Accessories

April 2018 Issue

Three-Blade Props: Good-Looking, Smooth

When it’s time to replace your two-bladed prop is it worth spending the extra bucks for a three-blade? We think the decision boils down to emotion.

As the general aviation market slid downhill in the final 15 years of the last century, propeller manufacturers Hartzell (www.hartzellprop.com) and McCauley (www.mccauley.txtav.com) were faced with vanishing demand. Their response was to break away from their historic reliance on aircraft manufacturers and invent new products that…

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