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Grizzly Claw Ski Drag
Airframes Alaska Grizzly Claw Ski Drag
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PRICE: $3,093.00
Division: AA LLC
Department: Landing System
Category: GROUP


Ski Type*:
Other Ski Types
Airglas L2000A
Airglas L2500A
Airglas L3000

This innovative product adds a drag/slowing device to various straight-ski-equipped small airplanes. The Grizzly Claw Ski Drag is designed for use during ground operations in the slickest conditions. It adds considerable control of the airplane and an enhanced degree of safety when operating on ice, particularly when taxiing in to park.

How does it work? The mechanism is a hydraulically controlled lever arm actuated by the existing brake system on the aircraft. Depressing the brake pedal causes actuation of a small hydraulic slave cylinder on each ski that puts upward force on the forward end of the arm. The aft end of the arm has a pick with two carbide tips that are forced down into the ice or snow below the ski. The mechanism is mounted to the top of the ski near the pedestal on either the inboard or outboard side. The ski drags require approximately 2- to 3-square-inch holes cut into each ski for the drag tips to extend through.

  • Machined from 6061 and 7075 aluminum alloys
  • Fits different ski models by using an adapter plate where necessary (indicated ski model when checking out)
  • Includes two ski drags and an installation kit

The Ski Drag STC is valid on any aircraft currently approved for STC FAA/PMA Airglas L2000A, L2500A, and L3000 straight skis. Field approval may be required for installation on all other skis. Please call us at 907-331-4480 for additional information.
Paul Claus puts the Grizzly Claw Ski Drag to the test on glare ice in this video spot by Rob Stapleton: "The safety level that this makes on straight skis is night and day."
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