C172 SP version 1.7

RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 15th 2019

  • FLIGHT MODEL - COMPLETE REBUILD OF ALL MODEL INCLUDING AIRFOILS FOR XP 11.40 USING EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT MODEL

  • FLIGHT MODEL - STALL, SPIN, TAKEOFF, LANDING BEHAVIOR CORRECTED

  • CAMERA VIEW FIXES

  • ELECTRICAL - VOLTAGE DISPLAY NOW REFLECTS CORRECTLY BATTERY/GPU/GENERATOR VOLTAGE

  • MIXTURE JOYSTICK MAPPING - NOW "MIXTURE" AND "MIXTURE1" WORK

  • GENERAL OPTIMIZATIONS

C172 SP version 1.6

RELEASED ON JUNE 4th 2019

  • NEW SASL PLUGIN IMPLEMENTATION

  • CODE PERFORMANCE OPTIMISATION

  • FLIGHT MODEL REBUILD FOR COMPATIBILITY WITH NEW X-PLANE 11.30+ EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT MODEL

  • NEW AIRFOILS DESIGN

  • CLIMB AND CRUISE PERFORMANCE CORRECTIONS

  • OIL TEMPERATURE CORRECTIONS

  • FUEL CONSUMPTION FIXES

  • FAILURES BUG FIXES

  • CONTROLLERS SETUP REMOVAL AND RELATED COMPATIBILITY ENHANCEMENT WITH X-PLANE 11.30+

  • AVIONICS COMMANDS FUNCTIONALITY FIXES

  • AIRCRAFT INITIALISATION SPEEDUP

C172 SP version 1.5

RELEASED ON MAY 30th 2018

  • VR CONFIG FILES ERRORS - FIXED

  • 3D PANEL COMMANDS AND TEXTURES - UPDATED

  • OIL CONSUMPTION - FIXED

  • AUTOSTART NOT WORKING - FIXED

  • MAINTENANCE PANEL COLOR WARNING NOT UPDATING BUG - FIXED

  • MENU TEXT CORRECTIONS - FIXED

C172 SP version 1.4

RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 1st 2018

  • Virtual reality - basic beta vr support introduced (tested in x-plane 11.20vr1)

  • Flight model - rebuild from ground up as consequence of big changes in x-plane 11

  • Performance - according to tables

  • Aircraft is able to spin

  • All interior manipulators rebuild - for better functionality and for vr

  • Mousewheel functionality - corrected for all manipulators

  • Instruments flickering bug - corrected

  • Sound values now restoring correctly

  • EGT values - corrected

  • Fuel flow - re-tuned

  • Idle rpm - re-tuned

  • cdi and nav/gps buttons now synchronized

  • com2 radio corrected for 8.33k spacing

  • adf frequency tuning corrected

  • autopilot heading bug now based on main vacuum gyro

  • adf frequency tuning corrected

  • field of view values can be set from default x-plane 11 menu

C172 SP version 1.3

RELEASED ON jUNE 22ND 2017

  • Controllers - joystick axis assignments - supporting wider range of devices

  • Engine oil consumption - closer to reality

C172 SP XP11 v1.1

RELEASED ON MAY 16th 2017

  • Fps / performance - low-res version re-introduced for better fps.

  • Sound correction - no need to set x-plane 11 sound levels - default setting (all 100%) compatible

  • Engine oil overheating bug corrected

  • Battery not charging when low rpm - corrected

  • Glass effect cannot be unchecked - corrected

  • Instruments dirt setting not saving - corrected

  • Gps com frequency flip button not working - corrected

  • Adf morse sound missing - added

  • Autopilot vs speed not in 100s of feets - corrected

  • Lcd displays - difficult to see - re-textured for better view (bolder numbers and glow)

  • Joystick button brake command not working on all joysticks - corrected

  • P-factor - retuning due to new prop physics of x-plane 11

  • Retuning of flight model due to new prop behavior

  • Controller settings reworked to accommodate new flight model

  • Panel textures reworked

  • Flaps physics reworked (more drag)

  • Flare behavior reworked - pulling yoke almost to max during flare - like in reality

