Wednesday, July 1, 2009

CESSNA 411/414 CHANCELLOR


1965–85




STANDARD DATA: (Chancellor) Seats 8. Gross wt. 6,750. Empty wt. 4,357. Fuel capacity 213. Engines two 310-hp turbocharged Continentals.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 275. Cruise mph 258. Stall mph 83. Initial climb rate 1,580. Ceiling 31,350. Range 600-1,507. Takeoff distance (50') 2,595. Landing distance (50') 2,393.

STANDARD DATA: (411) Seats 6-8. Gross wt. 6,500. Empty wt. 3,865. Fuel capacity 202. Engines two 340-hp turbocharged Continentals.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 268. Cruise mph 223. Stall mph 82. Initial climb rate 1,900. Ceiling 26,000. Range 1,284. Takeoff distance (50') 2,010. Landing distance (50') 1,815.

The Cessna 411, first delivered in 1965, was one of Wichita’s first ventures into the “airliner” market. The STANDARD DATA: Seats 6-8. Gross wt. 7,450. Empty wt. 4,640. Fuel capacity 213-270. Engines two 375-hp turbocharged Continentals. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 297. Cruise mph 277. Stall mph cabin is separated from the passenger compartment by a divider. Seating is spacious and available in a variety of arrangements. Built-in airline-like stairs are in the door. Power was provided by twin 340-hp Continental engines, supercharged with AiResearch exhaust-driven compressors and turning full-feathering constant-speed propellers. The 411A, produced from 1967-68, featured a redesigned nose and more baggage space. The model 414, a 411 derivative introduced in 1970, utilized the 421’s fuselage and tail unit with the 401’s wings.

The six- to seven-seat pressurized light transport is a step up for owners of the pressurized 340 and is fitted with the same 310-hp turbocharged engines. For 1976 the airplane was equipped with a propeller synchrophaser to control propeller RPM and phase relationship of the blades, engine-to-engine. Baggage capacity of the 414 is 930 pounds, and cabin seating is available with an array of executive options. The Chancellor replaced the former 414 in 1978 and offered a new level of payload performance, range, and fuel efficiency. The maximum takeoff weight went up to 400 pounds to yield a higher useful load. The airplane’s bonded wet wing is 4-1/2 feet longer than previous models and lifts an airframe that is 2 feet 8 inches longer from nose to tail. In addition, the Chancellor’s wet wing has an increased fuel capacity of 106 gallons of usable fuel. A cabin differential of 5.0 psi allows a 10,000-foot cabin at 26,500 feet. Propeller- to-fuselage clearance is more than 31 inches for a very quiet cabin. The twin turbocharged 310-hp engines provide sea level power to 20,000 feet, while the twin-engine rate of climb is 1,580 fpm, and the single-engine rate is 290 fpm. The Chancellor utilizes the hydraulic components of the Golden Eagle gear and features a five-second retraction time. For 1981, Chancellor refinements included a heated fuel manifold, frost panes for cockpit side windows, and threadless-blade propellers.



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