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Message started by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 16th, 2019 at 1:05am

Title: Walking arm trebuchet
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 16th, 2019 at 1:05am
Hereís a clever and simple treb design:
https://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-Simplest-and-Newest-Trebuchet-Walking-Arm-T/

Title: Re: Walking arm trebuchet
Post by Sarosh on Sep 16th, 2019 at 2:56am
wow! I like the simplicity of the device.
though it seems a little difficult to balance it on it's tip and in the end you need a platform for it to land.
P.S.: i didn't find it, have they measured efficiency or compared it to other trebuchet designs?

Title: Re: Walking arm trebuchet
Post by Kick on Sep 16th, 2019 at 3:03am
That's amazing! That's a genius design.

Title: Re: Walking arm trebuchet
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 16th, 2019 at 8:19am
@Sarosh: I didnít see any math, but the claim is that it is on par with a floating arm trebuchet.

Title: Re: Walking arm trebuchet
Post by Morphy on Sep 16th, 2019 at 12:10pm
Can you imagine the snowball fights you could have with that?

Title: Re: Walking arm trebuchet
Post by joe_meadmaker on Sep 16th, 2019 at 12:15pm
That design is pretty neat.  I could see it being more efficient with a comparably sized normal trebuchet because the weight is falling from a higher point.  I'm also curious about reloading time.  Because it needs to be balanced up in the air, I wonder if reloading time and stability aren't as good as a normal setup.

Title: Re: Walking arm trebuchet
Post by joe_meadmaker on Sep 16th, 2019 at 12:15pm

Morphy wrote on Sep 16th, 2019 at 12:10pm:
Can you imagine the snowball fights you could have with that?

;D - Love it!† Now I need to get a couple built before winter.

Title: Re: Walking arm trebuchet
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 17th, 2019 at 6:40am
very clever !

Title: Re: Walking arm trebuchet
Post by Morphy on Sep 17th, 2019 at 9:05am

joe_meadmaker wrote on Sep 16th, 2019 at 12:15pm:

Morphy wrote on Sep 16th, 2019 at 12:10pm:
Can you imagine the snowball fights you could have with that?

;D - Love it!† Now I need to get a couple built before winter.


And permanently cement yourself as the coolest dad in the neighborhood. Ballads will be written about the great snow war of 2020.

Title: Re: Walking arm trebuchet
Post by Kick on Sep 17th, 2019 at 9:53am
Having a sling is an advantage, having a battalion of these? Surely that's a war crime!

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