- Jul 17, 2009
Okay, then. :tired:All I was saying is the Video in the 1st post looks like... as you put it
"magic"... to me.... and question it...
I never said that the technology does not exist since I'm fully aware
that it does... It still doesn't look like a Laser set it on fire to me...
Prove to me that in that specific Video a Laser caused the fire...
I can be convinced with facts... With the facts as I see them now
I question that a Laser set the Fire... It looks more like pyrotechnics
I don't need to prove anything to you... I stated what I see in that
Video... so prove me wrong if it bothers you so much...:yh:
We know that kilowatt-class CW lasers like to throw sparks when trained on materials like metal: YouTube - Stage 2: Laser Cutting Stainless Steel YouTube 3D Logo
Materials also tend to catch fire when a kilowatt-class CW laser is trained on them. Need I prove this?
The video showed sparks flying from a point on the engine housing, with the engine housing quickly catching fire. A bright, stationary dot persisted where the matter was being obliterated by the laser beam. This looks consistent with a 15kW laser being kept stationary on an absorptive object.
That's really beside the point though. There are more powerful lasers (think the ATL) that can track faster moving objects farther away. We've all seen the videos on youtube of multi-kilowatt lasers operating in controlled environments, and how the targeted materials behave. The only extra thing that happens here that doesn't happen in machine shops is the large ensuing fire.
Is the authenticity of this video really so far-fetched?