CubCrafters and Lycoming Partner Up with Hartzell

July 22 2019

Hartzell Propeller, working closely with CubCrafters and Lycoming Engines, is developing and launching the lightweight Pathfinder composite three-blade constant speed propeller. CubCrafters is Hartzell’s exclusive launch customer for the new Pathfinder prop.

With updated aerodynamics and internal structure, the Pathfinder is quieter, smoother, and it is optimized for back country operations. The Pathfinder propeller with aluminum hub and structural composite blades weighs 44 lbs., and it is a three-blade alternative to the reliable Trailblazer propeller.

The Pathfinder prop is an integral part of CubCrafters’ newly designed firewall forward package, including a much more powerful engine from Lycoming dubbed the CC393i. The new lightweight, fuel injected engine delivers more than 215 horsepower and weighs only 10 lbs. more than legacy fuel injected 180 HP engines.

The new Lycoming CC393i engine and Hartzell Pathfinder propeller combination will be displayed as part of CubCrafters’ AirVenture 2019 exhibit at Booth 273/274, and is an option for new XCub orders with delivery in 2020 and beyond.

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