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This idea is similar to my post titled 'Pirate Welcome Mat'. Overhead power transmission cables should be encased in a detcord sleeve, with weight sensors attached to the cable atop each supporting pole. If a tree or parachutist falls on the cable and the weight isn't removed in, say, 15 minutes, the
sleeve along that section of cable detonates. This saves the cable company the hassle of trying to remove fallen tree branches, then having to test the stretch of cable for integrity and possibly take down/replace the whole thing by cutting (hehehe) the crap and going straight to the replacement phase, and ensures timely release for trapped parachutists.
My favorite possible side benefit would be the rapid deployment of pole-top scarecrows, as they'd just look so cool all the way up there.
Power line moose
[ytk, Nov 09 2012]
Don't forget the traffic flow
(sorry norm, didn't mean to delete this) [21 Quest, Nov 09 2012]
|| Or, you know, the occasional moose (link).
||Awesome link, ytk. Here in the US, we usually content
ourselves with tossing laced-together shoes up there...
||beheading power line thieves [+]