Centered in the middle of Oregon is Kawak Aviation Technologies Home base.
Kawak Aviation Technologies has had many great projects throughout it’s years in the aviation industry. A few of our largest were the motion control and propulsion systems for the Blue Devil ll Airship, a military unmanned vehicle for the Air Force, the redesign of a Boeing 757 cargo door’s hydraulics (for Precision Aircraft Solutions) and the Air Tractor GPS driven, hydraulic gate box controls for agricultural aviation spraying.
In 1996, we designed our first ancillary hydraulic system for the Bell OH-58 / 206B helicopter. It was the first and to this day still is the only reliable high output after market variable hydraulic drive for these rotary wing aircraft.
A string of hydraulic helicopter systems followed; the SA315B Lama, Bell 212/ 412 in both high flow and firefighting configurations, CH54B Sky Crane, B47, Hiller, Hughes 500, UH-B, H, L, & K, S64E & F, S-61, K-1200, etc. Many of these required our engineers to design a gear reduction box in order to draw power from the engine gearbox or rotor transmission.
Kawak’s niche in Firefighting
Kawak Aviation entered the helicopter firefighting arena, initially with high output electric and hydraulic driven hover pumps. Soon other options for the aviation industry were added to the list. These were in the form of hydraulic fire tank door controls for two configurations of the Sikorsky S-61 helicopter, followed by the development and certification of a riveted aluminum fire tank for the Kaman Corporation’s K-1200 K-MAX helicopter. The K-MAX heli-tanker features the exclusive Kawak Aviation designed 700-gallon fixed-tank system.
Kawak’s move into the Unmanned Aviation Vehicle sector
Kawak’s capabilities are unparalleled when it comes to engineering, design and manufacturing of special projects in the aviation field. Kawak’s extensive knowledge and experience in propulsion and motion control awarded us a project as subcontractor to Prime Contractor Mav6. Kawak designed and supplied the 1100 HP VTOL and 450 HP lateral propulsion systems for the MAV6, Blue Devil II airship the worlds largest UAV. The project took only 16 months for Kawak to finish including manufacturing of the very unique and specific test rig for the turbine engines.
Kawak’s Precision Agriculture Technology
Kawak Aviation partnered with Air Repair in Mississippi, to develop the most comprehensive aerial application system ever produced. A system that combines the most advanced variable and constant rate technology available between airframe, GPS, and Kawak’s agriculture aviation spray delivery system. An FAA STC certified product that has been proven to save farmers on Inputs, time, money, and can be tailored to meet applicators and in turn growers specific spray needs.
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