Trailblazer Propeller Modifications by Wipaire

Available for the Cessna 182, Cessna 185 and Cessna 206!

Ready for a prop upgrade? Maybe the Hartzell Trailblazer carbon fiber composite propeller is just what you’ve been missing! Benefits of the Trailblazer propeller include a significant weight reduction, improved take-off performance and no RPM limitation. This propeller is truly a powerhouse that will help you get the best performance possible out of your aircraft.

  • Durable, field-replaceable nickel cobalt leading edge
  • Nickel erosion screen for foreign object damage protection
  • Thinner blade with a wider chord for improved performance
  • Designed to be quieter than comparable propellers
  • Carbon fiber composition is 5-10x stronger than natural fiber propeller cores

The Trailblazer prop pulls hard and really performs. It’s an improvement in every regard, from weight to thrust to climb performance, and that makes it a great prop for any performance application, whether on floats or wheels. Its shape and design also make it a quiet prop, which keeps your neighbors happy.

Trailblazer for the Cessna 182


The new carbon fiber composite Hartzell Trailblazer series 82″ propeller is standard equipment with our Boss 182 Lycoming IO-580 engine conversion in both landplane and seaplane configurations. We are pleased to offer this outstanding propeller for IO-550 floatplanes as well.

  • 20 lbs (9 kg) lighter than the Hartzell aluminum prop
  • 30% decrease in water take-off at full gross and 17% decrease on land
  • 10% increase in rate of climb when compared to a traditional metal Hartzell propeller
Pricing for the Cessna 182 Hartzell Trailblazer Propeller
Hartzell Trailblazer propeller (HC-G3YF-1N/NG8301-3) and spinner (D-4798-1P)
Requires AirPlains IO-550 engine upgrade
$20,500 Uninstalled
Hartzell Trailblazer propeller (HC-F3YR-1AN/NG8301-3/SM47) and spinner (A-2295-4P) for the Boss 182 Lycoming IO-580 conversion Included

Other Wipaire Modifications for the Cessna 182

Trailblazer for the Cessna 185


The new carbon fiber composite Hartzell Trailblazer series 82″ propeller is available for Cessna 185 models with the IO-550-D engine installed via Wipaire STC SA1522GL or Texas Skyways STC SA09960SC in both landplane and seaplane configurations.

  • 14.6 lbs lighter than the Hartzell metal 80″ prop (model: PHC-C3YF-1RF/F8468A-6R)
  • 3.1 lbs lighter than the McCauley 80″ prop (model: D3A34C401/90DFA-10)
Pricing for the Cessna 185 Hartzell Trailblazer Propeller
82″ Hartzell Trailblazer propeller (HC-C3YF-1N/NG8301-3) and spinner (A-2295-1P) $19,900 Uninstalled
Applicable to 185 models with the IO-550-D engine installed via Wipaire STC SA1522GL or Texas Skyways STC SA09960SC. (Kit: SA04053CH-003)

Other Wipaire Modifications for the Cessna 185

Trailblazer for the Cessna 206


The new carbon fiber composite Hartzell Trailblazer series 84″ propeller is available for Cessna T206H models in both landplane and seaplane configurations. The 84″ Trailblazer propeller is approved in the United States and Canada via Supplemental Type Certificate SA04053CH.

  • 19.2 lbs lighter than the Hartzell aluminum floatplane prop (model: HC-F3YR-1RF/F8468-2R)
  • 8.9 lbs lighter than the McCauley landplane prop (model: B3D36C432/80VSA-1)
  • 8% reduction in ground roll and water run compared to a metal floatplane propeller (as tested on a Wipline 3450-equipped T206H)
  • 5% increase in climb and removes the RPM limitation
Pricing for the Cessna 206 Hartzell Trailblazer Propeller
84″ Hartzell Trailblazer propeller (HC-F3YR-1AN/NG8301-1) and spinner (D-4578-1P) $21,335 Installed
$21,000 Uninstalled
** No charge for installation when purchased with Wipline 3450 floats.

Other Wipaire Modifications for the Cessna 206