Part Number
Electrical Requirements
21-28 VDC (14 amps)
Minimum Release Load
0 lb. (0 kg)
Typical Overhaul
5 years/1,000 hours
Unit Weight
27.5 lb. (12.5 kg)
Design Load
3,300 lb. (1,500 kg)

Remote Hooks

TALON 3.3K Keeperless Half-Cage Remote Cargo Hook

Product Number: 528-018-09

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Onboard's TALON® Remote Cargo Hooks are designed for maximum utility and simplicity for your external cargo missions. With large throats, added safety features, and simplified design, these hooks have proven to be as popular with ground crews as they are with pilots.

While using remote hooks with a traditional keeper has distinct advantages for missions requiring fast loading, it also carries strict rigging size limitations and requires at least 2 lb. (1 kg) of weight on the load beam to release. For missions where rapid loading isn't an issue, or that require unique linkage (such as USFS contract-provided equipment), or where greatest load safety is paramount, a keeperless configuration would be a better option.

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  • Keeperless Cargo Hook:Spring-loaded keepered hooks require a specific size load ring to ensure it won't work its way around the keeper. That's why Onboard replaced the cargo hook keeper mechanism with a uniquely secure load beam system. Since there's no keeper, a wide variety of load ring sizes and styles can be safely used without worrying about dynamic rollout.
  • Swap Load Beam Configurations in the Field:Switch between the keepered or keeperless load beam configuration in the field as needed using simple hand tools and a functionality check as described in the owner’s manual.
  • Easily Drop Light Loads:Keep light loads from hanging up with a hook whose load beam opens to almost 90°, even with the lightest of loads.
  • Optimized Aerodynamics:Designed to fly straighter and with less sway while loaded and unloaded.
  • Durable, High-Visibility Finish:Stands up to years of duty in the field.
  • Easy, One-Handed Loading:Unique load beam remains open after cargo is jettisoned, providing a large loading target for ground crews. Simply push the load ring up against the load beam and the hook closes.
  • Rigorously Tested & Optimized:Gives you years of trouble-free flying and ease of loading.
  • 3,300 lb. (1,500 kg) Rating:Versatile range for light and medium lift aircraft.
  • Counters Voltage Drop:Onboard's remote hooks are designed to open at 16 VDC so you don't have to worry about the effects of longline length or wire gauge.
  • Easy Maintenance & Overhaul:Onboard cargo hooks can be overhauled in the field, at our factory, or by a qualified repair facility using simple hand tools. Quick parts availability minimizes downtime!
Why Onboard

We maintain a large inventory of products, spare parts, and complete systems on site, allowing fast shipment of most items. While other manufacturers may put you on a waiting list for months, Onboard is able to turn around orders quickly — oftentimes the same day your payment is received. View our shipping policy here