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Cessna 180 Skywagon / 182 Skylane

226k jamesPLANESii  3.8 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 6 airplane(s) +315 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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    15 luiz11

    Awesome im from brazill!

    one year ago
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    @Blueshift Now you've gotta find the original predicessor...

    1.2 years ago
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    11.5k Blueshift

    simply - awesome !! great work😉

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    5,348 Brayden1981

    😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😧😧😧😧😮😧😧😧😮😧😮😮😦😧😮😧😧😮😧😧😮😮😧😧😧😮😮😧😧😮😧😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬 @imunsure

    1.7 years ago
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    @imunsure Crazy story! Glad he is still okay :)

    1.7 years ago
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    309 imunsure

    Hilarious story, I am CPR and AED trained and certified, I had to revive and restart someone’s heart on a Cessna 180. He is healthy and alive today he was in his 60s when this happened. And he is currently in his early 70s late 60s. We were cruising at around 4,450 feet and he had a heart attack that led into cardiac arrest and his heart had stopped, and after a couple of minutes of compressions and AED shocks later, we had landed and alerted the hospital before his heart stopped and they took over a few minutes after we landed and he is alright today!

    +4 1.8 years ago
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    My god, this is detailed, gonna have to try this out, should work with my Thrustmaster!

    1.8 years ago
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    I love it

    1.8 years ago
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    I love it

    1.8 years ago
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    @RaendyLeBeau Thanks!

    1.9 years ago
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    4,355 LBAereo

    awesome!! great job :)

    1.9 years ago
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    +2 1.9 years ago
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    @Mlancer I might finish it... but I dunno how much time I'll have :/

    1.9 years ago
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    How’s the C-46 Going?

    +1 1.9 years ago
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    @Mlancer Haha yeah. High end phones are getting much more powerful these days :)

    1.9 years ago
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    𝐼 𝑓𝑙𝑒𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑂𝑆

    2.0 years ago
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    @jamesPLANESii can you make a low part count for all the variants?

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    22.8k SovietFly

    @jamesPLANESii Thanks a lot!

    2.1 years ago
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    @SovietFly Sure!

    2.1 years ago
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    22.8k SovietFly

    Hey,bro.Could I use your plane in my video? I'll indicate the url.

    2.1 years ago
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    Yeah but only on the PC version with a mod @Turneeth

    2.8 years ago
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    You can do MULTIPLAYER?!?!?!?!?

    2.8 years ago
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    @AndrePlaysSP Awesome!

    +1 2.9 years ago
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    so many parts for a cessna.

    3.1 years ago
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