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Hi!

I was thinking to build slingshot "rifle" with a mechanical trigger and I don't know how long can you keep the tube stretched before losing potential energy by let's say 20%?

Has anyone measured this aspect?

Thanks!
 

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Thank you! Very informative!
Next question would be what happens after you forget the rifle in tension for an hour! :)
 

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Thank you! Very informative!
Next question would be what happens after you forget the rifle in tension for an hour! :)
It depends on the ambient temperature... on a warm to hot day, you'll get close to full power. On a cool day, reduced power... On a cold day, it can go to nothing.

Of course that depends on the standard latex based bands and tubes.... if you use the newer Chinese stuff, like "Precise" brands bands, it won't matter near as much about the temperature.
 
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