Sensenich is a solid American company manufacturing certificated, Light-Sport, and Experimental aircraft propellers from aluminum, wood, and carbon fiber. Our Oshkosh 2012 video with president Don Rowell provides a review of the LSA and light kit aircraft line. Sensenich has a broad base as they also produce props for airboats and UAVs.
Perfect for LSA — As ByDanJohnson.com readers know, American LSA must used a fixed pitch prop, that is, it cannot be adjusted in flight, but it can be ground adjustable for changing needs or adjustment. In fact, all Sensenich composite props feature easy pitch blade indexing with no need for protractors or other such tools. Both blades achieve the same pitch simultaneously. Changing pitch on any Sensenich ground adjustable propeller takes literally less time than it takes to remove the spinner. Based in Plant City, Florida, the company builds props for Rotax, Jabiru, Continental, and Lycoming.
Focus on Rotax — While Light-Sport Aircraft have good choices in engines, the Rotax brand dominates with approximately an 80% market share. Sensenich addressed this fact early. The company’s composite design Rotax propeller was a two-blade model at first. Customers began asking for a three-blade propeller for the aesthetics and perceived smoothness these props deliver. After an extensive design and testing period, Sensenich produced a propeller with no loss in cruise speed, better take-off and climb, reduced noise, a new pitch system with greater accuracy, and even a one-pound weight savings.
Well Known and Supported — Besides their long expertise, Sensenich’s long history has produced many places where you can get service for your prop as needed. As the U.S. brand of prop is widely used in Light-Sport aviation, it’s good know help is close by when you need it. Check the company’s service outlets to see where your Sensenich prop can be professionally examined. Tabs at the top of the listings will lead you to the service center you want.