Riding the Trebuchet

Ever wonder what it feels like to "ride a trebuchet?" Ron L. Toms will tell you. When Ron L. Toms was 14, he found a picture of a catapult in a history book, built a model and was hooked. Many years later, the Texan has built a full-scale, working trebuchet with the idea in mind of taking it for a spin. Toms has documented the process and his attempt to fly on his website.