• English Electric Lightning - Cape Town - South Africa

    The Ex 56 Squadron English Electric Lightning T5 is the only aircraft of it's type flying in the world. We were there to film each step of the restoration of this supersonic jet fighter of the Cold War era. We speak with Chief Engineer Johann Rosenstrauch about the process of restoring ZU-BBD to full flying condition. Pilot and owner Mike Beachy Head flew his Lightning on the 14th January 2014 making it the only airworthy Lightning currently flying. Post the flight Mike had the following to say, "The aircraft flew perfectly in every way." Filming commenced on the 25th October 2013. 1st Engine installation happened on the 7th November. 2nd Engine installation on the 11th November. On-board footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyMvL_tjsbE Special Thanks: Mike Beachy Head Andrew ...

    published: 28 Jan 2014
  • Last of the South African class 6E1's Part One

    The video is like an introduction to the next (few) series I am currently working on: Because of rapid railway modernization in South Africa, these old mainline electric locomotives are to be extinct. This video is a combination of clips shot at Worcester, Matjiesfontein and an old clip shot at Boksburg East Station by Nixops. All (images) used in this video are of My own. Enjoy!

    published: 11 Oct 2016
  • Africa Twin PC 8 Fuse Panel Installation (DIY Electrical Accessories)

    We install a PC-8 Fuse Panel Kit from Eastern Beaver Go to http://www.easternbeaver.com for more details on the PC8 Fuse Panel Kit.

    published: 07 Aug 2017
  • Tiny House Electrical Wiring - Part 1 (Ep.40)

    We get started roughing in the electrical in our tiny house! Tiny Nest follows Jake & Kiva's tiny house project, from the early stages, to completion and beyond. 3D TINY HOUSE DESIGN TUTORIAL --- http://bit.ly/tiny-design IRON EAGLE TRAILER DISCOUNT --- http://bit.ly/tiny-trailer BUILDING SERIES --- http://bit.ly/tiny-build SUBSCRIBE --- http://bit.ly/tiny-subscribe SOCIAL MEDIA --- http://bit.ly/tiny-social --- music in this episode --- Artist: Broke For Free Track: Melt

    published: 25 Sep 2015
  • TRANSNET freight rail - Electrics: 2017 02 06 10h00 OOSTERZEE E18's running light to head ROVOS

    TRANSNET freight rail - Electrics: 2017 02 06 10h00 OOSTERZEE E18's running light scheduled to head ROVOS train due to depart Cape Town station this morning. More information: South African Class 18E, Series 2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Class_18E,_Series_2

    published: 09 Feb 2017
  • Understanding Your Home's Electrical System: The Main Panel

    http://www.electrical-online.com In this new video series, the Internet Electrician introduces you to the heart of your home's electrical system - the breaker and main distribution panel. The video touches on the steps to get power to your home, how it is metered, a little about high voltage transmission and transforming, and what goes on inside that panel to get the power to the individual circuits that feed the power throughout your home.

    published: 31 Aug 2015
  • Home Electrical Wiring Basics

    This video shows the basics in easy-to-understand language. It shows you what a basic circuit looks like and even shows you how to add a switch to a light within that circuit.

    published: 02 Jan 2013
  • Rovos Rail Electrics 01

    Electric Locomotive, Class 5E1, Series 5, No's E1044, E1105 & E1104 on their way back from Cape Town with Pride of Africa on their way to Rovos Rail Depot

    published: 14 Aug 2017
  • Crazy Sub Station Electrical Arc In Russia

    Some Crazy Sub Station Electrical Arc In Russia

    published: 05 Apr 2016
  • Rovos Rail Electrics 07

    Electric Locomotives, Class 5E1, Series 5, No's 1123, 1127 & 1030 with Pride of Africa going slowly through Hercules Station on their way to Rovos Rail Depot just before she start with her journey to Dar-Es-Salaam

    published: 21 Aug 2017
  • how to lower your electric bill ... Oncor said I was meter tampering Really !

    meter tampering…

    published: 12 Feb 2014
  • Rovos Rail Electrics 09

    Rovos Rail's Electric Locomotives, Class 5E1, Series 5, No's 1123, 1127 & 1030 with Pride of Africa going slowly through Hercules Station on their way to Durban via Germiston Station

    published: 01 Sep 2017
  • Africa Rally Range Rover Classic wonky electrics move to the beat

