Aviat Aircraft has begun offering Husky owners a new option: An Airglas Cargo Pod. The fiberglass pod, STC’d to retrofit all models of the Husky, weighs 25 pounds and can carry 170 pounds with no discernable loss of airspeed, according to Aviat officials.
Initial installation could take up to two hours; after that it can be installed or removed in about 10 minutes. Equipped with a side and back door, the pod will transport skis, camping equipment, fish, components for oil rigs, or just about anything that will fit through the doors. The Husky has a gross weight rating of 2,200 pounds but rarely flies at full gross, company officials said, noting with the cargo pod, the mission profiles for the Husky are dramatically increased. The pod, designed and developed by Airglas of Alaska, will fit a Husky with wheels, skis or floats.
The cost of the pod is $3,500. It is available in white or white prime for spraying with your aircraft color. Custom color gel coat is available for an additional charge.
For more information: AviatAircraft.com or 307-885-3151.