In advance of the annual MMOPA Convention, Hartzell Propeller released special pricing for the company’s five-blade composite propeller designed specifically for the Piper Aircraft Meridian and Piper’s new M500.
The Malibu/Mirage Owners & Pilots Association (MMOPA) convention begins here Oct. 5-9. The $49,000 list price includes the new five-blade Raptor™ light weight hub, ASCII Carbon fiber blades, compatible de-ice equipment, new polished spinner assembly, gust lock covers and full STC documentation.
“Hartzell offers these propellers with the longest propeller warranty offered anywhere in the general aviation industry, all the way through first overhaul,” said Hartzell Executive Vice President JJ Frigge. “The propellers are available directly through Hartzell’s Top Prop conversion program, from Piper’s worldwide dealer network, propeller shops and FBOs.”
The new Hartzell Propeller blades are certified for unlimited life, and are five to 10 times stronger than wood core blades. They feature a stainless steel shank, nickel cobalt leading edge, and mesh erosion screen for FOD protection. Hartzell’s latest Piper five-blade design is 15 pounds lighter than the current factory installed aluminum four-blade propeller and 10 pounds lighter than similar wood core propellers.
Hartzell’s new Meridian composite prop boosts climb performance, and decreases noise, while offering impressive ramp appeal. The exceptional durability of the ASCII Carbon design and all around superior performance make it the perfect propeller for the Turbo-Prop M Class Pipers. As such, the Piper factory offers the new propeller as a premium option on new M500 aircraft.