UAV pneumatic catapult PL-40

The UAV pneumatic launcher PL-40 has been developed to accelerate UAV-s and other aircraft with MTOW up to 30 kg and launch them at speeds up to 25m/s. The launcher is light-weight, battery-operated and is quickly assembled. The system is easily portable in two special rugged cases. Custom carriage rods can be designed based on clients UAV specifications.


 Launch angle  11 degrees
 Overall rail length when assembled  5m
 Rail length when disassembled     1,28 m
 Weight of catapult set, 2 boxes    Total 56kg
 Launcher case external dimensions    1480x440x170mm
 Compressor case external dimensions    650x325x520mm
 Maximum plane mass    30 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 6Ah


Approximate launch velocities (m/s) versus plane mass and launching pressure

The UAV pneumatic launcher PL-40 introductory product sheet


ELI UAV Launcher PL-40-compressed.pdf