Cessna 425. Characteristics. A photo.
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Cessna 425. Characteristics. A photo.

Cessna 425. Characteristics. A photo.

 

Cessna 425 is a small-engine twin-engine multi-purpose aircraft American, created on the base model Cessna 421, Which was supposed to replace.

The first flight of the light-engine Cessna 425 aircraft took place on September 12, 1978, however, the design of the aircraft did not satisfy future customers a little due to its performance characteristics, as a result of which, for another two years, the aircraft underwent a number of improvements, and the model 425 entered mass production only in 1980.

 

Photo Cessna 425

 

Production of the Cessna 425 began not only due to the need to replace the 421st model, but also as a need to create a light-engine aircraft that could compete on equal terms with modern models of another American aircraft building corporation Beechcraft. The new performance characteristics of the light-engine Cessna 425 aircraft were truly surprising - the aircraft could accelerate to a speed of 498 km / h and cover distances of almost 2.5 thousand kilometers, while on board the aircraft could accommodate up to 8 people, including one pilot, and if necessary, the cabin could be converted for the transportation of goods with a total weight of up to 1.5 tons.

 

Cessna 425 photo

 

Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT425A-6 turboshaft engines with a total power of 112 hp are used as the power plant of the light-engine Cessna 1000 aircraft.

However, despite modern technical data and multipurpose use, light-engine aircraft Cessna 425 did not become popular because of the incredibly huge price - airplanes Beechcraft treated much cheaper, which ultimately led to the fact that the entire production cycle, which lasted with 1980 1986 by year production line of American aircraft building plant Cessna descended only 236 aircraft.

In 1982, the base model underwent a number of changes, which, in particular, affected the aircraft cabin, as well as a number of flight characteristics (the maximum take-off weight increased), which is why the aircraft were named Cessna 425 Corsair, but they were not released as a new model. However, the improved version did not achieve the expected success - about 30 aircraft were assembled during production.

 

Salon Cessna 425

 

After a series of improvements carried out in 1983 year was a model Cessna 425 Conquest I, the maximum take-off weight of which was 3896 kg, which lets you carry more cargo weight, thus exploiting the aircraft as a transport aircraft. Among other things, has undergone a number of changes and electronic filling aircraft - new means of avionics, the changed control panel and a number of other innovations have made flights on airplanes Cessna 425 Conquest I quite comfortable, however, the high price could not allow the aircraft to make a reliable competition aircrafts Beechcraft.

At the end of the year 2014, in the world order of hundreds of planes operated model Cessna 425, the majority of which belongs to a small air carriers engaged in the execution of flights for short distances.

 

Specifications Cessna 425.

 

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 7 people;
  • aircraft Length: 10,9 m .;
  • Wingspan: 13,5 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,8 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 2244 kg .;
  • Payload: 1475 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3719 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 465 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 498 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2480 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 10180 m .;
  • Type of aircraft engines: turbo-shaft;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112;
  • Power: 2 × 500 HP

 

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