Sensenich has introduced a ground adjustable composite propellers for Van’s RV aircraft.
The new propeller features Sensenich’s proprietary airfoils on a semi-scimitar planform for improved takeoff and climb performance, according to company officials. The blades are internal pressure molded using prepreg carbon fiber and fiberglass, featuring a co-cured leading edge erosion shield, and includes an anodized aluminum hub.
“We have been testing and refining this prop for three years, getting it right before introduction to the public,” said Don Rowell, President of Sensenich, in Plant City, Florida. “This is the first composite prop available for the RV series of aircraft that complies with the requirements of ASTM F2506, and offers a high-performance alternative for builders of Van’s designs.”
The prop features easy pitch blade indexing, with no need for protractors or other such tools; both blades achieve the same pitch, simultaneously; then tighten the bolts, put on the available balanced, pre-cut carbon spinner, and fly
The current 72-inch diameter RV prop is designed to work on Lycoming O-320 engines, with more engine options currently being tested. Total weight of the complete prop is 18 pounds.
The Sensenich RV prop is available for $3,500 through Sensenich OEMs, retailers or factory-direct, with deliveries starting in March 2013.
For more information: Sensenich.com