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Offline iacob alex

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« on: July 05, 2011, 11:53:46 PM »

.....can be a simple change,of an old design:the counterweight trebuchet.

Some information at:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trebuchet

 Can we turn,vary the original design into a gravity powered motor ("peace" machine)?

Try to take an attentive watching at a short movie :

 www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgWfq0Q4WE8

Here,the interesting point is related to the top position:the short arm changes into a long arm,due to inertia,with no additional contrivance.

If we replace the purpose of a counterweight trebuchet...to throw out projectiles,with to "push,change" short arm into a long arm,due to inertia, can we imagine a slightly modified design?!

       All the best! / Alex
     All the best! /Alex

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2020, 09:58:08 PM »
.....if we make a simple test , starting with a  "modified" trebuchet , as :
https://www.geocities.ws/iacob_alex/Some_Drafts/text048.jpg
.....but playing the hinged (yellow) fixed arm , as a variable one ( we attach a spring ) , as :
https://youtu.be/z6_NRNw88Jw
     Al_ex