New & Improved: MD500/600 Hydraulic Cargo Hook Kits

MD500 & MD600 Cargo Hook Kits
We've upgraded the cargo hook attach point for our MD500 & MD600 cargo hook kits. We've also feature a redesigned hook mount point, a pin load cell Onboard Weighing System and all the latest safety enhancements in our hydraulic TALON® cargo hooks.
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Onboard Systems recently upgraded the attach point kit for the MD500 & 600 aircraft, which has been certified by the FAA, Transport Canada and EASA. We've also introduced a new Onboard Weighing System for the MD500 aircraft that features a pin load cell, which offers improved ground clearance and simplified installation for operators.

MD500/MD600 Attach Point Kit
The updated attach point kit design includes many features that will improve durability and longevity of the product. The attach point now comes with built-in travel stops to help prevent both the hook and control cables from impacting the aircraft frame, and provides an additional .75-inch clearance for the electrical and manual release cables. In addition, bushings have been added at the hook pivot point and link, making it easier and less expensive to perform ongoing maintenance.

"Our customers are really going to like the new built-in travel limits for this kit," said Karsten Lemmon, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Onboard Systems. "The original attach point kit design called for attaching rubber pads to the aircraft belly to help protect against banging, so the new built-in travel limits greatly improve ease of installation and use. Plus, the new bushings at the hook pivot point and in the link will significantly decrease wear-and-tear."

MD500 Onboard Weighing System with Pin Load Cell
Onboard Weighing Systems provide pilots with the exact weight of the load on the cargo hook via a display monitor mounted in the cockpit, allowing them to maximize load efficiency while reducing airframe stress. Pin load cells are designed to mount on one side of the hook by replacing the main attach bolt, rather than attaching as a separate link above the hook. This allows for improved ground clearance, easier cable routing and lower weight.

Click here to find out more about our new cargo hook kits for the MD500 and MD600 aircraft.