Two and three blade MT propeller systems — with a reversing option — are now available for installation on Aviat Husky aircraft.
Flight Resource founding partner Larry Schlasinger said he received the STC on Tuesday, April 21.
“We are very excited to be able to offer this new option to our customers,” said Schlasinger. “The reversing system allow pilots to toggle between normal forward thrust and reverse thrust while the aircraft is on the ground or water, adding another level of safety to those who are flying with our MT Propellers.”
A special designed MT Propeller governor is used, along with redundant safety systems, to ensure the prop will move into reverse mode only when the plane is not in flight. The pilot controls operation of forward and reverse with a simple, conveniently placed toggle switch.
“That prop is a game changer,” said Alpine Aviation salesman Todd Smith after flying the plane. “Docking is a snap.”
The kit includes the prop, governor, kevlar spinner, installation kit, wiring harness and the STC.
The system is available for all Husky models. The two-blade system cost $24,550 and saves a few pounds over a stock two-blade prop from the factory. The three-blade set-up costs $25,875 and weighs about the same as the stock two-blade prop.
Schlasinger has already started the STC process for the Cessna single-engine line.