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Shop Talk: Nut Adjustments to Load Cell Covers

Shop Talk: Nut Adjustments to Load Cell Covers

Don'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: Lubricants

Shop Talk: Lubricants

An 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 Schedules

Shop Talk: Inspection Schedules

Get the 411 on required inspections and maintenance intervals for your cargo hook. Read more …
November 29, 2018
Shop Talk: Inspection Requirements for Other Equipment

Shop Talk: Inspection Requirements for Other Equipment

While 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 Systems

Shop Talk: Troubleshooting Onboard Weighing Systems

Having 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 Maintenance

Shop Talk: Changes to Load Cell Maintenance

We recently revised the maintenance criteria for our Onboard Weighing System kits and load cells. Read more …
March 29, 2018
Shop Talk: Storage and Inactivity

Shop Talk: Storage and Inactivity

Got 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 Fluid

Shop Talk: Change in Hydraulic Fluid

Onboard Systems is switching over to MIL-PRF-87257 hydraulic fluid for its cargo hook kits. Read more …
September 30, 2017
Shop Talk: Load Cell Maintenance

Shop Talk: Load Cell Maintenance

Onboard Weighing Systems provide operators with vital information about the weight they are carrying. Proper maintenance, including regular inspection and calibration, is critical to ensure ongoing accuracy. Read more …
June 22, 2017
Shop Talk: Mechanical Release Cables

Shop Talk: Mechanical Release Cables

Cargo hook manual release cables require extreme care during installation, use, and maintenance. Read more …
March 31, 2017
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Exclusive Chrome themes featuring external load mission photos for your browser.

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.

Documentation Updates

Get the 411 about all the documentation updates and service bulletins that have taken place since the last issue.

External Load Mission Wallpapers

Exclusive desktop wallpapers featuring external load mission photos for your desktop.

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.

Return for Service Shipping Tips

International "Return for Service" shipments can be tricky. Here are some tips.

Send Us Your Photos & Videos

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.

Shop Talk: Load Cell TBOs

Load cells are not field serviceable and must be returned to the factory for overhaul.

Tracking Water Drops

How to use the C-39 cockpit indicator to track water drops for contracts.

Tradeshow Schedule

Plan to meet us at these upcoming tradeshow events around the world.

Wanted: Reviews & Testimonials

We would love to hear about how our products or services have helped you.

Why Onboard

We maintain a large inventory of products, spare parts, and complete systems on site, allowing immediate shipment of most items. So while other manufacturers may put you on a waiting list for months, we’re able to ship most equipment the same day it's ordered.

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