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Walking arm trebuchet
Sep 16th, 2019 at 1:05am
 
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Reply #1 - 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?
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Reply #2 - Sep 16th, 2019 at 3:03am
 
That's amazing! That's a genius design.
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Reply #3 - Sep 16th, 2019 at 8:19am
 
@Sarosh: I didn’t see any math, but the claim is that it is on par with a floating arm trebuchet.
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Reply #4 - Sep 16th, 2019 at 12:10pm
 
Can you imagine the snowball fights you could have with that?
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Reply #5 - 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.
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Reply #6 - 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?

Grin - Love it!  Now I need to get a couple built before winter.
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Reply #7 - Sep 17th, 2019 at 6:40am
 
very clever !
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Reply #8 - 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?

Grin - 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.
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Reply #9 - 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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