Shop Talk: Coatings & FinishesYou can extend the life of your Onboard Systems equipment with proper touch-ups for coatings and finishes that are damaged during use in the field. Read more …
March 06, 2020
Shop Talk: Troubleshooting Tips for Load Cells and Cockpit IndicatorsIf you don't have a spare load cell or cockpit indicator lying around to use for troubleshooting problems with your Onboard Weighing System, here's a workaround. Read more …
August 28, 2019
Shop Talk: Nut Adjustments to Load Cell CoversDon't torque that nut! This article explains why you should never adjust the nuts on your load cells. Read more …
May 23, 2019
Shop Talk: LubricantsAn important part of maintaining your cargo hook equipment is applying the right lubricants to key locations at appropriate intervals. Read more …
March 20, 2019
Shop Talk: Inspection SchedulesGet the 411 on required inspections and maintenance intervals for your cargo hook. Read more …
November 29, 2018
Shop Talk: Inspection Requirements for Other EquipmentWhile many operators are familiar with the on-going inspection and service requirements for their cargo hooks, they may not be as familiar with inspection requirements for other related equipment, such as suspension systems, hydraulic release handles, and electric swivels. Read more …
September 14, 2018
Shop Talk: Troubleshooting Onboard Weighing SystemsHaving a problem with your Onboard Weighing System? Download our Electronic Load Weigh System Troubleshooting Guide for recommended troubleshooting procedures that can be implemented in the field to diagnose and resolve your issue. Read more …
June 05, 2018
Shop Talk: Changes to Load Cell MaintenanceWe recently revised the maintenance criteria for our Onboard Weighing System kits and load cells. Read more …
March 29, 2018
Shop Talk: Storage and InactivityGot storage questions? Here are a few guidelines to assist you with preparing your cargo hook for storage or reinstallation. Read more …
December 14, 2017
Shop Talk: Change in Hydraulic FluidOnboard Systems is switching over to MIL-PRF-87257 hydraulic fluid for its cargo hook kits. Read more …
September 30, 2017
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Convenient Email Invoices
How to get an invoice before your order arrives to help with customs paperwork and internal receiving processes.
Counter-to-Counter Shipping Available
For when you need parts fast, Onboard Systems now offers counter-to-counter shipping.
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Get the 411 about all the documentation updates and service bulletins that have taken place since the last issue.
External Load Mission Wallpapers
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Get the 411 on Surefire Products
Here is a complete reference list of aircraft and cargo hook kits currently featuring Surefire.
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How to Upgrade Your Equipment
We strive to make it simple and cost-effective for our customers to upgrade their equipment.
Increased Rated Load for TALON 3K Remote Hooks
We've increased the rated load for the TALON 3K Remote Cargo Hook series from 3,000 lb. to 3,300 lb. / 1,500 kg.
Load Cell TBOs
Load cells are not field serviceable and must be returned to the factory for overhaul.
Return for Service Shipping Tips
International "Return for Service" shipments can be tricky. Here are some tips.
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If you've got some great helicopter photos or videos of helicopters at work, we'd love to hear from you!
Service Life Update for Barry Longlines
Barry has modified the service life calculation for their synthetic helicopter longlines.
Tracking Water Drops
How to use the C-39 cockpit indicator to track water drops for contracts.
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