Ironically inspiring how so much has grown and evolved over a short period of life. Genius. PEACENDLOVE!
Robert MacKellar IV, e-mail, 14.04.2016 08:55
The man in the black coverall name was Frank B. Jenkins. In the 7th photo down, holding the sign "worlds record broken" was my father, Robert MacKellar III
Raymond, e-mail, 15.11.2014 19:13
My neighbor on Whidbey Island, WA is Frank Robinson (Robinson Helicopter)who worked with Sikorsky in the '40's. Just wondering what role the Frank Robinson made, if any, in the VS300. My understanding was that he was a Senior Development Engineer. What do you say?
Al Meyer, e-mail, 13.06.2014 23:23
Question: Does anybody know the length, rotor diameter and height of this first version ?
James Roncoli, e-mail, 18.05.2013 16:07
When you think how long it took man to overcome the need to use ships with sails compared to the Wright Brothers attempt to fly in the early 1900's to Sikorsky's Helicopter flying in the mid 1900's, it certainly is a magnificent achievement in the field of Aero Engineering and shows how far we came in such a short span of time. Today we truly live in a remarkable age.
Oksana, 08.03.2012 05:06
Ah excuse me... he was UKRAINIAN!!!!
*.*, e-mail, 30.01.2012 02:08
that thing is cool. but it would get destroyed by an apache ah-1
satendera gauta, e-mail, 03.11.2011 14:02
i have idea for make a helicopter some money but i have no partner plz.. tel me what i do
roberta, e-mail, 12.06.2011 08:43
will they ever go the speed of sound
john mower, e-mail, 29.12.2010 18:23
I HAD A FRIEND IN CALIFORINA WHO SAID HE WAS ONE OF THE ENGENERS OR DISINERS I CANT QUITE REMBER HE WORK ON BOTH THE BELL OR Sikorsky HIS NAME WAS CHARLES ABBOT CAN YOU TELL ME ANYTHING ON THIS THANK YOU JOHN MOWER
Zac Yates, e-mail, 03.11.2010 08:23
Long shot, does anyone know where I can obtain a DVD of a 1980s doco called "The Chopper"? I have no idea who produced it, exact year, or who the English-sounding narrator is. It includes interviews with Hanna Reitsch and Bart Kelley (coworker of Arthur Young at Bell), and other techs and pilots, as well as footage of the prototype NOTAR, Apache, Sikorsky ABC and the XV-15 as well as the many variations of the VS-300.
victor brown, e-mail, 28.08.2010 19:27
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Raquel Schell, e-mail, 09.12.2009 00:01
How does this certain air craft turn?
rachel, e-mail, 14.05.2009 19:08
these are ugly
Tony Morris, e-mail, 22.04.2008 03:30
Great information! My father, Les Morris, was the Chief Test Pilot on the Sikorsky VS-300 starting in March, 1941 (and on the XR-4, XR-5 and XR-6 which followed) so I was especially interested in what you have online.
One correction: at http://www.aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/sik_vs-300.php, the caption in the final photo says "Note that the right wheel (white circle) has fallen off, and almost hit the person on the ground." According to the original films (which I have put onto videotape), there were two people on the ground during this demonstration: one in a tan trench coat, the other in a black coverall. They removed the tire while Sikorsky hovered, then backed away as he flew slowly off to the right. It's hard to tell from the still photo what we're seeing, but the person in black coveralls was behind the person in the trench coat as they backed away from the helicopter. It could be the tire in the second person's hands or it could be a portion of his coveralls. In any event, the tire definitely did not fall off!
If you'd like to see a screen shot as they remove the tire, send me an e-mail address and I'd be glad to send it along.
sonata6brick, e-mail, 29.05.2007 23:17
It's a masterpiece rich in originality of russian genius...