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    [inbox] [BAC-Mail] BAC-Mail Wrong Prop

    I had a similar issue recently on my C24 - on my ten year prop inspection by
    blades were found to be wrong. These were a new set of Hartzell blades
    supplied 10 years ago right from Beech Factory after a nose gear failure and
    prop destruction and for ten years they were 1 1/2 short on each blade and 5
    KTs slower that they should have been. In my case, two AME's missed it (the
    hub number was correct and of correct listing but the blades were not) and
    it was missed on my initial inspection. Although I wanted to get to the
    bottom of it , it was solved by the prop overhauler here in Toronto who
    discovered the problem called Leavens, who traded them in for the right
    blades - although used - they are 2 years newer than the ones I had and I
    paid $400 for the trade - not a bad deal.....

    Ed Fitchett

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Bob Steward" <>
    Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 9:49 PM
    A person in Canada is in the process of doing his due diligence before purchasing my plane. According to the Transport Canada 3rd party representative the plane does not have the correct prop installed even though the original Aircraft Log shows my prop model. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Here's the information from the representative. BTW, I have a 1969 Be23, Serial # M-1176.

    "The SENSENICH 76EM8S5-0-60 prop is unacceptable unless it has been installed under a STC. Otherwise, in order to qualify for a Canadian C of A the aircraft would have to have a Sensenich M76EMMS-0-60 prop installed as specified by the aircraft Type Certificate."

    Someone doesn't know how to read a Type Certificate Data Sheet...

    "Propeller and Propeller Limits:

    Sensenich M76EMMS-0-60
    Sensenich 76EM8S5-0-60"

    Hope the person doing the inspection is better prepared for the REST of the inspection!

    Bob Steward, A&P-IA
    Birmingham, AL
    Last edited by Rellihan; 04-18-2010 at 09:27 AM.

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    [inbox] [BAC-Mail] BAC-Mail Wrong Prop

    We had exactly the same problem with our C24R. The shorter blades were
    put on after a gear collapse many years before we owned the plane and
    weren't discovered until it was sent in for a prop overhaul a year or
    so after we bought it. We ended up putting on a 3 blade McCauley
    because it was cheaper than the new 2-bladed Hartzel. This should
    probably be added to a BAC pre-buy inspection list.

    Last edited by Rellihan; 04-18-2010 at 09:23 AM.

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