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ABOUT SKYLAUNCH

Skylaunch has a global reputation for the best glider winches. Our first winch was designed and built by Michael Groves, a skilled engineer and professional winch driver, assisted by the industry renowned professional winch driver Peter Salisbury, and Andy Holmes – a gliding and airline pilot. Tony Frazier, a highly experienced specialist machine designer / manufacturer and gliding instructor, is also part of the Skylaunch team.

The first Skylaunch winch was purchased by Midland Gliding Club (England) in 1989 and is still in daily operation at that site today. Since then, the RAF, British Army, Royal Navy, a host of UK and overseas clubs and services have replaced their winch fleets with Skylaunch winches

In recent years we have expanded our operations and now manufacture winches for a diverse series of applications such as crash testing, cars, HGVS, PSVS, trailers and carriages as well as UAV launching systems, military targeting systems and Aerostat, Helikite and balloon winching applications

The reasons are simple - whether comparing performance, safety, reliability, simplicity, ease of use or economy of operation, no other winch comes close to a Skylaunch winch.
 

SKYLAUNCH PRODUCT HISTORY

  Type – Skylaunch ‘EVO’ – Glider Launching Winch  

Produced  -
Engine  -

Power -
Electrical Voltage -
Fuel  -
  Cable Drum -
Brake System -
  Drum Capacity each (metres) -
Cable types / max Ø -
 Emergency Cable guillotines  -
Operators Cabin -
Towing/wheels/tyres  -
Weight (tonnes) -
Length (metres) -
Width (metres) -
Height (metres) -

2011-present 
7.4 litre GMV8, 8.2 litre GMV8, 6.6 litre GMV8 (Duramax- turbo diesel),
280 kw electric motor
210-300 kw (280 - 400 hp) 
12, 740 – Electric model
LPG / CNG, Petrol, Diesel, Electric
1-2
Hydraulic / disc (optional vented)
2000 (5mm Ø)
Steel or synthetic /  10mm 
Spring powered chisel type
Open or fully enclosed (optional A/C)
Optional – 4 x 205 R16 or 6 x 185 R13
2600 - 4200
4.3 
2.4 
2.7 - 3.2

  Type - Skylaunch Cable Retrieve Winch  

Produced  -
Engine  -
Power -
Electrical Voltage -
Fuel   -
  Cable Drum -
Brake System -
  Drum Capacity each (metres) -
Cable types / max Ø -
 Emergency Cable guillotines  -
Operators Cabin -
Towing/wheels/tyres   -
Weight (tonnes) -
Length (metres) -
Width (metres) -
Height (metres) -

1994- present
1.8 litre VW 4in-line
65 kw (88hp)
12
LPG, Petrol
1
Hydraulic / disc
3000 (2.5Ø)
Steel or synthetic / 4mm
Spring powered scissor type (later models fitted with chisel type)
Open platform with screen and roof panel
4 x 155 R13
1.2
4.6
1.8
2.55

  Type - Skylaunch 4D or 6D - Glider Launching Winch  

Produced  -
Engine  -
Power -
Electrical Voltage -
Fuel   -
  Cable Drum -
Brake System -
  Drum Capacity each (metres) -
Cable types / max Ø -
 Emergency Cable guillotines  -
Operators Cabin -
Towing/wheels/tyres   -
Weight (tonnes) -
Length (metres) -
Width (metres) -
Height (metres) -

2011 - present
8.2 litre GMV8, 6.6 litre GMV8 (Duramex turbo diesel)
255 - 300kw (340 - 400hp)
12
LPG, Petrol, Diesel
4-6
Hydraulic / vented disc
2000 (5mm Ø)
Steel or synthetic / 10mm
Spring powered chisel type
Enclosed (Optional A/C)
Optional - 4 (2 steering)
5-6
6.8 – 8.2
2.6
2.8


  Type - Skylaunch Re-engineered Glider Launching Winch  

Produced  -
Engine  -
Power -
Electrical Voltage -
Fuel   -
  Cable Drum -
Brake System -
  Drum Capacity each (metres) -
Cable types / max Ø -
 Emergency Cable guillotines  -
Operators Cabin -
Towing/wheels/tyres   -
Weight (tonnes) -
Length (metres) -
Width (metres) -
Height (metres) -

2007 - present
5.7-8.2 litre
150-300 kw (200 – 400 hp)
12
LPG, Petrol
1-2
Hydraulic / disc or mechanical / drum
2000m (5mm Ø)
Steel or synthetic /10mm
Spring powered (various designs)
Open or enclosed
Optional 4 x 205 R16 or 4 x 185 R13
2.5 - 3.5
3.5 - 4.5
2.2 - 2.6
2.3 - 2.9

  Type - Skylaunch - UAV Launching Winch  

Produced  -
Engine  -

Power -
Electrical Voltage -
Fuel   -
  Cable Drum -
Brake System -
  Drum Capacity each (metres) -
Cable types / max Ø -
 Emergency Cable guillotines  -
Operators Cabin -
Towing/wheels/tyres   -
Weight (tonnes) -
Length (metres) -
Width (metres) -
Height (metres) -

