WOW - 33mJ rail gun- for real!

Discussion in 'The Bucket' started by alpha_03, Dec 12, 2010.

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  1. alpha_03

    alpha_03 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That is very awesome power
     
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    How in the heck did the camera keep up with the projectile after it was fired?

    That's an insane amount of energy.
     
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    Can you say super, super slow motion.

    The frames per second must have been insane.
     
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    I under stand the frames per second..but physically tracking the projectile with the camera. Unless it was one big frame and they just cropped it to look like it was tracking it? who knows. I'm analyzing the wrong part of that video haha

    That's awesome that they can do that with zero explosives. I'd feel a lot better on a ship knowing that it wasn't a giant bomb.
     
  7. alpha_03

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    Imagine going 6000 mph in atmosphere? man I want a ride on that ship before I go to my maker.

    But seriously, they are working on one that is twice that powerful. One can only wonder what they really have? $300 toilet seats and $500 hammers can buy and aful lot.

    Can you imagine the impact crater something like that would leave- no explosives required- sheer energy doing all the damage- don't get much cleaner then this.

    Digital frame rate cameras catch the data.