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Cessna 180 Skywagon / 182 Skylane

184k jamesPLANESii  1.6 years ago
Auto Credit Based on jamesPLANESii's Cessna 182 Puny Wheels

The Station Wagon of the Sky...

This is a 1953-56 model Cessna 180, or a 1956 model Cessna 182, which is the original model 180/182.
Virtually everything on this aircraft is functional. All the gauges work (including air temperature gauge). The doors open. The cowl flaps move, the mixture changes, and the prop pitch varies depending on your speed. The engine looses power with altitude. It has realistic fuel burn. And much more.
This is easily the most detailed and functional aircraft I have ever built. I’ve been working on this for over 200 hours. In fact, it’s taken an annoyingly long time to complete!


  • Extremely accurate cockpit with fully functional gauges
  • Several different variations
  • Opening doors
  • Most comprehensive flight model on the site EVER (Including prop torque, P factor, gyro effect, prop wash (spiralling), realistic performance)
  • Stall horn (A winch going in and out above a certain AoA)
  • Several different variations and configurations
  • Adjustable payload and fuel


  • Act 1: Open doors
  • Act 2: Taxi and landing lights
  • Act 7: Parking brake (Anchor on float version)
  • Act 8: Master switch, engine off etc
  • VTOL: Flaps
  • Trim: Trim
  • Gear: Water Rudders (180 on floats only)


This plane has a highly comprehensive flight model. Some might even describe it as, “it flies bad”. But, this is how real planes fly. Suck it up you I-like-my-planes-flying-like-they’re-on-rails f r e a k s


Due to the spiralling prop wash simulation, with air not hitting the tail straight on, some right rudder is needed to keep this plane going straight on the takeoff roll. If you’re not a very skilled pilot, or you’re on a keyboard, I wouldn’t recommend you start off with the Cessna 180 because it can be quite difficult to control on the ground. Try the 182 first. Also if your device is extremely laggy, I wouldn’t recommend the 180 either. Go with the low part count 182.
Set flaps to half. With all variants, a takeoff speed is about 70 mph or 60 kts. Pulling up for the whole takeoff run will severely affect takeoff performance, and you could stall when you lift off the ground. Wait until an appropriate speed before pulling up.
Best climb is about 85 kts or 95 mph. Rate of climb is about 1090 fpm fully loaded.


The aircraft is trimmed to fly hands off at 75% throttle at 5000 ft. Different variants have slightly different cruising speeds. Especially the draggy float variant.


For regular variants, Approach at about 70 kts or 80 mph, and land. Landing the 182 is easy, but with the 180, when you touch down you will need to use your rudder so that you don’t ground loop. Bringing the tail wheel down quickly helps with ground handling too.


This aircraft has an adjustable payload! Currently, most versions are at or near their maximum payload, which is 2550 lbs. This is mostly limited by the strength of the floor (I think).
If you want to adjust this, there’s a small block just behind the front seats, in the middle. You can move this around if you want. There’s also fuel blocks in the wings. Their maximum capacity is 65 gallons or 123 litres. You can edit this by adjusting the fuel number, but not the capacity. You do this in Overload.

Other variants

The version you download here is a stock 182, but I did make other variants too. Here they are:

Cessna 180 Stock

Cessna 180 Bush

Cessna 180 on Floats

Cessna 180 Skis

Cessna 182 STOL Kit

Cessna 182 Less Parts

I most recommend you use this one if you want to go on multiplayer.


If you take a good screenshot of this plane, send it to me on discord at AN2Felllla#5088 and I might add it here!

Credit to NakAk for these two!

Thanks to...

  • The Cessna 180/185 FB group for the advice and resources to make this as accurate as possible!
  • The people who tested and gave advice while building!


If you like this, leave an upvote! If you don’t, tell me why! :)


General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Cessna 182 Puny Wheels
  • Successors 3 airplane(s) +287 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 35.9ft (10.9m)
  • Length 25.4ft (7.7m)
  • Height 11.7ft (3.6m)
  • Empty Weight 2,130lbs (966kg)
  • Loaded Weight 2,566lbs (1,163kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 18.828
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.72
  • Wing Loading 11.3lbs/ft2 (55.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 226.7ft2 (21.1m2)
  • Drag Points 480


  • Number of Parts 2243
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 7,119
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    Yeah but only on the PC version with a mod @Turneeth

    6 months ago
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    You can do MULTIPLAYER?!?!?!?!?

    6 months ago
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    @AndrePlaysSP Awesome!

    +1 7 months ago
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    so many parts for a cessna.

    10 months ago
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    @TheGOOOSE Hmm I would like you to do a bit more than that tbh...

    one year ago
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    1,110 superisGOOSE

    @jamesPLANESii Just paint scheme (polished aluminum and red) and I put a camera in it to make the cockpit view look more realistic.

    one year ago
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    @TheGOOOSE What mods have you done?

    one year ago
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    1,110 superisGOOSE

    Can I upload a modified version of the 180? I'll make sure to give credit.

    one year ago
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    this is mfs2020 but in sp

    1.1 years ago
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    24.5k kikasshes

    @Dad Well, I'm quite inactive. I sometimes get a mail about some new comment and then I often take a quick look at what's new on the site. Very nice plane you've got here. SP really has come far in all these years.

    1.2 years ago
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    Damn I haven’t seen you in a while! @kikasshes

    1.2 years ago
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    Why is this getting a bunch of upvotes all of a sudden?

    1.2 years ago
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    @Dad meanwhile creeper I made in 4hrs 2nd highest rated page of all time omfg

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    Yeah I was expecting about 180-200 for the amount of work I put into it. Maybe I should have shared the bush plane version as the main one lol @Destroyerz117

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    fr tho this should have more updoots

    1.2 years ago
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    XD @Destroyerz117

    1.2 years ago
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    Dad..more like bad amirite?!

    1.2 years ago
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    Thanks! @Belloaka

    1.3 years ago
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    6,522 Belloaka

    How in the world did you get the instruments so accurately designed? You can practically fly by them. It even has a functional stall horn. This is a truly amazing and realistic plane.

    1.3 years ago
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    4,294 Mikey101234

    I found a better way to take off, I accidentally broke my propeller trying to takeoff and it fus-ro-Dahed me into the air and I was able to fly from there and I landed safely, Screw propellers, gliding is the way to do it and all planes Single engine back then Had the same issue with takeoff, it is due to the engine and besides my RC plane does that as well even in beginner mode so All of the people who want their planes to fly good, it it never like that, you may think that the U2 dragon lady flies good once at altitude, it doesn’t fly level, you still need constant Input to keep the girl steady.

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    2,286 ChamDel7

    STALL WARNING!? YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1.4 years ago
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    Yes you can :) @RamboJutter

    1.5 years ago
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    @jamesPLANESii Do you mind if i use your engine start formula please? I really struggle with the funky stuff.

    1.5 years ago
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    Thanks for the spotlight! @RamboJutter

    1.5 years ago
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    I want to give a shout out to the float and ski plane as well.....

    1.5 years ago
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