Throughout this little endeavor, you and staff in Germany, and Peter Marshall in Florida and Will in Connecticut were professional, personal, polite, and informative.
You may say I need not write this as vendors should be this.
You and group stand head and shoulders above anyone else. The ability to respond to [my] questions, and to return calls is very important to me.
Other vendors are far too cavalier on these issues, or use the abrupt text message, Facebook, etc. to give non-complete answers.
I do hope you pass this on to the parties involved - and in-service folks - and let your group know 'job well done !'
will be in touch, perhaps through Peter Marshall.
thank you again.
I installed an MT wood propeller on my Continental 220 HP Stearman approximately 100
hours ago and am extremely pleased with the propeller and its performance.
The MT replaced a McCauley metal propeller subject to AD 54-12-02, which requires disassembly and magnetic inspection of the hub and blades every 100 operating hours, and restricts operation between 1,500 and 1,650 r.p.m. The MT is not subject to any AD's and has no operating restrictions. The MT is also 25 pounds lighter than the McCauley.
The MT's performance is comparable to the McCauley's. There is a general feeling in the Stearman community that metal propellers out perform wood. However, I recently flew during formation training with a 220 HP Stearman equipped with a Hamilton Standard metal propeller. Although both airplanes performed comparably in cruise, the Hamilton Standard equipped airplane lagged so severely in climb performance that I routinely had to reduce power 100 - 150 rpm so he could remain in position during takeoff and climb.
MT-Propeller USA and general manager David Noad made purchasing an MT a pleasant experience. David answered every question before I ordered, and immediately furnished additional technical information I requested after my prop was delivered. I frequently tell people, "Contrary to what we've come to expect in today's world, MT did everything they said they would do, when (or before) they said they would do it, and for exactly what they said it would cost."
Thank you for making a great product.
1943 Stearman N2S-4
...The props on the 340 are well worth the money due to the performance they deliver. I will be happy to discuss them with anyone.
The only "problem" I see is that they will "speed brake" the plane and it feels like it will shut down in midair.
As an instructor with loads of time in these twin Cessna's, especially the short wing, you have got to keep your speed up in the pattern and on final. In the alternative you can make a high approach push the props forward and point the nose straight at the runway.
I am very pleased. There is no vibration. They sound like Pratt and Whitney turbines...
I wanted to send a few words to compliment you and your staff for all of the assistance during my visit.
Having recently returned home from having your facility overhaul my three bladed electric MT propeller for the second time since purchasing it new 14 years ago, I have had the unique opportunity over these years to again observe the dedication and professionalism of the entire staff of the Deland, FL service center. I elected to once again fly from my home base in Conroe, TX to Deland for this as I was still impressed from my previous visit, six years before, at your facility.
I purchased the propeller new in October, 1997 and installed it in early 1998. It has performed extremely well with no issues and has contributed to making my Lancair 320 the performer that it is. As this overhaul was coming due and in communication with you, I had requested the equivalent of a "NASCAR pit stop" for this overhaul and you and your staff were very accommodating of my accelerated schedule. My direct observation of the technicians who performed the inspection and overhaul of all of the components was that they were very meticulous and careful.
One final observation was since I own a dynamic propeller balancer, I elected to just depart Deland with the standard static balance, planning upon arrival at home base, performing a dynamic balance. Your technician, John, who overhauled and static balanced the prop did such an excellent job that the propeller, upon dynamic electronic balancing indicated it to be only .08 IPS. Very impressive!
Tom Batchelor, Texas
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