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Pylon

A large tower containing power lines. Pylons are used in the operations of some utility companies.
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At a quarter the cost and weight of a dual-station wing, a pylon can be removed or attached by two people in 15 minutes, produces less drag during flight, offers a wider field of fire to window or door gunners, and opens more space to hoist a litter into the aircraft while in a hover.
If we do plan to fly the maneuver at 100 knots groundspeed, we'll ideally want to be at that value when we're directly downwind--and perhaps flying in a cross-wind--while circling the pylon, accepting the groundspeed fluctuations.
But now a collection of electricity pylons are being taken down under a PS3.5m engineering project.
The developer says the last of the giant cables that link the pylons to the bridge deck have now been installed.
The man came down at around midnight and following the incident, a police spokesperson said: "The man who had climbed up the pylon is now down safely and has been taken to hospital to be checked over."
Around 36,900 homes were left without power as the electricity provider worked to divert electricity from the Killingworth pylons via alternative routes.
The project will see hundreds of 60-metre pylons, as tall as Liberty Hall in Dublin, erected across rural areas and in almost every county from Donegal to Cork.
Paddy - dad to Abraham, five, Saoirse, four, and two-year-old Aine - came home in 2012 and was so concerned by the destruction it would cause the local environment that he helped set up antipylon campaign group ReThink Pylons. The private estate manager revealed: "I'm passionate about the countryside and protecting it and keeping big industry out of renewable energy.
Sarah said: "I'm proud of working for National Grid and when the opportunity arose to climb a pylon and for a very worthy cause I leapt at the chance.
If testing is successful, the design is set to take over from the traditional steel lattice pylons that have been part of the British landscape since the 1920s.
Summary: Small bombs planted near electricity transmission pylon in 6th of October suburb explode, cutting power to area for nearly one hour.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 30, 2014-Spirit delivers Mitsubishi's first flight test pylon