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Test #01-005, Power Hawk P-16 Rescue System

DAMAGE CONTROL ENGINEERING TEST FACILITY

(DCETF)
NAVAL RESERVE CENTER, BALTIMORE
TEST DATA

TEST NUMBER: 01-005 DATE: 03/27/01
TEST TITLE: Power Hawk P-16 Rescue System
RESULTS:

EVALUATION #1: In this test a 1/2" round bar was placed in a fixture, the power hawk was use to spread the bar and then cut the bar in half as shown in the pictures (DC instructor).

EVALUATION #2: In this test a 1/4" thick by 4" wide flat bar was cut in half as shown in the picture (DC instructor)

EVALUATION #3: In this demo the power hawk was carried down the ladder to the old DC training area and an old scuttled was cut up. See Photo scuttled_hatch

EVALUATION #4: In this test the old hatch door was closed and was tried to preyed open by starting on the lower hedge. The spreader was tried to spread the hedge apart, which it did and then cut it, but it was to hard, and danger. At that point the sawzall was connect to the battery and started to cut through part of the hedge that it did. See Photo scuttled_hatch

RECOMMENDATIONS: Overall I have seen this equipment operate two time and it does cut through different shapes of metals such as round bar, flat bar, and pipe without too much problem. But one of the problems I did see was open closed hatches or scuttled. What I would recommend is have this equipment try the standard navy hatch or scuttles and write down that procedure such as cutting hedge with sawzall before using cutters.
STATUS: Completed Phase 2
TEST TEAM: Creig Beck
Ken Carter
EQUIPMENT NAME: Power Hawk P-16 Rescue System
EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER: Curtiss-Wright Flight Systems, Inc.
300 Fairfield Road
Fairfield, NJ 07004-1962
PHONE: (800)-PWR-HAWK
AGENT: John D. McCarthy
PHONE:
FAX: (973)-439-3896
DESCRIPTION OF TEST: The Power Hawk P-16 Rescue System was set up in the classroom for a training introduction of the equipment to the DC reserve unit. In this training demo, the company showed the operation, safety, and maintances of the equipment. The equipment was then taken by the DCT for a demonstration of using different attachment such as spreader and cutters with different shapes of metals such as 1/2" dia. round bar, angle iron, thick wall pipe, and flat bar. The next demo was down in the old DC training area of the basement. In this demo, one of the reserves use the power hawk to cut up an old scuttled and then the hatch door was tried to be pried open.
LIST OF ATTENDEES:
DC Reserve Unit: HTC Samuel Hoffman
GSEC Bob Volpe
EM1 Robert Medley
ET1 John D Prive
HT2 Michael J Noel
DC2 Joseph M Carter
PN3 Robin E Jenkins

Power Hawk: William Hickerson
Brian Hendrackson
Jim Graham