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  • If this isn't the world's scariest job...

    http://www.flixxy.com/helicopter-cable-inspector.htm

    (yes, there is such a thing as a Faraday Suit)

  • #2
    Interesting stuff.

    I had seen a piece on Discovery Channel a few years ago about these guys, but they didn't show the line walking, just working from the helicopter platform. The line walking does add some spice. :shock:

    I love his line - "I fear 3 things - electricity, heights, and women. I have a wife at home".
    There are no strings on me

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    • #3
      I've made mistakes on my job which explains why I don't know if I'd want to work at a profession that is as unforgiving as this one. You must go through your whole career without a screw-up.

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      • #4
        That video is (sorry MJD) AWESOME. I love the guy's narration.

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        • #5
          Physics 101. High voltage = low current. Its the current that will get you.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by malmo
            Physics 101. High voltage = low current. Its the current that will get you.
            With all due respect, I think your equation is misleading. If the resistance remains constant, voltage will be directly proportional to current, not inversely proportional. Therefore, the greater the voltage, the greater the current.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jazzcyclist
              Originally posted by malmo
              Physics 101. High voltage = low current. Its the current that will get you.
              With all due respect, I think your equation is misleading. If the resistance remains constant, voltage will be directly proportional to current, not inversely proportional. Therefore, the greater the voltage, the greater the current.

              Thanks. I was referring to the difference in current in high tension lines versus the low voltage/ high current household delivery.

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