Robinson Restricts Component For Field Air Conditioning Installation
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RotorcorpAtlanta
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Robinson Restricts Component For Field Air Conditioning Installation

03-05-2014 05:41:39

Just a heads up to R44 Operators out there that Robinson "No Longer Supports Field Installation of Air Conditioning".  According to RHC tech support, the company has restricted the purchase of the D778-1 Compressor Drive Cartridge Assembly. This is one of the major components needed to complete AC installation per the continued airworthiness instructions. 

Enjoy your sweaty shirts this summer ladies and gentlemen!  :-\

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solive
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03-05-2014 07:24:47
I'd be interested to hear from RHOG members if there would be interest in an aftermarket, electric air conditioner if one were to be available on the market.  Any thoughts from the group?
RotorcorpAtlanta
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03-05-2014 07:57:04
Well- we have sold a bunch of the aforementioned "Field AC kits"  so there is definitely a need IMHO.  I would suggest, if possible, that it be capable of supporting ALL R44 aircraft- not just onese with wiring in place from the factory.  Give me a call- would love do discuss off line!
RotorcorpAtlanta
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03-07-2014 04:01:00
Will Robinson install the AC system during overhaul at the factory?

I don't see why they wouldn't.  My suspicion is that it would still be only for R44 Raven II helicopters s/n 10606 and higher as these aircraft have the wiring harnesses installed to accomodate AC install. 

Be aware that if you bring your aircraft to the factory for service, they require that all service letters, service bulletins and AD's are complied with prior to release. This could add to the cost if you were not expecting it. 
rotormatic
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03-07-2014 09:56:39
Will Robinson install the AC system during overhaul at the factory?