Hartzell Propeller has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its new 3-blade Top Prop conversion kit for Cessna Skylane R182, FR182, TR182 and T182 (Lycoming O-540-J3C5D or O-540-L3C5D powered) models.
These turbocharged and/or retractable Skylanes were last built in 1986 in both the USA and France. The new Top Prop kit improves performance, increasing the value and utility of these unique Skylane models, Hartzell officials say. Compared to standard propeller models, the kit improves climb performance by 8.5%, and cruise performance by 2-4 knots or even more at altitude, officials add.
Available directly from Hartzell or through Hartzell’s Top Prop dealers, the 2012 list price for these kits, which include the new propeller, new polished, pointed aluminum spinner, and the STC, is $11,000. The new propeller carries the Hartzell Plus3 warranty, which delivers three years or 1,000 hours of coverage, and has a six-year/2,400-hour TBO.
For more information: HartzellProp.com
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