Wipaire and Hartzell Introduce the New Yukon Prop for Caravans at Sun ‘n Fun

March 27, 2023 – “We are both happy to announce the completion of testing on the new four-blade carbon composite prop, the Yukon. At last year’s EAA Airventure, the prototype in our booth garnered a lot of attention, people wanting to know about its performance. This year, at Sun ’n Fun, people can see the Yukon on our C208B with a Blackhawk -140 engine conversion. We are ready to take deposits and, depending on the FAA, we expect to have our STC later this year” said Chuck Wiplinger, President and CEO of Wipaire.

“There is up to a 26% decrease in total take-off distance from land and up to a 31% decrease from water” said JJ Frigge, President, Hartzell Propeller, Inc. “This translates into safer take off and landings on smaller lakes and shorter runways” he continued, “cruise speed is increased at lower power settings, up to 2 knots faster, saving fuel while increasing speed. Another big improvement is in weight. Coming in at 137lbs, it is up to 19lbs lighter than other available props.”

What you need to know:

  • Wipaire STC completion is slated for Q3 2023*
  • Deposits are being taken by Wipaire
  • 110 Inches in diameter
  • Weight: 137lbs
  • No change in stall speeds
  • Carbon composite construction and nickel leading edge reduces concerns for corrosion
  • Available with TKS, electric de-ice boots or without icing equipment
  • Optional pitch locks

Applies to:

  • C208 & C208B floated or wheeled
  • PT6A-114A 675 SHP Engine
  • PT6A-140 867 SHP Engine

*Actual completion is dependent upon FAA response times

About Hartzell

Hartzell Aviation’s flagship company is Hartzell Propeller, the global leader in advanced technology aircraft propeller design and manufacturing for business, commercial and government customers. The company designs next-generation propellers with innovative blended airfoil technology and manufactures them with revolutionary machining centers, robotics, and custom resin transfer molding curing stations. President JJ Frigge heads the company, which is headquartered in Piqua, Ohio. For more information go to hartzellprop.com.

About Wipaire

For over 65 years, Wipaire has been engineering and manufacturing a full line of aircraft floats for all sizes of aircraft from the Piper Cub to the De Havilland Twin Otter, including most single-engine Cessna aircraft. Additionally, Wipaire has engineered over one hundred Supplemental Type Certificated modifications. As a leading aircraft service provider, Wipaire offers maintenance, avionics installation and repair, custom interior design and installation, and exterior paint refinishing. All these services, along with the aircraft sales team, are in South Saint Paul, Minnesota. Wipaire is recognized for its quality products and engineering expertise.

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