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Skylaunch Helikite Winches

Skylaunch design and manufacture bespoke winches for the control and handling of Helikites. They are use for a huge, diverse range of applications from Defence & Scientific applications to erial photography, publicity, radio transmission and simple lifting applications.

A large variant of cable/optic fibre capacity, tensions, speeds etc are available to suit the
customers exact requirements. The winch below was developed in conjunction with Allsopps Helikites for Pennsylvania University!

A Helikite aerostat lifting a gyro-stabilised camera

The Skylaunch Helikites winch.

  • Single drum Helikites winch, with a drum capacity of over 5000 feet of Optic Fibre and Dyneema cables.
  • Cable guide roller frame interchangeable between 4 positions for top / bottom / left / right / cable exit from drum.
  • Easy ergonomic controls (colour coded) for simple operation.
  • Reliable 22HP Honda engine with forward/reverse gearbox for winching cable in and out.
  • Manual winding system is removable, and can be fitted on either side of the winch.
  • Twin Hydraulic disk brakes and calipers mounted either side of the drum for precise and powerful control.
  • Drum locking mechanism with tension release system is actuated from the operators position (with safety interlock system).
  • Drum shaft features rotor coupling for continuous connection of the optic fibre from the control onto the drum and along exiting cable.
  • Wheels and towing bar for transport are quick release and are stowed in the winch.
  • Chassis incorporates sockets for efficient transport and loading by forklift, and lifting eyes for crane loading.
  • Overall size of this machine has been reduced from previous models by approximately 8% to be compatible with standard Airfreight shipping sizes.
  • All Helikites Winches supplied with tailored PVC Weatherproof cover.
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The Skylaunch Helikite V8 winch.
  • High power winch with V8 engine
  • 2 tonnes cable pull design load, 3 tonnes max
  • 6 tonnes static brake holding load
  • Cable speeds up to 100 metres/min
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