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Hartzell Awarded TC for Two-Blade Bantam Prop for Rotax Engines
April 9, 2015 - Hartzell Propeller has received an FAA type certificate for its new two-blade Bantam propeller for use with the Rotax 912 and 914 four-stroke engines series, the most prevalent powerplants in use by light-sport and ultralight (non-U.S.) aircraft.
The recent approval covers installation of Hartzell’s two-blade Bantam propellers, featuring carbon fiber structural composite blades, hard nickel leading edges, and composite spinners.
The new propellers are available in various diameters ranging from 67-77 inches through Hartzell’s Top Prop performance conversion program. Bantam two-blade props are approved for 912iS Sport (100hp), 912 (80hp), 912 (100hp), and 914 (115hp) engines. Lightweight Bantam two-blade propellers weigh only 25 pounds, including spinner.
“The Rotax 912 and 914 series of four-cylinder, four-stroke engines perform even better with Hartzell’s new two-blade Bantam prop,” said Hartzell Propeller’s Joe Brown. “This will become the propeller of choice for many light sport and ultra light aircraft.”
Superior strength of the carbon fiber structural composite material enabled the Hartzell Propeller engineering team to design blades with wider chords and thinner airfoils, ultimately leading to higher performance and durability. Learn more at Hartzellprop.com