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RLT Industries has gone above and beyond with its Desktop Trebuchet kit. Each piece of wood is carefully chosen and precisely computer-cut. All the required tools can be found around your house or at a hobby shop, and the instructions are very detailed. However, as instructed, I used wood glue on the main frame and supports, but it didn’t hold well. So I resorted to a hot glue gun, which worked perfectly. The build took about four hours.

The Desktop Trebuchet kit comes with four wooden balls to fire, and it shoots about 15 feet. I showed it to my engineering club, and we fired circus peanuts with it. (One of my club members ate all the peanuts.) It’s a great kit for the model hobbyist who’s just starting out. Overall, RLT has done a great job with this one!


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