With the amount of equipment in my X8 is on the increase, so is the weight. Its becoming very difficult and somewhat dangerous to hand launch. 

Iv decided to build a catapult. I dont like the idea of a bungee launcher because of the amount of flat space required. some places I fly dont have this.(eg: off a cliff =) ) I really wanted something self-contained and foldable.

 

The APM flies the X8 really well BTW =)

 

If anyone wants to build one I have posted all the info and pics here

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Comment by Carl La France on February 1, 2013 at 9:35am

Good Job!  looks like a Carrier Launch with the plane going off the end of the flight deck. Have a Great Day!

Comment by LanMark on February 1, 2013 at 10:29am

nice.

Comment by Christoph Albiez on February 1, 2013 at 11:52am

very smooth

Comment by Peter Meister on February 1, 2013 at 11:57am

Brett, that is one of the best and simplest catapults I have ever seen. Well done! I am going to attempt to build one from you pic's and thanks for sharing!

Comment by Nick Arsov on February 1, 2013 at 12:05pm

Well done Brett..well done!

Comment by brett binnekade on February 1, 2013 at 1:05pm

Thanks guys. Peter, please post pics when you are done =)

Comment by Phil Gordon on February 1, 2013 at 2:31pm

Good work mate.

Comment by Martin Poller on February 1, 2013 at 2:51pm

Great piece of engineering Brett, I'm also going to build one once I've put together my X8, btw your X8 looks pretty neat too. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Peter Meister on February 1, 2013 at 2:51pm

Will do Brett!

Comment by OuBen on February 1, 2013 at 7:23pm

wow great!

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