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

February 17, 2017


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.



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.

  • Guesticle

    an attempt was made and will not be repeated for reasons of insurance

  • Bling Nye

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

  • TheQiwiMan

    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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