Chopper Spotter holds utility and longevity in our highest regards. Made in the U.S.A., the Chopper Spotter has been in production for over 30 years with original units still in use today. Units withstanding three decades of use is a testament to our proven track record of safety, reliability, and unmatched dedication to helicopter operators around the world.
Not only does the Chopper Spotter have a smaller footprint than other transporters, it can also be stored directly underneath the helicopter.
Yes. The Chopper Spotter is easily and safely operated by just one person.
Yes. Because the Chopper Spotter pivots on its drive wheel, it is extremely easy to maneuver and effortlessly rolls under the helicopter. The yokes are then simply attached to the ground handling attachment points on the helicopter skids.
Loading from the rear of the helicopter makes it easier for the operator to see the engagement points on the skids. It also lessens the chance of interfering with or damaging any accessories mounted to nose of the helicopter. The operating position at the tail allows the operator to have excellent visibility and control.
Yes. The Chopper Spotter has more than enough torque for even the heaviest of helicopters. The electronic controller also provides braking capabilities when transitioning down ramps.
The Chopper Spotter is the safest transporter available. The Chopper Spotter lifts the helicopter from the same attachment points as the ground handling wheels, so there is no unnecessary contact with the skids. The operator also has superior control of maneuverability, helping to prevent operator error or damage to the helicopter.
No. The Chopper Spotter is designed for use on paved surfaces, hard packed gravel, or other solid surfaces.
Polyurethane wheels are much more robust than rubber wheels. In addition, polyurethane wheels have a low rolling resistance for high efficiency.
The polyurethane wheels provide excellent traction. In addition, the grooved drive wheel improves mobility in snowy and icy conditions.
Yes. Tie down hooks are located on the rear of the Chopper Spotter. To avoid damaging the motor controller and batteries, the Chopper Spotter should never be towed without first disconnecting the white and blue motor wires.
Optima AGM batteries are standard. These batteries are non-spillable and safe for shipping around the world via air and ground.
An on-board automatic charger is standard.
The Model E will operate continuously for 3-4 hours, while the Model MS and Model 4 will operate for 6-8 hours continuously.
Each chopper spotter comes standard with a digital battery gauge allowing the user to quickly and easily check the charge of the batteries.
The Model MS and the Model 4 are built standard with auxiliary power receptacles (optional on the Model E). The power cord can be purchased separately.
The Chopper Spotter rolls freely when powered off or when not pressing the FORWARD or REVERSE buttons. The Chopper Spotter should never be left unmanned on significant slopes.
If the operator needs to stop quickly, the electronic controller has a braking feature. Simply press the opposite directional button on the handheld controller. The Chopper Spotter will quickly and gently come to a stop.