PNEUMATIC CATAPULT PL-40

The UAV pneumatic launcher has been developed to accelerate UAV-s and other aircraft with MTOW up to 40 kg and launch them at speeds up to 25m/s. The launcher is light-weight, battery-operated and is quickly assembled. It takes only 5 minutes to set up the entire launcher.

Custom carriages can be created for a wide range of different UAV body types. Different options for connecting the carriages to the UAV are included in the set.

The compressor can produce up to 16 bar of pressure and runs on standard Li-Ion batteries. The system is easily portable in two special rugged cases. The combined weight of the launcher and compressor is 53kg.

specifications

Techical parameters

Launch angle 11 degrees
Overall rail length when assembled 5m
Rail length when disassembled 1,28m
Weight of catapult set, 2 boxes Total 56kg
Launcher case external dimensions 1480x440x170mm
Compressor case external dimensions 650x325x520mm
Maximum plane mass 45 kg
Maximum allowed launch velocity 25 m/s (meter per second)
Puller configuration aircraft YES
Pusher configuration aircraft YES
Typical set-up time 5min
Compressor unit battery 2 X Makita®14.4V Li-Ion battery 3Ah

Launch capabilities

Pressure
(bar)
Plane mass (kg)
10 15 20 30 40 45
Launch velocity (m/s)
5 18.4 15.1 13.1 10.7 9.4 8.9
6 20.2 16.5 14.3 11.7 10.3 9.7
7 21.8 17.9 15.5 12.6 11.2 10.5
8 23.3 19.1 16.5 13.5 12.0 11.2
9 24.8 20.3 17.6 14.3 12.7 11.9
10 26.1 21.3 18.5 15.1 13.4 12.6
11 22.4 19.4 15.8 14.0 13.2
12 22.4 19.4 15.8 14.0 13.2
13 24.3 21.1 17.2 15.2 14.3
14 25.3 21.9 17.9 15.8 14.9
15 26.1 22.7 18.5 16.4 15.4
16 23.4 19.1 16.9 15.9
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