Cessna 400 (Marketed as Cessna TTx)
The Cessna 400 is one of the most used propeller propelled GA aircraft in North America. For the purpose of this features request, I’m going to call it the Cessna TTx, or simply the TTx.
Some facts about the TTx
Built by the best engineers for businesspeople, the TTx is built to fill the midway point between turboprops like the C208 and jet-powered aircraft. With a maximum range of 1,270 NM, it allows businesspeople to go from Point A to Point B without having to deal with the troublesome security at airports.
The plane offers ease of access to all pilots. Offering a fully touchscreen GTC 570 touch-screen controller and Garmin G2000 Avionics, the combination of the display size and the touchscreen makes the pilot experience very easy, and to be honest, quite enjoyable. I’ve gotten the honor to fly this plane with my flight instructor a few years ago, and I was amazed by how easy it was to fly it.
Length - 25 ft 2 in (7.68 m)
Height - 9 ft (2.74 m)
Wingspan - 36 ft (10.97 m)
Wing Area - 141 sq ft (13.12 sq m)
Maximum Takeoff Weight - 3,600 lb (1,633 kg)
Maximum Landing Weight - 3,420 lb (1,551 kg)
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight - 3,300 lb (1,497 kg)
Usable Fuel Weight - 612 lb (278 kg)
Usable Fuel Volume - 102 gal (386 l)
Basic Empty Weight - 2,535 lb (1,150 kg)
Useful Load - 1,065 lb (483 kg)
Maximum Payload - 765 lb (347 kg)
Full Fuel Payload - 453 lb (205 kg)
Maximum Cruise Speed - 235 ktas (435 km/h)
Maximum Range - 1,270 nm (2,352 km)
Takeoff Distance - 1,900 ft (579 m)
Service Ceiling 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
Maximum Climb Rate 1,400 fpm (427 mpm)
Stall Speed 60 kcas (111 km/h)
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Why is the TTx so popular?
Due to the price, speed, range, and comfort of the TTX makes it one of the best options for those who have a small budget, but want a lot of plane. Also, with the simplistic cockpit it has, it makes it look a lot easier to fly to those who are buying.
Why should it be added to IF?
Well, I want it added for a few reasons. I feel that currently, IF is lacking the GA variety that is currently there for airliners. GA aircraft are underestimated in their capabilities, and being a pilot, it is definitely something I want to see more of.
The plane itself is an amazing plane, with the look and feel of a true GA aircraft. With the range it has, the speed it can go to, and the cruising altitude of the plane, it is something I’m sure I, along with thousands of others in IF, would fly.
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