    En route to The Gambia, W.Africa our Range Rover Classic's speedo rocked to the music! Plymouth to Banjul Rally. For the record despite leaving England without reverse gear, en route the head gasket drinking over 1 litre per day of water and topping the transfer box up on a daily basis this Classic soldiered across the Sahara and made it!

    published: 29 Sep 2012
  • Rovos Rail Electrics 10

    Rovos Rail's Electric Locomotives, Class 5E1, Series 5, No's 1123, 1127 & 1030 with Pride of Africa going slowly through Hercules Station on their way to Cape Town via Germiston Station

    published: 01 Sep 2017
  • Rovos Rail Electrics 03

    Electric Locomotives, Class 5E1, Series 5, No's 1030, 1127 & 1123 with Pride of Africa going slowly through Hercules Station on their way to Germiston Station

    published: 14 Aug 2017
  • Rovos Rail Electrics 02

    Electric Locomotives, Class 5E1, Series 5, No's 1030, 1127 & 1123 with Pride of Africa through Hercules Station on their way to Rovos Rail Depot

    published: 14 Aug 2017
  • How to use a Multimeter for beginners: Part 1 - Voltage measurement / Multimeter tutorial

    Visit my website for more Tips, Videos, DIY projects and more: http://www.mjlorton.com/ --------------------- Click "Show more" ------------------------------- Multimeter tutorial - This series of videos is a tutorial on how to use a digital multimeter for beginners. It will also explain the basics of electricity and address some safety issues. Please support my content creation by using my Amazon Store: http://astore.amazon.com/m0711-20 View all my tutorials and videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/mjlorton/videos?live_view=500&flow=list&sort=dd&view=1 --------------------- Click "Show more" ------------------------------- My website and forum:- http://www.mjlorton.com Donations and contributions:- http://www.mjlorton.com My techie channel MJLorton - Solar Power and Electronic Measure...

    published: 30 Jan 2012
  • TRANSNET freight rail - Electrics: 2016 01 06 12h32 Class 15E 15 032 at Salkor loco depot

    2016-01-06 12h32 Class 15E 15 032 at Salkor loco depot

    published: 15 Aug 2016
  • Icehouse - "Electric Blue" (1987)

    "Electric Blue" is a 1987 hit single by the Australian new wave band Icehouse, from their 5th album Man of Colours. The single reached #1 on the Australian singles chart on 1987, #7 on the American Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on 1988.

    published: 03 May 2012
  • Rovos Rail Electrics 08

    Electric Locomotives, Class 5E1, Series 5, No's 1123, 1127 & 1030 with Pride of Africa going slowly through Hercules Station on their way to Rovos Rail Depot

    published: 23 Aug 2017
  • Top 10 Transformer Explosion Compilation - Electric Fail

    I saw a transformer on my way home. Thought it might be cool to film it's self destruction. Top 10 electric fail Top 10 Transformer Explosion Compilation - Electric Fail: https://youtu.be/ONuLgpX30fA Subscribe Crash videos to be the first to see the new video: http://bit.ly/carcrashchannel Lighting Strike - Amazing Lighting Strike: https://youtu.be/E0s7ucEMAKw Amazing Airplane Struck By Lightning: https://youtu.be/oqhUijxTjtI

    published: 10 Aug 2016
  • Rovos Rail Electrics 04

    Electric Locomotives, Class 5E1, Series 5, No's 1030, 1127 & 1123 with Pride of Africa going slowly through Hercules Station on their way to Rovos Rail Depot

    published: 02 Aug 2017
  • TRANSNET freight rail - Electrics: 2016 12 07 09h11 Container Train arrives at Bellville

    TRANSNET Electrics: 2016 12 07 09h11 Container Train arrives at Bellville About TRANSNET: TRANSNET freight rail (formerly Spoornet, preceded by SATS [South African Transport Services], preceded by SAR & H [South African Railways & Harbours] is the division of Transnet that runs the rail system. More information about TRANSNET freight rail, including locomotive classes, may be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transnet_Freight_Rail and http://www.transnetfreightrail-tfr.net/Pages/default.aspx

    published: 14 Dec 2016
  • BIG & DEADLY ELECTRIC EELS - Amazon River Monsters

    Read my blog about the latest amazing discovery on Electric Eels https://goo.gl/8mlSIb Hey guys, Bill here, In this series we have covered scores of epic amazon river monsters, like the Black Piranha, the Vampire Fish, and Arapaima. ---------------LINKS TO VIDEOS SEEN IN THIS SHOW Aligator shocked by eel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGbj9Up4dvs Indians hunting eels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3CImU5hFzQ Jermey wade lassos an Electric eel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWpOAmyJ7F8 __________________________ Today, we’re heading deep, deep into the Amazon - to a place you can only reach by float plane - and that’s because this time, Steve Townson and I are looking for something really special. STEVE: Today I am gong to take you to see one of the most dangerous river mo...

