Aviat Aircraft has secured STC rights to offer a second propeller option for the Husky.
Up to this past winter, the Husky was produced with a 76-inch, two-blade Hartzell propeller. Recently it became possible to order a new aircraft with an 82-inch MT composite propeller, and now it is possible to opt for an 80-inch Hartzell all-metal propeller.
The extra blade length eliminates an undesirable harmonic that occurs with the Lycoming engine in the 2,000 to 2,150 rpm range, and which must be avoided except for brief durations. Both new blades create more thrust, which in turn provides improved rate of climb, better floatplane operations, and better high density response, according to Aviat officials. Added thrust shortens the takeoff run in any configuration.
As an option for new aircraft production, the MT propeller will cost $9,480. The 80-inch Hartzell will increase the base price of a new Husky by $8,590.
For more information: 307-885-3151.