In the photo left I am holding the slinger in the down position. The top of the head is approximately 3 1/2 feet from the ground.
The photo right shows the slinger after release. The springs have thrust it into full upright position. The top of the head is now at 7 feet from the ground and the body has moved forward about 2 1/2 feet.
Early test of the slinger. The two lift springs are in place, but the motorized return mechanism has yet to be installed (or designed, for that matter).