  • Engine re-tuned due to prop changes

  • Climb performance re-tuned - due to new prop behavior

C172 SP XP11 v1.0

RELEASED ON APRIL 16th 2017

  • Separate file for X-Plane 11

  • All  textures reworked and metalness applied

  • DDS textures export

  • Weight and fuel system redesigned for XP11

  • Engine tuning for XP11

  • Flight model tuning for XP11

  • Propeller animation corrections

  • Other small adjustments related to XP11

C172 SP version 1.4.1 for XP11

RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 14th 2018

  • FLIGHT MODEL - FLAPS BEHAVIOR CORRECTION

  • FLIGHT MODEL - MORE STABILITY, LESS RUDDER NEEDED WHEN AILERONS APPLIED

  • NAV 2 RADIO - SMALL FRQ CHANGE BEHAVIOR CORRECTED

  • RADIO SOUND SETTING - NOW WORKING FROM DEFAULT X-PLANE MENU

C172 SP version 1.4 for XP11

RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 1st 2018

  • Virtual reality - basic beta vr support introduced (tested in x-plane 11.20vr1)

  • Flight model - rebuild from ground up as consequence of big changes in x-plane 11

  • Performance - according to tables

  • Aircraft is able to spin

  • All interior manipulators rebuild - for better functionality and for vr

  • Mousewheel functionality - corrected for all manipulators

  • Instruments flickering bug - corrected

  • Sound values now restoring correctly

  • EGT values - corrected

  • Fuel flow - re-tuned

  • Idle rpm - re-tuned

  • cdi and nav/gps buttons now synchronized

  • com2 radio corrected for 8.33k spacing

  • adf frequency tuning corrected

  • autopilot heading bug now based on main vacuum gyro

  • adf frequency tuning corrected

  • field of view values can be set from default x-plane 11 menu

C172 SP version 1.1 for XP11

RELEASED ON MAY 16th 2017

  • Fps / performance - low-res version re-introduced for better fps.

  • Sound correction - no need to set x-plane 11 sound levels - default setting (all 100%) compatible

  • Engine oil overheating bug corrected

  • Battery not charging when low rpm - corrected

  • Glass effect cannot be unchecked - corrected

  • Instruments dirt setting not saving - corrected

  • Gps com frequency flip button not working - corrected

  • Adf morse sound missing - added

  • Autopilot vs speed not in 100s of feets - corrected

  • Lcd displays - difficult to see - re-textured for better view (bolder numbers and glow)

  • Joystick button brake command not working on all joysticks - corrected

  • P-factor - retuning due to new prop physics of x-plane 11

  • Retuning of flight model due to new prop behavior

  • Controller settings reworked to accommodate new flight model

  • Panel textures reworked

  • Flaps physics reworked (more drag)

  • Flare behavior reworked - pulling yoke almost to max during flare - like in reality

