My OpinionIn my Opinion the Cessna 421 family would make a perfect addition to IF out of many reasons. First of all it would help adding more diversity to the GA of Infinite Flight in more than just one way. By adding this family we could get a very high performance twin-piston aircraft as well as a twin-turboprop if you do add the modified versions wich got aftermarket turboprop engines. By that we would fill two gaps in the current fleet with just one aircraft wich doesn’t have to be changed to much of the 3D model,... Further more the very good performance only for the piston version would help convincing people who do argue that they do not fly GA aircraft because they are to slow (long flight times even for shorter distances) and can’t fly very high so that you just not have the same experience as you would have with the airliner for example because of the worse looking ground textures at low flight levels.
Description of WikipediaThe Cessna 421 Golden Eagle is an American six or seven seat twin-engined light transport aircraft, developed in the 1960s by Cessna as a pressurized version of the earlier Cessna 411.
Specifications (421C Version)
- Maximum speed: 256 knots (475 km/h, 295 mph) at 20,000 ft (6,100 m)
- Cruise speed: 240 knots (444 km/h, 276 mph) at 25,000 ft (7,600 m) (75% power)
- Range: 1,487NM (2,755 km, 1,712 miles)
- Service ceiling: 30,200 ft (9,205 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,940 ft/min (9.9 m/s)
- Crew: One or two
- Capacity: Six passengers
- Length: 36 ft 9⅝ in (11.09 m)
- Wingspan: 41 ft 1½ in (12.53 m)
- Height: 11 ft 5⅜ in (3.49 m)
- Wing area: 215 ft² (19.97 m²)
- Empty weight: 4,501 lb (2,041 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 7,450 lb (3,379 kg)
- Pressurised 6-8 seat cabin twin
- Powerplant: 2 × Continental GTSIO-520-L turbocharged, fuel injected and geared six-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled piston engine, 375 hp (280 kW) each
Type approved 1 May 1967, powered by two Continental GTSIO-520-Ds of 375 hp (280 kW) each, maximum takeoff weight 6,800 lb (3,084 kg). 200-built.
Type approved 19 November 1968, powered by two Continental GTSIO-520-Ds of 375 hp (280 kW) each, maximum takeoff weight 6,840 lb (3,103 kg). 158-built.
421B Golden Eagle/Executive Commuter
Eight-seat light passenger transport aircraft. Type approved 28 April 1970, powered by two Continental GTSIO-520-Hs of 375 hp (280 kW) each, maximum takeoff weight 7,250 lb (3,289 kg), later models 7,450 lb (3,379 kg). 699-built.
421C Golden Eagle/Executive Commuter
Model with new wing and landing gear. Type approved 28 October 1975, powered by two Continental GTSIO-520-Ls or Continental GTSIO-520-Ns of 375 hp (280 kW) each, maximum takeoff weight 7,450 lb (3,379 kg). 859-built.
Riley Turbine Rocket 421
Conversion of Cessna 421 aircraft by fitting two Lycoming LTP101 turboprop engines. Formal designation R421BL and R421CL for conversions of 421B and C respectively.
Riley Turbine Eagle 421
Conversion of Cessna 421C aircraft by fitting two 750hp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A -135 turboprop engines. Formal designation R421CP.
Re-engined 421C with Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135A or PT6A-112 turboprops, supplemental type certificate held by Excalibur 421 LLC of Paso Robles, California. In 2013 it was announced that Aviation Alliance are acting as program managers for the Excalibur 421 updagrade programme.
Advanced Aircraft Regent 1500
Production of the Riley Turbine Eagle 421 conversion by Advanced Aircraft Corporation.
Operators / Possible Liveries
- Private 01
- Private 02
- Private 03
- Private 04
- Bolivian Military
- Cambodia Military
- Ivory Coast
- New Zealand Military
- Parkistan Military
- Turkey Militarily
- Zimbabwe Military
Features that should be added
- wing flex
- realistic twin-piston engine sound, etc.
- three & four blade propellers
- opening/closing Passenger-door
- opening/closing cargo door
- cabin view
- functional cockpit
- functional spoilers (aftermarket modification)
- clean wingtips
- with winglets (aftermarket modification)
- with wingtip-tanks