Robinson provisions add 7 lb to the empty weight of the helicopter. They also include reinforcement and attach points on the windshield bow, roof, and chin. All this with low-profile deflectors near the ground handling ball and forward landing gear struts. MSRP $4,200.

Magellan’s R66 WSPS, complete with wire deflectors and cutting blades adds 16 lb. to the empty weight of the helicopter. The system is available as a kit compatible with Robinson factory-installed provisions for $16,000 or as a complete aftermarket kit with field-installable provisions for $22,800.

The complete wire strike protection system will be on display at this year’s Heli-Expo February 26, thru March 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada.