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(NECN Boston)   This helicopter could be the star of a horror movie   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Rail transport, Rail tracks, pilot Alan Stack, trim trees, safest way, coming days, railroad safety project, bright yellows  
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5481 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Sep 2020 at 9:30 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2020-09-29 10:32:20 AM  

winedrinkingman: Most damaging helicopter in history was the one that took Trump to the Iowa Caucus.  Only reason he did so well in the Caucus was because he was letting kids take rides in that copter.  It was a huge gesture, and I don't think the all the professional pig farmers in Iowa, folks who shovel pig shiat and store it in huge stinking pools on their property, had the intellect to realize that just because this rich guy was doing something nice for their kids, didn't mean he was a nice guy.  After that, he was kind of the front runner.

I don't think it was a Sea King...
2020-09-29 1:00:09 PM  

starsrift: Gyrfalcon: starsrift: It seems weird to me that using a helicopter to do this is better than a rail car with saws in a similar (obviously inversed) configuration.

What if there are no rails?

*long pause*

The helicopter is only trimming back from the rail lines, so... uh.... what? :)

The helicopter rig is more commonly used for remote power lines.
2020-09-29 4:22:12 PM  
A typical single turbine helicopter has an operating cost of about $10/minute.

Tree trimming is a well paid and dangerous job.

Still, helicopter tree trimming is only for inaccessible places.
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