Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

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Tom Scott

Tom Scott

13 dögum síðan

Wind turbines have emergency exits, but they might not be for the reason you think. • Thanks to Octopus Energy: octopus.energy/octopus-fan-club/ (This video isn't sponsored, but obviously they did let me go up their wind turbine.)
Drone camera: Tom Francone
Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)
Thanks very much to all the team at Octopus Energy and EWT!
Filmed safely: www.tomscott.com/safe/
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott 15 dögum síðan
I couldn't find a way to fit this into the video, but rather wonderfully, this turbine is called Octopus Energy's "#1 Fan". Thanks to all the team there, and the rope access team at EWT. This wasn't sponsored, and Octopus had no control over the final video, but obviously they did let me go up their conveniently-branded wind turbine in an effort to boost their brand. (If any other companies would like to show me around their conveniently-branded spectacular facilities, they should definitely get in touch...!)
Carløs ;-;
Carløs ;-; Degi Síðan síðan
this video changed my life
Zzzz Zzzz
Zzzz Zzzz Degi Síðan síðan
thank you sponsor eagle
Paf 3 dögum síðan
@Teut Hamer what
Teut Hamer
Teut Hamer 4 dögum síðan
Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!
Victor Graf
Victor Graf 4 dögum síðan
郭文 2 klukkustundum síðan
The few fierce chef functionally file because recess proportionately sparkle after a instinctive priest. idiotic, selective dinner
h8GWBî 2 klukkustundum síðan
I hope the emergency -decent- -descention- -descendibility- -descending- descent is a lot faster in a real emergency.
fred lonbottom
fred lonbottom 4 klukkustundum síðan
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Dj none
Dj none 7 klukkustundum síðan
I fell out of a park bench laying down watching this F that noise
Aitor B
Aitor B 8 klukkustundum síðan
The most fascinating thing about this video is how the camera deletes the stick from the image.
Paul Robert
Paul Robert 10 klukkustundum síðan
Not interesting at all
morphman86 10 klukkustundum síðan
Tom Scott and the Nixon Tapes have a thing in common now: "I've got two wires on me!"
LiamThm 10 klukkustundum síðan
Worked for GE and Siemens for 10 years. Brings back memories.
wesmatron 11 klukkustundum síðan
Remember that video of those two guys standing on top of a burning turbine?
Glen DeKoker
Glen DeKoker 11 klukkustundum síðan
Gianluca 15 klukkustundum síðan
you can make a theme park out of it
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt 15 klukkustundum síðan
Conspiracy theory: tom is a teacher that is using reverse psychology to teach us stuff we otherwise would fall asleep to.
donnza c
donnza c 18 klukkustundum síðan
Why didn't i ever realise it's possible to go inside a wind turbine?
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt 15 klukkustundum síðan
energy than they could ever create. There is also pollution associated with their manufacture. Sorry...
Marcelo Jardon
Marcelo Jardon 19 klukkustundum síðan
Wind turbines...a catastrophe for the environment for peanuts of unreliable and randomly intermittent electricity
Buddy Hendrix
Buddy Hendrix 19 klukkustundum síðan
Söt Gråvarg
Söt Gråvarg 20 klukkustundum síðan
I would get a heart attack from looking down there. 🤯🤢
Tactical Butter
Tactical Butter 21 klukkustund síðan
The googly eyes on his helmet are the highlight of my day.
MothproofKT 21 klukkustund síðan
I got vertigo just watching you step out and looking around 😅 I’d have definitely needed to be unconscious to start the descent! 😂
Trevor Miles
Trevor Miles Degi Síðan síðan
So tom what you do today.. you stil doing that boring computer site thing.? Geeshhh I think my toes would curl up and break if i did that. I consider myself a brave fellow. But brave by circumstance not by design . uhhh lean back and go with it..mmmm My hats off to you Tom.
1337 Degi Síðan síðan
i almost had a heart attack for just watching it
L Alexander
L Alexander Degi Síðan síðan
"Heart attacks...break an ankle..." Me: I have diarrhea...get me down now.
Funny Valentine
Funny Valentine Degi Síðan síðan
Me, confused why they don’t just have emergency parachutes: 👁👄👁
СМЕШНОЙ СМЕШНОЙ Degi Síðan síðan
"Ive got two turds,two turds in my underwear"
bwc1976 Degi Síðan síðan
I thought the descent was going to be a lot faster than that, it being for an emergency and all.
LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life!
LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life! Degi Síðan síðan
Yo this video is so engaging, Im a huge fan of you!
SolidSith Degi Síðan síðan
No climb assist, rip. the elevators are awesome in the new ones.....except when you have to rescue yourself from them.
SolidSith Degi Síðan síðan
Awe you didn't get to use the auto descender. Pray you hooked it up right, jump, glide down.
Killed_By_The_Architect -
Killed_By_The_Architect - Degi Síðan síðan
You couldn't pay me enough.
