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My first attempt with a straight design - I could see no point in having a curved design so I aligned the prongs I took from a chinese slingshot by cutting the end of the shaft asymmetrically - now when I draw to the corner of my mouth the tubes overlap perfectly in my field of view. With the cheap tubes I got from the original slingshot I get 80m/s with a 8mm steel ball and the same speed with a BB plastic ball. :)

The wrist brace is half of a hard plastic tube. :)

What can be improved?
 

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Nice job! Welcome to the Starship Academy!!!!!!
 

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3 screws - the wood is ash - for the moment is "rock solid"

Is very stable when I shoot

Nice work.

That looks like a sturdy piece of hardwood, so it should hold screws well.

I can't see much of the connection of the fork to the body, but I'd want it to be very secure.

You're getting great ammo velocity.

If you are happy with the way it shoots, I'd call it a keeper!
 

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When you pull the tubes back to you anchor point both have to be the same length and the plane of the forks has to be perpendicular to the tubes ... as I draw the tubes to the side of the shaft I have to compensate by rotating the head - or so was my rationalization ... if it makes a difference ... not sure! :)
 

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Starships are so much fun and as unique as the people who shoot them. Yours looks great! Here's mine lll
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My goodness what do you hunt with that, bull elephants?

Awesome!

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