Hood Tech Corp-Mechanical, Inc. maintains a “zip line” testing facility for pre-flight qualification of a wide range of UAS payload, avionics and propulsion hardware, simulating launch conditions (especially acceleration).  For example, launch tests have been conducted on:

  • Dummy models simulating merely the weight of UASs
  • More elaborate models simulating the actual weight and balance of UASs
  • UAS airframes and payloads with powered avionics, camera systems and propulsion
Further details of the zip line test facility can be viewed at this video: Zip Line Testing