Physical studies of slingshots

Discussion in 'Impact studies' started by Singelynp, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Singelynp

    Singelynp New Member

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    Hello everyone,<br><br>I'm in my last year of highschool at the moment and I have to make a science project, or more a physics project and I chose: Projectile Weapons with slingshots in mind.<br><br>does anyone know any interesting (physics) tests that I could do as experiments? I will do tests of tapered and untapered bands, penetration tests vs ballistic gelatine and the influence of temperature on the rubber bands.<br>Just interesting ideas (or tests that you already did and I can redo with my slingshot, if you give me permission to do so)for slingshots/slingbows/bows/catapults etc., I would greatly appreciate it!!<br><br>Thanks in advance! (and I apologise for my bad english)<br><br>Pieter from Belgium.
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    fork width maybe?, it does influense speed(check the gamekeeper channel, he has a vid about it)
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    this one : <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yg9RjauzY0&feature=plcp" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yg9RjauzY0&feature=plcp</a>
     
  4. pasquale

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    Great project.<br><br>You can compare different ammo. Or compare different rubber.
     
  5. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    You should really do the heating experiment with a scale attached to a stretched band. Its really cool.
     
  6. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Oh, and folded rubber versus multiple layers. And shooting to light ammo with to strong rubber! <br><br>I cant stop myself, slingshot-science is just so much fun!
     
  7. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <div>thankfully for us, Joerg has done all these experiments and more <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> good luck tho! reference his videos and you can get all the data you like on these topics... not much more that Joerg can do with them, but im sure he will think of something <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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  8. Singelynp

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    Thanks for all the usefull info already!<br><br>I will make sure to test all these factors, as I love slingshot science myself <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  9. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Ryan Wigglesworth wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">thankfully for us, Joerg has done all these experiments and more <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> good luck tho! reference his videos and you can get all the data you like on these topics... not much more that Joerg can do with them, but im sure he will think of something <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Wether or not Joerg has done this already, its very fun to test/ discover things on your own! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> Especially when slingshots are included!</span>