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Ballista Plans and Instructions. Once complete, this Stone Throwing Ballista
is 2 feet long and will throw a scale projectile up to 90 feet.
Professionally engineered, this Roman Ballista design allows you to
vary the elevation and bow strength for range and trajectory adjustment.
Fire with a soft projectile for indoor use, or a solid one for long range
Resembling a crossbow, the ballista derives its power from skeins of
twisted cord, just like a catapult. The Stone Throwing Ballista is perfect
for demonstrating ancient Roman warfare and technology as well as the physics
of torsion, ballistics and projectile motion. Ballistas make great science
and history projects.
Easy to Build
Like all TrebuchetStore.com plans, the Ballista uses common, inexpensive
and easy to find building materials, available at your local hardware store
or home center. Basic woodworking skills and tools are required, but the
straightforward design requires no complicated layout or joinery.
TrebuchetStore.com Ballista Plans come complete with:
All the information you need to complete your project quickly and easily.
Parts Shopping List
Measured Drawings for all parts
Step by step Assembly Instructions
Step by step Firing and Tuning Instructions
Want to know how to build a ballista ? TrebuchetStore.com Ballista Plans
and Instructions take the mystery out of Ballista design and construction.
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