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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mog wrote:
Just a point of interest, I have been made aware that MT props can be a serious pain due to leaking. Would love to have an MT, but not at the cost and hassle I have heard about recently.


Mog, can you elaborate on what you have been made aware of a bit more with Leaks? Is there multiple cases causing issues ?

We have had an MT for 5 years with no issues. Completely happy. My brother has one for aerobatics and has only needed minor service which was completed at the nearest prop shop in short order. I feel we are at the point where general service/repair on an MT can be handled by a reputable shop no different than any other prop? Major repairs i can't comment on but i wouldn't consider a leak major unless there is an underlying major issue that has not been found.

Price 5 years ago was comparable to other manufactures from what i recall.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently it’s bad enough that when you call MT about warranty they say “let me guess, your prop is leaking”. There was a service bulletin also released discussing at what point streaking on the prop makes it in airworthy. Again, this is second hand info but from a very vey reliable source.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost 300 hours now on my MTV-15-B/203-58. Very happy with it. No problem or complaint. My home runway is mostly gravel.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does anyone have any pireps of the 2 blade longer MT prop on a 235hp engine?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Installed one on a customer's plane (M-7-235). He reports little or no short-field performance difference from his long MacCauley. He does like the much lighter weight on the nose.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I worry about longevity in the rocks. They seem to hold up OK on the cubs though.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy,
do you recall what the weight savings was? was the removed prop a 86" mac?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UP-M5 wrote:
andy,
do you recall what the weight savings was? was the removed prop a 86" mac?


Yes, it was the 86". In fact, it's the very one that's on my plane now.

Anyway, the total weight difference from the 86" Mac to the MT, including spinner change, was 9.5 pounds.
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