Towed Balloon Targets with RT-Range
Where active safety systems require moving balloon cars, measuring the position of the balloon car can be a problem. In many cases it is only necessary to have the longitudinal position of the balloon car accurate. For these tests the balloon can be towed behind a real vehicle. For safety the length of the towing rope can be as long as 100m.
The longitudinal offset feature can be used for fine tuning the balloon’s position. Accurate measurements using a tape measure are not needed since the longitudinal offset feature quickly adjusts any residual error. Just drive the Hunter up to the back of the balloon so that they touch, then set this Longitudinal Range to zero. With this feature the RT-Range gives accurate results and the configuration is simple.