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The Robinson Appreciation Thread

#1 Post by TheGreenAnger » Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:03 am

Great Robbie channel

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#2 Post by TheGreenAnger » Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:05 am

How Frank Robinson designed the tail rotor. Really good article...

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#3 Post by G~Man » Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:19 am

The last Robinson I flew: :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) It had a hard landing on a pinnacle and I did the recovery:

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#4 Post by TheGreenAnger » Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:26 am

G~Man wrote:
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:19 am
The last Robinson I flew: :)) :)) :)) :)) It had a hard landing on a pinnacle and I did the recovery:

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=))

Today I had my first Robinson "failure experience" on start up with just a dull clunk when turning the key! Swapped aircraft but I would like to known what the issue was.
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#5 Post by G-CPTN » Sun Oct 02, 2022 5:24 am

Safety device - if it doesn't start it cannot crash.

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Re: The Robinson Appreciation Thread

#6 Post by TheGreenAnger » Sun Oct 02, 2022 6:23 am

G-CPTN wrote:
Sun Oct 02, 2022 5:24 am
Safety device - if it doesn't start it cannot crash.
;)))

Nothing more than a dead battery it seems. Received text which I missed before to confirm it started with no issues after a battery change.
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#7 Post by TheGreenAnger » Tue Nov 01, 2022 9:31 am

Tier 1 Engineering announced that it has successfully completed an airport-to-airport flight with its all-electric helicopter design. The aircraft, a modified Robinson R44, flew between California’s Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (TRM) and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) on Saturday. The company is calling the trip “the first helicopter flight between airfields solely by electric power.”

“Progress in the development of all-electric propulsion is similar to other periods of significant advance in aviation,” said Tier 1 Engineering President Glen Dromgoole. “The first aircraft flew short distances, and many people were afraid to ride in the new flying machines. At the start of the Jet Age, there was widespread skepticism about the commercial viability of the turbine engine. Today’s historic flight demonstrates the potential of all-electric rotorcraft and we are thrilled by this achievement.”

Tier 1 Engineering reported that the flight was conducted in collaboration with medical research and development company Lung Biotechnology. The aircraft that flew on Saturday is Tier 1’s third-generation “e-R44,” which the company says was designed to “deliver manufactured organs for transplant” by Lung Biotechnology parent company United Therapeutics. According to Tier 1, the model uses quick-swap battery technology that allows battery packs to be changed in 15 minutes.
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#8 Post by G~Man » Tue Nov 01, 2022 4:24 pm

TheGreenAnger wrote:
Tue Nov 01, 2022 9:31 am
The aircraft, a modified Robinson R44, flew between California’s Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (TRM) and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) on Saturday. The company is calling the trip “the first helicopter flight between airfields solely by electric power.”
Hardly groundbreaking---it is only 21 nm.
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#9 Post by TheGreenAnger » Tue Nov 01, 2022 4:30 pm

G~Man wrote:
Tue Nov 01, 2022 4:24 pm
TheGreenAnger wrote:
Tue Nov 01, 2022 9:31 am
The aircraft, a modified Robinson R44, flew between California’s Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (TRM) and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) on Saturday. The company is calling the trip “the first helicopter flight between airfields solely by electric power.”
Hardly groundbreaking---it is only 21 nm.
From small acorns great Robinsons are born (or something like that)! ;)))
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#10 Post by ribrash » Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:32 pm

Hands up, who would get in a battery powered whisk ? I wouldn,t get in a real one.

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Re: The Robinson Appreciation Thread

#11 Post by TheGreenAnger » Tue Nov 01, 2022 6:00 pm

ribrash wrote:
Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:32 pm
Hands up, who would get in a battery powered whisk ? I wouldn,t get in a real one.
So no Mosquito for you then!


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#12 Post by ribrash » Tue Nov 01, 2022 6:15 pm

TheGreenAnger wrote:
Tue Nov 01, 2022 6:00 pm
ribrash wrote:
Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:32 pm
Hands up, who would get in a battery powered whisk ? I wouldn,t get in a real one.
So no Mosquito for you then!


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Re: The Robinson Appreciation Thread

#14 Post by TheGreenAnger » Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:07 am

FD2 wrote:
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:03 am
Frank Robinson


https://helihub.com/2022/11/13/frank-ro ... 1930-2022/
RIP Frank.
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