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Old 15th Dec 2015, 19:58
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Helicopter Robinson R66 detailed assembling process from Robinson manufacturer boxes to fully assembled helicopter, testing of navigation systems, balance check of main rotor and tail rotor, first launch of turbine and first test flight. Helicopter Robinson R66 at Kiev Helipad, Ukraine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-druCyVnH0
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Beautiful!
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Good work, nice video! But I think I would have borrowed a forklift...
Greetings to beautiful Kyiv!
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Some assembly required. Batteries not included.
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Old 16th Dec 2015, 19:42
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For some reason, I half expected this arrangement from Robbo world.
A crane on someone's rent a truck, an assembly line where heating was at a premium obviously as they were wearing woolly hats and jackets to stay warm and of course the ubiquitous drifting of crew (up to 4 at one stage) in and out of the rotor disc while she was turning and burning.
Why did I expect this from the Robbo family and its subsidiaries overseas?
No sterile working conditions, probably no QA department, no jigs or [email protected] aligning equipment, no quarantine areas for spare parts.........
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For some reason, I half expected this arrangement from Robbo world.
A crane on someone's rent a truck, an assembly line where heating was at a premium obviously as they were wearing woolly hats and jackets to stay warm and of course the ubiquitous drifting of crew (up to 4 at one stage) in and out of the rotor disc while she was turning and burning.
Why did I expect this from the Robbo family and its subsidiaries overseas?
No sterile working conditions, probably no QA department, no jigs or [email protected] aligning equipment, no quarantine areas for spare parts.........
sterile working conditions... sorry tc but you just sounded like you have no idea about the real world... we are talking about an aircraft hangar not a quantum physics research lab. The assembly line this helicopter came off of probably doesn't look that much more professional!
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Proper use of steps, stairs and ladders
If a platform stair has a handrail(s) then use at least one of them.
Not more people on a scaffold as for which it is designed.
On A type ladders do not use the top step when a proper hand rail is not installed
In (some?) European countries, household steps are not allowed for employed work.
Valid periodic integrity checks should be visible by means of sticker.

I guess i have drifted to far into the offshore environment?
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All I can say is I hope you took the precaution of putting on a hi-viz vest before posting that!
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No wonder why these ugly and unsafe things fall so quick out of the sky.
Then little Johny puts them together with a big hammer in his backyard garage!

Haven't seen any documentation, parts tagged, manuals, tool control, proper (safe) staging, etc. just what you expect of little Johnys toy shop, when everything gets glued together with a big hammer.

In a nutshell the worst advertising for this touring company ever!

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While I have no love for Robbies, these guys looked like they were doing a good job.
I've seen 'well known global companies' doing worse.
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Originally Posted by as365n4 View Post
No wonder why these ugly and unsafe things fall so quick out of the sky.
Then little Johny puts them together with a big hammer in his backyard garage!

Haven't seen any documentation, parts tagged, manuals, tool control, proper (safe) staging, etc. just what you expect of little Johnys toy shop, when everything gets glued together with a big hammer.

In a nutshell the worst advertising for this touring company ever!

This is a video showing the assembly process. Just because you haven't seen something doesn't mean it's not there.
I didn't see either hammer nor glue. I saw a clean and organised hangar, guys putting together the helicopter with proper tools. Obviously they are not little johny. Looking at how they work and how they handle the parts it clearly seems to me like they know what they are doing.
The only hazard I can see is the type itself and the possibility of a guy falling from a 3' ladder. Get over yourselves...
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Oh dear, it seems they not only tolerate the assembly methods of said helicopter, but they also probably fly them for a living also.

To be fair we need comments supporting the assembly process so that those of us who know better can identify the great unwashed.
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Do you actually own a car?

I find it funny that whenever there is talk in these Forums about the best-selling motor car (be it a VW, or a Toyota Corolla) there are these Formula 1 or top of the range Unimog utility truck drivers who belittle those who drive around town in their Toyota Corollas, warning them that their "flimsy-wagons" are potential death traps.

I find this a bit rich, assuming that many of those Ferrari/Unimog aficionados do not actually own their top of the range vehicle, but are lowly paid employed 'bus drivers' who in their personal capacity probably do not even own any car, and come to work every morning on an bicycle.
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I did note the lack of paperwork, but perhaps they thought people signing pieces of paper was not interesting enough to be worth filming.
I thought doing the first air test in a snow storm was pushing it a bit, but I suppose you get used to snow in that area.
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As a licensed engineer & pilot, I see no issues with this. Why would you take any paperwork on to the cold (probably dirty) hangar floor?

Their working practices appear no better or worse than you'd see in the UK or any EASA standard hangar, and I'd argue this point with anyone.

I think the OP intended this to showcase the capabilities of their company perhaps, and we've managed to swing it round to be a Robbo & Robbo Engineer bash thread.
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i thought it looked ok, the former limitation about no flight in falling or blowing snow has been dropped from the flight manual i note so i can't even beef about the flight test
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These Russkie blokes are obviously rank amateurs! No lab coats, no white cotton gloves, no safety glasses, and just look at that refuelling point! - just a pit in the ground!
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Originally Posted by Thomas coupling View Post
To be fair we need comments supporting the assembly process so that those of us who know better can identify the great unwashed.
That made me laugh, I knew you must have some sense of humour hidden somewhere
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9lh...ature=youtu.be
Wow
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nothing more needs saying................'CRAPINSON made FLIMSICOPTER'
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