Free body diagram of a tipcat

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Homework Statement


Place a small wooden stick over the edge of a desk. Hit the end of the stick overhanging the table so that it flies away. Draw a free body diagram during the impact and after it flies away.

Homework Equations


Torque, Impulse, Angular momentum, Projectile motion, Moment of inertia

The Attempt at a Solution


I have done an experiment and have seen that after the impact the stick flies away in projectile motion. Problem arises when i have to draw a free body diagram.
 

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mg facing down an N facing up at the center, F(of your hand) facing down is on the edge
the stick should turn and the center of mass will fly in projectile motion.
 

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