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At age 61, I am building a mechanical launching device (Trebuchet) and I need to know how fast my counterweight will be traveling.

How fast will it be traveling after 1 inch

How fast will it be traveling after 60 inch

How fast will it be traveling after 120 inch

Also, please provide the travel time to reach each point (1, 60 & 120 in.)

The counterweight surface is flat, weighs 2000 lbs with a square surface area of 1296 Sq Inches. (3'x3')

I don't do formulas very well, so plain English would be much appreciated!

Thanks in Advance,

Dale

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