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Ballista Bow V1

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3D model description

This is a protoype for a ballista bow.
I have already made a wooden one, you can see a video here :

It's a bow just for fun, it may be very powerfull using metal and wood but the 3d printed version will be more suitable for larping or close range target shooting.

Print the parts (use ABS and high infill for solid parts).
use m3 nuts and bolts, and epoxy to assemble both part of the frame (you can glue the frame to the TRA but it should be tight enough to force it , dont glue the BB_Disk_PRINTx4.stl
Use non stretch rope, make one strain go through the bow linb and then around and through the side of the frame.
Use a metal bar to homd the rope, tighten the rope as much as possible and twist the bar to put tension in the limb.
You can add a bit of foam where the limbs of the bow hit the frame.

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Publication date: 2018/10/01 at 14:53



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