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Old 08-12-2010, 12:42 AM #33
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Regarding a pilot, there is a safety story we tell at the lab I work at (truth or not, I'm not sure).

A guy once borrowing a very high powered laser from the lab to trim a tree he couldn't reach - with no thought to the beam that was going into the atmosphere. (It was also a laser that was designed for long range). It hit an airplane's wing, and caused malfunction that forced him to crash land.

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A guy once borrowing a very high powered laser from the lab to trim a tree he couldn't reach - with no thought to the beam that was going into the atmosphere. (It was also a laser that was designed for long range). It hit an airplane's wing, and caused malfunction that forced him to crash land.

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Sounds interesting enough to have an incident report somewhere...

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Recently I saw someone saying something about how folks were going to have problems because teenagers will now sit on the side of the road and pop the tires of passing vehicles with their Arctics. IIRC It was later found to take 10+ minutes of burn time with the laser focused and the laser and tire several mm apart and held completely still.. and that was a bike tire. I can't ever downplay the danger of lasers, they are very dangerous, but some things are just not gonna happen.
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No, the person was on a forum and seemed serious, but that's obviously where their inspiration came from LOL!
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Can not believe that an aircraft was brought down by that laser. It is a severe burn hazard to flesh, as well as a blinding beam. No way it brought down an aircraft. It would be possible to bring down an auto gyro, but that would be if the pilots exposed body was burned by the beam. ;-)
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^Yes, it's just the bubble I need. My one's broken and now just sinks to the bottom in two halves!

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