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Aviation Consumer is conducting a survey on aircraft propellor overhauls and replacements. Although we do ask for your name and e-mail address, this information is optional and we will only contact you if we have questions.

Your data will not be provided to anyone else or used in any other way.
 
 
 
What brand and model of aircraft do you fly? (Example: Beechcraft Bonanza, Mooney M20J, etc.)
   
 
 
 
About how many hours a year do you fly?
 
Under 25
 
25 to 50
 
50 to 100
 
100 to 150
 
More than 150
 
 
 
Is your airplane equipped with a constant speed propellor?
 
Yes
 
No
 
Don't know or not sure
 
Doesn't apply to me
 
 
 
If you have a constant speed propellor, have you ever had the prop overhauled?
 
Yes
 
No
 
Not sure or doesn't apply to me
 
 
 
At the time you overhauled the prop, how many hours did it have?
 
Under 500
 
500 to 1000
 
1000 to 1500
 
1500 to 2000
 
More than 2000
 
This doesn't apply to me
 
Other
   
 
 
 
About how many hours are on your propellor now?
 
500 or fewer
 
500 to 1000
 
1000 to 1500
 
1500 to 2000
 
More than 2000
 
I don't really know or doesn't apply to me
 
 
 
If you have a constant speed propellor, what is the recommended overhaul period for the propellor?
 
About 1000 hours
 
About 1500 hours
 
About 2000 hours
 
I don't really know or doesn't apply to me
 
 
 
If your engine comes due for overhaul, would you automatically consider overhauling the prop, too?
 
Yes, I would
 
No, I would not
 
It really depends on the hours and condition of the prop
 
If the condition was acceptable, I'd try to stretch it out some
 
Other
   
 
 
 
If you've overhauled your propellor in the last few years,which shop did the work?
   
 
 
 
About how much did that overhaul cost?
   
 
 
 
During the overhaul, did you have to replace:
 
Blades
 
Hub
 
Other parts
 
No replacements
 
Doesn't apply to me
 
 
 
Where you satisfied with the shop's work? Give us your impressions of how the job went.
   
 
 
 
If you were faced with an overhaul, did you decide to replace the prop instead?
 
No, I overhauled
 
Yes, I did replace it
 
Doesn't apply or I don't know
 
 
 
If you replaced a prop, which of these applies:
 
I replaced a two-blade prop with another new two-blade prop
 
I replaced a two-blade prop with a new three-blade prop
 
I replaced a three-blade prop with a new two-blade prop
 
Doesn't apply to me
 
Other
   
 
 
 
When I replaced my prop, I...
 
replaced a two-blade with an equivalent make and model
 
replaced a two-blade with another make and model
 
replaced a three-blade with same make and model
 
replaced a three-blade with a different make and model
 
Other
    
 
 
 
If you decided to replace a two-blade prop with a three-blade model, what shaped your decision?
 
Price. I got a good deal
 
I like the looks of it
 
I thought it would be faster
 
I thought it would climb better
 
I thought it would be less vibey and quieter
 
Doesn't apply to me
 
Other
   

 
 
 
If you switched to a three-blade prop, how does it perform with regard to speed?
 
It's about the same
 
It's a little faster
 
It's a little slower
 
I can't really tell
 
Doesn't apply to me
 
Other
   
 
 
 
If you switched to a three-blade prop, how would you describe the climb rate?
 
It's about the same
 
It climbs faster
 
It climbs slower
 
I don't really know
 
Doesn't apply to me
 
Other
   
 
 
 
If you switched to a three-blade prop, how would you describe the vibration?
 
No difference that I can tell
 
It's less vibey
 
It's more vibey
 
I don't really know
 
Doesn't apply to me
 
Other
   
 
 
 
If you switched to a three-blade prop, what's your overall level of satisfaction with it?
 
Very satisfied
 
It's acceptable
 
I'm not exactly thrilled
 
I hate it
 
Doesn't apply to me
 
Other
   
 
 
 
If you had it to do over again, would you still go with the three-blade prop?
 
Yes, I would
 
No, I would not
 
I'm not sure
 
Doesn't apply to me
 
Other
    
 
 
 
Have you switched or would you consider switching from a metal prop to a composite prop?
 
Yes, I did or I would consider it.
 
No, wouldn't consider it
 
Other
    
 
 
 
Finally, let us know any general comments you'd care to make:
 
 
Other
   

 
 
(This is completely optional!) As part of our research, we may want follow up on some of your comments. If you're amenable, please share your name and contact information. We'll put the info through the digital shredder when we're done with this survey:
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E-Mail Adress:
   
Daytime Telephone #:
   
 
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