Connect with us

Job with great potential!

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Bob Parker, Sep 3, 2007.

Scroll to continue with content
  1. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    If you're interested in seeing a little movie of a bloke maintaining
    a live 500kV power line, have a look at
    http://www.glumbert.com/media/highpower
    Not sure that I'd like to do that job, though ...

    Bob
     
  2. I know that guy, his name is Eddy.

    Dave.
     
  3. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest


    Looks like a revolting job with ample pay, but shocking hazards!

    Bob
     
  4. He must be a nice guy, with an electric personality.
     
  5. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Bob Parker"

    ** Care to explain how sparks manage jump to a man riding on a helicopter
    in mid air ?


    ** Looks just perfect for any * bright spark * yearning to earn himself
    high level position, ASAP.




    ........ Phil
     
  6. Doug Jewell

    Doug Jewell Guest

    Watt's that you say?
    As a child he showed great potential, he was often referred to as a bright
    spark. He reacted positively, and insulated himself from negative
    influences.
    When he left work, his first job was with the philharmonic orchestra, but he
    was fired because he was a bad conductor. He resisted change, and alternated
    between a couple of jobs until he found his current work.
     
  7. David

    David Guest

    Figured it out yet Phil? Voltage is a little bit higher than a toaster.

    David
     
  8. Mauried

    Mauried Guest

    Well I havnt figured it out, the voltage is only 500KV to the other 2
    wires, not to earth or to the air.
     
  9. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Mauried"

    ** Not 500kV - but close to 300 kV relative to ground.

    The copter has capacitance - just like a metal sphere or any object does.

    http://deepfriedneon.com/tesla_f_calcsphere.html

    To charge its surface up to some voltage takes current flow and time.

    Because the line is carrying AC voltage, a small current can flow
    continuously in both directions - hence the fine sparks seen in the video.




    ........ Phil
     
  10. Where I work (in western Australia) we don't do live work like that but
    we do wash the insulators live. It involves hovering near the power
    pylons and spraying the insulators with water to clean off accumulated
    salt and dust that causes arcing. It usually needs to be done at the end
    of a long summer, winter rains gives everything a good clean.

    Dorfus
     
  11. DD

    DD Guest

    Job with great potential!

    If you're interested in seeing a little movie of a bloke maintaining
    a live 500kV power line, have a look at
    http://www.glumbert.com/media/highpower

    Not sure that I'd like to do that job, though ...

    Looks like a revolting job with ample pay, but shocking hazards!

    He must be a nice guy, with an electric personality.

    Watt's that you say?
    As a child he showed great potential, he was often referred to as a bright
    spark. He reacted positively, and insulated himself from negative
    influences.

    When he left work, his first job was with the philharmonic orchestra, but he
    was fired because he was a bad conductor. He resisted change, and alternated
    between a couple of jobs until he found his current work.

    I know that guy, his name is Eddy.

    Eddy Current ?

    Hey, you know him too?!
    He just got married to Milli Henry

    I heard that she tried to choke him ... but he induced her to do it.
    He's been transformed since then.

    You just didn't have the capacity to resist, did you? Might I suggest a
    transformation?

    Ohm I god, enough already ;)

    No, it's because he has an 'Ed for heights.

    Didn't he once host "A Current Affair" ... ?

    That was a shocker,this thread has brought out most of the old puns.

    Never give a pun an even break!

    It Hz me to make atrocious puns like that!

    There you go, trying to be punny!

    It's just a phase you're going through (in the cycle of LiFe)....it's
    not a sin cos such a tangent is quite normal.

    Impedent fellow !

    Just call me Mr. Mega-Hurts!

    You're posting these dreadful puns with a high frequency. We don't
    want you to leave, but if you do, we'll give you a short wave.

    I'll settle for nothing less than a micro-wave! ;-)

    ** Looks just perfect for any * bright spark * yearning to earn himself
    a high level position, ASAP.

    ** Care to explain how sparks manage jumping to a man riding on a
    helicopter
    in mid air.

    Figured it out yet? Voltage is a little bit higher than a toaster.

    Well I havnt figured it out, the voltage is only 500KV to the other 2
    wires, not to earth or to the air.

    ** Not 500kV - but close to 300 kV relative to ground.

    The copter has capacitance - just like a metal sphere or any object does.

    http://deepfriedneon.com/tesla_f_calcsphere.html

    To charge its surface up to some voltage takes current flow and time.

    Because the line is carrying AC voltage, a small current can flow
    continuously in both directions - hence the fine sparks seen in the video

    All this makes me cap myself, tummy is Hzing,for the answer lies in the
    sphere of destiny when Eddy Current holds out the spear to equalize his foe.
     
  12. Guest

    It seems to me that if you are sitting under a helicopter blade and
    jet engine in the open that the clattering of hand tools will not be
    audible like it is in that video.
     
  13. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    Someone else made the same observation. I saw somewhere on the net
    that the clip was part of an Imax documentary about helicopters, in
    which case they'd have done some careful audio dubbing for maximum impact.
    But apart from the doctored sound, it looks authentic.
     
Ask a Question
Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?
You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Electronics Point Logo
Continue to site
Quote of the day

-