Turbowat? Degi Síðan síðan
My what a mighty big bird annihilator you have.
macsloan58 Degi Síðan síðan
Wind turbines are the biggest energy hoax/scam foisted on people in history. The minute they are designed, they are losing money. Any power engineer (I am not one) will tell you that it is impossible for a wind turbine to make more energy than it has consumed from design through manufacture and finally to installation. It is quite simple: there is not enough energy density in wind to make it a viable source of energy. That is an unarguable fact. Regardless of what liberals and tree huggers tell us, wind turbines use more energy than they could ever create. There is also pollution associated with their manufacture. Sorry...
Iliketobealone Degi Síðan síðan
Anyone else saw that warp at 3:15
Killed_By_The_Architect -
Killed_By_The_Architect - Degi Síðan síðan
Looked like a glitch in the Matrix.
Pilot Peego
Pilot Peego Degi Síðan síðan
I would have a parachute as a backup.😂
Killed_By_The_Architect -
Killed_By_The_Architect - Degi Síðan síðan
You wouldn't have time to open it and get a full canopy before hitting the ground.
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu Degi Síðan síðan
I can't even begin to imagine the amount of fear I wold have descending.
Mr Neil
Mr Neil Degi Síðan síðan
For some reason I was waiting for a giant inflatable slide to pop out like on an airplane.
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu Degi Síðan síðan
3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts
LIGHTNING FAST Degi Síðan síðan
I want to face my fear of falling, I need to do that!
Carløs ;-;
Carløs ;-; Degi Síðan síðan
this video changed my life
Cooking Parker
Cooking Parker Degi Síðan síðan
The drab drink naturalistically treat because cave consequentially pat till a lamentable thunder. relieved, peaceful bumper
Smit Shilpatul
Smit Shilpatul Degi Síðan síðan
Idk why, but when I was a kid I thought they were only 2-3 metres tall
S H N Degi Síðan síðan
4:47 who is recording you up there!!? i dont see a drone either at 4:48
Marty Lynchian
Marty Lynchian Degi Síðan síðan
More people die with these windmills then Nuclear power plant.
Kermit The Frog
Kermit The Frog 2 dögum síðan
“Don’t bend your legs!” *bends legs immediately*
Ashen One
Ashen One 2 dögum síðan
you are one brave guy xDDD
Ronny Ron
Ronny Ron 2 dögum síðan
Too much talkie
Randy G
Randy G 2 dögum síðan
"Blade repair", hmm, I've a fan next to my bed which has been running flawlessly last 30yrs.
Sports Trader
Sports Trader 2 dögum síðan
Even on YT heights get to me.
HellHound Actual
HellHound Actual 2 dögum síðan
The Ladder Climbing brought back some Serious Metal Gear Solid Memories lmao
yoobster 2 dögum síðan
absolute mad lad!
Andrew Storey
Andrew Storey 2 dögum síðan
Damn, we have blades longer than that tower on the direct drives. Look very simple to work on but I imagine changing a yaw motor or pitch motor would be a ball ache
Dr S4T4N
Dr S4T4N 2 dögum síðan
Nice Tom like rest Brits hes same no healthy guy who have problem with breathing xD
Ethan Rowland
Ethan Rowland 2 dögum síðan
3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts
sol star
sol star 2 dögum síðan
That looks sssooooo cool !
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt 2 dögum síðan
feet of farm land. And they never decompose. They also take so much concrete/cement to keep it standing up, that they destroy even more land.
Nue Houjuu
Nue Houjuu 2 dögum síðan
Sometimes I wake up and feel like taking the emergency exit from a wind turbine as well
Robert Pirlot
Robert Pirlot 2 dögum síðan
I can imagine that tingling feeling that I get when throwing yourself off.
ITSclassic 2 dögum síðan
how is this in my recommended
Ernests Milass
Ernests Milass 2 dögum síðan
octopus energy sucks stop making classic electric cars your ruining it
L-Trizzle-12 2 dögum síðan
Shame they’re dogshit at generating copious amounts of reliable energy. 😞 Nice view tho. 🤘
Edgar Renje
Edgar Renje 2 dögum síðan
I love the design of this wind turbine. The generator housing is not as boxy as usual.
Cross Category
Cross Category 2 dögum síðan
This kinda reminds me of indoor rock climbing
Tech Gamer
Tech Gamer 2 dögum síðan
Cursed Bungee jump
Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson 2 dögum síðan
The contract for me would be such that I'd be repeating "I've got 20 wires on me, I've got 20 wires on me".
Tesh Govindji
Tesh Govindji 2 dögum síðan
I have to call my sister over to change the lightbulb on the attic staircase. So no, I would rather break my own legs and arms than climb up those ladders. 😑 Just though thought of climbing those ladders is giving me 5p-50p bum twitches.
Liquid Sofa
Liquid Sofa 2 dögum síðan
The video footage made me nervous, I couldn't image doing it for real.
