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    Default No Ivo Props on Lycoming?

    Hi all,
    I've been doing my research regarding replacing my Warp Drive and I contacted Ivo Prop with my build and they promptly replied with;

    "We will not be putting anymore Ivoprops on
    Lycoming powered aircraft due to vibration.
    Regards"


    I've not seen this anywhere and was surprised. Has anyone had any issues flying with an Ivo Prop with a Lycoming? - Mark


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    Default Re: No Ivo Props on Lycoming?

    I know personally of others who have tried them on Lyc O-320's & O-360's (not on Kitfoxes) resulting in prop damage or failure. This was years ago, and I don't know if this info is applicable to the current Warp Drive props or not.
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    Default Re: No Ivo Props on Lycoming?

    There are far better props available than IVO these days.
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    Default Re: No Ivo Props on Lycoming?

    Quote Originally Posted by Av8r3400 View Post
    There are far better props available than IVO these days.
    Please share your opinion of which brands are better. I have an S7 with a Lycoming O-235 and would like it to perform optimally for STOL operations, I'm not concerned about cruise speed. My home airport is at 7000 feet in case that is pertinent.

    So if you have any preferences, I'd be very interested. - Mark

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    Default Re: No Ivo Props on Lycoming?

    Catto is definitely one brand to consider. They will match it to your airplane/cruise speed, engine/HP and desired performance. I got one for Continental IO-240 and and very happy with its performance.
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    Default Re: No Ivo Props on Lycoming?

    Quote Originally Posted by PapuaPilot View Post
    Catto is definitely one brand to consider. They will match it to your airplane/cruise speed, engine/HP and desired performance. I got one for Continental IO-240 and and very happy with its performance.
    I've emailed them a few times this week but they havent called me back. I've heard good things, but I need to get them on the phone. I'll try again next week. - Mark

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    Default Re: No Ivo Props on Lycoming?

    Quote Originally Posted by markyharris View Post
    Please share your opinion of which brands are better. I have an S7 with a Lycoming O-235 and would like it to perform optimally for STOL operations, I'm not concerned about cruise speed. My home airport is at 7000 feet in case that is pertinent.

    So if you have any preferences, I'd be very interested. - Mark
    Iím a Rotax guy, so I canít speak directly to the Lycoming and Continental engines.

    Catto is popular as is Prince and Sterna with the cub guys. IVO and Warp were old reliables for many years. Neither have seemed to keep up with advances and more efficient designs.
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