NOT A PILOT Posted November 19, 2018 Report Share Posted November 19, 2018 Hello, Wondering if someone would be able to answer my question - Why do helicopter cargo baskets have maximum weight capacities (i.e. is it for maneuverability, emergency landings...)? To illustrate, the Bell 206L4 helicopter has a max gross weight (external load) of 4,550 lbs but most standard cargo baskets can only hold 200-300 lbs. Why can't cargo baskets hold more weight? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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