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Propeller Strike / Sudden Stoppage Inspections and Repairs

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A propeller strike can cause unknown hidden damage to the propeller, governor or other components, possibly leading to a catastrophic failure.

Your safety should be the first priority.

Whenever a propeller strike occurs, no matter how minor it appears, there are set mandatory inspections in place by all propeller and governor manufacturers to determine the best course of action to follow for your safety, and to be in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations.

Some determining factors for propeller and governor inspections or overhauls following a propeller strike:

  • Torn, bent or loss of blade tip
  • Excessive tip or radial play in blades
  • Vibration or sporadic operation
  • Loss or drop of RPM in engine

Any of these conditions are reasons for further inspections that  include tear-down or even overhaul of propeller and governor.

Inspections for overspeed, overboost, hydraulic lock, fuel and oil contamination are also available.

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