- Aircraft Make / Model
- Work Undertaken
Jono Holland, Piper Cub J3
I’ve done lots more flying today and have decided the new prop is the dog’s b*****ks 🙂
I have spent quite a bit of time analysing the power curve etc of my engine, and the rpm’s I am getting at static, unstick and climb are spot on, and are now really making the most of the HP the engine has. And it is so ssssmmmmooooooooottthhhh!!
I was happy with my Cub’s performance and wasn’t convinced it could be any better. After several hours of careful testing, I have calculated a 15% increase in climb performance and a 9% increase in cruise speed. Added to that, it is considerably smoother than the prop I have been using until now, as well as looking stunning.
The venerable Piper Cub is one of the best known and most successful aircraft of all times. Hercules Propellers produce propellers for range of variants, including J3, L4H and L18, fitted with different engines, A65, C85, C90, O-200 and O-235.
For each individual airframe and engine combination, we have developed a propeller to get the best possible performance from these aircraft. In fact our customers tell us that Cubs have never performed so well! These propeller designs have been fine-tuned to allow the most efficient RPM for each engine and the best compromise between climb and cruise performance.
Like all Hercules propellers, our Cub propellers can be finished in any colours you choose, including a scheme to resemble the original 1930’s American propellers.