Floating Arm Trebuchet

This is a Floating Arm Trebuchet Model that I modeled after variation of a trebuchet by Ron Tom. The mechanism is triggered by two gate latches which hold the counterweight axle in place. When the weight drops (as seen in the pentagonal boxes) the arm travels downward. When the wheels on the arm hit the track, the arm pivots swinging the sting and payload outward.

Dimensions are as follows:

Travel of Track: 20 inches

Base: 10.5 x 22 inches

Arm Length: 32.5 inches

Counterweight: Two 10 pound Scuba diving weights in MDF enclosure

Ammo: Golf Balls and Mouse Balls

Range: From 100 to 200 yards.

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