Barons Fitted With Fluid Deice Systems May Now Use
Hartzell Propeller recently earned FAA approval of a new
Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) which will permit its scimitar
PHC-J3YF-2UF/FC7391DB 3-bladed propellers to be offered for
Beechcraft 58 Barons factory-equipped with fluid anti-ice systems.
This complements Hartzell's original STC for these propellers which
covered only the 58 and G58 Barons equipped with electrothermal
boots or without any ice protection equipment.
The new kit features two Hartzell factory-booted propellers, two
new spinner assemblies, new slinger rings, and innovative stainless
steel travel tubes. The kit is certified for use on all model 58
Barons from s/n TH-1 to TH-1498 regardless of original propeller
make or model, provided the aircraft is powered by its original
"Our new 75" diameter scimitar design is derived from the same
air racing propeller model that has earned a perfect decade of
success for us in the Sport Class at the Reno National Air Races,"
said Mike Trudeau, Top Prop program manager at Hartzell Propeller.
"This new design is shorter and more efficient than other,
conventional designs. The reduced diameter provides the benefits of
better ground clearance and reduced noise levels. The race-derived
scimitar airfoils provide enhanced climb and cruise performance,
not to mention that they give the Baron a distinctive new look.
"We strive to design propellers that set new international
standards" said Trudeau. "Our new Top Prop now offers all model 58,
58A, and G58 Baron owners better performance all around, as well as
the longest warrantees and recommended TBOs in the business."
In part, the keys to success of the new STC are the redesigned
fluid slingers and innovative stainless steel travel tubes that are
compatible with the Baron's existing anti-ice systems.
Cost for the complete Baron kits are $25,495.00, which includes
two PHC-J3YF-2UF/FC7391DB anti-iced scimitar-shaped, blended
airfoil propellers, polished spinners, installation hardware and
all STC documentation. Trade-in/market value of owners' existing
props is not factored in the price.
The STC conversion comes with a 2,400 hour/6 year TBO, plus a
warranty for 3 years/1000 hours of coverage.