    published: 15 Jan 2016
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English Electric Lightning - Cape Town - South Africa

English Electric Lightning - Cape Town - South Africa

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  • Duration: 4:09
  • Updated: 28 Jan 2014
  • views: 299070
videos
The Ex 56 Squadron English Electric Lightning T5 is the only aircraft of it's type flying in the world. We were there to film each step of the restoration of this supersonic jet fighter of the Cold War era. We speak with Chief Engineer Johann Rosenstrauch about the process of restoring ZU-BBD to full flying condition. Pilot and owner Mike Beachy Head flew his Lightning on the 14th January 2014 making it the only airworthy Lightning currently flying. Post the flight Mike had the following to say, "The aircraft flew perfectly in every way." Filming commenced on the 25th October 2013. 1st Engine installation happened on the 7th November. 2nd Engine installation on the 11th November. On-board footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyMvL_tjsbE Special Thanks: Mike Beachy Head Andrew Barends Johann Rosenstrauch William Scheepers Camera / Edit: Hilton Mundy Camera 2: Rory Alexander Cameras: Canon 5D Mk III & GoPro Hero 3 (Black editions) Edit: Premier Pro CS6 Join in the conversation by following us on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/shortfinaltv
https://wn.com/English_Electric_Lightning_Cape_Town_South_Africa
Last of the South African class 6E1's Part One

Last of the South African class 6E1's Part One

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  • Duration: 6:37
  • Updated: 11 Oct 2016
  • views: 2248
videos
The video is like an introduction to the next (few) series I am currently working on: Because of rapid railway modernization in South Africa, these old mainline electric locomotives are to be extinct. This video is a combination of clips shot at Worcester, Matjiesfontein and an old clip shot at Boksburg East Station by Nixops. All (images) used in this video are of My own. Enjoy!
https://wn.com/Last_Of_The_South_African_Class_6E1's_Part_One
Africa Twin PC 8 Fuse Panel Installation (DIY Electrical Accessories)

Africa Twin PC 8 Fuse Panel Installation (DIY Electrical Accessories)

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  • Duration: 29:49
  • Updated: 07 Aug 2017
  • views: 2800
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We install a PC-8 Fuse Panel Kit from Eastern Beaver Go to http://www.easternbeaver.com for more details on the PC8 Fuse Panel Kit.
https://wn.com/Africa_Twin_Pc_8_Fuse_Panel_Installation_(Diy_Electrical_Accessories)
Tiny House Electrical Wiring - Part 1 (Ep.40)

Tiny House Electrical Wiring - Part 1 (Ep.40)

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  • Duration: 13:40
  • Updated: 25 Sep 2015
  • views: 65206
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We get started roughing in the electrical in our tiny house! Tiny Nest follows Jake & Kiva's tiny house project, from the early stages, to completion and beyond. 3D TINY HOUSE DESIGN TUTORIAL --- http://bit.ly/tiny-design IRON EAGLE TRAILER DISCOUNT --- http://bit.ly/tiny-trailer BUILDING SERIES --- http://bit.ly/tiny-build SUBSCRIBE --- http://bit.ly/tiny-subscribe SOCIAL MEDIA --- http://bit.ly/tiny-social --- music in this episode --- Artist: Broke For Free Track: Melt
https://wn.com/Tiny_House_Electrical_Wiring_Part_1_(Ep.40)
TRANSNET freight rail - Electrics: 2017 02 06 10h00 OOSTERZEE E18's running light to head ROVOS

TRANSNET freight rail - Electrics: 2017 02 06 10h00 OOSTERZEE E18's running light to head ROVOS

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  • Duration: 1:01
  • Updated: 09 Feb 2017
  • views: 198
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TRANSNET freight rail - Electrics: 2017 02 06 10h00 OOSTERZEE E18's running light scheduled to head ROVOS train due to depart Cape Town station this morning. More information: South African Class 18E, Series 2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Class_18E,_Series_2
https://wn.com/Transnet_Freight_Rail_Electrics_2017_02_06_10H00_Oosterzee_E18's_Running_Light_To_Head_Rovos
Understanding Your Home's Electrical System:  The Main Panel

