Sensenich Introduces New Rotax 912 Prop, Small Lycoming Version Coming Soon

Sensenich Propeller announced a new composite three-blade, fixed-pitch, ground-adjustable propeller last month that uses an innovative pitch-setting "slug" said to greatly improve blade angle accuracy. Called Precise Pitch, the replaceable cartridge sets the individual composite blades' angle in the two-piece hub. The composite blades have a full-length metal leading edge for abrasion protection.

The three-blade is intended for the Rotax 912, 912S, and 914, but Sensenich continues development of a larger version intended for the Continental O-200 and IO-240 as well as for the Lycoming O-235. Sensenich is also expected to announce a version of this prop for the Lycoming O-320 at next month's Sun 'n Fun Fly-in in Lakeland, Florida.

Prices for the three-blade have not been set, but the smaller versions of the two-blade prop with the new pitch-change mechanism start at $2556.

For more information, visit Sensenich's web site. Sensenich also has a short video showing how the pitch-change cartridge can be changed quickly.

KITPLANES Editor at Large Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for 23 years and in magazine work for more than 25. He is a 4500-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glastar Sportsman 2+2.

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