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5th Nov '17 1:33:41 AM morane
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*** [=MiG-25=] is basically this trope embodied. Equipped with two ''huge'' Tumanski RB-15 turbojets, it creates ''more'' thrust than [[CoolPlane Concorde airliner]]. [=MiG-25=] is known ''to have outrun air-to-air missiles'' in Israeli-Arab conflicts and reached speeds of 3.2 Mach (3920 km/h). The engines were ready to scrap heap after that heap, but they were designed to be easily chganged. [=MiG-25=] is manufactured from stainless steel instead of aluminium, and has extremely smooth surface.
18th Oct '17 7:58:47 AM kyojikasshu
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', the Flim Flam brothers pull this in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000]]" during the cider-making contest. Upon realizing that the titular machine isn't producing enough cider, they crank up the power, which results in it starting to suck up entire ''trees'' rather than just the apples.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', the Flim Flam brothers pull this in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000]]" during the cider-making contest. Upon realizing that the titular machine isn't producing enough cider, they crank up the power, which results in it starting to suck up entire ''trees'' rather than just the apples. This actually has the effect of ''decreasing'' production at first, because their quality control mechanism begins rejecting everything due to the apples getting mangled by the tree debris, and it's only when they turn the QC off that their production actually increases. Of course, this ends [[HoistByHisownPetard about as well for them as you can expect]].
23rd Jul '17 3:14:30 PM nombretomado
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** Combat airplanes technically can turn much tighter than they usually are made to - more often than not it's the pilot who can't take the fact that all ''his'' power (i.e. blood) is being [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-LOC forcibly re-routed to his feet or head]]. Modern flight suits help fighter pilots sustain greater amounts of G-forces than WW2 pilots, but they still have their never exceed limits... which they'll sometimes exceed anyway in life-or-death situations. It's not uncommon to have pilots literally fall unconscious for a few seconds just so they could release a potentially fatal burst or dodge one more missile.

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** Combat airplanes technically can turn much tighter than they usually are made to - more often than not it's the pilot who can't take the fact that all ''his'' power (i.e. blood) is being [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-LOC forcibly re-routed to his feet or head]]. Modern flight suits help fighter pilots sustain greater amounts of G-forces than WW2 [=WW2=] pilots, but they still have their never exceed limits... which they'll sometimes exceed anyway in life-or-death situations. It's not uncommon to have pilots literally fall unconscious for a few seconds just so they could release a potentially fatal burst or dodge one more missile.
5th Jul '17 3:50:36 PM starjammer05
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** In another episode, a heavy snowstorm is preventing a plane from landing. When Tim turned on all the Christmas decorations he set up for his house, the light burned through the clouds and provided enough of a beacon for the airplane to locate the runway and land. Tim wasn't able to get all the lights up without adding MORE POWER to the entire system.

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** In another episode, a heavy snowstorm is preventing a plane from landing. When Tim turned on all the Christmas decorations he set up for his house, the light burned through the clouds and provided enough of a beacon for the airplane to locate the runway and land. Tim wasn't able to get all the lights up without adding [[CatchPhrase MORE POWER POWER]] to the entire system.
6th Jun '17 7:01:48 AM GuurahkHero
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* ''Series/LazyTown'' had the evil dude's disguise machine. Tim Taylor technology? It doesn't completely disguise him.
** Later in The New [=LazyTown=] Adventures, after Bill Thompson The Bounty Hunter proved to the evil dude that he IS the greatest master of disguise, the evil dude built an alternate personalities machine(a machine where he brings his disguises to life) also Tim Taylor technology. But gives out a monster of the week.

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* ''Series/LazyTown'' had the evil dude's Robbie Rotten's disguise machine. Tim Taylor technology? It doesn't completely disguise him.
** Later in The New [=LazyTown=] Adventures, after Bill Thompson The Bounty Hunter proved to the evil dude Robbie Rotten that he IS the greatest master of disguise, the evil dude Robbie Rotten built an alternate personalities machine(a machine where he brings his disguises to life) also Tim Taylor technology. But gives out a monster Monster of the week.Week.
31st May '17 6:55:39 PM Rebu
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* ''Series/HomeImprovement'', [[TropeNamers naturally]]. One of Tim Taylor's most notable acts was when he put so much fuel into a barbecue grill that it achieved geosynchronous orbit. In general, his solution to any problem is to put more power in it. Whereas science fiction puts more power into laser cannons and shields, Tim Taylor is the king of MundaneUtility for power levels normally reserved for NASA.
** This was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in at least one case. Tim wanted to buy a security system for his home, but most uncharacteristically, he just wanted a simple system. As soon as he told his friends at the hardware shop he was getting a security system, they immediately assumed he'd go his normal route and went nuts thinking up insane measures to install. One of them announced proudly that Tim's home was going to be the first one with "[[NuclearOption first-strike capabilities]]." When he got the system home, he told his wife Jill that it was just a basic system with the minimal options. She immediately told him to go back and get a top-of-the-line system; nothing was too great, in this case.

