Van Horn Aviation received FAA STC certification in August 2020 for their 206B Version 2 M/R blades.
BELL 206B VERSION 2 M/R BLADES
3 YEAR / 3,000 FLIGHT HOUR WARRANTY
10,000 HOUR SERVICE LIFE (DOUBLE THE LIFE OF OEM BLADE)
NO OVERHAUL REQUIRED
DIRECT REPLACEMENT – NO MODIFICATION REQUIRED
The Van Horn Aviation 206B Version 2 main rotor blades use the same carbon fiber materials and construction methods as the 206B/L/OH-58 tail rotor blades, which have been available as an STC/PMA aftermarket component since 2009. All of these blades feature corrosion-resistant carbon fiber skin and spars, an efficient NASA-designed laminar-flow airfoil, tapered tip, and leading edge abrasion strips.
The main design difference between the initial 206B main rotor blade (Part Number 20631000-101) and Version 2 (P/N 20635000-501) is the carbon fiber ply count and orientation. Ply adjustment along with changes to the mass distribution provides a softer ride (similar to our 206L main rotor blade).
206/OH-58 T/R Blades
3 YEAR / 1,500 FLIGHT HOUR WARRANTY
5,000 HOUR SERVICE LIFE
If noise is a concern in your neighborhood, fly neighborly with Van Horn Aviation T/R blades. VHA’s composite 206/OH-58 tail rotor blades can lower the overall aircraft noise by up to 40%, according to FAA-approved acoustics testing. The noise reduction comes from a thinner NASA-designed laminar flow airfoil and shaped tip that cut through the air more efficiently than previous designs.
The VHA 206/OH-58 blades also produce more tail rotor authority, especially at higher altitudes, giving your pilot more control when it’s needed most. The more efficient blade also results in greater lift capability. A titanium root fitting and stainless steel pitch bearings provide more strength and durability at the root/hub connection.
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