has anyone mentioned...............greenspun.com : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread
has anyone mentioned maybe taking the throwing/launching bit another step farther? like making a throwing machine capable of projecting a car a distance(overkill ?)...or an engine block at a target?...it could possibly be a steam powered launcher.....like they use to launch jets on aircraft carriers!...or a hydraulic trebouchet!
-- tim (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 29, 2001
Use a winch to launch stuff. Hydrualics would be too slow. Air would work though.
-- Stephen A. Binion (Stephenbinion@hotmail.com), January 29, 2001.
have the teams build a unmanned flying-thing to be chucked from your launching-thing as well - to go longest in straight line or stay up longest (glider Vs vertically thrown weight that opens a parachute (-bit like those plastic soldiers we used to have many yrs ago, kids today...mutter...ramble...Playstation2s.....mutter))
-- Bez (email@example.com), January 30, 2001.