Author Topic: Prop AD  (Read 413 times)

tmcnamara

Prop AD
« on: November 17, 2019, 09:23:20 AM »
Hi All,

Can anyone recommend a good Prop shop in the south (Mo,Ar,Tn,Ok, Tx etc) that are familiar with the HC82X20-1B prop and inspection for the AD?

Also, what have others been paying for this inspection?

Thanks in advance,
Tim McNamara MD

N12620 H391b Ser#028

rmartell

Re: Prop AD
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2019, 09:31:45 AM »
Jim Metzler had referred me to their prop shop...I would reach out to Jim

tmcnamara

Re: Prop AD
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2019, 12:18:59 PM »
Thanks for the reply rmartell.
I called several places and no one would touch it until I called Memphis Propeller in Olive Branch MS. They quoted around $1750 for the inspection required by the AD. Now if it doesn't pass I'm not sure what I would do. A new prop from Hartzell cost almost as much as the airplane is worth. I guess I would look into an MT prop. I wonder what others have done...

best regards,
Tim McNamara MD

Kevin Dunn

Re: Prop AD
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2019, 01:24:20 PM »
Foster's Propeller in OK. Talk to Jerry. 918-733-2131.

Kevin

tmcnamara

Re: Prop AD
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 04:30:06 PM »
Hi Kevin,

Fosters were the first I called. They wouldn't touch it.
Hartzell quit publishing repair manuals etc. for the old props so I guess that gave them a reason to stop testing them. Memphis Propellers will still do the testing and they quoted the $1750 which sounded fairly reasonable.

Thank you though for taking the time to reply,

Best Regards,
Tim McNamara MD

jmetzler

Re: Prop AD
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2019, 05:08:21 PM »
Sorry, I didn't respond since the shop we use is further away. Sensenich Propeller in Gainsville, GA does the HC-B3Z20-1 props for the GO480's and are very familiar with them. I don't honestly know if they do the AD on your prop but worth a call. Ask for Dan Landis, 770-538-0444.

Doug Johnson 1

Re: Prop AD
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2019, 05:55:12 PM »
Link to the 2 previous posts about MT prop I think their two blade prop is fairly reasonable as far as props go.

You will probably have to do at least a one time STC since even in AK field approvals are getting hard to get. BUT MT prop people will work with you to get the approval needed.

click on  http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=1433.msg6525#msg6525

next click on  http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=1497.msg7314#msg7314


tmcnamara

Re: Prop AD
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2019, 06:49:44 AM »
Thank you Jim and Doug for your replies.
Jerry Foster called me back and had found an MV prop that was overhauled by another shop for 15k. I thought that was pretty professional of him. He wasn't making a dime off it but still took the time. I guess if mine doesn't pass I would probably pay the extra 5k and go with the MT.

Regards,
Tim McNamara