The helicopter used for the Space Elevator Games, a McDonnell Douglas MD530FF, was trucked in from its base in Washington. The rotor blades were taken off for transport and consequently had to be re-installed when it got to NASA-Dryden.
This occurred on Monday morning and I filmed part of it. During filming, I misspoke and said that the mechanics were reassembling ‘the rotor’ – of course I meant the rotor blades.
Piece of cake…