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Some assembly required, indeed.

I like this pic. Nicely industrial and military and such.

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U.S. Marines perform maintenance on a CH-53E Super Stallion aboard the USS Makin Island under way in the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 20, 2011. The Makin Island is on its maiden deployment conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. sailors and Marines assigned to the USS Abraham Lincoln, the USS Carl Vinson and the USS Makin Island performed several operations between Dec. 13 and Dec. 20, 2011, while under way in the Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alan Gragg
 

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I hope those blades are still under warranty -- based on the water pattern from that squall they just went through, looks like some de-bonding is fixin' to happen at midspan on the downward-folded main.
 
 There is a version of “Murphy's Law”, that says, “A dropped part must roll to the least accessible place.” Good luck, gentlemen.   This looks like a clear application of this principle.
 
 "See that pink wire there? That's why we can't listen to our iPods during take-off."

Cheers
 
Nice to see that a Marine at sea can get a piece of tail one way or another.
 
 "Bob, I think I know what's wrong, the Gerbal is dead"
 
Don't worry.  Bend it back the right way, a little duct tape, no one will ever know.