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Cessna 172S Skyhawk

Mod BaconAircraft  3.1 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:]

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:


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.


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.


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.

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

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.

Provided feedback, and he also spotted 1 spelling mistake.

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.


General Characteristics

  • Successors 6 airplane(s) +350 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)


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


  • Number of Parts 1623
  • Control Surfaces 4
  • Performance Cost 6,537
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    Somewhat mobile friendly variant with half the exterior detail and no interior details:

    Pinned 3.1 years ago
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    What a familiar back code on the link....
    Much more easy to memorize rather than finding Waldo in page One Hundred Seventy Seven Thousand and Thirteen

    24 days ago
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    I Was Saved By the ad from rickroll

    one month ago
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    one month ago
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    Hey I flew one of these!

    one month ago
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    This is super hard with slicing and u did it without slicing, it’s insane

    3 months ago
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    Whyyyyyyy did you rick rolling meeeee😭😭😭😭😭😭

    one year ago
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    Man actually Rick rolled me

    one year ago
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    299 DrGoat

    This is actually one of the coolest builds that I have ever seen

    1.3 years ago
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    I love it

    1.4 years ago
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    1,667 hjonk


    1.8 years ago
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    did i seriously just get rickrolled ;-;

    1.9 years ago
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    @BaconAircraft Have you stopped posting planes? Me?

    2.0 years ago
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    @BaconAircraft Have you stopped posting planes?

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

    2.0 years ago
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    21.2k Default4

    You missed the joke @17yearsold

    +1 2.0 years ago
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    callsign is charlie- - Yankee-Echo-Echo-Tango?


    2.0 years ago
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    103k Hedero

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

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    @nomalnormaltheman i sure have

    2.2 years ago
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    @BaconAircraft Can we get an updated private jet like the Arrow?

    2.2 years ago
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    i chalange you to startup an B737-800 in xplane

    2.2 years ago
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    bruh das insane

    2.4 years ago
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    6,234 Flewey

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

    2.4 years ago
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    7,354 FeiWu

    @MajorSix There is G1000 in some newer C172s.

    2.4 years ago
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    6,234 Flewey

    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.

    2.5 years ago
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