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The bridge its self is about 180 feet long and weights a shit load! The crane used to pic this is a 400 ton mobile crane, pretty awesome.
(photos courtesy of Manny Barns)
Aug 16, 2008
(photos curteousy of Karen Andrews)
Aug 14, 2008
Here you can see the top two thirds of the tunnel has been removed, and, they moved to taking down the side walls.
(photos courtesy of,Mannie Barns)
(Wilburton Tunnel After)
Can you tell that there was total chaos over the weekend? Only a third of the tunnel remains to be removed by the weekend of August 15-17th.
You can view more photos on the removal of the Wilburton Tunnel on Flicker Here:
Aug 11, 2008
This 1/9th scale radio-controlled C-17 model was built in the U.K. To date it has about 20 flights. It was built as the centerpiece of a 15 program television series produced in the U.K for the Home and Leisure satellite TV channel. Built with the aid of three friends, it took a year to build and, is powered with 4 Jetcat P-120 turbines, with a total thrust of 108 lbs. Weighing in at 250 lbs fully fueled and, carries 12.5 liters (3.3 U.S. gallons) of 95% kerosene and, 5% turbine oil fuel. the wingspan of this big boy is 20 feet and 8 inches, and the top of the fin hits 74 inches. (6feet 2 inches) above the ground. Take of weight is 264 lbs. The rear cargo doors open and they drop an r/c jeep on a pallet, as well as 2 free fall r/c parachutists. The model also, has smoke systems both of the inboard turbines, and uses 2.4 GHz data link to provide real-time data to a laptop computer on the ground while in flight. This data includes airspeed, turbine, RPM, EGT, fuel consumption, etc. It is covered in fiberglass and epoxy resin. Built mainly from balsa and ply, with many glass and carbon fiber moldings to reduce weight. This C-17 Globemaster III is one of the largest jet models in the world today! Complete with retractable landing gear and pneumatically operated flaps.
Aug 8, 2008
An aerial view of the Wilburton Tunnel shows trucks removing dirt in
preparation for the assault.
Aug 4, 2008
We pick the panels with a 65 ton crane. Here you see the angled rigging to the left of the photo. These are on rolling blocks so when the panels are picked up they won't break in half. (side view)
Jul 27, 2008
Bottom picture: A school of Hammerheads
The Mythbusters crew is by far my favorite show to watch! They get to make alot of cool stuff and, sometimes they blow it up!! They've got the ultimate dream job.