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June 18th, 2011 (02:25 am)

I thought that the Beartrap was the only way to get a helicopter to land safely on any naval vessel smaller than a carrier, in rough seas:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beartrap_%28hauldown_device%29

It turns out that for slightly calmer seas than the Beartrap max and for "acrobatic" rated copters like the Lynx there's a harpoon system that gets into the deck grating and secures the copter once the landing gear has touched the ship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC2XIGMI2kM

This made my week.

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Posted by: uplinktruck (uplinktruck)
Posted at: June 22nd, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)

Pretty cool video. Love the automotive GPS on the dash board. I had one just like it a few years ago.

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