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Continental GTSIO-520-L
2 x 375 hp ea.
4,500 lbs.
7,450 lbs.
1,620 lbs.
1,600 lbs.
36 ft. 10 in.
41 ft. 2 in.
275 mph
295 mph
1,950 fpm
30,200 feet
1,700 miles

RC Cessna 421
Cessna 421
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Cessna 421 Golden Eagle aircraft are known for their roomy pressurized cabin and exceptional passenger comfort. The aircraft have been around since the late 1960's. They are gradually being replaced by more streamlined, reliable, aircraft that have lower operating costs.

The geared turbocharged engines of the Cessna 421 have had their share of problems, including  shorter than expected MTBF times. They are particularly sensitive to quick changes in power settings.

Other than its engines, the aircraft exhibits average wear characteristics. The most economical performance of the aircraft is at altitudes above 12,000 feet.

Flying the Cessna 421 takes a firm touch, but flight characteristics are extremely steady. The cockpit is roomy with the instruments logically located. The aircraft exhibits good single-engine manners, helped by its large rudder. Crosswind landings are easily managed. The center of gravity of the aircraft, particularly when flying without any baggage in the nose, can result in tail heavy flight characteristics.

The cabin of the aircraft is quiet and very roomy, but the aircraft's payload is somewhat limited. There is more than ample room for luggage.

Over 1,900 Cessna 421 Golden Eagle aircraft of all types were built from 1965 to 1985.

RC Cessna 421 - NitroPlanes

Pictured above and first below is the rc Cessna 421 by NitroPlanes. Its wingspan is 71", and it is 62 1/2" long. Power can come from .40 to .46 two stroke engines.  All up weight is about 11 lbs.

In the second picture below is rc Cessna 421 built from Wendell Hostetler Plans.  It is available in three sizes as a kit from Kit Cutters.

The smallest rc Cessna 421 kit from Kit Cutters has a wingspan of 44" and requires electric motor power.

The rc Cessna 421 kit from Kit Cutters has a wingspan of 118" and a length of 105". It needs from 3.6 - 8.0 cid engine power.

The rc Cessna 421 kit from Kit Cutters builds to a wingspan of 133" and is 118" long. Engines can be from 4.0 - 8.0 cid.

The third picture below is of Heraldo Boldrin and his rc Cessna 421 built from Wendell Hostetler Plans. It has a 133" wingspan and is powered by DA 50 engines. Weight is about 75 lbs.

The bottom picture is of the rc Cessna 421 built by Sergio Vergara from Wendell Hostetler Plans. It has a 118" wingspan and uses G 62 engine power. Weight is around 34 lbs.

We found plans on eBay for a rc Cessna 421 that is a giant 1/4 scale.

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RC Cessna 421 - Len Bechtold

RC Cessna 421 - Hostetler Plans.

RC Cessna 421
RC Cessna 421 - Heraldo Boldrin

RC Cessna 421
RC Cessna 421 - Sergio Vergara.

Yongkang Fly Models has a rc Cessna 421. It has a glass fiber fuselage and built up wings. No wingspan, length, weight, or power requirements are given.

Hobby-China has the 71" wingspan rc Cessna 421. Their site shows manufacturing facilities, but it is unclear if this model is built by them.

Wren Turbines USA started a construction thread for a rc Cessna 421 at RC Universe.

At RC Universe heraldoboldrin started a rc Cessna 421 build thread.

Vulcancruiser posted a video of a rc Cessna 421 to You Tube.

At You Tube tiberiotduarte posted a video of his rc Cessna 421 flying.

FlyBoyTha1 of RC Groups posted a video and description of his rc Cessna 421.

BlazerB52 of RC Groups started a thread about his new rc Cessna 421.

At RC Groups chase4556 was asking about part availability for his rc Cessna 421.

Daryl Perkins posted to RC Groups about flying in a Cessna 421.

At RC Universe cdbtx was awaiting parts for his rc Cessna 421.