Reduces the time and effort in the hose laying maneuvers over long distances and unevenness
Heliwinder is a system for the fire hose deployment from the helicopter, that allows to radically reduce the time and effort dedicated to these operations. Heliwinder is composed of a lightweight and sturdy supporting structure that, hanging from the helicopter, can load a winder with hoses up to 500 meters in length. The structure allows easy and safe release of the winder so that you can unload and load a new one to continue extending the line. The structure has a braking system so that the pilot has control of the deploying speed. At the outlet end it has a damping system for the fittings passage that join the hose sections and that maintains the position of the Heliwinder during the deployment.