Hartzell Propeller Inc. has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a 3-bladed propeller conversion kit for the Cessna 182 through 182R series and the Reims, France-built F182Q & R (1956 – 1986).
The conversion kit provides Cessna 182s with improved performance, appearance, and decreased noise signatures, according to company officials.
The new Hartzell Top Prop kit features “blended” airfoil Scimitar-shaped aluminum alloy blades that provide improved takeoff and climb performance, a 2.5 dB(a) noise reduction as compared to the stock 2-blade prop, and an improved TBO without any loss in cruise speed, company officials said, noting installation of this propeller typically results in smoother operation as well.
Available directly from Hartzell or through Hartzell’s Top Prop dealers, the 2011 list price for these kits, which include new pointed, polished aluminum spinner is $9,700. The new propeller carries the Hartzell Plus3 warranty, which delivers three years or 1,000 hours of coverage, and have a six-year/2400 hour TBO.
For more information: HartzellProp.com