Services

Competitive Advantage:

Over 100 years of Service and Repair Expertise.

Texas Aircraft Propeller & Accessories can offer many services for propellers, and other items.

 SuperiorOne Year or 100 Hours Warranty

Every propeller we work on and process we give an 8130 for, will receive our one year or 100 hour warranty.  This also includes the pick-up and delivery being covered by the warranty.

We over OVERHAUL and exchange programs for Governors

Should you need an exchange on a Governor, call us, and we would love to help you out on making this a simple and quick process.

Free delivery (some restrictions apply)

We will pick-up and Deliver you propeller for free within 100 miles of our work site.  If it is further than the 100 mile radius, you can fly to us, and keep you plane in our work-related hangar (need to call to schedule space), or we can pick-up and deliver for the cost of 0.54 ¢ per mile.

On-site service

For most NDT work, or other visits for estimates, we can come to you in the Ho0uston area.  Our owner/President is a pilot, so he can fly to you, if you need him to.  Please call us so we can figure out the best way to help you.

Dynamic balancing

Jason Falzon has extensive training and can fly to you to take care of your balancing needs.  We also have a family hangar in the back of our shop that we can park your plane, so we can get your propeller balanced on our site.  Please call us to get more information, or schedule this with Jason.

Emergency services

No one wants to have an issue, when you have planned a family vacation, or a business trip, but unfortunately, it does happen.  Our office phones are forwarded to the emergency cell phone during off hours, and we will try and get you the help needed, as quickly as we can.  We don’t ever hope for this kind of trouble, but we are here, should you need us.

Discounts for fbo’s/AG aviation when possible

If we can get a discount, we will give discounts.

Competitive prices

We stay honest and true to all pricing.  Check for yourself.  Call the manufacturer and ask for a price on a part.  We will always match that or have a discount. Every job, and every part.

Quick turnaround

This is our main goal… with every project.  We know you love to fly, and or need to fly, so we do not want to be the reason you are down too long.  We will do everything we can to get your propeller or Governor in perfect shape to be up in the air flying again.

Certified McCcauley service center – McCauley propellers

Our technicians have gone through the classes held by McCauley Propeller every year, and we are authorized to complete warranty work for McCauley Propeller Propeller.

Certified MT propeller service center

Our technicians have gone through the classes held by MT-USA every year, and we are authorized to complete warranty work for MT-USA Propeller.

Hartzell top prop dealer

We are a Hartzell Top prop dealer, as well as a certified Hartzell Warranty station.

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

Housed in an enclosed area of our service center built expressly for its purpose, Texas Aircraft Propeller & Accessories conducts extensive Non-Destructive Testing on propellers, housing units and other components to seek out microscopic cracks or flaws that might otherwise be invisible to the naked eye.

Using special fluorescent liquid penetrant and UV-A lighting, we analyze your parts without breaking them down or subjecting them to further stress. The result is a savings of both time and money.

Cadmium Plating

In harsh environments, including aeronautics, Cadmium has no equal for lubricity, corrosion resistance, low electrical contact resistance, rust prevention and luster – creating protection for the steel and iron components of your propeller.

Reseals & Repairs

Your propeller is a mechanical component. Sometimes mechanical components don’t always operate flawlessly.

If your propeller still has significant time left before overhaul, a reseal or repair could be a more economical option. When we perform a reseal or repair, we do only what is necessary to correct the issue at hand as cost effectively as possible.

Common propeller issues that can occur may include: grease or oil leakage, blade looseness, internal component failure or malfunction, seal or gasket wear, Teflon® wear, or blade surface wear, blade airfoil damage, etc.

Reseals include a complete disassembly of the propeller, visual inspection, and replacement of all seals, O-rings, gasket, and one-time use hardware items.

Repairs address only the problem causing item(s) and may or may not involve propeller disassembly. For example, blade nicks and cylinder leaking do not include complete propeller disassembly.

Airworthiness Directives (A.D. NOTE) Compliance

As time passes, manufacturers occasionally find issues with the propellers and components they manufacture that can affect the safety of their products. When this occurs, the manufacturer typically works together with the F.A.A. to come up with a resolution. This resolution comes out in the form of an Airworthiness Directive or A.D. Note. Texas Aircraft Propeller & Accessories can comply with any, and all A.D.s that may apply to your propeller.

Trouble Shooting

From time to time, you may have a question or concern regarding your propeller. If you think you may have a propeller issue, give us a call and we will do our best to get to the bottom of your problem. Many issues can be resolved over the phone without having to even remove your propeller. Give us a call or email us pictures.  We will make this painless as possible.

Overhauls

Every propeller manufacturer and those who understand the effects of loading and aerodynamic forces appreciate the value of a propeller overhaul.

As a propeller performs its functions, incredible forces are exerting themselves. These forces act in such a way that they are literally trying to pull the propeller apart. The propeller is designed to handle these forces safely but factors such as corrosion, fatigue, cracking, wear, and malfunction can compromise structural integrity – sometimes with catastrophic results.

Propeller overhaul ensures that your propeller is flying safely. Overhauls are very labor intensive and the most pain staking care is given to your propeller.

Here are a few of the many things that occur during a typical overhaul:

  • Complete propeller disassembly down to the propellers most fundamental components.
  • Assemblies and subassemblies are taken completely apart.
  • Finishes such as paint and plating are removed exposing the “base” metal.
  • Aluminum components such as blades, hubs, retention nuts, etc. are dye penetrant and eddy current inspected.
  • Steel components are magnetic particle inspected.
  • All critical components are dimensionally measured within thousandths of an inch.
  • Blades are reworked to remove oxidation, nicks, corrosion, etc.
  • Each blade is balanced with each of the other blades in the propeller and all are “matched”, both weight wise and dimensionally.
  • Any wear or damage is reworked.
  • All steel parts are CAD plated and the aluminum components are alodined and painted.
  • All seals, gaskets, O-rings, and one-time use hardware such as mounting nuts, studs, and bolts are replaced with new parts.
  • Then the propeller is then reassembled, tested, and static balanced before being returned to service.

Overhaul is a critical part of your aircraft maintenance program.  Let us make this a smooth process for you.