fleet angle

fleet angle

[′flēt ‚aŋ·gəl]
(mechanical engineering)
In hoisting gear, the included angle between the rope, in its position of greatest travel across the drum, and a line drawn perpendicular to the drum shaft, passing through the center of the head sheave or lead sheave groove.

fleet angle

In hoisting gear, the maximum angle between the rope (as it comes off the drum on which it is wound) and a perpendicular to the axis of the drum.
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The safety of our hoist is enhanced by proprietary systems that allow the hoist to function at unlimited fleet angles and without the need for cool down.
The Goodrich translating drum can accommodate an infinite number of fleet angles -- the relative angle between the helicopter and the load being hoisted.
Category One technology is a Goodrich innovation allowing for safer operation in unstable environments, particularly because the translating drum can accommodate an unlimited number of fleet angles -- the relative angle between the Osprey and the load being hoisted.
The safety of the hoist is further enhanced by proprietary systems that allow the hoist to function at unlimited fleet angles and without the need for cool down.
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