Hartzell Propeller Receives De-Ice Amendment to its STC for Top Propâ„¢ Conversion on Cessna Skylane RG and Turbo Skylane
Hartzell Propeller Inc. has completed an amendment to its FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its 3-blade Top PropÃ¢â€žÂ¢ conversion kit. The STC covers Cessna Skylane R182, FR182, TR182 and T182 (Lycoming O-540-J3C5D or O-540-L3C5D powered) models. The amendment covers factory-installed de-icing boots fully compatible with the existing de-ice system.
Mike Trudeau, Top PropÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s program manager, said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Adding the de-icing element to the STC was something we wanted for this kit from the get-go. Many of these airplanes were originally equipped with prop de-ice as an added safety feature. Ã‚Â We are very pleased to be able to offer it with the new (T)R182 Scimitar Top Prop kit.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The 82-inch diameter, Ã¢â‚¬Å“blendedÃ¢â‚¬Â airfoil, Scimitar blades have successfully proven themselves in engineering flight tests. Compared to standard propeller models, the kit improves climb performance by 8.5%, and cruise performance by 2-4 knots or even more at altitude, and also enhances ramp appeal. In line with the latest FAA and international standards, the propÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s noise emissions are at a globally-accepted level of 77.5 dB(a).
Available directly from Hartzell or through HartzellÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Top Prop dealers, the 2013 list price for these kits, which include the new propeller, new polished, pointed aluminium spinner, de-icing boots, a compatible de-ice system and the STC, is $12,400.00. The new propeller carries the exclusive Hartzell Plus3 warranty, which delivers a full three years or 1,000 hours of coverage, and has a six-year/2400-hour TBO.
Hartzell Propeller is widely recognized as the leader in advanced propeller design and manufacturing technology. The company has developed the next generation of propellers based upon innovative Ã¢â‚¬Å“blended airfoilÃ¢â‚¬Â technology and is manufacturing these bladesÃ‚Â using a combination of revolutionary machining centers and robotics; and with its new ASC-IIÃ¢â€žÂ¢ composite technology, to provide mission-optimized performance for its customers.
Hartzell Propeller traces its beginnings in 1917 to a business relationship with Orville Wright and was founded on the principle of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Built on HonorÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a tradition that continues today.