Understanding Your Home's Electrical System: The Main Panel

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  • Duration: 9:03
  • Updated: 31 Aug 2015
  • views: 188882
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http://www.electrical-online.com In this new video series, the Internet Electrician introduces you to the heart of your home's electrical system - the breaker and main distribution panel. The video touches on the steps to get power to your home, how it is metered, a little about high voltage transmission and transforming, and what goes on inside that panel to get the power to the individual circuits that feed the power throughout your home.
https://wn.com/Understanding_Your_Home's_Electrical_System_The_Main_Panel
Home Electrical Wiring Basics

Home Electrical Wiring Basics

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  • Duration: 5:47
  • Updated: 02 Jan 2013
  • views: 601996
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This video shows the basics in easy-to-understand language. It shows you what a basic circuit looks like and even shows you how to add a switch to a light within that circuit.
https://wn.com/Home_Electrical_Wiring_Basics
Rovos Rail Electrics 01

Rovos Rail Electrics 01

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  • Duration: 3:28
  • Updated: 14 Aug 2017
  • views: 8
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Electric Locomotive, Class 5E1, Series 5, No's E1044, E1105 & E1104 on their way back from Cape Town with Pride of Africa on their way to Rovos Rail Depot
https://wn.com/Rovos_Rail_Electrics_01
Crazy Sub Station Electrical Arc In Russia

Crazy Sub Station Electrical Arc In Russia

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  • Duration: 4:38
  • Updated: 05 Apr 2016
  • views: 195376
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Some Crazy Sub Station Electrical Arc In Russia
https://wn.com/Crazy_Sub_Station_Electrical_Arc_In_Russia
Rovos Rail Electrics 07

Rovos Rail Electrics 07

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  • Duration: 3:47
  • Updated: 21 Aug 2017
  • views: 51
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Electric Locomotives, Class 5E1, Series 5, No's 1123, 1127 & 1030 with Pride of Africa going slowly through Hercules Station on their way to Rovos Rail Depot just before she start with her journey to Dar-Es-Salaam
https://wn.com/Rovos_Rail_Electrics_07
how to lower your electric bill ... Oncor said I was meter tampering Really !

how to lower your electric bill ... Oncor said I was meter tampering Really !

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  • Duration: 5:28
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2014
  • views: 7588920
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meter tampering…
https://wn.com/How_To_Lower_Your_Electric_Bill_..._Oncor_Said_I_Was_Meter_Tampering_Really
Rovos Rail Electrics 09

Rovos Rail Electrics 09

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  • Duration: 6:18
  • Updated: 01 Sep 2017
  • views: 40
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Rovos Rail's Electric Locomotives, Class 5E1, Series 5, No's 1123, 1127 & 1030 with Pride of Africa going slowly through Hercules Station on their way to Durban via Germiston Station
https://wn.com/Rovos_Rail_Electrics_09
Africa Rally Range Rover Classic wonky electrics move to the beat

Africa Rally Range Rover Classic wonky electrics move to the beat

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  • Duration: 0:14
  • Updated: 29 Sep 2012
  • views: 110
videos
En route to The Gambia, W.Africa our Range Rover Classic's speedo rocked to the music! Plymouth to Banjul Rally. For the record despite leaving England without reverse gear, en route the head gasket drinking over 1 litre per day of water and topping the transfer box up on a daily basis this Classic soldiered across the Sahara and made it!
https://wn.com/Africa_Rally_Range_Rover_Classic_Wonky_Electrics_Move_To_The_Beat
Rovos Rail Electrics 10

Rovos Rail Electrics 10

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  • Duration: 6:47
  • Updated: 01 Sep 2017
  • views: 132
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Rovos Rail's Electric Locomotives, Class 5E1, Series 5, No's 1123, 1127 & 1030 with Pride of Africa going slowly through Hercules Station on their way to Cape Town via Germiston Station
https://wn.com/Rovos_Rail_Electrics_10
Rovos Rail Electrics 03

Rovos Rail Electrics 03

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  • Duration: 3:47
  • Updated: 14 Aug 2017
  • views: 17
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Electric Locomotives, Class 5E1, Series 5, No's 1030, 1127 & 1123 with Pride of Africa going slowly through Hercules Station on their way to Germiston Station
https://wn.com/Rovos_Rail_Electrics_03
Rovos Rail Electrics 02

