The stock C172 aircraft in the current crop of flight simulator
does a pretty good job of portraying the 172 both in
looks and flight characteristics. FSX has really brought it up
The FSX Deluxe version172SP even has the
standard Garmin G1000 cockpit. MINDSTAR offers the G1000
for FS2004 to bring the Cessna up to date. Reality XP also has
additional gauges and panel add-ons for the 172. X-Plane also does an excellent job with
the Cessna 172.
Several advanced model 172s can be
purchased as add- Cessna 172 for Microsoft simulator and X-Plane.
There's Flight1's 172 and and a 172
from Carenado. They both do an excellent job in being as
realistic as possible.
There's tons of free-ware Cessna
172 models to get your hands on as well. RealAir a
commercial company has also released an older free version of the 172
that is very realistic. It was covered in an earlier newsletter.
Just do a web search for flight simulator Cessna 172 add-on,
you'll be surprised at how many there are.
There are several companies that produce realistic hardware for
the Cessna 172.
Saitek has really went all out on the 172
producing several peripherals for the flight sim fanatic. These
peripherals seem to be actually licensed by Cessna with a Cessna
logo on them. They also have a push pull throttle module with
engine, prop and mixture controls and the Pro Flight throttle
you've got a ton of extra cash there are
complete panels available that are plug and play and very
realistic. This one is from SimKits. All the instruments and
radios are installed and mounted in a panel that is a
reproduction of the real Cessna 172 panel. It's only $29,884.92.
another full panel by VRinsight note quite and accurate
model of the 172 but it does replicate many general aviation
single engine propeller driven aircraft. The cost is
approximately $7000.00. If you've got the bucks it's the way to
go for instant gratification.
For a setup that's a bit more affordable
here's something that would look great on a KwikPit.
No matter which route you take if you're a
172 buff there are options galore. So enjoy the flight!
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