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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by aaronredbaron View Post
Hey Tom, you could try to build a Skyhook type of system like our buddies in the Gorge use...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w88uC...ed&safe=active

Basically just a hook on the wingtip, this design does rely on the sweep of the wing to make the rope slide to the wingtip for capture, so I don't know about your FJ, but it might work great on a Zephyr or similar...
Hi Arron, if I go with an arrester hook concept I might try a small light hook that drops from the bottom of the plane? Would need all my fly skills to catch the arrester cord. Actually I don't know why those guys in Iraq don't have a nice long runway with all that desert. Probably issue for security.
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