Cessna 172 SP Skyhawk


The single-engine, four-seater Cessna 172 Skyhawk is in production since 1956. With over 44,000 units it’s the most built aircraft in the world and therefore to be found on almost every airport. The good-natured flight characteristics make it an ideal training aircraft. Over the years many versions were developed, some with retractable landing gear or with floats for operation as a seaplane. The C172 SP is built since 1989 and is the only model in the Skyhawk line still in production after 2009. It has a 180 hp engine and a range of over 680 mi. The maximum cruising speed is 145 mi/h.


Key Features

Physics Simulation

  • Realistic aerodynamics simulation featuring fully simulating stalls, side slip and ground effect, aerodynamic forces on the fuselage, individual control surfaces, slotted flaps, trim tabs and and more
  • Full multibody aircraft that bends under load
  • Natural gear compression and damping
  • Propeller torque and gyroscopic effects natively simulated
  • Propeller wash (p-factor) simulation
  • Full thermodynamic engine simulation including mixture and magnetos
  • Fuel system

Aircraft Systems & Instrumentation

  • Cold and dark startup
  • Fully interactive cockpit
  • Full electric network with battery, buses, generator, dynamic electric switches and individual electrical loads
  • Full simulation of the magnetic compass
  • NAV1 and 2 VOR/ILS navigation receivers
  • ADF receiver and DME transceiver
  • COM1 and 2, intercom and XPDR
  • Basic autopilot with attitude, heading, vertical speed, altitude hold, also capable of capturing an ILS beam or VOR radial

3D Model, Sounds and Animations

  • High quality mesh and high resolution textures
  • Dynamic lighting and realistic exterior lights
  • Full interior model
  • Doors can be opened
  • Sun visors can be dropped down
  • Yokes can be hidden by clicking on them
  • Custom engine and propeller sounds
  • Wind sounds, ground roll, etc.


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