Hartzell has worked closely with Thrush Aircraft to select a propeller that would get the aircraft, with a full hopper, off the ground in the shortest possible distance, company officials said, explaining the project involved trying several blade designs, blade counts, profiles and diameters to determine the combination that provided optimal low speed performance for the aircraft.
After extensive testing, Thrush selected the 4-blade lightweight turbine series 103-inch diameter propeller that will be installed on the Thrush 510G when deliveries begin in the next few months. The Thrush 510G has a hopper capacity of 510 gallons, a gross weight of 10,500 pounds, and is powered by the flat-rated 800-shp H80 engine.
Payne Hughes, president of Thrush Aircraft said, “We selected Hartzell because of the company’s history of providing quality products covering the entire Thrush product line. Also, Hartzell’s presence as the predominant provider of propeller systems in the agriculture market ensures that international operators can receive support and service for this propeller at their local overhaul facility.”
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