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FAKA Trebuchet

FAKA Trebuchet

This is supposedly one of the most efficient trebuchet designs. It was also a pain in the rear end to build correctly and then a bigger pain to adjust so that it fires at all. But the three triggering systems were tuned, it launched a tennis ball 235 feet with 20 lbs, then 237 feet with 30 lbs, then…

Trebuchet Physics Tutorial: Make Your Trebuchet Throw Farther

Trebuchet Physics Tutorial: Make Your Trebuchet Throw Farther

This is a brief tutorial on trebuchet physics and useful tricks to make your trebuchet throw farther. Much of this isn’t obvious if you’re new to trebuchets and I overlooked many of the key energy transfer methods when I was starting out. Hopefully, this will help you optimize your trebuchetIn this …

How to Build a Trebuchet MythBusters

How to Build a Trebuchet MythBusters

What’s the secret behind a perfect trebuchet? Adam tinkers with his mini medieval weapon to show us.Did you miss the latest episode of MythBusters? Catch up on Discovery GO!Subscribe to Discovery:Watch full episodes!Join us on Facebook:Follow on Twitter:Check out some classic MythBusters testing res…

Hinged Counterweight Trebuchet Testfire

Hinged Counterweight Trebuchet Testfire

This is the trebuchet I made with some friends. If you have any questions as to lengths, weights, ratios, or any other questions regarding a trebuchet, just send them my way. I’d be happy to help.

INFO: This is a my hinged counterweight trebuchet. It fires about a 2.5 lb rock over 125ft w…

5 arm MURLIN trebuchet trials

5 arm MURLIN trebuchet trials

Shoots a golf ball 560 feet (my latest numbers are over 1200 feet – see 1200 foot+ golfball trebuchet). These are the first shots from a new 5 armed MURLIN (multi-radius linear nodes) trebuchet designed to shoot golf balls.Counterweights progress from 7.5 to 30 lb. Device is designed for 37.5 lb max…

This video is not available. Floating Arm Trebuchet

This video is not available. Floating Arm Trebuchet

Construction and testing of a floating arm trebuchet for Logan’s AP Physics class. During our testing, the trebuchet launched golf balls about 170 ft with 15 pounds of counterweight. For fun, we also used it to lay siege to a gingerbread castle.

I bought the parts for the top piece at Low…

Trebuchet Design Physics Tutorial (With Tuning Guidelines)

Trebuchet Design Physics Tutorial (With Tuning Guidelines)

This is a brief tutorial on trebuchet physics and useful tricks to make your trebuchet throw farther. Much of this isn’t obvious if you’re new to trebuchets and I overlooked many of the key energy transfer methods when I was starting out. Hopefully, this will help you optimize your trebuchet
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1200+ foot Golfball Trebuchet

1200+ foot Golfball Trebuchet

Dropping large counterweights before engaging the throwing arm enables ranges above 1100 feet. Velocities up to 221 mph measured on golf ball. No plans available, sorry all.Update 04Feb2012: Distances of 1194 feet and velocities of 228 mph reached today.Update 08April2012 Distances of 1266 feet reac…

How to make a trebuchet catapult science kit

How to make a trebuchet catapult science kit

made in melbourne australia. a simple trebuchet available on ebay or direct from nincompooptoys hotmail…

Golf Ball Trebuchet

Golf Ball Trebuchet

Golf ball trebuchet I built for grade 12 physics. Using 5:1 arm ratio and about 105lbs of mixed concrete and chains for counterweight. Best distance was around 380 feet…

Homemade Trebuchet

Homemade Trebuchet

This is a short film of our homemade trebuchet in action. It has a 3 foot long launching arm and in this video we launch a t-ball about 60 feet at a local baseball diamond….

6 Foot Floating Arm Trebuchet With Plans in Description

6 Foot Floating Arm Trebuchet With Plans in Description

A floating arm trebuchet my son designed and built. The trebuchet site has been updated with everyone’s welcome feedback. Come check it out – The treb is all wood and steel. Even the wheels in the mechanism were out of pine and made on the tablesaw and router. Projectile is a tennis ball filled with…

Besiege 9 - EXTREME Range Trebuchet

Besiege 9 – EXTREME Range Trebuchet

Besiege is a sandbox siege weapon simulator game set in this big white nothingness like the loading program from the Matrix. There are sheep and they get up in your wheels, so shoot cannons at them. Find out more at

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Werbung: Ratio-Arm - Mann, Sieber! vom 13.10.2015 ZDF

Werbung: Ratio-Arm – Mann, Sieber! vom 13.10.2015 ZDF

Ausschnitt aus Mann, Sieber! vom 13. Oktober 2015.

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Levers and Simple Machine Calculations - Using Ideal Mechanical Advantage

Levers and Simple Machine Calculations – Using Ideal Mechanical Advantage

Identifying types of levers, calculating Ideal mechanical advantage for levers, and using the IMA to determine both effort and resistance forces….

FAW (Floating Axle Whipper) Trebuchet

FAW (Floating Axle Whipper) Trebuchet

First test shots at the Bryce Ski resort on the driving range and at the library/airport. 2×2 and 2×4 frame held together with 1/4 lag screws. The 5/8 threaded rod axle with pvc pipe ends is attached to (2) heavy duty drawer slides using pipe hangers and plywood blocks. No trigger yet, so I drop the…

How to Make A FAT (floating arm trebuchet) crucial components

How to Make A FAT (floating arm trebuchet) crucial components

as a response to a request i have made a video showing how to create a floating arm trebuchet. DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT MAKE THIS TREBUCHET WITHOUT A FIRING MECHANISM. I created a trapdoor like device for mine. there are many different types of firing mechanisms so you can design your own….

Gmod: The Warwick Castle Trebuchet

Gmod: The Warwick Castle Trebuchet

The aspect ratio got messed up during the upload because I recorded it in 16:10 instead of 16:9. Hope it doesn’t make the vid less enjoyable for you.

This is the Warwick Castle Trebuchet. The real one is known as the world’s biggest catapult. Me being a fan of catapults, and especially tr…

Trebuchet slow motion test fire Oct 29

Trebuchet slow motion test fire Oct 29

Pressley’s science project for 6th grade will compare the distance a golf ball can behurled by the Trebuchet that we built. The variable will be the ratio of the counterweight side of the throwing arm to the projectile side. All other variables will remain constant. The video recorded the first test…

Homemade Trebuchet, Rev. 2...

Homemade Trebuchet, Rev. 2…

Rebuilt the throwing arm last night – 7/16 thick white ash, ripped to 7/8. Before adding the short arm, the long arm weighed in at seven ounces. Bored the axles to a 5:1 beam ratio. Best throw of a tennis ball so far – 105’….