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Old 06-12-2003, 11:18 AM   #1
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Watch me build A DIY Cruise Missile for under $5,000...

is proclaimed by the author of the folowing Website:

http://www.interestingprojects.com/cruisemissile/

Do you think the guy knows what he's talking about or is it just a PR stunt?

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Old 06-12-2003, 11:21 AM   #2
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Old 06-12-2003, 01:29 PM   #3
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I agree, not that I have a clue about weapons and the like. The $5,000 makes me wonder.
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I'm not sure what i should think about him, he's writing for the masses - so from the technical point of view i didn't see much wrong, but he didn't talk about details of realizing it.

I also expected higher costs, but i don't think it's impossible to build such a cheap thing since his approach is low-tech.

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I dunno it seems that the targetting system and laser/GPS guidance require a lot more than 5,000 to build
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This is the stuff that fills the pages of Popular Science. A number of components are available at consumer levels (i.e., GPS devices), so it makes a nifty article. The guidence software/system is the big cost.
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He knows exactly what he's talking about. The Amateur Scientist column in Scientific American had an article on building a pulsejet back in the 70s. Things have gotten cheaper since then.
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