X-craft offers several launch and land options to enable their field operations motto "anywhere - anytime".
Designed and manufactured by X-craft, X-catapults and Aether launch systems are designed for operations in the harshest conditions.
The moBicat catapult system is easily dismantled and moved by an individual. It is highly mobile, capable of being field mounted on a tripod system or on the top of a vehicle. For ease of both operation and maintenance, they are simply constructed with highly robust components, any element of which is field replaceable in a matter of minutes. The trigger can be simply activated by hand, cable or by using a remote foot trigger device designed and developed by X-craft engineers. This enables single person launch operations. Both the mx1 and mx2 variant aircraft can use this system.
The moBicat roof mount system has pan, transverse and elevation adjustments and is modular for ease of transporting.
The maXicat system is designed as a modular unit that can be set up in 15 minutes by a single person and easily transported on the roof of a vehicle. It is design specifically for extreme payload operations and services the mx2 and larger mx3 variants. Like the moBicat this system is simply constructed with highly robust components, and most elements are field replaceable in a matter of minutes.
The Aether system allows launches from moving vehicles for all of the mx1, mx2 and mx3 variants. It is a robust, roof rack mountable unit that, being modular, can be easily hand-case transported. If all that is available for launch is a rocky road and you need to be on the move, then this is the best way to achieve independence from the ground and mobility of launch location.
The X-pad is a roof mountable landing pad for multirotor aircraft. It is manufactured in heavy aluminium tread plate. Its strong box-frame construction allows operators to mount the platform to locate and retrieve the aircraft. It is able to be installed on most types of vehicle. It uses a sensor system that allows fully autonomous multirotor landings which is ideal for night operations or landing in highly restricted areas. You can see this in operation here : http://www.x-craft.co.nz/autonomy.html