I made this mock-up today for assessing the bowstring geometry and it’s relationship to the stock.

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When the limbs are forward the string appears thus.

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I am still exploring the many benefits of short rotation, high intensity power strokes in the machines that I build.  It looks like Phoenix’s stock will be about five feet long, with roughly equal amounts projecting fore and aft from the central iron framework. I expect the power stroke to be from 30″ to 36″.

I knew that Phoenix was going to be a compact machine,  but I wasn’t prepared for how radical that would look until those chicken-scratch chalk lines told the story.

With a winch that is geared to operate with that winch handle artifact from the Elenovo Horde, Phoenix will be a trim little beast for sure.  Fast to reload.  Under a minute, I would expect.

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