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'''General:'''

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Cessna 172P
Cessna 172P.jpg
Type Civilian aircraft
Author(s) David Megginson
FDM JSBSim
--aircraft= /c172p, c172p-2dpanel, c172p-panel-only, c172r
/c172p, c172p-2dpanel, c172p-panel-only, c172r

/c172p, c172p-2dpanel, c172p-panel-only, c172r

/c172p, c172p-2dpanel, c172p-panel-only, c172r

/c172p, c172p-2dpanel, c172p-panel-only, c172r

/c172p, c172p-2dpanel, c172p-panel-only, c172r

/c172p, c172p-2dpanel, c172p-panel-only, c172r

/c172p, c172p-2dpanel, c172p-panel-only, c172r

/c172p, c172p-2dpanel, c172p-panel-only, c172r

/c172p, c172p-2dpanel, c172p-panel-only, c172r

/c172p, c172p-2dpanel, c172p-panel-only, c172r
Status production

A C172 has been the default aircraft in FG since 2000, when it replaced the Navion. It has had a long development and includes a wide variety of simulation features for FG 1.0. See Understanding Propeller Torque and P-Factor

C172 has a simulation of the Bendix/King KAP140 Autopilot.

Variants

The following four variants exist in the FlightGear CVS data repository:

  • c172p
  • c172p-2dpanel
  • c172p-panel-only
  • c172r
The 3D cockpit of the C172P.

Aircraft help

Takeoff

  • no flaps
  • full throttle
  • rotate at 55 KIAS

Climbout

  • no flaps
  • full throttle
  • 80 KIAS

Cruise

  • throttle 65%
  • mixture rich of peak

Landing

  • full flaps
  • 65 KIAS

Development status/Issues/Todo

Outside:

  • textures/ mapping needs some correction

3D cockpit:

  • only cockpit instruments light at night, no cockpit and panel light available yet
  • no rudder control pedals visible
  • cockpit is textured but textures need more polish
  • no pilot or co pilot present
  • no trim postion indicators in the 3D-cockpit of Cessna c172p Skyhawk 1981
  • the light switch labels are hard to read.

General:

  • It is routine to observe 135 Kias at 2850 RPM in level flight at 1000 MSL, using only 13 gph. This is not the sort of performance seen in real-life Skyhawks.
    • What is the expected performance according to your estimation?

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