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Old 08-24-2022, 11:24 AM
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Just called APS about a PCU5000X. Parts department says they are in the process of discontinuing sales of all types of prop governors not just the PCU5000. Presumably to streamline the business.
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Old 08-24-2022, 02:19 PM
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THe PCU5000x governor is a Jihostroj governor made Czech republic that is rebranded for US markets. I ordered mine directly from Jihostroj. Its educational researching all the details of your prop engine combo. Several of us run these. These are a compact governor and was the only governor that fit in my cowl (non RV experimental) without requiring a firewall cutout to accomodate it. Hartzell's governor was too big.
https://www.jihostroj.com/en/propeller-governor.html

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Old 08-24-2022, 02:25 PM
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THe PCU5000x governor is a Jihostroj governor made Czech republic that is rebranded for US markets. I ordered mine directly from Jihostroj. Its educational researching all the details of your prop engine combo. Several of us run these. These are a compact governor and was the only governor that fit in my cowl (non RV experimental) without requiring a firewall cutout to accomodate it. Hartzell's governor was too big.
https://www.jihostroj.com/en/propeller-governor.html
The same has also been sold under the name of MT governor. I wanted to buy it directly from Jihostroj since they did not require a calendar base overhaul schedule unlike MT but communication with them was rather difficult at that time of inquiry which was a few years ago.
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Old 08-24-2022, 02:35 PM
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Bummer - I just took delivery of a PCU5000X the week before OSH. APS was great to work with and I was looking forward to having them as an 'option' for future service as needed. But, these being a rebranded Jihostroj I'm not too concerned. Whirlwind Propellers is a supplier of Jihostroj, and I just happen to have a -300C to go with this unit.
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APS will still support it, per the parts guy. They just donít want to continue to sell governors of any type.
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Old 08-25-2022, 12:24 PM
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Just called APS about a PCU5000X. Parts department says they are in the process of discontinuing sales of all types of prop governors not just the PCU5000. Presumably to streamline the business.
Interesting... I just bought a PCU5000x this morning from APS and nothing was mentioned about discontinuing sales? Maybe they are cleaning out the remaining stock they have...
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Old 08-25-2022, 12:35 PM
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Interesting... I just bought a PCU5000x this morning from APS and nothing was mentioned about discontinuing sales? Maybe they are cleaning out the remaining stock they have...
May I ask what they charged you for it? I need one as well.

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Old 08-25-2022, 12:41 PM
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Just called APS about a PCU5000X. Parts department says they are in the process of discontinuing sales of all types of prop governors not just the PCU5000. Presumably to streamline the business.
We are NOT Discontinuing anything. Sales are robust. Great Governors. Please stop spreading dis-information.
Please supply the name of the person you spoke to I will see about getting them their walking papers.
I am the main Point of Contact at APS and the PCU's.
joe@aircraftpropeller.com if you have any questions.
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Old 08-25-2022, 01:14 PM
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APS will still support it, per the parts guy. They just donít want to continue to sell governors of any type.
This is fake news. We still sell our propeller governors and the post has been reported to Doug Reeves. Please continue to reach out to us for future propeller MRO and governor requirements.

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Old 08-25-2022, 01:19 PM
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May I ask what they charged you for it? I need one as well.

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Sales are brisk!
List price is $1859.
Send me an email or call. We'll make you a PCU5000X for your specific RV. I will need to set you up as a customer and get you to fill out our spec sheet.
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