Hartzell Propeller has received an STC for its two-blade aluminum scimitar propeller to replace the factory standard prop for Cessna 177RG Cardinal and Reims F177RG aircraft powered by IO-360-A1B6(D) 200 HP engines.

Offered through Hartzell’s Top Prop performance conversion program, introductory pricing is $10,500 for the new 78-inch diameter Scimitar propeller, composite spinner and STC documentation. This latest STC is for stock Cardinal RGs. It is not eligible on turbonormalized aircraft or Cardinals with IO-390s engines. However, Hartzell offers its Trailblazer two-blade composite prop for those aircraft through General Aviation Modifications Inc. of Ada, Oklahoma.

“This lower cost replacement propeller gives Cardinal RG owners and operators an opportunity to take advantage of Hartzell’s strong reliability and performance advantages,” said Hartzell Executive Vice President JJ Frigge. “Cardinal operators can now get a longer 2,400-hour, six-year TBO and the longest warranty in the business, all the way through first overhaul.”

Hartzell’s 78-inch, two-blade aluminum propeller offers climb and cruise performance equal to or greater than original factory-installed propellers and a globally acceptable 86.1 dB(a) measured noise. It is also compatible with the Powerflow tuned exhaust system.

Hartzell Propeller is the global leader in advanced technology aircraft propeller design and manufacturing for business, commercial and government customers. In business for more than a century, the company designs next generation propellers with innovative “blended airfoil” technology and manufactures them with revolutionary machining centers, utilizing automation and robotics.

Hartzell Propeller and its sister company, Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, form the general aviation business unit of Tailwind Technologies Inc. For more information on Hartzell Propeller visit www.hartzellprop.com.