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On friday july 28 our Intamin giant drop tower Dalton Terror at Walibi Belgium was struck by lightning. It has a lightning protector but apparently it didn't work properly.

Dalton Terror is 78m high and thus attracts alot of lightning.

The tower wasn't operating at the moment of impact, question raises what the effects where when people where on this thing.

At this moment, the tower is closed for repair, God only knows when it will reopen...

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Lightning protector? Like what? A forcefield?

 

I assume it got struck by lightning because it was made out of metal and lightning strikes big tall metal objects all the time.

 

It probably had a faulty ground somewhere and the thing blew some circuitry. That or the heat from the bolt melted something that lead to the breakdown.

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Umm just to let you know, rides get struck by lightning all the time.

 

They (especially the taller rides) are designed to withstand a lightning strike. Assuming it just struck the tower and not a prox switch or something the ride should be fine.

 

Now if it struck a prox switch things get a little more interesting.

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Lightning protector? Like what? A forcefield?

 

 

More likely a lightning rod. The invention of Ben Franklin that protects tall objects from lightning strikes by catching the electricity and carrying it to the ground through a wire so the structure won't be damaged.

 

-James "Has a lightning rod on his house" Dillaman

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More likely a lightning rod. The invention of Ben Franklin that protects tall objects from lightning strikes by catching the electricity and carrying it to the ground through a wire so the structure won't be damaged.

 

-James "Has a lightning rod on his house" Dillaman

 

A lightning rod won't make something imune to lightning though. It'll help yes, but lightning can and will get around it from time to time.

 

Mother nature's a bitch, a little pole isn't going to stop her.

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^He just hates CP all together. If you know anything about CP's history, a tornado hit it in the 60s or 70s.

 

 

It is a good thing nobody was on it, but it is strange that it some how managed to halt its' operation.

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^ Lightning has a tendancy to fry circuits.

 

It's quite common to have to completely rewire the electrical in a house after it gets hit.

 

So if a ride is hit by lightning it can quite easilly take otu sensors,computer control systems,etc.

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