Da Vinci Catapult Description

Experience a taste of the medieval and ancient world with the Da Vinci Catapult Wooden Kit!

Made from natural, untreated wood, this catapult is one of da Vinci’s redesigns from the medieval catapults of 400 or so years before his time. Da Vinci's catapult uses the tension of bentwood instead of twisted ropes.  The catapult has fascinated people for centuries.  This kit will answer questions and is a great project for anyone interested in physics.

When a ball is thrown forward, it tends to fall toward the ground. But the thrower's hand applies an equal horizontal force - if not larger -  because of air resistance. Catapults use the same equations of projectile motion. Gravity is the only force that affects the projectile once it launches.  

Dimensions of the assembled catapult:

  • W: 160mm
  • L: 450mm
  • H: 420 mm

Yes, this kit may be challenging for some. But without a challenge, where’s the fun?

Included in kit is everything you'll need to build your replica:

  • Instruction booklet
  • 21 pre-cut and pre-drilled wooden pieces
  • 2 eye-loop screws
  • Dowels
  • Glue
  • String
  • Clay

This innovative DIY kit is fun to build, great to play with and is also a beautiful display piece when not in use. If you're looking for an awesome engineering gift idea then this project is a great option.

Perfect for a young builder or history student. Recommended for ages 14 and up. 

Discover the power of a catapult with the Da Vinci Catapult Wooden Kit!

Shipping & Delivery

Pop your order in before 12 Noon Mon - Fri and if everything is in stock we’ll dispatch it that day guaranteed for you. This excludes public holidays of course.

You have two options to get your entire order shipped, standard delivery for $10 or our express service for $15 (excludes bulky items as labelled)

All your selections are sent with full tracking so you keep an watch on them as they progress to your delivery address. You can easily check the progress of your entire order by clicking on the tracking link in your dispatch email.

Da Vinci Catapult Reviews

Sure she will enjoy building it and trying it out

By: Caroline - QLD on 11 August 2023
I bought this catapult model for our grand daughter. She is science orientated and I feel it will provide her with challenge and an opportunity to explore, think and learn. It is for her birthday in October. I am sure she will enjoy building it and trying it out!!!!!

Da Vinci model Catapult for Grandson

By: Sergio on 20 December 2021
Great service. Ordered on Friday afternoon 13th December item arrived Tuesday 14th. Great service especially at Christmas. I did use express delivery to ensure before Christmas. Will use them again.

Great model

By: Steph on 31 August 2017
Great model, solid and good to build and awesome that it's based around the Leonardo da Vinci's amazing inventions

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