Getting them all tuned and tweaked (just some small adjustments left to do on The Beast).
After the disastrous 20' ....350+lb. throw and pivot arm distortion.....I shaved a couple hundred pounds off her, and now...
The Beast is throwing around 400' with a conventional (sm) balloon. I think I can get 20% more with some release pin/trajectory tuning (I'm releasing at around 65deg.......they say 45 is prime).
Large party balloons purchased....awaiting test fire.
Little Tre is slinging a kid-friendly 75-90'.
Cat 1...the straight torsion catapult is good to around 45'.
Cat 2...the bungee-assisted torsion is soft and paunchy, but safe at 35'-40' (rope length.......frame width issues maybe, needed some bungee help)
Four latex tubing slingshots, each set up on two 8' 2x2 oak staves (driven 3 deep) in The Labrynth.....one next to The Beast so I can protect myself from the other Dads, who are bound to start raining rubber down on me.
30 Nerf SuperSoakers on deck......triple stream Crossbow for the Bday boy (i gotta get some cheapee's for stragglers....I can bear no more)
GoPro mounted to remote helicopter comes tomorrow for fly by and memorial video.
I am jacked...like I'm 8......and it's my birthday.
Just finished up his present.
It's on like Donkey Kong. :thumbsup::thumbup: