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Old 06-12-2007, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Cyco View Post
Planes do get zapped, and regularly.

It does affect them, but as they are not earthed it is not normally critically damaging.
It isn't grounded, so it's safer that way? That doesn't make sense. Lightning rods are grounded for a reason. Can someone explain this to me? I absolutely suck at electricity.

I see. It must be really scary to be in a plane and have a major thunderstorm happen all around you.

The electronic components can potentially still fail though, right? I don't know how much energy it packs, but it's a heck of a lot for a flying aluminum can, especially when it's loaded with fuel.
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