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Steve
09-12-2008, 11:38 AM
Wouldn't this be fun to make if you lived near a lake? I bet I would have a blast all day long being launched like this :) What about you? Catapults are always fun hahaha

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quickcleanlawn
09-12-2008, 12:32 PM
HOLY S....cow, that looks like a blast.
where can you buy one like that? looks like it runs on air too. thats freakin awsome.

Steve
09-12-2008, 12:46 PM
LOL I thought of you when I saw this actually because you had made that air powered gun in the past.

I don't know how to make this.

I will do a little research and see if I can find anything.

It does look like lots of fun.

I bet kids would LOVE it too.

quickcleanlawn
09-12-2008, 03:08 PM
LOL. I wonder if I can find some building plans online or somthing.
I'm sure I can build one , just need to know what air pressure valves and lines to use. you realy have to be careful with that becouse your launching a real live person. wouldnt want to over shoot your best friend clear across the lake,:eek:

Steve
09-12-2008, 04:15 PM
I found one that is water powered.

Check this out.

http://events.jochen-schweizer.de/index.php?id=349&L=1

Approximately 60 Liters of water are then forced through a rocket nozzle under the seat. This pressurized water (8 to 10 bar of air pressure) propels the participant 8 meters though the air for a cool and refreshing splash down in a swimming pool

Steve
09-12-2008, 04:16 PM
If you want to experiment, why not try a small one first, very small. Then scale up.

Can you imagine making something like this and then creating a business that sells the service at festivals or different events?

Check this out too

http://www.stormthecastle.com/catapult/how-to-build-a-catapult.htm

and this

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