Smart Thinking: Electric Company Uses Flamethrowing Octocopter To Burn Trash Off Power Lines

February 17, 2017

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These are a few shots from Xiangyang, China where an electric power maintenance company is using a flamethrowing octocopter to burn plastic bags and other debris that have gotten caught on power lines too dangerous/out of reach for a person to retrieve. Now that's just some solid problem solving if I've ever heard of it. Plus, you know, who doesn't want to operate a flamethrowing octocopter as part of their job? I know I do. I can see it now: *busts through front door* "Welcome home, honey, how was your day?" Oh, you know, I just got TO BURN SOME TRASH OFF POWERLINES WITH A FLAMETHROWING OCTOCOPTER. "That's nice dear, but why are you out of breath? And what are you doing with that suitcase?" I also set the office on fire pack your bags baby we've gotta go!

Keep going for two more shots.

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Thanks to CN, who agrees fire, along with duct tape and super glue, can fix anything.

  • palpable ovaltine

    I want to see it kill another drone.

  • BMan56

    So that’s how they get all those shoes and teddy bears off the lines...

  • GeneralDisorder

    I need the power company to come burn down the shoes that hang by the mostly burned house across the intersection.

  • Bling Nye

    I've never wanted a job so bad in my life.

  • First they came for the hanging garbage, and I did not speak up, because I was not hanging garbage.

    Then they came for...

  • Guesticle

    those obnoxious feral green parakeets that escaped from that train crash 70 years ago...

  • Andrew Newton

    replace power lines with society and debris with protesters and I'm sure we'll see similar news stories like this from China in the next 5 or so years.

  • The_Wretched

    The DAP cops are salivating over getting one.

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