Alabeo C400 Corvalis TT

The Cessna 400 was derived from the normally aspirated Columbia 300, which in turn was derived from the Lancair ES kit aircraft. The 400 is powered by a turbocharged Continental TSIO-550-C engine producing 310 horsepower (230 kW) at 2600 rpm. The 400 features a Garmin G1000 glass cockpit that was later incorporated into the 300 to create the Cessna 350.

For pilots, the passion to flight will be at maximum when they observe the sophisticated, stylish cabin, glass cockpit and side-stick control. Alabeo did a great job recreating this cockpit and I’m loving every bit of it.

Personally, I always had a weakness for Cessna aircrafts, because it is the plane that I learned to fly with in earlier versions of Flight Simulator. My brother and I used to challenge each other to do perfect and risky landings and to get our virtual pilot licenses (which we printed and put on display in our rooms). That’s why I wanted to do the world trip with this plane, a turbo-charged smooth and slick Cessna.

This airplane is a payware model, available on the website of Alabeo and is compatible with Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D.

Here are some stats…

GENERAL

Crew: 1 pilot
Capacity: 3 passengers
Length: 25 ft 2 in (7.67 m)
Wingspan: 36 ft 1 in (11.0 m)
Height: 9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)
Wing area: 141 ft² (13.1 m²)
Empty weight: 2,500 lb (1,134 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 3,600 lb (1,633 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Teledyne Continental TSIO-550-C flat-6 engine, 310 hp (230 kW)

PERFORMANCE

Maximum speed: 235 knots (270 mph, 435 km/h) calibrated airspeed
Cruise speed: 235 knots (270 mph, 435 km/h) true airspeed at 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
Range: 1,107 nm (1,274 mi, 2,038 km)
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
Rate of climb: 1,500 ft/min (7.6 m/s) or greater, below 16,000 ft (4,875 m)
Wing loading: 25.5 lb/ft² (125 kg/m²)
Power/mass: 0.091 hp/lb (150 W/kg)

TAKEOFF

Takeoff Distance 1,900 ft (579 m)
Ground Roll 1,280 ft (390 m)

LANDING

Landing Distance 2,640 ft (805 m)
Ground Roll 1,260 ft (384 m)

WEIGHTS

Maximum Ramp Weight 3,600 lb (1,633 kg)
Maximum Takeoff Weight 3,600 lb (1,633 kg)
Maximum Landing Weight 3,420 lb (1,551 kg)
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight 3,300 lb (1,497 kg)
Usable Fuel Capacity
– Weight 612 lb (278 kg)
– Volume 102 gal (386 l)
Basic Operating Weight 2,600 lb (1,179 kg)
Useful Load 1,000 lb (454 kg)
Maximum Payload 700 lb (318 kg)
Full Fuel Payload 388 lb (176 kg)