Skidtube RH, Low Gear with Standard Wearplates

Part Number: D206-642-112
Aircraft Models: Bell - 206A/B

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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 th... Read more
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. *Comes complete with saddles, 3 full-length stainless steel wearplates & 5 wearpads. Complies with BHT-206-SI-129 gross weight increase. Compatible with OEM & DART Crosstubes. Read less

Description

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. *Comes complete with saddles, 3 full-length stainless steel wearplates & 5 wearpads. Complies with BHT-206-SI-129 gross weight increase. Compatible with OEM & DART Crosstubes.

Key Features

  • NEW - Increased allowable damage tolerance limits
  • 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

Approvals

Approval type Authority Reference number Aircraft approved Description
PMA FAA - USA PQ1886NM Supplement 68 206A/206B/206L/407 Approved replacement
STC DGCA - Mexico IA-790/2022 206A/206B/206L1/206L3/206L4/407 STC for D206-642 skidtubes
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 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

OEM Cross References

OEM Replacement / 206-050-296-108
OEM Replacement / 206-050-296-102
OEM Replacement / 206-050-296-106
OEM Replacement / 206-050-296-108
OEM Replacement / 206-050-296-102
OEM Replacement / 206-320-202

External Warning

If you require PMA; order D206-642-112-PMA. 

Prerequisite

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Compatible With

OEM & DART Crosstubes.

Not Compatible With

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Flight Restrictions

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Installation Time

2 hrs

Dimensions And Weight

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  • Weight Display: 18.00 lbs / 8.16 kg

Load Capacity And Volume

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