PNEUMATIC CATAPULT PL-80

Simplifying the assembly process by incorporating mechanisms such as snap-fit connections, interlocking components, or quick-release fasteners, enabling users to assemble the product quickly and effortlessly in the field or on-site.

The system is easily portable in three special rugged cases. The combined weight of the launcher and compressor is 236kg. The catapult is quickly deployable and collapsible by two operators. It fits into any vehicle that can accommodate three 1.6-meter boxes.

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.

Take off velocity up to 25m/s​. UAV-s up to 100 kg. This high initial velocity improves UAV performance and allows for efficient use of limited runway or launching space.

Custom carriages can be designed based on clients UAV specifications​.

specifications

Technical parameters

Launch angle 11 degrees
Overall rail length when assembled 6.6m
Rail length when disassembled 1.4m
Weight of catapult set (3 boxes) Total 236 kg (91+90+55)
Launcher case external dimensions 1580x530x360mm
Compressor case external dimensions 360x590x1180mm
Maximum plane mass 100 kg
Maximum allowed launch velocity 25 m/s (meter per second)
Puller configuration aircraft YES
Pusher configuration aircraft YES
Typical set-up time 7-10 min
Compressor unit battery 2 X Makita®18V Li-Ion battery 6Ah

Launch capabilities

 

Plane mass (kg)
30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Pressure (bar) Launch velocity (m/s)
6 24.6 21.7 19.6 18.1 16.8 15.8 14.9 14.2
7 26.4 23.3 21.1 19.4 18 17 16 15.3
8 24.9 22.5 20.7 19.3 18.1 17.1 16.3
9 26.4 23.9 22 20.4 19.2 18.2 17.3
10 25.1 23.1 21.5 20.2 19.1 18.2
11 24.2 22.5 21.2 20 19
12 25.3 23.6 22.1 20.9 19.9
13 24.4 22.9 21.7 20.6
14 25.2 23.7 22.4 21.3
15 24.5 23.1 22
16 25.1 23.8 22.6
PL-80 product brochure​
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