April 15, 2010
By Alton K. Marsh
Hartzell Propeller Inc. has received FAA approval for a supplemental type certificate that covers new three-blade propellers installed on Cessna’s pressurized P210N (1978-84) and turbocharged T210F-N (1966-84) models.
Installation of the Hartzell model HC-J3YF-1RF/F8068, 82-inch diameter Scimitar three-blade prop on the Cessna T/P210 series typically offers a one- to three-knot increase in cruise speed, and a 4-percent decrease in time to climb to 23,000 feet, when compared to the originally-installed McCauley C402 3-blade.
Available through Hartzell’s Top Prop program, the 2010 list price for the kit with a polished spinner is $10,500. The prop is also available with a 28-volt de-ice kit at an additional cost.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Alton Marsh has been a pilot since 1970 and has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates, aerobatic training, and a commercial seaplane certificate.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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