337 Composite Cargo Pod
One of the major drawbacks of the Cessna Skymasters
is that due to the unique rear engine position, the
fuselage design does not allow for a baggage compartment.
Carriage of five or six passengers results in no space
for baggage, therefore, either the bags are stuffed
between the seats, providing for a very uncomfortable
cabin, or the bags must be left behind.
In order to improve aircraft utilization and mission
flexibility, R.T. Aerospace has re-introduced the lower
external Cargo Pod for the Cessna 337 series aircraft.
The R.T. Aerospace Cargo Pod, which is similar in form
and function to the original Cessna pod, is made of
the latest in aerospace materials, incorporating strong
epoxy-glass skins with a 1/2" thick nomex honeycomb
core. The resulting pod is extremely strong and lightweight.
An added advantage is that the pod contains no metal
liner, therefore it lends itself to numerous applications
such as camera mounts, radars, transmission antenna
housings and much more in additional cargo.
The R.T. Aerospace Cargo Pod provides 300 lbs. capacity
with over 13 cubic feet of storage space at a pod weight
of 36 lbs. The pod measures 38" wide, 92"
long and 15" deep on edge with a 9.25" useable
height due to fuselage contour. The door opening measures
29" x 11.25". Ground clearance with the pod
installed is 9.0 inches.