cm.hawes wrote:dude12312313 wrote:Just a little FYI, for a trebuchet to be a trebuchet, it has to have wheels on the bottom of it. Not powered, they must be blue. It has to roll to get its energy out. All of you guys have missed that point. If you put wheels on it, they have more power!!!
(My design posted here a while ago, which I have yet to see bettered)
While I thought the wheels would definitely make it look cooler, I wasn't sure it would help with throwing distance. Interestingly, when I locked the wheels so they didn't turn, it actually doesn't throw as far, so it seems that you are correct good sir.
best trebuchet design!!!
except you got the wire order wrong, it have to cross, i have fixed it for you
updated, the string is meant to swing to gain extra momentum.
unfortunately the release is not meant to go back wards, causing it losing momentum and not releasing it at correct volecity.
adding an anchor to the tip doesnt work too, as the arm will be too heavy
this version is almost same as real trebuchet, except the release doesnt go at correct velocity
suggest reading and diagram
http://www.redstoneprojects.com/trebuch ... works.html