MD500 Fast Rope Rappelling System
MD 500 Fast Rope System
The TSOP Fast Rope Unit is designed to work in conjunction with the platforms and allows personnel deployment when it is impossible to land the helicopter. The Fast-Rope Unit provides an overhead hook assembly that allows an easy transition from the helicopter to either fast rope or rappel. The hook is designed with a cable release to jettison the ropes once personnel are on the ground. This provides a“safe & clean”departure for the helicopter (no ropes attached).
The Tyler Fast-Rope Hook can be re- leased from inside the helicopter by a manual two function T-handle cable release. The hook, which is specifical- ly designed for fast-rope operations, can be configured to “release under load” or “lock under load” providing agencies with a choice depending on their safety priorities.