Trebuchet Counterweight To Projectile Weight Ratio Woodworking Plans

Trebuchet Animation

Trebuchet Animation

Animation created in Matlab to demonstrate the equations of motion for a dynamic system. This system is a trebuchet with counterweight, arm, and sling. Given parameters like counterweight mass, projectile weight, and release angle, the script will calculate the movement of the trebuchet and projecti…

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 Make a Trebuchet

How to Make a Trebuchet

This is a video on how to make a build a trebuchet.Description- Counter Weight 40 kg/ 90 lbs- projectile. 300 kg/. 65 lbs- height 2.1 m/ 7 ft.To See this Trebuchet in action Check out my other video atWebsites for More Detail- – – – Trebuchet Calculator-…

Floating arm trebuchet arm break

Floating arm trebuchet arm break

Last shot of the Texas Chunk. 190pounds of counter weight and a 1.4375 pound steel projectile. 2 times more projectile weight then this arm was designed for, still 10 seconds of hang time….

Linko-Jokinen / My Little Black Trebuchet

Linko-Jokinen / My Little Black Trebuchet

Here’s short but Informative video clip about my black colored little trebuchet.
Video footage is filmed few days ago when i was firing the first shots.

Trebuchet has 180kg fixed counterweight and it can fire projectiles that weight from 0, 5kg to 15 kg and which size is from tennis …

The Counter Weight Trebuchet Gesualdo

The Counter Weight Trebuchet Gesualdo

A commercial on how the counter weight trebuchet will change your army and siege life….

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…

Most powerful trebuchet in the world

Most powerful trebuchet in the world

Our Guinness World Record Largest trebuchet with projectile 20kg or larger. See page 200/201 of GBWR 2006 for proof. Weight 45 tonnes, counterweight 23 tonnes, release height of projectile 23m (75 ft). The car and boat together weighed 1300 kg and went 39m (128 ft).The rope broke on the first trial….

The Trebuchet and the Tower (Model Trebuchet)

The Trebuchet and the Tower (Model Trebuchet)

A 1:12 scale model trebuchet based on the siege engine at Les Baux-de-Provence, France turns 20 tall tower into rubble.

Model 1:12 scale, made of red oak.
Dimensions: 20 pivot height. 34 throwing arm
Projectile: Golf ball
Range counter weight: 50′ 7lbs.
Engineers: GOT…

Trebuchet!

Trebuchet!

Launching pumpkins and pumpkin-simulants (2L pop bottles of water) in a parking lot.

Trebuchet: pivot-hook: 11.2′, pivot-weight: 2.8′. pivot height: 8′. Counterweight: 600lb? (4 people required to lift). Sling length: 9′. Ideal projectile weight: 5lb. Minimum projectile 3lbs (less and it …

Whipper Trebuchet

Whipper Trebuchet

This is a Whipper Trebuchet, which is a modified version of a trebuchet that is much more powerful in terms of counterweight to projectile weight ratio. I used around 2 lbs. of counterweight, and the trebuchet was easily able to fire a golf ball a reasonable distance in comparison to a full scale tr…

Golf Ball Trebuchet

Golf Ball Trebuchet

Floating arm trebuchet.20 pound counter weight. 48 inch arm. Projectile: golfball 1.6 oz. Max distance so far 668 feet….

Mechanical Kits Trebuchet

Mechanical Kits Trebuchet

A trebuchet is a siege engine used in the Middle Ages. It is sometimes called a counterweight trebuchet or counterpoise trebuchet, to distinguish it from an earlier weapon called the traction trebuchet, which employed pulling men working the mechanism.
A trebuchet is a type of catapult that wor…

BattleCastle.TV: unleash the king of medieval siege engines - the counterweight trebuchet

BattleCastle.TV: unleash the king of medieval siege engines – the counterweight trebuchet

It’s medieval siege engineering like you’ve never seen before. Feel the power of Caerphilly Castle’s counterweight trebuchet from a deadly POV. Known as the king of medieval siege engines, this machine is one of three featured in various episodes of the Battle Castle action documentary series. Caerp…

Trebuchet 2008

Trebuchet 2008

This is a homemade trebuchet. A friend of mine and me built this 5-meter tall trebuchet during our summer holiday in 2008. The counterweight contains about 60 bricks which makes something around 400 kg. The longest shot has been 100 m with a 3 kg stone. However, I doubt the limit has been reached ye…

Trebuchet Myth-Mass of Counterweight

Trebuchet Myth-Mass of Counterweight

A Mythbusters type episode testing if the mass of a the counterweight of a trebuchet always affects the distance that the projectile travels…

Lego Technic Floating Arm Trebuchet, FAT F2K design

Lego Technic Floating Arm Trebuchet, FAT F2K design

The counter-weights are 2×6 weight blocks, part 73090B, and weigh 52gm each. The counter-weight to projectile weight ratio is approx. 70:1.

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Multiple Rotations Trebuchet

Multiple Rotations Trebuchet

Growing up in Ohio, I came across this device in inter-school trebuchet competitions. It had performance comparable to a floating arm trebuchet.This is my assessment of the device. The video clips I am using were used by the creators of the device to plot the motion of the arm, projectile, and count…

World record trebuchet at Warwick Castle

World record trebuchet at Warwick Castle

The world’s largest trebuchet siege engine at Warwick Castle in the midlands, fired daily and similar to the design of the smaller trebuchet at Dover castle. It stands 18 metres tall and weighs 22 tonnes, It uses a 5 tonne swinging counterweight on the end of the arm to fire rounds of 15kg in weight…

Mini Trebuchet (Catapult)

Mini Trebuchet (Catapult)

We built two small trebuchets for a school project a couple years back. They use a cigar box filled with lead shot for a counterweight, are made of oak, and use a wheel and free-hanging counterweight design. This allows the trebuchet to function with a smoother motion, and more efficient use of the …