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Poll: Can a Yagi Pry Open a Heli Door? - RF Cafe Forums

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Can a Yagi Element Be Used to Pry Open a Stuck Helicopter Door?
Only if Jack Bauer is doing it    36%  [ 20 ]
Sure, anyone could do that    18%  [ 10 ]
No way, not even Super Jack could pull that off    20%  [ 11 ]
24, what's 24?    25%  [ 14 ]
Total votes : 55

 Post subject: Can a Yagi Pry Open a Heli Door?
Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:27 pm 
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This poll will be light-hearted.

Last week on the show "24," hero Jack Bauer rescued someone in a crashed helicopter perched on a rooftop by grabbing a nearby Yagi antenna (~800-900 MHz by the looks of it) and prying the door open with one of the elements. It seems pretty unlikely to me that a cheap antenna on a private house would be strong enough for that kind of duty.

Here's a clip of the scene, although it doesn't actually show the Yagi being used.

How about it? Do you believe it is possible, or a real stretch, even for Jack?

Disclaimer: Other than a few news and science shows about twice per week, I never watch television, but someone convinced me to try watching "24." I swear it!

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Posted  11/12/2012