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Punkin Chunk 1998
For the 1998 Punkin Chunk, we modified Juggernaut with some extra counter weight.
Here is Roger showing off the test pumpkins we salvaged with duct tape the night before we left for Delaware. In the background is our weight assisted traction trebuchet Juggernaut.
Yes, that is a piece of firewood tied onto the top of the arm.
Big Ten Inch:
Alludium Q36 Pumpkin Modulator:
Honey Dew Screw:
The Honey Dew Screw which was not impressive in distance, was by far the most amusing cannon on the lot. Powered by liquid nitrogen, an oil furnace, and a lot of courage, this cannon provided us hours of viewing fun.
Team Juggernaut sets a new personal record!:
A picture of our flagged pumpkin. This was a new personal record for us at 151 feet! It was actually our ONLY recorded shot. We went on to throw a rather impressive 165 feet on our last toss.
This amusing cannon is mounted atop a Chevy station wagon, which is in turn mounted on the frame of a military vehicle. We were told they fill this puppys air tanks up to 9000 psi. It sounds like a gunshot when it releases.
The De-Terminator is a centrifuge machine with a chevy big block engine, and transmission on top. One wheel is welded down, and the other spins the pumpkin arm to rather amazing speeds.
An Internet associate runs Onager, a recreation of a Medieval siege engine which is a torsion catapult. It uses twisted ropes to move the arm.
The skyline from a distance:
The skyline from the other side of the field. If you look closely you can see Juggernaut between The Big Ten Inch and _Alludium Q36 Pumpkin Modulator_. Roger's silver pickup truck is actually a bit more visible. There were 23 Unlimited class machines at this years Chunk.
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