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.