Hartzell’s new prop for Cessna Cardinal
Aviation companies are beginning to talk about products they intend to debut at this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event later this month, and on eof the first is Hartzell Propeller.
The US company has received an STC for its two-blade aluminum scimitar propeller to replace the factory standard prop for Cessna 177RG Cardinal and Reims F177RG aircraft powered by IO-360-A1B6(D) 200hp engines.
Introductory price is $10,500 for the new 78-inch diameter Scimitar propeller, composite spinner and STC documentation through Hartzell’s Top Prop performance conversion programme.
This latest STC is for stock Cardinal RGs. It is not eligible on turbo-normalised aircraft or Cardinals with IO-390s engines. However, Hartzell offers its Trailblazer two-blade composite prop for those aircraft.
“This lower cost replacement propeller gives Cardinal RG owners and operators an opportunity to take advantage of Hartzell’s strong reliability and performance advantages,” said Hartzell’s JJ Frigge.
“Cardinal operators can now get a longer 2,400 hour, six year TBO and the longest warranty in the business, all the way through first overhaul.”
Hartzell says its 78-inch two-blade aluminum propeller offers climb and cruise performance equal to or greater than original factory installed propellers and a globally acceptable 86.1 dB(a) measured noise. It is also compatible with the Powerflow tuned exhaust system.