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FAA certifies McCauley Blackmac propeller

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 12, 2014
The Blackmac Carbon series prop has no maximum service life and a 72 month overhaul interval period. (McCauley)
The Blackmac Carbon series prop has no maximum service life and a 72 month overhaul interval period. (McCauley)

McCauley Propeller Systems has announced that the US FAA has certified the company’s Blackmac Carbon Series constant-speed composite propeller.

The company says the propeller’s advanced composite materials and patented high-strength, low-weight continuous carbon loop blade retention system significantly reduces propeller assembly weight and improves product life.

“The low weight of the Blackmac Carbon Series propeller, offers the ability to improve payload without compromising strength or weight in other areas,” McCauley Business Leader, Scott Howell said.

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The scimitar propeller blades are made of seamless carbon fibre and fiberglass material and feature electro-formed nickel leading edges providing a stronger, more durable and impact-resistant product. The prop has been certified with no set maximum life, and with an overhaul interval of 2,400 hours or 72 months.

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FAA certifies McCauley Blackmac propeller

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 12, 2014
The Blackmac Carbon series prop has no maximum service life and a 72 month overhaul interval period. (McCauley)
The Blackmac Carbon series prop has no maximum service life and a 72 month overhaul interval period. (McCauley)

McCauley Propeller Systems has announced that the US FAA has certified the company’s Blackmac Carbon Series constant-speed composite propeller.

The company says the propeller’s advanced composite materials and patented high-strength, low-weight continuous carbon loop blade retention system significantly reduces propeller assembly weight and improves product life.

“The low weight of the Blackmac Carbon Series propeller, offers the ability to improve payload without compromising strength or weight in other areas,” McCauley Business Leader, Scott Howell said.

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The scimitar propeller blades are made of seamless carbon fibre and fiberglass material and feature electro-formed nickel leading edges providing a stronger, more durable and impact-resistant product. The prop has been certified with no set maximum life, and with an overhaul interval of 2,400 hours or 72 months.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

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