UAV pneumatic catapult PL-80

The UAV pneumatic launcher PL-80 has been developed to accelerate UAV-s and other aircraft with MTOW up to 100 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 special rugged cases. Custom carriage rods can be designed based on clients UAV specifications.


Specifications

 Launch angle  11 degrees
 Overall rail length when assembled  6.6 m
 Rail length when disassembled     1.4 m
 Weight of catapult set, 3 boxes    Total 236 kg (91kg+90kg+55kg)
 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...10min
 Compressor unit battery    

 2 X Makita®18V Li-Ion battery 6Ah

 

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

Pressure

(bar)

Plane mass (kg)

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

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