Mj-1 Projectile Glider
Published: Thursday 09 March 2006 - Updated: Thursday 24 March 2011
To demonstrate the independence of horizontal and vertical motion.
- Linear air track
- Projectile glider
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The projectile glider consists of a spring loaded vertical cannon enclosed with a funnel. A mechanical timer acts as the firing mechanism. The cannon is loaded and primed and given a small initial velocity. The projectile is caught by the funnel. Also see demonstration Ma-4 Projectile Cart for a video.