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Re: Kestros and Kestrosphendone the Original Design
Reply #15 - Sep 16th, 2019 at 3:12pm
 
What would you think if the hook is slightly before the center if weight?
A friend of mine showed me a such device years ago
A short stick with a short rope attached with a small loop at the end
This loop goes in a hook that is mounted direction towards the back end od the dart, but is mounted before the center of weight.
Thus the dart has already the right orientation while swinging, and releases itself from the loop. This could for sure be done with your sling design also... It could aid in precision compared to the loop.
I will look for the dart for making a pic to support my explanations
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Reply #16 - Sep 16th, 2019 at 4:16pm
 
funditor wrote on Sep 16th, 2019 at 3:12pm:
I will look for the dart for making a pic to support my explanations

I'll wait for the picture because I don't think I understood the design.

the best design would be If we could somehow throw the dart with spin and right orientation upon release, then we could shorten the fins and lower the (immense) initial drag experienced just after release and also drag during flight, and the dart wouldn't fishtail so you could possibly sling them from point blank range and always hit point first. the kestros in the video stabilised adequately at around 20m.
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Reply #17 - Sep 17th, 2019 at 8:15pm
 
Good fly!
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Reply #18 - Oct 7th, 2019 at 2:43pm
 
Very high quality video. Interesting release mechanism. I like it. A lot.

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Re: Kestros and Kestrosphendone the Original Design
Reply #19 - Jan 14th, 2021 at 4:04pm
 
https://youtu.be/Z9gGK1hchB8
got a welder fixed the dart  Smiley

now I need to make more, it's boring to walk the distance after every single shot.
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Re: Kestros and Kestrosphendone the Original Design
Reply #20 - Jan 14th, 2021 at 11:09pm
 
Nice!  I like that hit right through the root at 2:40. Thumbs Up

Completely agreed with needing more than one.  When you have to chase the projectile every time, it's really hard to get into any kind of rhythm.
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Reply #21 - Jan 15th, 2021 at 3:47am
 
I really need to have another go at the kestros. The "darts" I made are far too thick and heavy.
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Re: Kestros and Kestrosphendone the Original Design
Reply #22 - Jan 15th, 2021 at 4:32am
 
Has any professional historian taken note of your reconstruction?
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Re: Kestros and Kestrosphendone the Original Design
Reply #23 - Jan 15th, 2021 at 7:58am
 
Slyngorm wrote on Jan 15th, 2021 at 4:32am:
Has any professional historian taken note of your reconstruction?

Nope
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