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Dart Aerospace

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BK117/EC145 Bearpaws with Wearplates

Aircraft Models BK117/EC145

List Price (USD)

$7,115.00

Key Features

• Tungsten carbide welds increases durability
• Wearplates included
• CNC machined UHMW polymer provides consistent load transfer

Key Benefits

• No modifications to skidtube required
• More durable than steel or fiberglass skis
• Wearplates provide anti-slip and wear protection
• Wearplates ease installation of bearpaws
• High strength polymer with memory, deflects under critical point loading without failure and returns to original shape when unloaded
• Keeps tail high in soft terrain to prevent tail strikes
• Lightweight
• Easy to install
• Won't chip, crack or break
• Compatible on DART and OEM Skidtubes

Product Description

24" wide footprint. Price is per aircraft.

General Information

For as long as helicopters have been in operation, soft terrain landings have created balancing problems during takeoff and landings. DART Aerospace Bearpaws are constructed of a high density polymer, not plywood, aluminum or composite; this polymer resists cracking, chipping and breaking. The one-piece machined construction ensures consistent and deliberate load transfer. This flexible material deflects under high-point contact loads when landing on rocks or roots; its inherent memory ensures the Bearpaws return to their original shape upon take off.

Additional Information

Weight
27.70 lbs / 12.60 kg
Installation Time
2 hrs
Flight Restrictions
None

Approvals

Approval Type Authority Reference Number AC Approved Description
STC EASA - Europe 10045487 BK117A1 / BK117A3 / BK117A4 / BK117B1 / BK117B2 / BK117C1 / BK117C2(EC145) UHMW Polymer Bearpaw
STC TCCA - Canada SH13-18 BK117A1 / BK117A3 / BK117A4 / BK117B1 / BK117B2 / BK117C1 / BK117C2(EC145) UHMW Polymer Bearpaw
STC FAA - USA SR03316NY BK117A1 / BK117A3 / BK117A4 / BK117B1 / BK117B2 / BK117C1 / BK117C2(EC145) UHMW Polymer Bearpaw