Lightning vs. plane


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+67 1. Maffis commented 10 years ago

Plane 1, Mother Nature 0
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+75 2. Dokandre commented 10 years ago

faraday's cage for da winz, i guess
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+30 3. Xer commented 10 years ago

I guess mother nature is pissed off right now!
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-11 4. EagleEyes commented 10 years ago

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+8 5. downes commented 10 years ago

there must be some one on that plane that god doesnt like!! :O
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+20 6. SIN1978 commented 10 years ago

Lol, Faradays cage is for keeping electronic signals from penetrating, this is a simple matter of the plane aint grounded, hence why you see the lighining continue downward.
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+22 7. shayangx commented 10 years ago

Holy crap..imagine sitting in that plain.
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+29 8. Fayfoot commented 10 years ago

I am sure that the captin is awake now after this flash , imagine him waking up saying who opened the lights LOOooooOL >:) >:) :D 8-)
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+15 9. sitaauk commented 10 years ago

He sounds like Ray from "Everybody loves Raymond"
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+7 10. De_Micco commented 10 years ago

#6 really? you are like those americans from before sand don't know shit and still you must say something. Those kind of planes get hit by lighting all the time. they got the body made based on princilpe of Faraday cage. there is estimated that an plane is hit by lightning at least one time in a year. you can see the same video and here:
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+9 11. spychuck commented 10 years ago

uhhh, luckily nothing happened the plane at least in this video :D
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+11 12. Denshin commented 10 years ago

That must have been shocking... o___o'
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+21 13. pioucpiouc91 commented 10 years ago

#6 Planes use faraday cages to protect the inside of it ... cos every electronics components gets burn out with the volts and the amps of a lightning.
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+1 14. owner commented 10 years ago

whatTheFuck!!!! :O :O :O
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+3 15. shahboys commented 10 years ago

O shit that was SHOCKING !!! =]
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+3 16. Nixniz commented 10 years ago

Back light burning not working... if look more detail... can see :'(
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+10 17. most_uniQue commented 10 years ago

That would be f * c k i n g scary :O

I've flown over thunderstorms several times. It looks so cool from above.
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+5 18. Pato5000 commented 10 years ago

This plane is from Oceanic, and was made after Lost was aired...
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+5 19. trancetunes (moderator) commented 10 years ago

How come my name never appears next to the videos I submit? :S

I'm seriously asking as a help question btw, not trying to complain! Am I doing something wrong during submission?
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+7 20. irishgek commented 10 years ago

#6 "Planes use faraday cages to protect the inside of it"

Not insulting you but a plane does not use on it is one as a faraday cage is (wiki)

A Faraday cage, or Faraday shield, is an enclosure formed by conducting material or by a mesh of such material.

Then again id like to see the same video but with a light air craft made of carbon fiber or similar material getting hit and results.
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+5 21. joeman commented 10 years ago

To actually witness lightning striking a plane... Wow!
I'm thankful I got to see it. :)
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+6 22. PortugaL26 commented 10 years ago

Feel the wrath of mighty Thor!!
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+1 23. SIN1978 commented 10 years ago

Ok so after seeing a few responses, time to respond myself. The only reference i found to a faraday cage was at this link when i tried searching out numerous keywords with lightning and airplane in different variations.

And the other articles i found didnt mention a faraday cage at all, but described a system similar to one

In 1836, Michael Faraday observed that the charge on a charged conductor resided only on its exterior and had no influence on anything enclosed within it. To demonstrate this fact, he built a room coated with metal foil and allowed high-voltage discharges from an electrostatic generator to strike the outside of the room. He used an electroscope to show that there was no electric charge present on the inside of the room's walls.
Quoted from wiki

Thats a faraday cage, everything else is just a protection against current, but is not a faraday cage.
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+4 24. jeproject commented 10 years ago

"room coated with metal foil and allowed high-voltage discharges from an electrostatic generator to strike the outside of the room."

A bit like a passenger plane being hit by lightning then? ffs...
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+4 25. c0mmanderKeen commented 10 years ago

"whoa" is right sir!
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+4 26. MrNoid commented 10 years ago

you know how lightning never hits the same spot twiche?

now try too record a plane getting hit by lightning!
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+6 27. Ferdinand commented 9 years ago

You're all wrong. A Faraday cage is a cage specially designed to keep a Faraday in. I have three Faradays, all of them caged.
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+3 28. Urihep commented 8 years ago

Faraday cages are cruel and shouldn't be allowed. FREE FARADAY!
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+1 29. buckleg08 commented 2 years ago

Just one wrong conducting surface and its over...8-)
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+2 30. Judge-Jake commented 2 years ago

and everyone left the plane with their hair standing on end:D
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+1 31. thundersnow commented 2 years ago

Times when snotr still had 20 or more comments in the comment section and more than 60 up votes on any particular comment....*sigh...:'(
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0 32. buckleg08 commented 2 years ago

Now lets keep adding comments...:D