BLOOMER, Wis. — MT Composite Propeller blades for use on piston-powered aircraft have always included a stainless steel leading edge guard. This tough and replaceable edge provides superior protection from erosion and foreign object damage (FOD) for more than 50,000 blades in operation around the world.
A harder and larger nickel leading edge has been standard on MT Composite Propellers designed for use on turbine powered commuter aircraft. The nickel edges provide the best protection from damage and erosion.
Now, Flight Resource offers this same nickel leading edge option to all of the MT Propellers approved for use on thousands of personal aircraft by way of its STC propeller upgrade kits.
According to company officials, the benefits of the optional nickel edges include:
- The nickel edge is 300% stronger than the standard stainless steel.
- It extends into the blade chord 1 inch, further providing added protection from FOD
- The added protection area virtually eliminates the chance of paint erosion.
- It is Service Center replaceable.
- The edge is electroformed meaning it transitions to the blade with no edge filler required.
- Nickel is corrosion resistant.
- The weight of the prop is not changed.