Hartzell Propeller has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a 3-bladed propeller conversion kit for the Cessna 182S, 182T Skylane, T182T Skylane TC, up through models in current production.
The conversion kit provides Cessna Skylanes with improved performance, appearance, and decreased noise signatures, company officials said.
The new Hartzell Top Prop kit features 82-inch diameter, swept tip, “blended” airfoil Scimitar-shaped aluminum alloy blades, which provide an 8.5% improvement in climb performance over the original propeller and a better cruise performance by 2 to 4 knots, Hartzell officials said. Noise emission is at a globally accepted level of 77.5 dB (a) as measured by the latest FAA and international standards. Compatible de-icing kits, which include de-icing boots and harnesses, are available as optional equipment.
Available directly from Hartzell or through Hartzell’s Top Prop dealers, the 2012 list price for these kits, which include new, polished, pointed aluminum spinners, is $11,300, or $12,200 with de-icing equipment. 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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