Re: Ooooops. power lines
- --- In email@example.com, "ichiman1" <ichiman1@y...> wrote:
> I put my kite on powerlines on wooden poles during a drastic windshift
> (I think it was a small rotor), well nothing happened, I wonder justTwo years ago I burned down 180 acres of California Sierra Nevada Oak
> how dangerous is it really to touch lines with kite or lines? Surely
> they are insulated anyway (any electrical engineers out there?)
> Saw a movie of a guy hitting a power line with the mast of his boat
> on 'Funniest home videos'... KABOOOM!
meadows, including about 15 acres on my aunt's ranch, by putting a C-
Quad on some powerlines. The kite was totally dry. At the time, I was
about where you are - I had draped my kite over powerlines a few times
and nothing happened. I think a part of me believed it was a myth. It
was an accident, but when my cousin let go of the lines to the 8.4 m C-
quad it incinerated as soon as it touched two lines at the same time.
It was July 4th weekend, hot and dry, and there was a huge fire
hazard. The flames fell down and ignited the plentiful dry grass under
the lines and the fire was fought for three days at a cost of about
$750,000 from what I understand. The AKA paid out the largest
settlement in their history and they can't get insurance anymore for
Keep your kite away from powerlines.