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Old 02-23-2008, 01:01 PM   #1
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was that a test or something? Would be pretty scary being close when those blades fly off
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:12 PM   #3
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I'll stick with my good ole petroleum based energy if not for just that reason :-P. Whirling blades of doom not really my thing.
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lol nice, my question is how did they know that was going to happen at that percise moment in time?
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lmao that was sick
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lol nice, my question is how did they know that was going to happen at that percise moment in time?
I agree, a set up springs to mind, also look at the speed of the arms, there going a tad fast dont you think.
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I'll stick with my good ole petroleum based energy if not for just that reason :-P. Whirling blades of doom not really my thing.
I lol'd at whirling blades of doom.
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lol nice, my question is how did they know that was going to happen at that percise moment in time?
I imagine that something had noticeably failed to begin with. Wind turbines such as those are suppose to have a braking system to slow it down and also when they've been spinning for a certain amount time they're suppose to turn out of the wind and come to a stop to cool off. This one obviously did neither of these.
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I think Š88 has got the right idea. They are designed to run at certain speeds and have safe guards built in to keep this from happening. I get the feeling that this one was spinning at a speed that it wasn't designed to handle.
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From the looks of the sky it was a storm and that turbine had something wrong with it like D88 said.

But that was sweet! Cut the pole right in half!
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