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Hartzell Introduces the ASC-II™ Second Generation Advanced Structural Composite Propeller

Date: May 3, 2006 Category: Press Releases
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The new, modern design provides an increased TBO, and elimination of any repetitive Airworthiness Directives.


PIQUA, Ohio –May 3, 2006 – Hartzell Propeller Inc. announced today that a new two-bladed propeller was certified and is now available for 210 and 205 operators through the company’s Top Prop Performance Propeller Conversion program. Hartzell’s new propeller offers a modern replacement for the old, original equipment designs on Cessna 210, 210A, 210B, 210C, 210-5 (205) and 210-5A (205A) aircraft with IO-470-E and IO-470-S engines.


At 82 inches, the new prop matches the diameter of the aircraft’s original propeller but with a significant reduction in weight to 60.5 pounds.


As with most Top Prop propeller systems, the new kit provides an improved 2400 hour/6 year TBO as well as the exclusive Hartzell Plus Three™ warranty which provides a full three years or 1000 hours of coverage. List price for the complete kit is $6995 and includes the propeller, polished spinner, and STC paperwork.


For more information about the new Cessna 210 propeller conversion kit or any other Top Prop performance conversion, visit the Top Prop section of the Hartzell Web site at,


With more than 10,000 kits sold, Hartzell Top Prop Propeller Conversions offer pilots one of the easiest and most economical methods for improving the value of their aircraft. With more than 60 different Beech, Cessna, Commander, Diamond, Mooney, Piper, and SOCATA kits available, the Top Prop family represents the largest and most complete propeller conversion offering in the world.


About Hartzell

Hartzell Propeller Inc. is widely recognized as the leader in advanced propeller design and manufacturing technology. NASA has recognized Hartzell’s advanced design capability by naming it the exclusive propeller partner for its General Aviation Propulsion (GAP) program. 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 principal of Built on Honor – a tradition that continues today. For more information visit the company on the Web at

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