Sensenich Propeller's long-anticipated adjustable composite propeller for the Lycoming O-360 is now available. The propeller carries no rpm range restrictions and was specifically designed for Van's RV models 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9. The prop is also suitable for other high-performance homebuilts that regularly travel in the 150-215 mph range, including the Wittman Tailwind, Mustang II and Thorpe T-18.
For some engine/airframe combinations, wooden props are the ideal choice. And even for a lot of airplanes that sport composite props, there's a wood core hiding in there. In this video, Kitplanes and AVweb took a quick tour of the Sensenich wooden prop factory in Plant City, Florida to see how the props are made. Continue reading "Kitplanes Sensenich Factory Tour"
Following on the heels of its composite ground-adjustable propellers that are paired with Rotax and Jabiru engines, Sensenich has announced a new two-blade ground-adjustable composite prop for high-speed aircraft such as the Vans RV series or Glasair that use the Lycoming O-320 engine.
The new prop is manufactured using an internal pressure, closed mold system to produce a hollow, one piece blade. The blades also incorporate a patent-pending I-beam construction process that yields repeatable blades with maximum strength, durability and low weight, according to Sensenich. Continue reading "New Ground-Adjustable Composite Propeller for RVs"