Mark 4

The Mark 4 is the latest of Hood Tech Corp-Mechanical, Inc. launch systems, developed to accommodate the need for multiple aircraft types.  As with Superwedge HP, the Mark 4 makes use of composite and metallic materials, practical engineering, and proven assembly techniques to provide users with a rugged machine built for harsh environments

Mark 4 Specifications
Launch Energy, kJ 56
Max speed, m/s 32
Max launch pressure, psig (bar) 3000 (204)
Overall dimensions, feet (m) L x W x H deployed 21 x 3 x 5 (6.4 x 0.9 x 1.5)
Overall dimensions, feet (m) L x W x H packed-out 14 x 3 x 5 (4.3 x 0.9 x 1.5)
Compressor type Gas, diesel or electric, 9 SCFM typical
Typical fill time (varies somewhat, depending on aircraft mass, headwind, etc.) Approx. 15 minutes
Endures salt spray and other harsh environments Yes
Engine cooling system 10 A, 3PH 208VAC blower with variable frequency drive and auto-retract