2010 - present
5.7 litre GMV8, 7.4 litre GMV8, 8.2 litre GMV8, 6.6 litre,
GM V8 (Duramax turbo diesel)
210 - 300 kw (280 - 400 hp)
12
LPG, Petrol, Diesel
1-2
Hydraulic / disc
2000 (5mm Ø)
Synthetic /10mm
Optional
Enclosed (Optional A/C)
Optional
2.6
4.2
2.4
2.7

  Type - Skylaunch Large Helikite Balloon Winch  

Produced  -
Engine  -
Power -
Electrical Voltage -
Fuel   -
  Cable Drum -
Brake System -
  Drum Capacity each (metres) -
Cable types / max Ø -
 Emergency Cable guillotines  -
Operators Cabin -
Towing/wheels/tyres   -
Weight (tonnes) -
Length (metres) -
Width (metres) -
Height (metres) -

2012- present
0.7 litre Honda v-twin (Optional Diesel Model)
16.5 kw (22 hp)
12
Petrol, Optional LPG or Diesel
1-2
Hydraulic / disc
3000 - 6500 (5mm Ø)
Synthetic / 10mm
None
None
2 x 165 R13 (detachable)
1.2
2.3
1.5
1.5

  Type – Skylaunch Small Helikite / Balloon Winch   

Produced  -
Engine  -
Power -
Electrical Voltage -
Fuel   -
  Cable Drum -
Brake System -
  Drum Capacity each (metres) -
Cable types / max Ø -
 Emergency Cable guillotines  -
Operators Cabin -
Towing/wheels/tyres   -
Weight (tonnes) -
Length (metres) -
Width (metres) -
Height (metres) -

2012- present
0.2 litre Honda
4.1 kw (5.5hp)
-
Petrol
1 (adjustable width)
Cable / disc
900 (4mm Ø)
Synthetic / 8mm Ø
None
None
2 x 10” solid type (detachable)
0.15
0.1
0.55
0.6

  Type - Skylaunch 3 - Glider Launching Winch  

Produced  -
Engine  -
Power -
Electrical Voltage -
Fuel  -
  Cable Drum -
Brake System -
  Drum Capacity each (metres) -
Cable types / max Ø -
 Emergency Cable guillotines  -
Operators Cabin -
Towing/wheels/tyres  -
Weight (tonnes) -
Length (metres) -
Width (metres) -
Height (metres) -

2004-2011
7.4 litre GMV8, 8.2 litre GMV8, 280 kw motor
210-300kw (280-400 hp)
12, 740 - Electric model
LPG, Petrol, Electric
1-2
Hydraulic / disc (optional vented)
2000 (5mmØ)
Steel or synthetic / 10mm
Spring powered chisel type
Open (folding roof) or fully enclosed (option)
Optional 4 or 6 (electric model) x 185 R13
2.6 – 4.2
4.2
2.4
2.2 - 2.9 (Roof up / down)

  Type - Skylaunch - Glider Launching Winch
(updated and named Skylaunch 2 from 2001)
 

Produced  -
Engine  -
Power -
Electrical Voltage -
Fuel  -
  Cable Drum -
Brake System -
  Drum Capacity each (metres) -
Cable types / max Ø -
 Emergency Cable guillotines  -
Operators Cabin -
Towing/wheels/tyres  -
Weight (tonnes) -
Length (metres) -
Width (metres) -
Height (metres) -

1994-2010
7.4 litre GMV8, 8.2 litre GMV8, 6.6 Litre GMV8 (Duramax turbo diesel)
210-300 kw (280-400 hp)
12
LPG, Petrol, Diesel
2
Hydraulic / disc (optional vented)
2000 (5mmØ)
Steel or synthetic / 10mm
Spring powered scissor type (latest models fitted with chisel type)
Fully enclosed (Optional A/C)
4 X 205 R16
3.2-3.3
4.8
2.3
2.8

  Type - Skylaunch SP675 – high speed testing winch (classified)  

Produced  -
Engine  -
Power -
Electrical Voltage -
Fuel  -
  Cable Drum -
Brake System -
  Drum Capacity each (metres) -
Cable types / max Ø -
 Emergency Cable guillotines  -
Operators Cabin -
Towing/wheels/tyres  -
Weight (tonnes) -
Length (metres) -
Width (metres) -
Height (metres) -

2009
9.1 litre Edelbrock V8
505 kw (675 hp)
12
Petrol
2 (counter rotating)
Hydraulic  / disc (double calliper)
3300 (8mm Ø)
Synthetic / 8mm
None
Enclosed
4 x 185 R13
3.5
5.3
2.4
2.9

  Type -  Skylaunch - Glider launching winch (prototype)  

Produced  -
Engine  -
Power -
Electrical Voltage -
Fuel  -
  Cable Drum -
Brake System -
  Drum Capacity each (metres) -
Cable types / max Ø -
 Emergency Cable guillotines  -
Operators Cabin -
Towing/wheels/tyres  -
Weight (tonnes) -
Length (metres) -
Width (metres) -
Height (metres) -

1991
7.4 Litre GMV8
210 Kw (280 hp)
12
LPG
1
Hydraulic / disc
2000 (4.50 Ø)
Steel / 5mm
Spring powered scissor type
Fully enclosed
4 x 205 R16
2.6
4.6
2.3
2.5

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