Re: Which prop for a TriQ-200
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Most common prop on the 0-200 among the Q200 crowd seems to be the Catto 2-blade. Catto has built a number of them, and as far as I know owners are happy with them. Those with them can comment on price. I have a Prince prop on my Jabiru that I am happy with and Lynn French has recently installed a Prince prop on his O-200. Constant speed props on the Q-200 are rare. Bruce likes his. Imraan has a Warp drive 3-blade, if memory serves.
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2019 12:57 PM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Which prop for a TriQ-200
I am making a renewed push this year to get Earnest Martin’s TriQ-200 N479E back in the air. I bought it from the 2nd owner after a main landing gear collapse. It had a constant speed MT prop which was trashed from the incident. That and the engine need rebuilding..
I WAS thinking to keep everything as-is, particularly since Bruce and (I think) Imraan have the same props on their TriQ-200s. However, I don’t want to spend $7,000+ to REFURBISH the MT prop and get new blades. With a few extra HP from high compression pistons I expect the CS won’t be necessary, which Earnest specifically mentioned to me as well. Losing the MT CS the front-end weight will go down, which I also suspect contributes to nose gear collapses. I realize I’ll need to do a new W&B on the aircraft.
Considering that, I have 2 questions:
Repairing Quickie TriQ-200
Building a Cozy Mark IV+ (widened rear)