Hood Tech Corp-Mechanical, Inc. excels in three areas:
Our Flying Launch and Recovery System (FLARES 2.0) has logged over 200 flights while maintaining a perfect safety record dating back to Jan 2019. FLARES customers demand robustness, readiness and rapid cycle times and our quick-change batteries support these requirements nicely. FLARES 2.0 achieves small footprint launch and recovery of Tier-2 unmanned air vehicles (UAVs,) without imposing the compromises associated with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) configurations.
With expertise not limited to VTOL applications, Hood Tech Mechanical has built ground-based launch systems, including Superwedge, Superwedge HP and Mark 4, for unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) since the 1990s.
Hood Tech Mechanical maintains both wind tunnel and zip line testing facilities for pre-flight qualification of a wide range of UAS payload, avionics and propulsion hardware, simulating launch and flight conditions (especially acceleration).
Hood Tech Mechanical complements its products with a full range of services to support them and their associated aircraft, from pre-flight test qualification of aircraft to training DVDs for the launch systems. Hood Tech Mechanical engineering services include: