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Hartzell Propeller has received Supplemental Type Certificate approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for installation of the company’s new Swept-Tip Trailblazer propellers on all Aviat Husky utility aircraft.
The company explains the two-blade, 80-inch diameter next-generation advanced structural composite Hartzell Trailblazer swept-tip prop can now replace Hartzell’s aluminium constant-speed propeller which comes standard on the latest Husky models.
“At Hartzell Propeller we recently unveiled two- and three-blade versions of the new swept-tip Trailblazer prop for experimental aircraft and a number of certificated aircraft models built for backcountry flying,” said President Joe Brown.
“The Trailblazer prop has exceptional performance. I fly this prop myself and one of my friends put one on his Husky to evaluate performance. He saw impressive gains in acceleration, climb and cruise speed. The Husky cooled better, too,” he added.
According to Hartzell, the new Trailblazer provides more than a 10% increase in climb performance compared to the original 76-inch aluminium propeller, and a 12% reduction in take-off distance at max gross weight.
The carbon-fibre propeller, Hartzell states, complies with the latest FAR 36 noise restrictions on the Husky at the maximum rating of 2,700 RPM.
Photo provided by Hartzell
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