Rovos Rail Electrics 02

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  • Duration: 2:19
  • Updated: 14 Aug 2017
  • views: 29
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Electric Locomotives, Class 5E1, Series 5, No's 1030, 1127 & 1123 with Pride of Africa through Hercules Station on their way to Rovos Rail Depot
https://wn.com/Rovos_Rail_Electrics_02
How to use a Multimeter for beginners: Part 1 - Voltage measurement / Multimeter tutorial

How to use a Multimeter for beginners: Part 1 - Voltage measurement / Multimeter tutorial

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  • Duration: 32:59
  • Updated: 30 Jan 2012
  • views: 2601061
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Visit my website for more Tips, Videos, DIY projects and more: http://www.mjlorton.com/ --------------------- Click "Show more" ------------------------------- Multimeter tutorial - This series of videos is a tutorial on how to use a digital multimeter for beginners. It will also explain the basics of electricity and address some safety issues. Please support my content creation by using my Amazon Store: http://astore.amazon.com/m0711-20 View all my tutorials and videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/mjlorton/videos?live_view=500&flow=list&sort=dd&view=1 --------------------- Click "Show more" ------------------------------- My website and forum:- http://www.mjlorton.com Donations and contributions:- http://www.mjlorton.com My techie channel MJLorton - Solar Power and Electronic Measurement Equipment - http://www.youtube.com/MJLorton My Techie Amazon Store: http://astore.amazon.com/m0711-20 My other channel VBlogMag - For almost any topic under the sun! - http://www.youtube.com/VBlogMag My VBlogMag Amazon Store: http://astore.amazon.com/vblogmag-20 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This first video covers how to measure AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current) voltage. I use a Fluke 177 multimeter for this demonstration provided by Comtest: www.ComTest.co.za Items covered in this multimeter tutorial: * Multimeter safety * How to measure battery voltage; how to measure a car battery / lead acid battery; how to measure mains electricity / power outlet / 220 volt / 110 volt. * What is electricity; how does electricity work; what is voltage; what is current / amps / ampage / ampere. multimeter tutorial
https://wn.com/How_To_Use_A_Multimeter_For_Beginners_Part_1_Voltage_Measurement_Multimeter_Tutorial
TRANSNET freight rail - Electrics: 2016 01 06 12h32 Class 15E 15 032 at Salkor loco depot

TRANSNET freight rail - Electrics: 2016 01 06 12h32 Class 15E 15 032 at Salkor loco depot

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  • Duration: 0:18
  • Updated: 15 Aug 2016
  • views: 72
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2016-01-06 12h32 Class 15E 15 032 at Salkor loco depot
https://wn.com/Transnet_Freight_Rail_Electrics_2016_01_06_12H32_Class_15E_15_032_At_Salkor_Loco_Depot
Icehouse - "Electric Blue" (1987)

Icehouse - "Electric Blue" (1987)

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  • Duration: 4:37
  • Updated: 03 May 2012
  • views: 4032759
videos
"Electric Blue" is a 1987 hit single by the Australian new wave band Icehouse, from their 5th album Man of Colours. The single reached #1 on the Australian singles chart on 1987, #7 on the American Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on 1988.
https://wn.com/Icehouse_Electric_Blue_(1987)
Rovos Rail Electrics 08

Rovos Rail Electrics 08

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  • Duration: 2:20
  • Updated: 23 Aug 2017
  • views: 27
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Electric Locomotives, Class 5E1, Series 5, No's 1123, 1127 & 1030 with Pride of Africa going slowly through Hercules Station on their way to Rovos Rail Depot
https://wn.com/Rovos_Rail_Electrics_08
Top 10 Transformer Explosion Compilation - Electric Fail

Top 10 Transformer Explosion Compilation - Electric Fail

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  • Duration: 2:47
  • Updated: 10 Aug 2016
  • views: 2045519
videos
I saw a transformer on my way home. Thought it might be cool to film it's self destruction. Top 10 electric fail Top 10 Transformer Explosion Compilation - Electric Fail: https://youtu.be/ONuLgpX30fA Subscribe Crash videos to be the first to see the new video: http://bit.ly/carcrashchannel Lighting Strike - Amazing Lighting Strike: https://youtu.be/E0s7ucEMAKw Amazing Airplane Struck By Lightning: https://youtu.be/oqhUijxTjtI
https://wn.com/Top_10_Transformer_Explosion_Compilation_Electric_Fail
Rovos Rail Electrics 04

