Solar "Death Ray": Power of 5000 suns!
- uploaded: Dec 23, 2012
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The R5800 is my latest and greatest solar creation. Made from an ordinary fiberglass satellite dish, it is covered in about 5800 3/8" (1cm) mirror tiles. When properly aligned, it can generate a spot the size of a dime with an intensity of 5000 times normal daylight. This intensity of light is more than enough to melt steel, vaporize aluminum, boil concrete, turn dirt into lava, and obliterate any organic material in an instant. It stands at 5'9" and is 42" across.Unfortunately, the R5800 was completely destroyed in a storage shed fire on December 14, 2010.music: "hypnothis" www.incompetech.comprovided under creative commons liscenceComing spring of 2011: Sun Runner 3 R23000 (R23K)Area of dish aperture (elliptical)= (pi x 102cm x 73cm)/4 = 5848 sq cmArea of focal point (circular)= pi(0.6cm)^2 = 1.14 sq cmConcentration Power= 5848/1.14 = 5129 then rounded downOutput Power Estimate = 560 watts