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Old 08-27-2009, 12:24 PM
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Default Which Prop should we get?

Hi Folks
I am new to this forum, but long time Alaska Long Ez owner.
We need to get a new prop for our plane. We had a Tiff wooden prop that we liked but it got damaged. And so now need a new one.

It is a stock Long Ez with a Lycoming 0-235. A very basic set up.

Do I go for IVO, Catto, or others? suggestions, comments?

I am flying a Bearhawk right now with a Subuaru engine and a IVO 3 blade, and it seems okay, but I dont know about the pusher configuration.

Would love to hear/see the discussion.

thanks
Mark
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:22 PM
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Welcome, Mark.
I'm pretty sure IVO won't sell their prop for a Lycoming. Catto seems to have a very good reputation.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:29 AM
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Default Re: Which Prop should we get?

I would recommend you get a 2 blade prop from
Gary Hertzler
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MESSA, AZ 85202

Or 3 blade one from Catto. Catto prop may take a year to get it.
Both props are composite, excellent and very close in performance.
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:35 AM
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Default Re: Which Prop should we get?

Buly:

How much is a 2 blade Hertzler prop for a 180 hp Cozy Iv? I am trying to figure out how much more cash I am going to have to spend to fly this bird. STeve
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:19 AM
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Steve, I believe it is around $12-1300. Send him an email and ask
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:18 AM
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MESSA, AZ 85202
Isnt that Mesa, AZ?
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:43 PM
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Isnt that Mesa, AZ?
Tomato, Pomodoro... I'm sure the US Mail will deliver his check to Gary
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:24 PM
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Default Re: Which Prop should we get?

Any of you guys eard of this company...

http://www.bollyaviation.com.au/

Don't know if they make props for pusher, but they sure look nice.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:18 AM
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Default Re: Which Prop should we get?

Hi folks
Mark Barker in Alaska reactiviting this thread. I am back to work on this plane --- and now have the same question.
I am rebuilding this Long Ez and putting our o-235 back on it. But now need to find a prop. I sent emails to Catto and to Gary Herzogg, but wondering what folks here think. Or if there are other vendors I should check with.

(in the past two years, we got another LongEz and got it flying, and now back to work on this one. )
thanks in advance.

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Old 11-13-2017, 02:07 AM
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Gary Hertzler and Craig Cato are the gold standard props for canards. Either will get you max speed. Gary's Silver Bullet props are slightly cheaper.

You might also check out an Ed Sterba prop. The Sterba prop is a bare wood prop, I mean it has no fiberglass outer sheath like a Silver Bullet or a Cato prop. Therefore you need to be aware of environmental factors like FOD and major rain when parked outside.

FWIW, I'm running a Hertzler prop on my Cozy-4, I'm quite pleased with the performance.

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Old 11-13-2017, 06:04 AM
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Default Re: Which Prop should we get?

I'll second Rick. Catto or Hertzler.

I have a Hertzler on my 0-320 Long EZ that I'm quite happy with.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:23 AM
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Default Re: Which Prop should we get?

Thanks folks
I heard back from Gary this morning. He has a great suggestion. His is $1,400.
I will see what Craig and folks say.
thanks for the help.

Doing a top overhaul on the engine tonight.

Mark
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:09 PM
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$1400 sounds like a great price! Is that a 2 blade carbon prop?
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:08 PM
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Hi Bill
Here is Gary's quote in his email ----"My props are constructed from 5 laminations of hard Maple and covered with both uni directional carbon and bidirectional glass with a urethane rubber leading edge. "

Mark
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:52 PM
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That sounds like a good price, and the quality is top-notch.

I have an Ed Sterba 64x75 prop which is nice, not flying yet. Maple laminations with urethane LE, $535 a few years ago. When I get the engine/plane all dialed in, I will probably get a Silver Bullet also.

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