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Message started by Dawesome21 on Oct 13th, 2021 at 9:14pm

Title: Trebuchet Back in Action!
Post by Dawesome21 on Oct 13th, 2021 at 9:14pm
Threw a bowling ball 1,000 feet dropping almost 2,400lbs.

Aka, how to make a bowling ball disappear!
https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=Magic_Trick.mp4 (3698 KB | 42 )

Title: Re: Trebuchet Back in Action!
Post by Lightning Jack on Oct 13th, 2021 at 10:22pm
Wow that went really far! Do you even know where it landed? Ive always wanted to build a trebuchet, they are one of my favorite weapons.

Title: Re: Trebuchet Back in Action!
Post by IronGoober on Oct 14th, 2021 at 1:02am
Are you going to be posting more youtube videos? (i.e. longer vidoes?)

Title: Re: Trebuchet Back in Action!
Post by Mersa on Oct 14th, 2021 at 3:56am
But did you knock all 10 pins over ???

No seriously great stuff, Id love to see one in real life.

Title: Re: Trebuchet Back in Action!
Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 14th, 2021 at 7:57am
Great to hear!

Although why does the date in the corner of the video show 2019? I'm guessing the camera just doesn't have the date set.

Title: Re: Trebuchet Back in Action!
Post by Dawesome21 on Oct 14th, 2021 at 10:58pm
Yeah, my dumb action camera resets the date and time every time I change the battery. This was taken last Sunday.

We found where it landed, the field was damp and so it kicked up a lot of mud and left a good crater.

I couldn't hit 10 pins with this thing to save my life, the spread 300 meters downrange is like 100 feet and wind was playing a big role.

I've got a bunch of footage I'm sitting on, just need some time to edit things. I'll definitely post a bigger vid in a few weeks!




Title: Re: Trebuchet Back in Action!
Post by Kick on Oct 19th, 2021 at 4:46am
Can't wait to see! I do love some trebuchet action.

Title: Re: Trebuchet Back in Action!
Post by Dawesome21 on Nov 2nd, 2021 at 11:52pm
Made a vid
https://youtu.be/l4hB3bsM1eg

Title: Re: Trebuchet Back in Action!
Post by Rat Man on Nov 3rd, 2021 at 1:54pm
Way cool!

Title: Re: Trebuchet Back in Action!
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 3rd, 2021 at 10:56pm
Agreed. Awesome!

I do want to get around to putting one of these together some day. Just a small scale one that I can use in the yard. Every year the plan is to get all the wood cut and ready to go over the Winter so I can just put it together the following Spring. Maybe this year. Maybe next...

Title: Re: Trebuchet Back in Action!
Post by Kick on Nov 4th, 2021 at 11:05am
The sheer power of one of these is terrifying. I can't even imagine being on the receiving end of multiple of these. Even with stone walls...  :o

Title: Re: Trebuchet Back in Action!
Post by Morphy on Nov 4th, 2021 at 2:01pm
I would love to see destruction videos with one of these some day. The power really is astonishing.

Title: Re: Trebuchet Back in Action!
Post by Dawesome21 on Nov 4th, 2021 at 11:34pm
Thanks for the support guys!

I hope to do some more shooting against the target wall with fireballs for New Year's.

I agree that the power is terrifying.  This machine is half-height and 1/20th weight to medieval large-scale.  I think the performance of my machine suggests that some of these trebuchets could throw 300lb stones a quarter of a mile.

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