Blackhawk XP42A Upgrade Now STC’d for the Cessna Caravan 208A

 - July 2, 2013, 2:55 PM

Blackhawk received FAA STC approval for its XP42A upgrade package for the Cessna Caravan 208A. The package includes a new 850-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42A engine; wide-chord, 100-inch-diameter Hartzell four-blade propeller; composite cowling and high-efficiency inlet duct; a larger oil cooler; Blackhawk DigiLog engine gauges; and a new exhaust stack. Deliveries will begin this month, Blackhawk said. The upgrade has been available for 208B Caravans, with more than two dozen installations performed to date.

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I have been flying my Blackhawk Conversion Caravan for seven months now and it is just the most amazing plane. Speed, climb and take-off performance are now beyond belief.
I routinely fly into an airstrip that is at the 10,400 foot level on Mt. Kenya, and is only 550 yards long. Its no effort at all.

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