6 kJ Portable Pneumatic Catapult

Portable pneumatic catapult for UAVs with the takeoff weight of up to 35 kg (77 lb).

Key Features

  • 6 kJ man-portable catapult
  • 24 m/s maximum speed
  • Designed for 1000s of launches
  • Simple and quick assembly
  • Smart safety features
  • Well defined maintenance schedule
  • Can be factory customized for client's UAVs
Portable Pneumatic Catapult features a rugged aluminum structure, which can be disassembled into a man portable transportation case. UAV Factory offers carriage customization services for client’s unmanned aircraft vehicles.



Remote control box
 with advanced safety features: audible alarm, voltage and pressure displays, permanent launch counter.


Integrated compressor
 with reverse polarity protection, thermal shutdown and pressure relief valve.


Reliable carriage
 with foldable legs, rope length adjustment and safety pin. Carriage is made of hard anodized aluminum for maximum wear resistance.

Options & Accessories


Operation and maintenance training. UAV Factory offers one-day catapult operation and maintenance training. Program covers: assembly, disassembly, safety procedures, pre-launch procedure, maintenance procedures. Training includes both classroom session and hands on catapult operation session. Training can be performed at company’s facilities in Europe, USA as well as client’s facilities.


Training dummy for the Penguin B UAV
 replicates aircraft physical parameters. Training dummy is used for personnel training as well for maintenance validation. UAV Factory offers custom training dummy development for client’s unmanned aircraft.


Maintenance Kit
 includes all necessary components that need to be replaced at regular maintenance interval every 100 launches.

Product Specification

PARAMETER VALUE
Rail length 4 m (13.1 ft)
Maximum launching energy 6000 J
Maximum UAV weight 35 kg (77 lb)
Maximum launch speed 24 m/s (46.6 kt)
Maximum launch pressure 10 bar (145 psi)
Packaging Rugged transportation case
Packed weight 110 kg (242.5 lb)
Packed size (1313 x 704 x 543) mm / (51.7 x 27.7 x 21.4) in
Input voltage 11 - 16 VDC
Input current 20 A
Fuse protection 30 A
Typical fill time <10 min
Operational temperature -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to +122°F)

Launch speed for 6&12 kJ catapult

Product Downloads

6 kJ Portable Pneumatic Catapult Datasheet

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Product Video

Portable Pneumatic Catapult launch compilation