Meet the Voyager

Hartzell’s newest propeller for Cessna 185E/F models

Bush pilots value short takeoff and landing (STOL) performance, especially when it comes to navigating inhospitable terrain. Recognizing the need for optimal STOL performance in bush flying missions, Hartzell Propeller has designed several custom propellers for the industry’s leading bush planes over the years. Now, we’re proud to introduce our latest propeller developed for backcountry operations, a three-bladed scimitar propeller for the Cessna 185 E/F Skywagon and AgCarryall.

Dubbed the Voyager, the custom-designed, 86-inch diameter aluminum propeller provides improved performance with up to seven knots faster cruise speed, 10 percent better takeoff acceleration, and an exceptional climb rate. Hartzell’s “blended airfoil” swept-tip scimitar blades are sleek and attractive, enhancing the aircraft’s overall ramp appearance.

Now available for immediate delivery and installation, pricing for the new Voyager propeller includes polished spinner and all STC documentation. The scimitar prop can be reworked down to 84 inches in diameter if needed.

“This replacement Voyager propeller gives Skywagon owners an opportunity to take advantage of Hartzell’s proven reliability and performance advantages,” said Hartzell President JJ Frigge. “Cessna A185E/F operators can now get a 2,400-hour, six-year TBO and the longest propeller warranty in the business, all the way through first overhaul.”

“I can’t wait to take the plane out to the backcountry and put it and our Voyager propeller through their paces,” said Hartzell Chairman Joe Brown. His personal aircraft was utilized in the flight tests leading to the STC and was on display at Hartzell’s exhibit at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019.

Want to learn more about the Voyager prop? Read our exclusive interview with three Skywagon pilots who put the Voyager to the test in the backcountry.




Exterior Height: 7 ft 9 in
Wing Span: 35 ft 10 in
Length: 25 ft 9 in

Crew: 1
Passengers: 5

Operating Weights
Max T/O Weight: 3350 Lb
Max Landing Weight: 3350 Lb
Operating Weight: 1950 Lb
Fuel Capacity: 528 Lb
Payload W/Full Fuel: 872 Lb
Max Payload: 1400 Lb

Service Ceiling: 17,150 ft

Balanced Field Length: 1430 ft
Landing Distance: 2403 ft

Rate of Climb: 1075 fpm
Max Speed: 155 kts
Normal Cruise: 145 kts
Cost per Hour: $220.06

Power Plant
Engines: 1
Engine Mfg: Continental
Engine Model: IO-520-D