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February 21st, 2012, 8:23 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Storm the Castle B
Replies: 157
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Re: Storm the Castle B

The projectile and counterweights were odd numbers so I don't remember them exactly. I know one projectile was 42.1g and the counterweights were also with decimal numbers too. I have read and re-read this years scoring for storm the castle and don't see anywhere where it states extra points for dist...
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February 21st, 2012, 5:46 am
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Storm the Castle B
Replies: 157
Views: 23846

Re: Storm the Castle B

We have a scoop and were not penalized for it at regionals. We got 7th place and our first shot was a hit. Heavier weight counterweight wasn't as good but was because we didnt have the trebuchet set up right and didn't realize it until it was too late, hence the 7th place. It's not a matter of dista...
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February 17th, 2012, 6:06 am
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Storm the Castle B
Replies: 157
Views: 23846

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The projectile just stayed in the sling so we changed the design. We don't get great height but it is very precise everytime so I'm not sure I want to change it at this point with regionals tomorrow :(
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February 16th, 2012, 8:34 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Storm the Castle B
Replies: 157
Views: 23846

Re: Storm the Castle B

Thanks for your reply! We have a hinged counterweight trebuchet with a wire "scoop" shape to hold the projectile (not a sling). We tried a sling with our trebuchet and it wasn't successful. Needless to say it doesn't have a lot of height in shooting the projectile, but is consistent with distance. I...
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February 16th, 2012, 7:05 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Storm the Castle B
Replies: 157
Views: 23846

Re: Storm the Castle B

I am trying to clarify the maximum height allowed for the trebuchet. I understand it needs to fit into a 65 x 65 x 65 cm cube, but that only equates to about 25 inches in height. When at an invitational recently many trebuchet's were taller than that, and the target box to shoot for was also about t...

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