New Design Changes

After careful consideration of the Labor Day mishaps, we have come to the conclusion that there is too much mass in the arms, even with the bearings problem fixed and the differential problem fixed I don't think the little motor is enough to move the arm in the time allowed. Also standing it up was a much too difficult task. So we have replaced the 600lb+ throwing arm with a 150lb throwing arm made out of aluminum. The other arm has been cut to 1/3rd the length to become the counter weight for the new arm. Cables were added for strength. The other arm will be used as a fulcrum point to raise the lifting angles for easier raising of the towers. The loss of inertial energy due to the loss of mass from the arms is unfortunate, but arm speed is the key to throwing a mile. We look forward to our next testing day this Saturday.