Aviat Aircraft has begun offering Husky owners a new option that significantly enhances the utility of the aircraft: a new Airglas Cargo Pod. The fiberglass pod, which measures 70” long, 24” wide and is 13” deep, weighs only 25 pounds and can carry 170 pounds with no loss of airspeed.
The pod is STC’d to retrofit all models of the Husky. Initial installation could take up to two hours; thereafter 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, or components for oil rigs or just about anything that will fit through the doors. The Husky is has a gross weight rating of 2200 pounds but rarely flies at full gross. 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 a white pod is $4,433 and the Aviat factory is now taking orders. 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 further information call (307) 885-3151. Aviat Aircraft manufactures the Husky, Pitts Special and complete kits for the Eagle biplane.