Sunday, February 6, 2011
Handheld Slingshot Ballista
As announced, I made a handheld inswinger "ballista" slingshot, to find out if it brings additional power.
I made a really wide fork and attached little "plattforms" to the fork ends. Then I added a lever on each side, which can swing inside of the fork. I also installed a stopper that I covered with some black tube, so that the returining lever will be cushioned some.
I attached short pieces of Thera Gold to the shorter end of the lever, and a normal hunter band set to the longer tip ends. I used 8 mm aluminum tube as "axis" for low friction.
It works, and actually I get about 20% more speed than from a conventional frame!
Here is the video:
Posted by The Slingshot Channel at 3:53 PM