Assembled the unit outside of the shop and here’s what it looks like:
Pretty funny as the top is almost level with the window on the next floor up.
Now that’s its built, I’m convinced that top bar is not going to stand up to the abuse. As much as I hated to do it, I partially disassembled the catapult (again!) so I can add two supports in the front. Once the glue is dry I’ll be able to reassemble. Of course I can always find something else to do while that’s happening, like building the throwing basket.
I like this design soooo much better. Its lighter, feels stronger, and I was able to shape a nice ark in the top to put a bit of spin on objects that get tossed.
Here’s a straight on view. The “arms” to the left and right will be bungee cord attachment points. The throwing arm will get glued to the bottom.
Getting down to the wire, so its time to get back to work.