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Hello everyone

 

This is my first post and I hope it's not against any rules... I collect military radio equipment and in my hunt for that stuff I come up with all kinds of things..

I recently came into a pile of NOS parts for some Vietnam/Korean era helicopter... I have no idea what to do with this stuff and came here hoping you guys could help..

I need to find someone local in Dallas-ft. Worth or online that can I'd these parts and maybe tell me who would want them..

I'm sure there are people out there needing this stuff and I don't want to take it to the scrap yard...

Thanks Jason

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Without the proper paperwork and history, they can't be used on aircraft. Their only use would be for collectors, and they really aren't that collectible, since they are so common. You can buy brand new, certified parts for all the aircraft used in Vietnam, so the parts you have aren't worth much, unless you also have the proper paperwork. If these are just electronics, they may be worth something, but since they're just old, not new or rare, it won't be a lot.

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Not true about being scrap. They can be used on aircraft. You just have to know what you have and be able to identify it. Just cause you don't have any paperwork where it came from does not make it junk

 

Some operations may not be able to use it depending on what parts they are and traceability issues but others may be able to use it. Any part numbers or any idea what they are from?

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It is from a military depot from the mid 1960's... The packages are all labeled with mil spec numbers and contract numbers and dates... I can understand airframe parts needing documents but I've got hardware and things I don't see needing that kinda traceability.. If I post a few part numbers can someone atleast tell me what helicopter they go to?

Thanks Jason

 

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I think it would be tough but you might be able to fed log that stuff. Thats the Army's logistics ordering system. If it has an NSN (national Stock number) you should be able to look it up by that

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quit asking if you can post and post some numbers already.. the only way if someone here is going to know to help you.... again, airframe parts are still good items even without documents.. if it has an ink stamp on it or otherwise identifiable part number it may be perfectly fine to install on an aircraft.

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i suppose as a pilot you wouldn't know what is on your machine.

 

not trying to be arguementative about it... but to suggest a part without some sort of paperwork that is new is somehow not eligible to be installed is not correct. Different story if we are talking about life limited components and component cards but from the op it doesn't sound like that is the case.. Either way, a mechanic can install a part or component if it meets type design (OEM or PMA) or is somehow identifiable (ink stamped part number or other).

Yes, the aviation industry is on high alert for "bogus parts" and a buyer should beware who they get their parts from. Know your stuff.

Even life-limited parts... when they come from the factory or distributor, they don't have hard cards yet (depends on mfg).. the original installer starts that card.

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Gomer, we aren't ralking rotor blades here. There are plenty of non-critical airframe parts that many operators would use if they were the correct part.

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It's only the major components and calibrated items (n1 gauge, altimeter etc) that are tracked in the sense the pilots on here have in mind. Like the other poster said...Original equipment manufacturer parts can be inspected and utilized.

 

A pressure switch is a pressure switch and a check valve is a check valve.

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I'm sure there are some operators that would buy parts from some random person and install them on their aircraft, but I would not work for those operators if I knew about it. There is a difference between buying parts from a reputable supplier and buying them from some unknown guy's car trunk. And that's pretty much what is being contemplated here.

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This thread has gotten a little weird, on topic, but not I don't really think its going where the OP intended.

 

He needs to provide part #'s and pictures and see if people can figure out what they are, then list them on ebay with an as-is disclaimer, or scrap them.

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Hello everyone

 

This is my first post and I hope it's not against any rules... I collect military radio equipment and in my hunt for that stuff I come up with all kinds of things..

I recently came into a pile of NOS parts for some Vietnam/Korean era helicopter... I have no idea what to do with this stuff and came here hoping you guys could help..

I need to find someone local in Dallas-ft. Worth or online that can I'd these parts and maybe tell me who would want them..

I'm sure there are people out there needing this stuff and I don't want to take it to the scrap yard...

Thanks Jason

 

Contact Dakota Aicraft Parts, they specialize in military parts including the UH-1 and most likely can help point you in the right direction...

 

http://www.dakotaairparts.com/

Dakota Air Parts Int'l. Inc.

1801 23rd Ave. North

Suite 119

Fargo, ND 58102

Phone: +1 (701) 297-9999

Fax: +1 (701) 297-9991

 

Also if you pm a list of what you have one of my friends purchased a UH-1 a few months ago and might be interested...

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