Rovos Rail Electrics 04

  • Order:
  • Duration: 2:17
  • Updated: 02 Aug 2017
  • views: 13
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Electric Locomotives, Class 5E1, Series 5, No's 1030, 1127 & 1123 with Pride of Africa going slowly through Hercules Station on their way to Rovos Rail Depot
https://wn.com/Rovos_Rail_Electrics_04
TRANSNET freight rail - Electrics: 2016 12 07 09h11 Container Train arrives at Bellville

TRANSNET freight rail - Electrics: 2016 12 07 09h11 Container Train arrives at Bellville

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  • Duration: 1:26
  • Updated: 14 Dec 2016
  • views: 414
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TRANSNET Electrics: 2016 12 07 09h11 Container Train arrives at Bellville About TRANSNET: TRANSNET freight rail (formerly Spoornet, preceded by SATS [South African Transport Services], preceded by SAR & H [South African Railways & Harbours] is the division of Transnet that runs the rail system. More information about TRANSNET freight rail, including locomotive classes, may be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transnet_Freight_Rail and http://www.transnetfreightrail-tfr.net/Pages/default.aspx
https://wn.com/Transnet_Freight_Rail_Electrics_2016_12_07_09H11_Container_Train_Arrives_At_Bellville
BIG & DEADLY ELECTRIC EELS - Amazon River Monsters

BIG & DEADLY ELECTRIC EELS - Amazon River Monsters

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  • Duration: 7:52
  • Updated: 15 Jan 2016
  • views: 4237658
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Read my blog about the latest amazing discovery on Electric Eels https://goo.gl/8mlSIb Hey guys, Bill here, In this series we have covered scores of epic amazon river monsters, like the Black Piranha, the Vampire Fish, and Arapaima. ---------------LINKS TO VIDEOS SEEN IN THIS SHOW Aligator shocked by eel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGbj9Up4dvs Indians hunting eels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3CImU5hFzQ Jermey wade lassos an Electric eel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWpOAmyJ7F8 __________________________ Today, we’re heading deep, deep into the Amazon - to a place you can only reach by float plane - and that’s because this time, Steve Townson and I are looking for something really special. STEVE: Today I am gong to take you to see one of the most dangerous river monsters there is… the electric eel… Now I am a little bit nervous about this… and a little scared too because they are known to kill people. You wait until you see this. Electric eels, as it turns out are not actually eels.They come from the knife fish family. They are closer to Carp and catfish than they are true eels… They are air breathers that like to inhabit the swamps and creeks around here. And that’s where Steve starts his hunt. These eels we’re looking for can grow to 8.2 feet or about 2 and a half meters. They can weigh up to 44 lbs or 20 Kilos. According to some sources, they can put out a electric jolt of up 900 Volts which is more than enough to stop a human heart. Electric eels create their voltage by using 80% of their body mass to store 6000 or so cells that act like tiny batteries. Once fully charged, the eel can release all that stored energy at once, or in a series of jolts, depending on the needs of the situation. In this case, a caiman thought it might go for an eel dinner. but the eel used a full jolt to show the caiman it’s fatal mistake. There are many ways to catch electric eels. Some indians lure them into a pool of poisoned water. Jeremy Wade from River Monsters fame likes to use a lasso… but Steve likes to stick with small circle hooks… One way not to catch them is like this. In this video, the fisherman learns the hard way that it’s not a good idea to stand in the water while trying to catch them… Luckily his friends pulled him out of the water before he drowned… and he survived unhurt… Now that we see it up close, look how small those eyes are... That’s because electric eels don’t use their eyes very much. Instead they use electrical impulses as radar to move around and even hunt prey…. Now the trick will be getting him off the hook without getting shocked. We should have brought rubber gloves, but then again, why spend money on that when a twig will do the job for free. STEVE - There ya go a real Amazon river monster…. that thing could kill you. On the way home, we stopped to get some underwater footage of electric eels at this creek we found…We wanted to see better how they move themselves around so well without a big tail fin. Now look on the bottom of the fish here. You see these fantails that run along the bottom of the eel. These are actually very long anal fins used to propel the fish. Depending on how they are used, they can propel the fish forward, in reverse, up, and down. Very cool. BILL: Well okay, that all the time I have for this video. I want to thank Steve for taking the time to show me that amazing fish… and also asks you guys a question. From where does the electric eel produce more voltage, the head, or the tail? Leave you answer in the comment section below and then e-mail me for the official answer! Now here are some scenes from other videos in this series…
https://wn.com/Big_Deadly_Electric_Eels_Amazon_River_Monsters