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Hartzell Obtains STC To Install New Two-Blade Propeller On Cessna 182 Aircraft

Date: January 8, 2001 Category: Press Releases
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Top Prop Conversion Kit Replaces Obsolete Propeller Design

Hartzell Propeller, Inc. has received a Supplemental Type Cerficate (STC) certifying a two-blade, 82-inch diameter propeller installation for Cessna 182 to 182P aircraft with 0-470-L, 0-470-R and 0-470-S engines.

PIQUA, Ohio – Jan. 8, 2001 – Hartzell Propeller Inc. announced today that it has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) certifying a two-blade, 82-inch diameter propeller installation for Cessna 182 to 182P aircraft with O-470-L, O-470-R and O-470 -S engines.

More than 10,000 Cessna 182 through 182P aircraft were produced between 1956 and 1976, and many of the propellers on these aircraft are reaching the end of their service lives. The new Top Prop™ kit is the lowest cost option for owners to replace the aging threaded McCauley propellers originally installed on these aircraft.

Hartzell’s Top Prop conversion kits feature improved service and maintenance benefits including a six-year, 2,400 TBO (the longest service interval available). The propeller also has the Hartzell Plus Three™ warranty, covering parts and service for three years or 1,000 hours.

The complete STC kit for the Cessna 182 aircraft includes the two-blade propeller, polished spinner and STC documents for $5,995.

Hartzell propeller conversions offer pilots one of the easiest and most economical methods for improving the performance of their aircraft. With a wide variety of Beech, Cessna, Commander, Mooney, Piper, and SOCATA aircraft kits available, the Top Prop family represents the largest and most complete propeller conversion offering in the world.

Hartzell Propeller Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of propeller systems, well known for its advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities. The company is rich in aviation heritage tracing its beginnings to relationships with Orville Wright and Glenn Curtiss. Significant technical innovations include the industry’s first full-feathering propeller for light twins, the first fully reversing propellers for corporate turboprops and the industry’s first composite structure blades. Hartzell was recently selected by NASA as the exclusive propeller partner for its General Aviation Propulsion (GAP) program-developing the next generation of general aviation propulsion systems

For more information about the Cessna 182 propeller conversion kit or any other Top Prop performance conversion, visit the Top Prop section of the Web site, or contact Hartzell and ask for a free brochure. Call toll free (800) 942-7767 or (937) 778-5726. Fax your request to Hartzell at (937) 778-4321 or email

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