When you buy a new phone, you take extra care to make sure it doesn’t suffer any damage, right?
Despite the reality that you’ll end up breaking the phone like the last three you owned, you purchase a new case and screen protector for it, wipe off any smudges, and ensure you keep a firm grip on it at all times. Nevertheless, after a couple of drops you no longer take the extra measures to keep it in good condition.
The reason we become reckless with our phones is the cushion we obtain from warranties or upgrades that kick in after a certain amount of time.
Unfortunately, not everything comes with a warranty or upgrade.
In the video it is mentioned that an Apache helicopter (like the one being used) costs about 25 million pounds – equivalent to almost $33 million USD. Cause damage to one of those and the repair costs will not be cheap.
One of the most common situations in which a helicopter experiences harm is during the landing. It is important to have a landing surface that is reliable so that the helicopter can land and take off properly.
As stated in the video, Apache helicopters are very heavy and often carry other items that add to the overall weight. If you have a surface that is too soft, the aircraft can sink and damage will occur. This is when a temporary helipad surface should be employed. There are a few different options out there for temporary helipads. However, most fall short one way or another.
We provide the perfect solution with Supa-Trac – a lightweight flooring system that can be quickly deployed as well as extracted at the end of its use. Supa-Trac is made of high-impact polypropylene and has a load bearing capacity of 36,000 pounds per square foot.
At only 4.4 pounds per panel, Supa-Trac can be easily handled. A common alternative is to use aluminum mats; but these are extremely heavy and require additional machinery to arrange a landing pad. And thanks to Supa-Trac’s manageable weight, the mats can be brought onboard so that it is ready for use.
Another problem with many temporary platforms is that they come up off of the ground due to the re-circling air produced by the rotor blades. Supa-Trac has been specifically designed to be self-grounding, which prevents it from popping up and damaging the rotor blades and engine like other landing pads might.
If you haven’t watched it already, hopefully you’ll take a look at the video to see Supa-Trac’s benefits come into play as its deployment is timed against aluminum’s and a test landing is performed.