Accession Number : AD0163674
Title : Helicopter Sling Load Electrical Connector.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Becker,Charles W. ; Crabtree,Royale R.
Report Date : 07 MAR 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : The patent describes a means and method for electrically connecting the electrical system of a load means to the electrical power supply of a lifting means. The disclosed embodiment uses a removable pair of insulating members having contacts which, when affixed to the cargo hook of a helicopter, form bus bar means along the sides of said hook. A sling body member comprising nylon straps has contact means fastened at spaced points so as to contact the bus bars when a load is suspended from the hook by the sling, thus providing electrical continuity between circuitry in the helicopter and the load.
Descriptors : (*ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, *PATENTS), HOOKS, SUPPORTS, HELICOPTERS
Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE