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if you could build a gun in your backyard that could take down a plane, would you? Answered


my answer is no because i couldnt build something without testing it. what do you think?

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salec
salec

Best Answer 9 years ago

Sometimes, some things can not be tested for their intended purpose, so they are tested in a simulation, or partially, feature a time. Many real life large and/or complex engineering projects, e.g. catastrophe mitigation systems (against earthquakes, floods, etc.) and software are tested in similar manner, because we cannot reproduce exact operating conditions in situations that will require their use.

In this example (AA gun), you would need to test two features: 1) destructive power, which could be proven on ground targets and 2) range ceiling, which could be calculated from measured velocity of fired projectile and projectile mass.

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dannemillerd
dannemillerd

9 years ago

by the way i learned a long time ago nothing completely safe is at all fun. anyone agree?

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Gottwinkies
Gottwinkies

9 years ago

Would I build it if I could? Heck no....anything that has that potential also has the potential to just be plain dangerous to have

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Re-design
Re-design

9 years ago

You can test something without using it's intended target. But I don't guess I understand the reason for your question.