Basic Empty Weight of 414A

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    Basic Empty Weight

    Children’s Flight of Hope operates a RAM VII 414A with an empty weight of 5392. I am wondering how that compares to the BEW of other comparable 414As out there. I would love to hear from other owners and operators the empty weights of their airplanes for comparison.

    George Scheer
    Children’s Flight of Hope

    #95040

    George,
    I have a 1978 414A RAM VII with 8 seats and full cabinets. My BEW is 4986. I can’t imagine what could add 400 lbs to the BEW of the airplane you are talking about.
    Pete

    #95152

    Hi All,
    I have just had my 414A weighed yesterday and was 5127.5 pounds arm 156.55 inches.
    The aircraft has just had the SID’s done as well as a full strip and paint, new leather interior and some upgraded avionics and even though we removed the old DME, NAV RMI and heaps of old cables and left out most of the curatins it seems to have gained 60 pounds.

    David

    #95153

    Don’t feel bad, I had to reweigh my ’76 414 and it had almost gained 150#! Thank goodness for the Ram weight increases or I’d be flying alone.
    For reference my 1976 414 is 4930lb empty.

    #95155

    Just for reference, my 421C is 5,238 empty.

    What’s the max gross of a 414? The 421C is 7630 max ramp with VGs.

    Robert

    #95157

    Max ramp weight of my 414 (Ram 7) is 6800lbs

    #95218

    Thanks for the reports on empty weights of other 414A aircraft.

    To follow up on my earlier post, our 1980 414A RAM VII has a BEW of 5392. Since we always fly with two pilots, we can put 100 pounds in the cabin with full fuel, which means we can almost never take full fuel. Since most of our legs are two or three and a half hours, this presents multiple opportunities to screw up.

    George Scheer
    Children’s Flight of Hope

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    quote RCJOHNSON:

    Just for reference, my 421C is 5,238 empty.

    What’s the max gross of a 414? The 421C is 7630 max ramp with VGs.

    Robert

    Forgive me for not responding sooner. The MATW is 7087 for our 414A Ram VII — that’s with the weight bump allowed with the RAM VII conversion.

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