AVA CATAPULT 4.0Kg – DATA SHEET ASM250 ,
NEWS- April 2015, ASM250, Is built up and almost ready to use.. this is now be upgraded to approx 4.5kg capacity at a NO extra cost.!!
Flying wings can make great platforms both as a UAV and as a camera carrying aircraft as well as for FPV operations. The problems occur when a small aircraft is fitted with the extra payload it then requires a high launch speed. Hand launching a heavy flying wing with a rear mounted propeller is difficult and dangerous. Many serious injuries have been caused to pilots and helpers.
The AVA Catapult is designed to launch small to medium UAV flying wings to give a predictable launch with complete operator safety.
The Catapult consists of an aluminum launch ramp 120 inches long in 3 sections with support legs at the front and rear. A purpose designed carriage runs on 4 wheels on the ramp. On top of the carriage is mounted a cradle to suit the aircraft, in some cases a pair of hooks must be attached to the aircraft by the pilot, 2 sets are supplied. Most aircraft can use a cradle for launches.
The Catapult is provided with a cord operated release trigger that can be operated remotely from either side of the catapult in safety. A truck / Trailer mounting set is also available at extra cost.
The launch power comes from 2 bungee type cords (2 sets provided), These have a life of approx 100 launches before replacement is required.
A Brake Cord system stops the carriage after launch is complete. (2 sets provided).
Shipping dimensions are:-
ASM250 = 53 x 9 x 9 inches, Weight is 25lbs ( 11Kg )+ 18 x 16 x 12 inches @ 17lbs (8kg)