OFF AIRPORT, ARE YOU READY?
Video of presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D63uNIJn9WU
Testimonial of Saint Remy les Alpilles airclub chief pilot, after having installed a Shock Wheel on their Aerospool Dynamic WT9, used as their towing and flight school airplane:
" Contacted by BERINGER a Monday, we have given them the green light for experimenting the Shock Wheel and few days later we were mounting it on our Dynamic.
After 2 months of use and more than 150 landing cycles, the conclusion of this experiment is very positive.
As soon as the rolling starts we feel a sensation of comfort, we don't feel any oscillation anymore, the absorption is very beneficial to the airframe. This feeling is confirmed during take off, with or without a glider behind.
In flight, we haven't noticed any speed cut-down, therefore nor consumtion increase.
At landing the first contact with the ground is perfectly absorbed, even during a "hard" one. The decelaration on the ground shows the same capabilities as during take off.
We noticed a slight transfer of weight on the nose landing gear caused by the heightening of the Shock Wheel " [1'' / 25mm] " but this has no impact on the plane behavior.
The global appreciation of this system is confirmed as very positive, the comfort and airframe preservation are remarkable.