Cessna 421 „Golden Eagle“ Family


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My Opinion

In 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 Wikipedia

The 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.

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Specifications (421C Version)

Performance
  • 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)
General characteristics
  • 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

Variants

421

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.

421A

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.

Excalibur 421

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.

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Features that should be added

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Very well put together. This would add a new edge to General/Corporate aviation. You have my vote!

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Unfortunately I do not have any more votes, but I appreciate the request. It would be a great addition to the IF.

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Very nice feature request - I’m all in for expanding the GA fleet. You have my vote!

Rob O

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Wow that’s a lot of aircraft for the money isn’t it? You can even get a small potty or bar in these Golden Eagles. And on top you get an awesome range, speed, payload,…
I do not know any piston twin wich does offer that much for you money,

Hopefully one day!

https://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/28833745/1979-cessna-421c

Unfortunately, my ticket has already been cast, but I would very much like to see these planes.

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Me being a all ga (except the 73) guy I have thought that we need 1 more ga plane that’s a smallish twin prop and the 172 reowkr and we can focus on military for a long while after. So ima vote for it

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Here are two very good and informative articles about the „Golden Eagle“ and why this name is the perfect fit for this unique twin piston „Business Jet“!

Because it is the best piston aircraft money can buy and it’s in some cases better then turboprop or jets!



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Can you imagine doing such an awesome trip in this one of those beauties?

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Late to this topic but I have a love/hate relationship with the twin Cessna series. Have probably 800-1000 hours in 310, 401/402, 421 and Conquest 441’s.

They’re a great plane to fly but the moment you lose an engine loaded down in the middle of July, the other engine will only take you to the scene of the crash. Overall though I love them, they fly well, most have an air conditioner and the training link on the 421C models make landings a breeze! ![image|625x600](upload://fXfZwQfjecWCohgYtGh9xhqs8EH.jpeg
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Great feature request, you have my vote, we haven’t got any GA twin engine planes and it would be so cool to have them!!!

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@IFATC_Andrew Fortunately we do not have any sort of engine failure in IF at the moment so I would say the Cessna should definitely be in it!😄

@Kian_Abbasi Thank you very much for your support.

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Lol yes that’s true which is a good thing! Just giving my real world experience with it!

I would love to see IF become more involved with GA planes.

Piper Cherokee & Arrow
Cessna 177/182/
Beechcraft King Airs, Bonanza and Barons

Just some of the mass produced GA aircraft.

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The Cessna 421 is in my opinion definitely the pinnacle of twin piston GA aircrafts.
Wich one do you prefer?

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Probaly my favourite plane to own this is 100% needs to be introduced into IF. Seems to be more ‘airlinery’ mabye after 777 they go to GA?

Imagine joining the Air Force to fly a Cessna poor chads

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I’ll clear up a vote would love this aircraft implemented!!!
Edit: VOTED!