Thu, Jul 15, 2010
Prop Designed To Work With Continental O-200D Engine
Cessna's McCauley Propeller Systems division has achieved ASTM
compliance for a new two-blade, fixed-pitch composite propeller for
the 162 Skycatcher.
"This is the first of a planned family
of composite propellers we have in development, designed for a
range of aircraft," McCauley Vice President and General Manager
Peter Wilkinson said in a news release Wednesday. "We're excited to
have this announcement come on the heels of our consolidation of
The 1L100 is a new all composite fixed-pitch propeller
specifically designed for the Skycatcher's Teledyne Continental
Motors O-200D engine. It consists of a continuous fiber, single
piece design giving it high strength as well as light weight.
McCauley will continue testing to gain Federal Aviation
Administration CFR Part 35 certification, making the propeller
available to a wider range of aircraft.
Cessna consolidated its McCauley operations in early July to
better focus resources on development programs such as the
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