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Cessna 172S Skyhawk

160k BaconAircraft  1.4 years ago

About the Aircraft:

The Cessna 172S Skyhawk.

The Cessna Skyhawk is the most popular single-engine aircraft ever built - with forgiving flight characteristics, great visibility, a sophisticated glass cockpit outfitted with G1000 avionics, slow landing speed and a forgiving stall - the Cessna Skyhawk is a flight training favorite ideally suited for student pilots and professionals alike.
[Modified from Source: https://cessna.txtav.com/en/piston/cessna-skyhawk]

The SimplePlanes Skyhawk.

Built with detail, performance and most importantly, overall realism in mind, this 172 Skyhawk replica combines realistic flight performance with extreme detail in both aesthetic and functional means.

About the Build:

Features.

The build comes close to what you can expect from a Microsoft Flight Simulator model; functional garmin avionics suite (with basic functionalities), realistic flight model and performance, ~1:1 blueprint matching with about 1-2% of error, realistic landing gear, and to name a few.

Controls.

VTOL: Flaps.
- 25-50% for takeoff, 50% for approach, 100% for landing.
TRIM: Elevator trim
AG-1: Electrical
AG-2: Avionics
AG-3: Landing lights
AG-6: Left door
AG-7: Right door
AG-8: Shutdown + parking brake

Comments and Credits:

Message from BaconAircraft.

This build has taken me about a year and a half to complete, working on and off between schoolwork and playing other games with friends. The community has grown a lot since I joined in my freshman year at highschool. It is likely due to this game, and it's very friendly developer team and playerbase that has led me to majoring in aerospace engineering beginning at university, fall of last year (2019). Thank you all.

Credits.

MrSilverwolf
Project collaboration partner. As a pilot of the Cessna 172 himself, with more than 300 hours in the skyhawk, many aspects of this build including, but not limited to: flight formance, interior details, exterior details, hinge travel distances of various parts, constant feedback, and testing, are crucial to the completion of the build. Without his help, this build most likely would have sat on the shelf like my numerous others.

WNP78
Tremendously helpful when it comes to interesting mechanical components like ADI screen, and FunkyTrees inputs.

Freerider2142
A true gentlemen, the feedback through his expertise with simulators and joystick controls during testing of the final variants helped tremendously when fixing small issues with flight models.

Eternaldarkness
Provided feedback, and he also spotted 1 spelling mistake.

DeezDucks
Emotional support duck.

More Photos:

In flight.


Advertising poster. (Yes I know, the 172S isn't made in 1966)

Other Stuffs:

Optional Stuff.
  • Mobile "Friendly" versions:
    ~850 parts
    ~450 parts hahahahaha no.
  • Stall Horn: It's a winch in the engine cowling, near the top. Incase you find it annoying and want to remove it. About the stall horn, since on the skyhawk, the horn works off airflow at certain airspeeds, dependent on Aoa, the closest we could get is by making it sound at about 68mph, where it stalls dirty, as making it purely based on AoA would cause it to go off in steep turns. If you find an alternative or "fix" to this matter, feel free to contact us.
  • G1000 cockpit suite: If you manage to remove it... You have a lot of time on your hands, if you manage to remove it, remember to credit WNP78 and I if you're planning on using it.


Happy 2020. I wish you all the best.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 4 airplane(s) +7 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 36.7ft (11.2m)
  • Length 27.6ft (8.4m)
  • Height 9.6ft (2.9m)
  • Empty Weight 827lbs (375kg)
  • Loaded Weight 2,156lbs (978kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.069
  • Wing Loading 9.8lbs/ft2 (47.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 221.0ft2 (20.5m2)
  • Drag Points 1074

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1623
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    Somewhat mobile friendly variant with half the exterior detail and no interior details:
    https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/p2k2Wc/Cessna-172S-Reduced-Partcount

    Pinned 1.4 years ago
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    C-YEET

    20 days ago
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    did i seriously just get rickrolled ;-;

    2 months ago
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    @BaconAircraft Have you stopped posting planes? Me?

    3 months ago
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    @BaconAircraft Have you stopped posting planes?

    3 months ago
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    Lol "half the exterior detail" yet i lag like im playing minecraft with the most detailed shader

    3 months ago
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    16.7k SneakySniper

    You missed the joke @17yearsold

    4 months ago
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    callsign is charlie- - Yankee-Echo-Echo-Tango?

    C-Yeet?

    4 months ago
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    82.5k Hedero

    Charley - Yankee - Echo - Echo - Tango you are clear for take-Wait a minute

    4 months ago
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    @nomalnormaltheman i sure have

    6 months ago
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    @BaconAircraft Can we get an updated private jet like the Arrow?

    6 months ago
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    i chalange you to startup an B737-800 in xplane

    6 months ago
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    bruh das insane

    8 months ago
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    5,655 LaBaguette

    @FeiWu Oh. I fly a 1974. Lol, I'm so old school.

    8 months ago
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    7,147 FeiWu

    @MajorSix There is G1000 in some newer C172s.

    8 months ago
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    5,655 LaBaguette

    Other than the missing six pack and the fact that there are for some reason G1000 panels in a 172, this is a very nice build. I’ve logged 548 hours in the 172, and I must be honest, you did one heck of a job.

    9 months ago
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    5,655 LaBaguette

    Also, where’s the six pack? (I can’t say that in Chinese yet.)

    9 months ago
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    5,655 LaBaguette

    Huh, ironic. 172 upvotes for a Cessna 172.

    9 months ago
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    5,655 LaBaguette

    你能不能建立一个塞斯纳150吗?

    9 months ago
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    5,540 JakeS

    @CarterTheTurtle you really can't do mixture controls in this game yet

    9 months ago
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    I can't believe this. Just insane! Is this even "Simple" Planes??? I have no words for how awesome this creation is.

    +1 10 months ago
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    1,346 Stanmich

    I like the G1000's left screen being functional. this is great. it flops on my iPhone, bringing my CPU usage way past 95%, but is it worth it.

    +1 10 months ago
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    pretty close to the real thing, trim could be slightly more effective and stall warning comes way too soon, overall its incredible

    +1 11 months ago
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    107 Jazzhere

    how did ya get G1000 panels????

    11 months ago
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    3,728 RaendyLeBeau

    really nice detailed scale work! awesome. I've never seen a cockpit so well designed! geez, compliment "master class" !!
    cheers :)

    +1 one year ago
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