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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vtsnowedin wrote:
Catweazle wrote:
We'd have a lot more engineering students if school tech classes made things like that.

A shop teacher would not dare let students make a working model of a hand held weapon knowing the limitations of students responsibility and judgement.
Now a scale model of a Trebuchet with an arm no longer then 30CM might be a good project with the students doing the research and math to get all the proportions correct. It could be a walnut launcher.


Very true but still a shame. Now if you could design it so that it only shot bolts with a suction cup tip?

My grandson has a few "weapons" which shoot foam bullets but the muzzle velocity is extremely limited. So what's the difference between that and a machine crossbow of limited strength?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
vtsnowedin wrote:
Catweazle wrote:
We'd have a lot more engineering students if school tech classes made things like that.

A shop teacher would not dare let students make a working model of a hand held weapon knowing the limitations of students responsibility and judgement.
Now a scale model of a Trebuchet with an arm no longer then 30CM might be a good project with the students doing the research and math to get all the proportions correct. It could be a walnut launcher.


Very true but still a shame. Now if you could design it so that it only shot bolts with a suction cup tip?

My grandson has a few "weapons" which shoot foam bullets but the muzzle velocity is extremely limited. So what's the difference between that and a machine crossbow of limited strength?

Nerf wars can be fun and the whole family can participate. Very Happy
A kid that builds a "limited power" crossbow in class will go home and build a bigger and better unit in his basement or dad's workshop.
Out of a class of twenty there is always one, and I say that remembering that I was the one in my day.
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