Accelerating gliders on an air track in a reproducible fashion for multiple trials can be a real challenge. This electronic launcher takes the guesswork out of consistent velocities. The velocity is easily adjusted with the energy control knob on the front of the control panel. When the launch button is pressed the capacitor is discharged through the solenoid, driving the plunger forward and transferring the precise stored energy into kinetic energy to move the glider the same distance, trial after trial. The velocity is reproducible to ±1%.
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