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Hartzell Offers Top Prop For Cherokee Six-260

Date: December 10, 1999 Category: Press Releases
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Propeller Model Used By Bruce Bohannon To Set Time-To-Climb Record At EAA AIRVENTURE ’99 IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRODUCTION AIRCRAFT

PIQUA, Ohio – December 10, 1999 — Hartzell Propeller Inc. has developed a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of a new three-bladed propeller system onto all Piper Cherokee Six-260 (PA-32-260) aircraft. This propeller model, used on the Exxon Flyin’ Tiger aircraft to set a time-to-climb record now joins Hartzell’s family of lightweight, modern, compact piston propeller systems. The 78-inch diameter propeller replaces the 82-inch diameter two-blade propeller.
The new Top Prop™ system will offer improved service and maintenance benefits including a 6 year 2,400 hour TBO (the longest service interval available), as well a two-inch increase in ground clearance, reduced noise levels and slightly improved climb and cruise performance.

The prop features the strongest coverage in the business … the Hartzell Plus Three™ warranty … which covers parts and service for three years or 1,000 hours. List price for the new propeller system is $7,450. The kit includes the propeller assembly, a new polished spinner and a set of STC documents.

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, Mooney and Piper 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. NASA recently selected Hartzell as the exclusive propeller partner for its General Aviation Propulsion (GAP) program – developing the next generation of general aviation propulsion systems. For more information on Hartzell, visit the Web at
For more information about Hartzell’s Cherokee Six-260 propeller conversion kit or any other Top Propä performance conversion contact the Hartzell Propeller Inc. 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 to

Hartzell Top Prop Performance Conversion Kits Include:

Cessna 177B and 177RG Cardinal Beech Bonanza and Debonair
Cessna 180/182 Skylane Beech 95 Series Travel Air
Cessna A188, A188A, A188B Agwagon Beech 55 and 58 Baron
Cessna A185 Skywagon Mooney M20C-J
Cessna 206 and T206 Mooney M20K
Cessna 207 and T207 Piper PA23-150/160 Apache
Cessna 208, 208A, 208B Caravans (4-Blade) Piper PA24-180 Comanche
Cessna 210K,L,M,N Centurion Piper PA24-260 Comanche
Cessna 310 to 310H and E310H (2-Blade) Piper PA28R-180, -200, -201 Arrow
Cessna 310J-R (3-Blade) Piper PA28R(T)-201T Turbo Arrow III & IV
Cessna T310P-R (3-Blade) Piper PA30 and PA39 Twin Comanche
Cessna 441 Conquest II Piper PA32-260 Cherokee Six-260
Commander 112, 112A, 112B Piper PA32( )-300 Lance and Cherokee SixPiper PA32RT-300T Turbo Lance II
Piper PA34-200T Seneca II
Piper PA34-220T Seneca III

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