Officer Zau kicks over the wood stove, lifts open a patch of the tile floor and shines his light into the darkness below.
Officer Zau unholsters her Type 15 pistol, takes aim at Han and puts her finger on the trigger.
I think there's something more interesting going on here than simple population control...
Stay on topic and discuss the technical aspects of the missile system, at least that is what should be discussed here.
The article itself hardly touches on the technical merits of the missile system. It mentions how there are hardly any public releases of technical aspect to discuss, and that the handful of images of the system in operation show intercept angles that are highly unlikely to be successful. The core argument of the article is that the whole situation is nothing more than a PR campaign on both sides.
Hamas fires inaccurate artillery rockets, unlikely to actually hit anything, at Israel, under the hopes Israel counter-attacks and causes lots of collateral damage that looks bad to international press.
Israel produces a defense system and makes precision counter-attacks to prove their technological and military prowess, and restraint in its use, to international press.
Because they don't scale up.
Smaller rotors means lower mass flow rate, requiring higher flow velocity to produce the necessary thrust. Higher flow velocity means higher power requirements. The larger your aircraft, the more difficult it becomes to produce the necessary amount of power to remain airborne.
once your cell voltage drops below a certain critical value, a protection circuit disconnects it from the rest of the pack.
Makes it hard to charge it, eh?
Yes. It does. That's why a Li-Ion battery is permanently dead if you allow it to self-discharge too far.
Hey what is the terminal voltage of a discharged Liion battery? Of a LiPO?
Zero. In a multi-cell Li-Ion battery, once your cell voltage drops below a certain critical value, a protection circuit disconnects it from the rest of the pack. A fully discharged battery will simply be a short circuit bypassing all the individual cells.
Catastrophic failures can happen. There's no way to predict all eventualities, and trying to do so will bankrupt you. All you can do is provide enough redundancy to bring your statistical failure rate to an acceptable level.
Flight 232 was simply a poor design. The three hydraulic systems all had lines that ran right next to each other, and had no shut off valves. When the tail engine had an uncontained failure, it severed lines on all three systems, which then depressurized throughout the aircraft.
It's not about dead batteries, its about hollowed out electronic cases filled with explosives.
The previous poster was referring to dead batteries.
Uncharged/out of service Li-ion batteries are subject to more problems at altitude than properly charged ones.