WICHITA— McCauley Propeller Systems has received FAA certification of its Blackmac Carbon Series constant speed composite propeller.
The propeller’s advanced composite materials and patented high-strength, low-weight continuous carbon loop blade retention system significantly reduces propeller assembly weight and improves product life, according to company officials.
The scimitar propeller blades, optimized for balanced performance, are made of seamless carbon fiber and fiberglass material and feature electro-formed nickel leading edges providing a stronger, more durable and impact-resistant product.
The Blackmac Carbon Series is certified with no set maximum life and with an overhaul interval of 2,400 hours or 72 months.
The Carbon Series retains McCauley’s standard industry leading parts —including the single-piece oil-filled hub — and labor warranty of three years or first overhaul. Compared to other aluminum propellers, it has 25% fewer parts, company officials said.
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