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Report RSS IM - CRS.120 Compound Crossbow (view original)
IM - CRS.120 Compound Crossbow
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TECMEC
TECMEC

I don't completely understand the phisic of this thing but the design is beautiful!

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Admiral_Nemo

I admit, the string set up of a compound bow/crossbow was a complete mystery to me as well before I built this thing.
There came a point though where I had to look it up in order to advance the design.
Now I'd like to think I've got a pretty decent idea of how it works and it makes the design just the more epic.

There is one string and two cables. The main string pulls back the limbs and rotates the wheels such that the cables going from either side also pull on the limbs. This drags the limbs inwards making it even more compact.
Upon release the limbs pull outwards and the wheels rotate quickly pulling hard on the cables / string making the arrow go "whoomp". =)

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TECMEC
TECMEC

Awesome, man

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Another design I thought would make a neat concept.

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