AS350/AS355 Bearpaws with Wearplates - Narrow

Mission Equipment
Part Number: D350-578-121
Aircraft Models: Airbus - AS350

Price:
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; i... Read more
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. *13" wide footprint. Compatible on OEM and DART skidtubes with standard Wearpads & Wearplates. Compatible with DART (Apical) Floats. Compatible with Aerazur floats (requires DSI 9506-011). Available by special order only. Price is per aircraft. Read less

Description

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. *13" wide footprint. Compatible on OEM and DART skidtubes with standard Wearpads & Wearplates. Compatible with DART (Apical) Floats. Compatible with Aerazur floats (requires DSI 9506-011). Available by special order only. Price is per aircraft.

Key Features

  • Narrow footprint designed for tundra landings
  • 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
  • Float compatible
  • Compatible on DART and OEM Skidtubes

Approvals

Approval type Authority Reference number Aircraft approved Description
STC EASA - Europe 10016984, Rev. 2 AS350B/AS350B1/AS350B2/AS350B3/AS350BA/AS350D/AS355E/AS355F/AS355F1/AS355F2/AS355N/AS355NP/EC130B4/EC130T2 Bearpaw Installation
STC IAC AR - Russia CT107-350 AS350B/AS350B1/AS350B2/AS350B3/AS350BA/EC130B4/EC130T2 Bearpaw, Basket & Auxiliary Fuel Tank Installations
STC ANAC - Argentina CTS-0508.13(A) AS350B/AS350B2/AS350B3/AS350BA/AS355E/AS355F/AS355F1/AS355F2 Bearpaw Installation
STC TCCA - Canada SH93-4 AS350B/AS350B1/AS350B2/AS350B3/AS350BA/AS350D/AS355E/AS355F/AS355F1/AS355F2/AS355N/AS355NP/EC130B4/EC130T2 Bearpaw Installation
STC FAA - USA SR00028NY AS350B/AS350B1/AS350B2/AS350B3/AS350BA/AS350D/EC130B4/EC130T2 Bearpaw Installation
STC FAA - USA SR00029NY AS355E/AS355F/AS355F1/AS355F2/AS355N/AS355NP Bearpaw Installation

OEM Cross References

N/A

External Warning

N/A

Prerequisite

N/A

Compatible With

OEM & DART Skidtubes with Standard Wearpads & Wearplates: D350-636-011/D350-636-012/D350-636-013/D350-636-014; DART (Apical) Float Systems

Not Compatible With

DART Skidtubes With Run On Landing (Heavy-Duty) Wearplates D350-636-015/D350-636-016/D350-636-017/D350-636-018/D350-636-215/D350-636-216/D350-636-217/D350-636-218; Aerazur Floats

Flight Restrictions

N/A

Installation Time

2 hrs

Dimensions And Weight

  • Length: N/A
  • Width: N/A
  • Weight Display: 14.00 lbs / 6.36 kg

Load Capacity And Volume

  • Volume: N/A
  • Load Capacity: N/A

Technical Documentation

Downloads

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