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walrus909

February 25, 2015 2:54 PM

F1 » Max Yamabiko: Grounding the Alonso crash conspiracy theories


“The tyres being insulators is simply rubbish”, Your post/comment is apparently in response to my post on another page about my first hand personal experience in witnessing a fatality by electrocution with “Rubber tired 60 ton crane). While that all steel crane didn’t had a shred of carbon fibre and that roustabout on the ground that touched it was instantly “gone” the crane operator sitting in and operating the crane is still with us to this day. No, I missed that, I've been gone for months. My words are from school and experience, as I'm a licensed high voltage tester, splicer and terminator.

walrus909

February 24, 2015 9:09 PM

F1 » Max Yamabiko: Grounding the Alonso crash conspiracy theories


SoSlo: the faraday cage effect only works on a car if the electricity is coming from outside the cage... If the onboard batteries shocked him due to proximity then the fact the car is on rubber tires means nothing... it would be the same if he grabbed a downed power line while sitting inside the car, he'd still be shocked
(standing outside the car not in would be correct) Only if the current was strong enough to arc from earth, through the tyres and his body to said wire. There has to be a potential for the circuit to be made. The power line would have to originate from a transformer where a winding(s) is earthed to make this circuit. The ERS is self contained in the car just like your average road cars battery system. so the potential is within the car, just at a higher voltage.

walrus909

February 25, 2015 4:01 AM
Last Edited 28 days ago

F1 » Max Yamabiko: Grounding the Alonso crash conspiracy theories


BJR:
SoSlo: i assume everybody knows when i say downed power line i mean one that is live
Yes, but "...it would be the same if he grabbed a downed power line while sitting inside the car, he'd still be shocked.." was the bit you got wrong, unless you meant a crashed car where conductive bits were in contact with the ground. As has been pointed out, there has to be a difference in potential between two points and a path for the current to flow. If the throttle pedal became a significantly higher potential than the seat and FA had sweaty boots and a sweaty ar$e then he could have received a shock? I see by disagrees to my posts, the trolls that haven't a degree in electrical engineering have outed them selves. I also see you understand electrical circuits.and this is the simple stuff. I think the ERS is poly phase and a driver could be shocked by two ungrounded conductors where ground would not even come into play.

walrus909

February 24, 2015 7:54 PM

F1 » Max Yamabiko: Grounding the Alonso crash conspiracy theories


The tyres being insulators is simply rubbish. Both the earth (ground) and the positive line of the electrical pack are contained in the chassis To be shocked, the driver would contact the positive and negative within the car. There is no potential to the pavement. To make Max's theory work, the car would have to be earthed to the pavement. Imagine a driven rod, and a long lead winding around the track, or a full size scalextric set

walrus909

February 24, 2015 4:12 PM

F1 » Alonso could face more days in hospital


richard:
benignlyindifferent: I guess wishing a two time champion a speedy recovery and a return to the sport is two much for the haters and their need to hit the disagree button on the comments above. I read an article that discussed the psychology of "haters" in today's on line journalism and how this reflects their need for attention of any sort. The ancient Greeks referred to this as pathos. What I do not understand is why the "haters" continue to visit Crash. What do they like about a sport that causes them to wish ill of any great driver after a potentially serious injury? Sad.
those nuts are like what they are, because they are one eyed fanboys of one particular driver. they are not fans of F1 ! just ignore the plonkers.
I 'm not sure they're even fanboys. I think they're just trolls trying to pull our chains.

walrus909

November 26, 2014 1:36 AM

F1 » McLaren ‘quite a bit’ behind – Vandoorne


Well, this thread seems undiluted with hysteria from the 2014 season, that thankfully is over. So as an observer of the sport, it is typical for a new engine/chassis to have 'teething problems'. Now its not an engine but a power unit that couldn't have been dreamed of by NASA engineers that sent humans to the moon. So for anyone to expect Honda/Mac to instantly produce a PU equal to the Merc in one days testing is delusional. As mentioned before, This needlessly complex PU has to be tested and sorted out. Until F1 comes to their senses and scrap this billion dollar failure, ( with special emphasis on the merc PU freeze), The once greatest automobile sport will wallow below GP2, WEC, and even some great Karting races.


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