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* ''Series/HomeImprovement'', [[TropeNamers naturally]]. One of Tim Taylor's most notable acts was when he put so much fuel into a barbecue grill that it achieved geosynchronous orbit. In general, his solution to any problem is to put more power in it. Whereas science fiction puts more power into laser cannons and shields, Tim Taylor is the king of MundaneUtility for power levels normally reserved for NASA.
NASA. He's perfectly capable of building things at more sensible power levels, he just doesn't ''want'' to.
** This was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in at least one case. After someone in the neighbourhood was robbed, Tim wanted to buy a security system for his home, but most home. Most uncharacteristically, he just wanted a simple system. As soon as he told his friends at the hardware shop he was getting a security system, they immediately assumed he'd go his normal route and went nuts thinking up insane measures to install. One of them announced proudly that Tim's home was going to be the first one with "[[NuclearOption first-strike capabilities]]." When he got the system home, he told his wife Jill that it was just a basic system with the minimal options. She immediately told him to go back and get a top-of-the-line system; nothing was too great, in this case. This turned out to be overkill, and they downgraded to a less elaborate setup.
30th Apr '17 10:59:04 PM Idek618
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** In another episode, A heavy snowstorm is preventing a plane from landing. When Tim turned on all the Christmas decorations he set up for his house, the light burned through the clouds and provided enough of a beacon for the airplane to locate the runway and land. Tim wasn't able to get all the lights up without adding MORE POWER to the entire system.

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** In another episode, A a heavy snowstorm is preventing a plane from landing. When Tim turned on all the Christmas decorations he set up for his house, the light burned through the clouds and provided enough of a beacon for the airplane to locate the runway and land. Tim wasn't able to get all the lights up without adding MORE POWER to the entire system.



* Many episodes of ''Series/QuantumLeap'' end with Al suddenly appearing and declaring they've figured out how to solve the current plot problem with enough power to light up major city X with time period Y.

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* Many episodes of ''Series/QuantumLeap'' end with Al suddenly appearing and declaring they've figured out how to solve the current plot problem with enough power to light up major city X with for time period Y.
30th Apr '17 7:42:50 PM Gamermaster
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** ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', Nanoha [[DefeatMeansFriendship takes on Vivio]], and decides one gun isn't enough [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvRAU_OlWbA she needs FIVE!]]

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** ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', Nanoha [[DefeatMeansFriendship [[BeatTheCurseOutOfHim takes on Vivio]], and decides one gun isn't enough [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvRAU_OlWbA she needs FIVE!]]
15th Apr '17 10:49:26 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' this was the design philosophy of the ''Defiant'' class. It's essentially a set of guns strapped directly to an oversized engine. When the crew first acquires the prototype it takes a lot of work to keep the whole thing from shaking itself apart at maximum output, but once this is solved it's one of the most powerful ships in the quadrant despite being one of the smallest.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' this was the design philosophy of the ''Defiant'' class. It's essentially a set of guns strapped directly to an oversized engine. When the crew first acquires the prototype it takes a lot of work to keep the whole thing from shaking itself apart at maximum output, but once this is solved it's one of the most powerful ships in the quadrant despite being one of the smallest. Getting it to work properly involves breaking several Starfleet safety protocols; this may or may not be related to Scotty's entry above.
14th Feb '17 9:26:06 AM Divra
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*** ''[[VideoGame/FreeSpace Freespace 2]]'' also has an interesting deconstruction. It turns out to be possible to reroute more power to ''Colossus''' beam cannons to increase firepower, but the radio chatter indicates that the ship's internals don't take kindly to being pushed well past red-line for extended periods, and that the crew is barely preventing a catastrophic systems failure.
--> The heat sinks weren't built for this kind of abuse! Several of the beam emitters are beginning to ''melt''!

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*** ''[[VideoGame/FreeSpace Freespace 2]]'' also has an interesting deconstruction. It turns out to be possible to reroute more power to ''Colossus''' beam cannons to increase firepower, but the excess power needs to come from somewhere like non-essential systems, and the radio chatter indicates that the ship's internals don't take kindly to being pushed well past red-line for extended periods, periods and that the crew is barely preventing a catastrophic systems failure.
--> The heat Heat sinks weren't built were not made for this kind of abuse! Several of the beam emitters are beginning to ''melt''!abuse, Command! We'll melt down our cannons if we push any harder!
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