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Hartzell Offers New Three-bladed Top Prop™ Performance Conversion for Beech 58 Barons.

Date: January 25, 2007 Category: Press Releases
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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.


About Hartzell

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

Hartzell Propeller