From my experience I have observed that the leather sling works very well and really holds the projectile. A thin cloth sling can cause many problems and can deploy the projectile to early.is the consensus that leather slings work very well?
I am still trying to find a sling that is consistent
Keep the sling. You need it for distance. Also, your sling should be approximatly the same length as your arm from the pivot to the tip.Since there's only a week left until NJ States, and our trebuchet hasn't been worked on by the people who were supposed to (taken over by other building people)
What do you suggest to do? Would it be legal to have a "seesaw" with a cup to hold the projectile screwed onto the arm
currently, the sling is throwing the projectile backwards
It's a standard counterweight trebuchet, not the FAT that everyone says does really well
Since we only have a week to finish building and calibrating, what would be the best to do for this?
with the "seesaw" idea, it's only flinging the projectile about 6 meters, not good enough for states
Does any one know what they mean by the follwoing rule (Construction . Rule D) ? It is very confusing..
"The edge of the hole must be no more than 1 CM from the edge of material" - Which material is refferd in this rule? Counter weight or the ARM?
Para. 3.d, line 4: "The edge of the hole must be no more than 1 cm from the edge of the material."it does not leave enough space to sustain the force.
It's all about being able to connect the counterweight to your STC device. If your attachment point (hole for the counterweight hook) meets the specifications given in Para. 3.d, the counterweight will fit. If your attachment point doesn't meet the stated specifications, you may not be able to attach the counterweight to your device.Just to confirm.. I can have 1/4 inch EYE going through the ARM at 1 Inch from the edge.. As long as I can provide a way to hoock the CW..
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