Life on the Wire!

Erecting the spacer cart on a 230K line. implicit trust between linesman and pilot, no room for error..

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+21 1. Cavabardus commented 11 years ago

Can stop the researches for an illustration of "professional".
We got it.

Respect.
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+15 2. Kendiana commented 11 years ago

All the props in the world. Men like these are the ones responsible for lighting up our lives. Thank you!!! :O
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+33 3. ranger98 commented 11 years ago

That heli pilot has got skills!
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+9 4. gringo commented 11 years ago

There is much tension going on :(|)
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+8 5. Apocalypse11 commented 11 years ago

balls of steel
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+16 6. cameramaster commented 11 years ago

Not what you would call "reVOLTing"...no doubt there was a lot of "high tension" while that was going on......i bet he was glad to get "ohm" at the end of the day! :D :D

but did he offer any "resistance" i wonder , and finally...in what "capacity" did he work ?

ok ok .....'nuff said :D
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+9 7. y3lom commented 11 years ago

#6's comments look like they came out of big bang theory :D
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+2 8. Tehrasha commented 11 years ago

The lines are brand-new and are not energized. The man sitting on the lines has no gear to protect him from coronal discharge. See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIjC7DjoVe8 at the 1 minute mark.
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+2 9. cretia commented 11 years ago

looks like bc hydro
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+6 10. mescaline commented 11 years ago

#8 maybe there's no charge to it... but it's high enough, don't you think?
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+4 11. mr-rex commented 11 years ago

How much the salary of this work
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+2 12. Teqskater commented 11 years ago

#8 Yup. If it was live he would wear a faraday suit and you would see some "lightning" pass over from the lines to the cable on the heli.
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+3 13. Lasering commented 11 years ago

Watt an amazing job.
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+2 14. ringmaster commented 11 years ago

What's next? Life on the Wireless?
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+1 15. kingdad commented 10 years ago

Couldn't do it period. Glad he can.
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+2 16. cretia commented 10 years ago

#6 really depends on the inductance with the electromagnomotive forces applied i dare say his "resistance" would be a great path for step potential voltages lucky they had a open circuit at the section isolator with bonds to earth for protection against fault currents or he would be toast
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+1 17. cameramaster commented 10 years ago

#16 RESPECTS !!!!!
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0 18. buckleg08 commented 1 year ago

their efforts wasted by people on tiktok and online drama...:|
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0 19. Judge-Jake commented 1 year ago

There is some room for error, the wires won't be live and it would be much trickier with an aeroplane. Right tool for the Job, if you can fly a helecoptor it's the spinning equivevant of doing reverse parking between two cars. :D