198-Foot Wind Turbine Blade Makes Sharp Right Turn—Just Barely (Video)
Anyone who has ever held their breath as they manoeuvered an ordinary car into a tight parking spot will have to admire the driving precision required to get a wind turbine blade two-thirds the length of an American football field around a sharp corner in Scotland.
This video of big-job transport company McFadyens making one of some 200 scheduled turbine blade deliveries to a wind farm under construction in the Scottish Highlands went viral.
No, you don’t want to do this at home. Yes, absolutely—the driver is a highly-trained professional.
(Pro tip: To figure out how this gets done, keep your eyes on the extended truck’s back wheels.)