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Hartzell Awarded STC for Talon Prop on Two-Seat Extra 300L Prop, Spinner, STC Paperwork Now Available

Hartzell Propeller recently received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its specially designed three-blade high performance Talon prop for installation on Extra 300L two-seat aerobatic aircraft. The Talon features an enhanced aerodynamic design coupled with Hartzell’s state of the art ASC-II™ resin transfer carbon fiber process. The Talon’s launch customer was Michael Goulian, who has been flying the propeller on his single seat Extra in air shows for several years. “I have made a living flying Hartzell props in aerobatic shows and very competitive air races for years,” Goulian said. “My flights with Hartzell’s Talon showed an increase in performance, while also contributing to crisper execution of the aerobatic maneuvers that are the hallmark of my show. The smoothness and responsiveness of this propeller is second to none,” Goulian added. The 78-inch diameter Hartzell Talon replaces the standard wood core three-blade propeller to provide a 2.5 percent…

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