effect


14 12 10
1700 lb (771 kg)

Pressure altitude (feet in thousands)

8 6 4
2050 lb (930 kg)

1900 lb (862 kg)

2 0 0 10 20 30

ISA + 20 ISA

40 50 60 70 Ambient temperature (F)

80

90

100

10
Schweizer 300C Technical Information SZR-004 February 2008 1473

Mission Performance
Vne vs. Density Altitude
16 14 12 10 8
2050 lb (930 kg) 1900 lb (862 kg) 1700 lb (771 kg)
Note: Maximum cruise speed is limited by Vne at higher altitudes

Density altitude (feet in thousands)

6 4
ISA

2 0

30

40

50

60

70

80 (Kias)

90

100

110

120

Rate of Climb
16 Pressure altitude (feet in thousands) 14 12 10 8 6 4
Engine Critical Altitude

2050 lb (930 kg)

1900 lb (862 kg)

1700 lb (771 kg)

2 0

200

400

600

800

1000

1200

1400

Rate of climb (feet per minute)

11
Schweizer 300C Technical Information SZR-004 February 2008 1473

Mission Performance
Height-Velocity Diagram
500

450 Height abovesurface (feet)


Smooth hard surface avoid operation in crosshatched areas

350

300
Recommended takeoff profile

250

200

150

30

40

50

60

70

80 (Kias)

90

100

110

120

Autorotation Rate of Descent


2200

2000 Height abovesurface (feet)

1800

1600

1400

1200 20 30 40 (Kias) 50 60 70

12
Schweizer 300C Technical Information SZR-004 February 2008 1473

Overhaul and Retirement Schedule


Components with Scheduled Overhaul Times Main rotor transmission Tail rotor transmission Engine Belt drive system overhaul - Upper ball bearings, belt drive frame assembly - Lower ball bearings, belt drive frame assembly - Idler pulley bearings, belt drive assembly
*Aircraft must be operated in accordance with Lycoming Service Instruction SI-1009

Hours 3,000 3,000 1,500 * 3,000 1,800 3,000

Components with Mandatory Retirement Times Main transmission ring gear carrier/coupling Main transmission pinion assembly Main rotor drive shaft Main rotor hub Main rotor mast Main rotor thrust bearing Main rotor pitch bearing shaft Main rotor blade assembly Tailboom assembly Horizontal stabilizer assembly Vertical stabilizer assembly Tail rotor drive shaft assembly Tail rotor gearbox input shaft Elastomeric main rotor damper Tail rotor blade assembly Tail rotor blade retention straps Lower pulley coupling shaft Tailboom attaching strut assembly 6,000 6,000 3,200 8,000 13,590 3,000 3,600 5,500 4,200 4,200 20,540 6,000 8,600 6,000 9,000 5,100 6,000 10,700

13
Schweizer 300C Technical Information SZR-004 February 2008 1473

Estimated Direct Operating Costs


The following represents estimated average operating costs over a period of 5,000 hours (1,000 hours per year over five years) in US dollars, assuming US costs predicted for fuel, shop labor rates, and parts costs.
Fuel and lubricants Average fuel consumption (gallons per hour) Fuel cost per gallon (dollars/gal) Cost of fuel (dollars/fh) Cost of lubricants, 3% of fuel (dollars/fh) Total costs for fuel and lubricants (dollars/fh) Maintenance Labor Shop labor rate (dollars/fh) Direct maintenance (m/fh) Indirect maintenance (m/fh) Total maintenance (m/fh) Total cost for maintenance labor (dollars/fh) Reserves Engine overhaul Unscheduled replacement and on-condition parts Scheduled maintenance/inspection materials Major component overhaul @ TBO and replacement of retirement items Total cost of reserves Total direct operating cost (dollars/fh) 16 80 4 70 0 80 14 62 36 92 128 96 55 00 0 38 0 12 0 50 27 50 11 80 5 31 62 66 1 88 64 54

Note: The operating data provided herein are estimates only Schweizer Aircraft endeavors to ensure that this data is current and meaningful for operating cost evaluations Schweizer Aircraft, however, does not warrant, and you should not rely upon, this data as defining the operating costs or overhaul/retirement times for any particular 300C helicopter or its components

14
Schweizer 300C Technical Information SZR-004 February 2008 1473

Notes

Notes

Elmira, NY 14845, USA +1 (607) 739-3821 www.sacusa.com


SXR-004 1473 5C February 2008