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Pathfinders Medieval Catapult Wooden Kit

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  • Comes complete with all pieces pre-cut and ready to assemble
  • Glue included
  • Suitable for beginner model makers
  • Easy to understand instructions
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Specifications

Model NumberPFD-23
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Wood

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Just add glue, scissors and an appreciation for the physics and art behind these medieval siege engines. High-quality models hurl a small ball more than 15 feet in 1 throw, with adjustable pads that change the trajectory angle and encourage experimentation for greater accuracy. Pre-cut, pre-drilled solid wood pieces are easy to assemble; models can be build in about 1 to 2 hours.

From the Manufacturer

Builds a working catapult with accurate historic details such as pegged joints and twisted string providing power. Quality design and materials. When finished, the Pathfinder Catapult is capable of hurling a ball of soft modeling clay over 15 feet.


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By J. Bartholomew on June 7, 2013
Consistent with what many other reviewers have said, this is a well-made kit. All the parts fit together nicely, it's fun to build, the twisted string is true to the old rope mechanisms, and the finished product has a very good appearance. It's fun to sand the parts smooth, which makes the appearance even better. I was impressed. Once my son and I started to play with it, a real flaw emerged. The temptation to wind the string up pretty tight, to get more distance, is natural. The horizontal bar that acts as the stop, when you do this, cannot take the impact, and fractures after a few shots. Well, we took a scrap piece of wood aprox the same width and secured it to the back side as reinforcement. That one shattered, too. Third attempt -- replacing that with an even wider brace made of masonite, did the trick. The kit should come with a crossbar that is stout enough to take the impact that the wind-up mechanism is capable of delivering, and in that regard the current design doesn't do the job. If you improvise a modification, it is an excellent little catapult!
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I have two sons who are very interested in knights and castles, as well as the associated weaponry. They wanted to get their father a catapult for his birthday. They worked together on the assembly and then enjoyed using their creation to launch Play-Doh balls across the kitchen. It works! You can really get some distance with this little contraption. As you might imagine, they decided dad needed a trebuchet for Christmas.
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I bought this as a project to share with my 10 year old son. We put it together in less than half an hour (other than some time to let the glue dry). He had a blast, learned a lot, and was thrilled with the whole process. The kit was very easy to assemble.
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Purchased for school project. The overall building of the model is straight forward. The only issue will be piecing the tension dowel to the swing arm. As the swing arm is only held in place by the tension dowel and must be bound tightly in order to function properly. To ensure proper tension for dowel and swing arm fasten both sides of the dowel to the base without tightening. Once the dowel is fasten secure one side of the tension dowel and twist till tighten. Then repeat the process to the opposite side. Tighten the dowel giving equal twist to both sides to properly position the swing arm. Kit comes with everything needed to build the model no other purchase is required.
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My grandson needed to build a catapult for Social Studies class in six days. No other instructions or directions were given. Thank goodness for Amazon! The kit was shipped and he had it built with a day to spare and he got an A for the project. This is a great catapult kit; very well constructed with nice wood that stained beautifully.
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It is a catapult, it fires small objects across the room. Things like mini marhmallows, dog food, and marbles work well. The trigger slips and does not hold down the arm, but could probably easily be fixed. If your thinking the price seems kinda high, well it is, but you already know that. It is sturdy and looks good.
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Very easy to assemble and fun. It shoots things very far. We bought three types of tabletop catapults and this was by far the best.
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This is a model of a catapult. I was very disappointed. I aspired to defend my castle from the enemy. This will not do. When I was notified the item was being delivered I opened the gates expecting a fork lift to deliver the parts. Instead there was a small box left that read "amazon prime" on the shipping tape. If you are like me and have a castle to defend, this is not the catapult you are looking for.

If you just want a model of a catapult, this one is perfect. Fun to build, well made.
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