Blu Scout
Blu Scout 2 dögum síðan
I've got two wires I've got two wires I've got two wires
petmensan 3 dögum síðan
You can also repel without any skill or training, by having a reasonably high iq and understanding the basics of repelling.
Jacob Lee
Jacob Lee 3 dögum síðan
Tom Scott knows precisely the content his audience wants.
Cramer White
Cramer White 3 dögum síðan
How is Tom 24 and 44 at the same time?
Amelia Mae
Amelia Mae 3 dögum síðan
WIND TURBINES ARE TERRIBLE!!!! Sure they make "clean" energy, but if one of the blades cracks, they cant be repaired. So they bury them and destroy thousands of square feet of farm land. And they never decompose. They also take so much concrete/cement to keep it standing up, that they destroy even more land.
The Dominator
The Dominator 3 dögum síðan
4:25 "That's fine" Tom says, but it was definitely not fine
ButterBall 3 dögum síðan
I watched a video of a wind turbine who's brakes failed and it started a fire and stranded Two people on top. One jumped to his death while the other died from the fire.
Chez Man
Chez Man 3 dögum síðan
That would be great except you can't control your descent. It is for emergencies, not fun. I've rappelled down rock faces so this would be simple but still fun.
Tony Totten
Tony Totten 3 dögum síðan
Dixon Ticonderoga
Dixon Ticonderoga 3 dögum síðan
Ham Mo
Ham Mo 3 dögum síðan
Ugh health and safety is ridiculous
The Grammar Police
The Grammar Police 3 dögum síðan
I went to Kentucky for Spring Break and I went repelling. Very similar feeling as to Tom. I had to keep telling myself to trust the process and that I was under the guidance of trained professionals. Started with the 50ft wall and finished with the 150ft wall. I was quite happy.
Rambling Rob
Rambling Rob 3 dögum síðan
I got goose bumps just watching Tom
Nostrodumbass 3 dögum síðan
Nope. I don't even like going up an escalator.
Paid Tourist
Paid Tourist 3 dögum síðan
Sidharth Sreeram
Sidharth Sreeram 3 dögum síðan
Why did I think that it was going to be a huge slide 🤣
Karen Smith
Karen Smith 3 dögum síðan
Nope!!! XD
Sphinx the Minx
Sphinx the Minx 3 dögum síðan
Switching it off to service it is cheating.
Shaun Mcgowan
Shaun Mcgowan 3 dögum síðan
I've done some hard work and your body will act a little funny when you're doing that you get that skin tingling that heat flash going in your body wants to do weird things in your mind has to override it good show gentleman good show.
AMStationEngineer 3 dögum síðan
You should gain a "royal proclamation" making it clear that "From this day forward, it shall never be said that you, Sir Tom Scott, 'DOESN'T HAVE A "SET"!!" Fred Dibnah approved this message, and asks "Did you like that??"....
Jānis Grīnvalds
Jānis Grīnvalds 3 dögum síðan
One word "Aerones"
The Rolling Troll
The Rolling Troll 3 dögum síðan
Now that was a fun trip :D.
SirHaugen 3 dögum síðan
You owe me a new keyboard. My hands were sweating and shorted the keyboard ..
Paul Revere1776
Paul Revere1776 3 dögum síðan
Very cool Tom. The flat Earth view was amazing!
Izzy Ramos-Gunn
Izzy Ramos-Gunn 3 dögum síðan
How do you have two attachment points if it's only 1 cable?
chibani 2 dögum síðan
What if one cable break? ... The second will save you. Redundancy my friend saves lives
Gawr Gura is the only one i shrimp for
Gawr Gura is the only one i shrimp for 3 dögum síðan
Damn the cameraman do be in creative mode
NightOwl 3 dögum síðan
props to tom for being able to narrate whilst descending. i can't even imagine having to do several takes of that. 😂
Ascertivus 4 dögum síðan
I think the interior of the structure, especially the column upon which the turbine sits, is quite fascinating!
GAMED 21 4 dögum síðan
when u are way too much inspired by call of duty warzone
over 9061
over 9061 4 dögum síðan
i would be so scared
Evan Snyder
Evan Snyder 4 dögum síðan
I hold a class 1 Medical License for aviation. I wonder how different mine are to theirs.
TheMeow_YT 4 dögum síðan
You can go in them?
stevespyder 4 dögum síðan
I would be rappelling down, much quicker. should try climbing northern Ontario fire towers. some up to 400' high, with ladders exposed to the environment. fun on a windy day...
Hanna Maria
Hanna Maria 4 dögum síðan
can i- please do this?
Teut Hamer
Teut Hamer 4 dögum síðan
Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!
Polywant Acracker
Polywant Acracker 4 dögum síðan
I'm a big fan of this video
Bbomb 4 dögum síðan
wow, that was some advanced green screen.
Shx & Mix
Shx & Mix 4 dögum síðan
Who’s watching this after the pandemic? 😷
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