Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

helicopter launch method

Expand Messages
  • dave santos
    Aerotow AWECS launch has been well covered by this forum as a proven means to avoid self-launch requirement of many AWE schemes. Developing effective VTOL
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 9, 2010
      Aerotow AWECS launch has been well covered by this forum as a proven means to avoid self-launch requirement of many AWE schemes. Developing effective VTOL flygens to utility-scale is a particularly daunting solution.
       
      Conventional helicopters can launch-on-demand & lift-to-altitude large-scale soft-kites with great flexibility. The high-mass/high-capital-cost copter component then lands until required for relaunch every few days.  Parachute-style packing & popping is an option. Helicopter airspeed range is operationally ideal & no runway is required. A copter is far better at flying in kite clutter. Electric helicopters are ultimately preferred, especially given short flight-times.
       
      All modular AWECS launch vehicle methods minimize mass-aloft while maximizing capacity & safety. For a basic existence-proof of helicopter kite launch potential-
       
       
       
      coopip
       

    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.