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08-10-2008, 02:45 PM
my aircraft data shows that a kopper's f200/00-73 aeromatic prop is approved for my pa18. has anyone out there had any experience with one?

08-10-2008, 05:18 PM
heres a website I found http://www.aeromatic.com/ There was a Piper Clipper I rode in that had one on it, pretty neet how it worked. It was smooth.

Steve Pierce
08-10-2008, 07:50 PM
Kent has new blades. I am trying to get one approved on an O-320 powered Clipper. It was approved on several airplanes with O-235 and O-290 engines along with several Continents. They are great for climb and cruise when set up properly. Problems with the old blades breaking the lag bolts.

08-11-2008, 07:50 AM
know of anyone using a set from TARVER PROPELLERS,LLC?

Steve Pierce
08-11-2008, 01:07 PM
I have a customer with one. We are waiting to see if we can get it approved.

08-11-2008, 05:15 PM
I have a friend of mine who has one on his PT-19 with a Ranger engine. He loves that prop. His is the only one I've seen before. I always thought that they were rare. I didn't know that they were still in production. I am thinking about installing one on my PA-12 when I get ready.

02-26-2009, 07:29 PM
The last time I looked at the website, Aeromatic props were not approved for either the 0-320 or 0-360 engine. When I bought my Smith Kit, I approached Kent Tarver about one for my XP-360, and he said that there was some problems with large 4 bangers shearing lag bolts. I think Kent has stopped testing on these engines as well. Too bad, its a great prop. I had one on a C-90 powered Clipped Wing Cub, and it was a bad ass plane with that prop.


03-28-2013, 02:07 PM
I have a customer with one. We are waiting to see if we can get it approved.

Steve, How did you make out with this Aeromatic on the Clipper? I'd like to try one on my 0-360.

03-28-2013, 04:50 PM
Interesting....up to 260hp...

03-29-2013, 07:54 AM
I could have bought one for 50 bucks at last years Hampton flea market but the hub was wrong for my 0-200.I should have bought it anyway.They are not cheap to re-condition with new blades though.


03-29-2013, 09:34 AM
Bill, That would have been good trading material for the correct prop. Just curious, was it in good shape?

03-29-2013, 04:29 PM
Our airport manager has one on his fairchild 24, can't really see in this pic. he's got th eranger engine too and says he really likes it. I havn't seen any actual comparison data. Aeromatics are on the type certificate for the smaller engine pacers (0-290) and a couple of the shortwing guys have them on 0-320's based on a STC held by a guy no one can seem to find. From what I've heard the lag bolt problem results from not tightening all the bolts the proper amount and keeping them here. I also have heard that performance depends on aircraft as the swift guys say it does not improve performance on their aircraft. I think is works better for aircraft with lower rpms and speeds and longer blades like our pipers. Remember the aeromatic was developed by the guy who developed the Helio Courier, Otto Koppen, who was an engineer at MIT. And the prototype was a modified short wing piper.

03-29-2013, 04:32 PM
What I want to see is some of you experimental guys get a hub and have Catto redesign the blades!