Flying Through Turbines

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Vimeo user aaron_gx is a naughty RC controller, but the footage he caught zooming around and through the blades of wind turbines is breathtaking. One pass was so close, he might have gotten his antenna clipped. This kind of stunt is typically frowned upon in the industry, to the point that the person(s) responsible for aiding him were probably fired, if they were caught. I would never allow such a thing to happen on my watch, but… it’s fun to watch.

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5 Responses to Flying Through Turbines

  1. Paul says:

    what camera/rc plane did you use?

  2. aaron says:

    styrofoam 34″ skyfun jet. Smaller/Lighter than any of the dead birds I found in a pile at the base of the turbine ;)

  3. johnnycat says:

    Ha, aaron. IF that’s true, they were probably placed there by avian enthusiasts with misplaced malice. On average, 2 birds per turbine, per year are killed.

    http://skepticblog.org/2010/01/07/wind-turbines-and-birds-the-cuisinarts-of-the-skies/

    Your winking smiley face notwithstanding, I just had to point that out. ;)

  4. aaron says:

    point well taken!

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