The new kit provides 58 Baron owners with Hartzell’s latest blended airfoil technology.
PIQUA, Ohio – January 25, 2007 – Hartzell Propeller Inc. announced
today that it has received an STC to install a newly designed, 3-
bladed propeller system on Beech 58, 58A, and G58 Barons factory
equipped with TCM IO-520 and IO-550 engines.
The 75-inch diameter 3-bladed full feathering propellers are highly
swept providing a distinctively new appearance for the Baron. The
blades feature a proprietary Hartzell blended airfoil that was
derived from Hartzell’s seven-time winning Reno Sport Class air
racing design. The objective of this new design was to improve the
cruise performance of the Baron without sacrificing its take-off or
climb performance. The reduced diameter also provides the added
benefits of increased ground clearance and lower noise.
The new Baron Top Prop kit comes complete with two propellers, two
highly-polished spinners, STC paperwork and the exclusive Hartzell
Plus Three™ warranty, which delivers a full three years or 1000
hours of coverage, at a list price of $24,495. Hartzell de-ice
equipment is available as an option for most of the airplanes that
are currently equipped with an electric propeller de-ice system,
including those applications approved for FIKI (Flight Into Known
Ice). A new anti-ice system is in development for airplanes with
alcohol systems, and will be available in the future.
For more information about the new Beech 58 Baron propeller
conversion kit or any other Top Prop performance conversions, visit
the Top Prop section of the Hartzell Web site at
With more than 14,000 kits sold, Hartzell Top Prop Propeller
Conversions offer pilots one of the easiest and most economical
methods for improving the value of their aircraft. 60 different
Beech, Cessna, Commander, Diamond, Mooney, Piper, and SOCATA kits are
currently available, making the Top Prop familythe largest and most
complete propeller conversion offering in 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 based upon
innovative “blended airfoil” technology and is manufacturing these
blades on revolutionary machining centers or with its new ASC-II™
composite technology 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 www.hartzellprop.com.