SCODEV, scooping device
for non-amphibious conventional aircrafts
This video shows a helicopter with a hose and a scooping device carrying out an aerial test at 90 knots and a hydrodynamic test at 30 knots per. After two meters a T-section is mounted in the hose to eject the water sideways.
This prototype will be tested early 2019 with a heavy S-64 helicopter and in the 2nd quarter 2019 with a fixed wing aircraft Spartan C-27.