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that thing is throwing a pumpkin BTW.
 

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Pumpkin Chunking, a meet of giant trebuchets and air cannons who compete with each other for the greatest distance thrown for their 'pumpkin projectiles'.
 

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amsci99 said:
Pumpkin Chunking, a meet of giant trebuchets and air cannons who compete with each other for the greatest distance thrown for their 'pumpkin projectiles'.

At first I thought it might be a trebuchet until it kept rotating. :) "Holy $hit" is right. :eek:
 

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It's the centrifugal "Bad To The Bone," which according to Wiki hurled it's pumpkin 2770 feet in 2004.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPA7EiukJTA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPA7EiukJTA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoN7JMa0qyc&NR=1

Still, that's pitiful compared to the big air guns. "Young Glory 3" shot a pumpkin 4483 feet in 2008.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtGBNWARzDE

What they need is a "rocket" category.
 

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For heavier things we are using this kind of machinery in Germany ... ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wS1GS9VOn0
 

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boxkite said:
For heavier things we are using this kind of machinery in Germany ... ;D

Yeah, they use to use those back in the day to chuck pumpkins but then technology got involved. (Not to mention a lot of people with WAY too much time and money on their hands. ;))
 

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Orionblamblam said:
What they need is a "rocket" category.

That's if you want to chuck bowling balls. ;D

http://www.ahpra.org/BBrecord.htm
 

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In the same vein... :D :D

http://www.whytraveltofrance.com/2005/07/22/event-prune-pit-spitting-festival/
 

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that thing is throwing a pumpkin BTW.

no joke
but something similar was proposed to launch cargo from moon
mostly lunar soil or Cargo
first for SPS and O'Neil colonies back in 1970's
 

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Michel Van said:
that thing is throwing a pumpkin BTW.

no joke
but something similar was proposed to launch cargo from moon
mostly lunar soil or Cargo
first for SPS and O'Neil colonies back in 1970's

I think you might be getting a couple things mixed up. I just happen to have the SP-413 pdf right here. . . ;) The previous page shows the mass-driver (linear accelerator- maglev) used to launch the material from the moon. The rotating flipper thing in this pic. appears to be being used for station keeping.
 

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