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Dart Aerospace

D206-642-411

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Skidtube LH,High Gear with Standard Wearplates

Aircraft Models 206L4/206L3/206L1/206L

List Price (USD)

$5,100.00

Key Features

• Includes standard full-length wearplates with tungsten carbide welds
• Patented I-beam construction
• CNC machined split saddles
• Manufactured from 6061-T6 aluminum
• Compatible with DART & OEM Crosstubes

Key Benefits

• 10 times more resistant to crushing due to I-beam construction
• Split saddles make installation easier even in the field
• Reduced inventory of spares (tubes are not handed)
• Repairable/weldable
• Wearplates are LH/RH interchangeable

Product Description

Comes complete with saddles, 3 full-length stainless steel wearplates & 7 wearpads. Compatible with DART & OEM Crosstubes.

General Information

We believe that conventional skidtubes are under-designed for the types of landings most helicopters encounter. Conventional skidtubes are ill-equipped to face the critical loading conditions encountered when landing on uneven ground, rocks, tree roots, and other small objects. Under these conditions, simple round tubes tend to puncture, dent and bend because they cannot maintain their shape. DART Aerospace's revolutionary patented Round-I-Beam™ technology combines the conventional round tube with the strength of the I-beam made from 6061-T6 aluminum. In DART Aerospace Skidtubes, the central I-beam web absorbs most of the impact on landing so the tube maintains its integrity. Even with the addition of a central web, the weight is comparable to that of conventional skidtubes. The DART Aerospace Round-I-Beam™ Skidtube was designed to accommodate the extreme conditions involved in military use. Comes standard with full-length tungsten carbide welded wearplates. Also now available with heavier duty run-on landing wearplates that feature 2 full-length stainless steel wear bars with more areas of generously overlaid highly wear resistant tungsten carbide compared to any other available wearplates.

OEM Cross-Reference

Alternate To OEM Part Number
206-053-158-103
206-053-158-103S
206-053-118-105
206-053-118-109
206-323-211

DART Aerospace has no affiliation with the Original Equipment Manufacturer or other Manufacturers of the reference part number. Parts listed as Direct Replacement are STC’ed or PMA’ed alternates for the referenced OEM specified part number (except in the case of tooling and GSE).

Additional Information

Weight
30.40 lbs / 13.79 kg
Installation Time
2 hrs

Approvals

Approval Type Authority Reference Number AC Approved Description
PMA FAA - USA PQ2021NM Supplement No 5 206A / 206A1 / 206B / 206B1 / 206L / 206L1 / 206L3 / 206L4 / 407 Approved replacement for OEM skid tubes
STC ANAC - Brazil 2009S08-21 206 / 206A / 206B / 206L1 / 206L3 / 206L4 Installation of DART Skidtubes and Saddles
STC ANAC - Argentina CTS-0212.12(A) 206A / 206A1 / 206B / 206B1 / 206L / 206L1 / 206L3 / 206L4 / 407 Installation of DART Skidtubes and Saddles
STC EASA - Europe EASA.IM.R.S.01320 Revision 1 206 / 206A / 206A1 / 206B / 206B1 / 206L / 206L1 / 206L3 / 206L4 / 407 Installation of DART Skidtubes and Saddles
STC FAA - USA SA00475SE 206A / 206A1 / 206B / 206B1 / 206L / 206L1 / 206L3 / 206L4 / 407 Installation of DART Skidtubes and Saddles
STC TCCA - Canada SH98-4 206A / 206A1 / 206B / 206B1 / 206L / 206L1 / 206L3 / 206L4 / 407 Installation of DART Skidtubes and Saddles
STC JCAB - Japan STC-102-TYO 206B / 206L / 206L1 / 206L3 / 206L4 / 407 Installation of DART Skidtubes and Saddles

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