Piqua, Ohio – April 15, 2010. Hartzell Propeller Inc. has received FAA approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that covers new 3-bladed propellers installed on Cessna’s pressurized P210N (1978-84) and turbocharged T210F-N (1966-84) models.
Hartzell’s senior vice-president of marketing and customer services, Mike Disbrow said, “This STC approval means that our new propellers will be deployed with the very latest blended airfoil design, engineering and manufacturing technology. Our R&D department is constantly striving to provide customers with advanced propeller design, and these propellers have shown significant improvements in take-off, climb and cruise performance.”
Installation of the Hartzell model HC-J3YF-1RF/F8068, 82” diameter Scimitar 3-blade prop on the Cessna T/P210 Series typically offers a one- to three-knot increase in cruise speed, and a 4% decrease in time to climb to 23,000 feet, when compared to the originally-installed McCauley C402 3-blade.
It also reduces noise by 1.2 dB(a) when compared to the McCauley C402 3-blade, and by 0.3dB(a) compared to the McCauley C88 3-blade.
Available through Hartzell’s Top Prop™ program, the 2010 list price for the kit with a polished spinner is $10,500 and are also available with 28-volt de-ice kits at an additional cost. The new propellers also carry the Top Prop Plus Three™ warranty, good for three years or 1000 hours and have a six year/ 2400 hour TBO. Top Prop offers over 60 different STC kits for a wide range of Beechcraft, Cessna, Mooney, Piper and other aircraft and has over 15,000 kits in operation around the world.
Hartzell Propeller Inc. is widely recognized as the leader in advanced propeller design and manufacturing technology. The company has recently developed the next generation of propeller designs based upon innovative “blended airfoil” technology and is manufacturing these blades on revolutionary machining centers to provide mission optimized performance for its customers. Hartzell traces its beginnings in 1917 to a relationship with Orville Wright and was founded on the principle Built on Honor - a tradition that continues today.