Bell Medium Bearpaw / Ski

Mission Equipment
Part Number: D205-564-013
Aircraft Models: Bell - 205

Price:
For as long as helicopters have been in operation, soft terrain landings have created balancing problems during takeoff and landings. DART Aerospace Bearpaws/Ski are constructed of a high density polymer and provide increased support in soft terrain landings as compared to traditional Bearpaws. The Bearpaw/Ski provides an increased footprint along the full-length of the skidtube and features 2 wearplates for additional wear resistance. The polymer resists cracking, ch... 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/Ski are constructed of a high density polymer and provide increased support in soft terrain landings as compared to traditional Bearpaws. The Bearpaw/Ski provides an increased footprint along the full-length of the skidtube and features 2 wearplates for additional wear resistance. The polymer resists cracking, chipping and breaking and the 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. *For extremely soft terrain landings. 19" wide footprint keeps nose higher than Bearpaws alone. Includes Aft (equivalent to D205-564-011), Mid & Fwd polymer sections & 2 wearplates per side. Skis can be removed and Bearpaws used alone. Not compatible with run-on landing skidtube. 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/Ski are constructed of a high density polymer and provide increased support in soft terrain landings as compared to traditional Bearpaws. The Bearpaw/Ski provides an increased footprint along the full-length of the skidtube and features 2 wearplates for additional wear resistance. The polymer resists cracking, chipping and breaking and the 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. *For extremely soft terrain landings. 19" wide footprint keeps nose higher than Bearpaws alone. Includes Aft (equivalent to D205-564-011), Mid & Fwd polymer sections & 2 wearplates per side. Skis can be removed and Bearpaws used alone. Not compatible with run-on landing skidtube. Price is per aircraft.

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
  • Full length coverage of skidtube
  • Modular design allows for removal of fwd ski portions when not required
  • Larger footprint
  • 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
  • Ground handling wheel compatible
  • Compatible on DART and OEM Skidtubes

Approvals

Approval type Authority Reference number Aircraft approved Description
STC EASA - Europe RC 1173 205A1/212/214B/214B1/412 UHMW Polymer Bearpaw
STC TCCA - Canada SH96-42 204B/205A/205A1/205B/212/214B/214B1/412/412CF/412EP UHMW Polymer Bearpaw
STC FAA - USA SR00571NY 204B/205A/205A1/205B/210/212/214B/214B1/412/412CF/412EP/AB412/AB412EP UHMW Polymer Bearpaw

OEM Cross References

N/A

External Warning

N/A

Prerequisite

N/A

Compatible With

DART & OEM & AAI Skidtubes; DART (Apical) Floats; OEM Skid Mounted Floats; OEM Fuselage Mounted Floats; Cable Gard; Ground Handling Wheel

Not Compatible With

Run-On Landing (Heavy-Duty) Wearplates Or Floats/Float Skidtubes

Flight Restrictions

N/A

Installation Time

4 hrs

Dimensions And Weight

  • Length: N/A
  • Width: N/A
  • Weight Display: 72.00 lbs / 32.73 kg

Load Capacity And Volume

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

Technical Documentation

Downloads

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