  • Engine re-tuned due to prop changes

  • Climb performance re-tuned - due to new prop behavior

C172 SP version 1.3 for XP11

RELEASED ON JUNE 22nd 2017

  • Controllers - joystick axis assignments - supporting wider range of devices

  • Engine oil consumption - closer to reality

C172 SP version 1.0 for XP11

RELEASED ON APRIL 14th 2017

  • SEPARATE FILE FOR X-PLANE 11

  • ALL TEXTURES REWORKED AND METALNESS APPLIED

  • DDS TEXTURES EXPORT

  • WEIGHT AND FUEL SYSTEM REDESIGNED FOR XP11

  • ENGINE TUNING FOR XP11

  • FLIGHT MODEL TUNING FOR XP11

  • PROPELLER ANIMATION CORRECTIONS

  • OTHER SMALL ADJUSTMENTS RELATED TO XP11

C172 SP version 1.70

RELEASED ON DECEMBER 15th 2016

  • REWORKED FAILURE SYSTEM ACTIVATION

  • NEW FAILURES COMPLEX MENU

  • REWORKED ENGINE FAILURES

  • REWORKED MAINTENANCE MENU + NEW COMPONENTS

  • AIRCRAFT MUCH MORE EASE TO OPERATE AND TO START

  • POSSIBILITY TO SET EASE OF USE PARAMETER

  • FAILURES SCENARIOS OPTION

  • SMOKE IN THE COCKPIT LOGIC

  • BIRD STRIKE BROKEN WINDSHIELD

  • FLAT TIRE FLIGHT MODEL LOGIC

  • NEW BRAKES LOGIC

  • ENGINE OIL TEMP LOGIC CORRECTED 

  • ENGINE EGT TEMP LOGIC CORRECTED

  • CORRECTIONS IN THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

  • AUTOPILOT 100 FEET SELECTION CORRECTED

  • REWORKED AND CORRECTED AUTOSTART

  • CONTROLLER PANEL TOE BRAKE AXIS CORRECTED

  • CONTROLLER PANEL MIXTURE AXIS CORRECTED

  • COCKPIT PANEL 3D MODEL AND TEXTURE ENHANCEMENTS

  • SOUND CORRECTIONS

  • NEW SOUNDS REPRESENTING FAILURES

C172 SP version 1.72

RELEASED ON DECEMBER 20th 2016

  • VOLTAGE ANNUNCIATOR PANEL CORRECTED BEHAVIOR

  • FLIGHT MODEL INITIAL FULL THROTTLE RPM CORRECTED

  • OIL TEMPERATURE LOGIC CORRECTED

  • MISSING SCREWS ON MAIN PANEL AND INTERIOR - ADDED

  • HULA GIRL ON/OFF (COM3 - not installed)

C172 SP version 1.61

RELEASED ON JUNE 16th 2016

  • COMPLETELY REWORKED SOUND SYSTEM WITH MUCH MORE STEREO SOUNDS

  • MANY NEW SOUNDS ADDED, VIBRATIONS, DAMAGED ENGINE, ETC. 

  • NEW CUSTOM MADE MIXTURE LOGIC

  • NEW CUSTOM MADE THROTTLE LOGIC

  • FUEL FLOW SIMULATION

  • NEW ENGINE PRIMING LOGIC

  • NEW ENGINE START LOGIC BASED ON MANY PARAMETERS

  • NEW MAGNETOS SYSTEM LOGIC

  • SPARK PLUGS SIMULATION - FOULING POSSIBLE

  • OIL AND EGT TEMPERATURE LOGIC

  • OIL PRESSURE LOGIC

  • NEW COMPLEX ENGINE DYING LOGIC

  • NEW FUEL PUMP LOGIC

  • NEW BATTERY AND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT LOGIC

  • NEW ENGINE STARTER LOGIC

  • COMPLEX FAILURE LOGIC AND DEPENDENCIES:

  • CYLINDER DAMAGE

  • OIL FILTER DAMAGE

  • SPARK PLUGS

  • MAGNETOS

  • OIL LEAKS

  • OTHER CUSTOM FAILURES:

  • FUEL PUMP

  • FUEL INJECTOR

  • STARTER

  • FUEL FILTER

  • FUEL LINES

  • ALTERNATOR

  • AIR FILTER

  • VACUUM PUMP

  • NEW JOYSTICK CONTROLLER DETECTION SYSTEM

  • NEW CUSTOM LOGIC OF TOE BRAKES - SMOOTH CONTROL

  • NEW NEEDLES FLUCTUATIONS LOGIC

  • FUEL TANK NEEDLES FLUCTUATIONS BASED ON ACCELERATIONS

  • REWORKED ENGINE VIBRATIONS

  • PROPELLER VIBRATIONS AND FORCE MOMENT EFFECT

  • LOW RPM PROPELLER ANIMATION

  • NEW MESSAGING SYSTEM WITH VOICE

  • HINTS SYSTEM

  • INSTRUMENTS DIRT

  • NEW MAINTENANCE MENU PANEL

  • SETTINGS PANEL REWORKED 

  • CONTROLLERS PANEL REWORKED 

  • XPDR VFR CODE OPTION INTRODUCED

  • MANUAL TOWING NOW POSSIBLE ON GRASS

  • PARAMETERS SAVING REWORKED

  • AND MORE...

C172 SP version 1.51

RELEASED ON MARCH 12th 2016

  • OBJs AND TEXTURES REWORKED

  • NEW OBJs LOGIC TO IMPROVE THE FRAME RATE

  • NEW LIVERIES

  • 3D CREW IN COCKPIT

  • NEW COMPLEX RAIN EFFECT FEATURE

  • NEW RAIN EFFECT SOUNDS

  • "AIRCRAFT WANTS TO FLY" BEHAVIOR (ON THE GROUND, HIGH RPM)

  • ENGINE ABLE TO RUN IN LOW RPM

  • CORRECTED ENGINE RPM DURING APPROACH

  • NEW P-FACTOR LOGIC DUE TO X-PLANE 10.45 VERSION

  • CORRECTED EXCESSIVE P-FACTOR DURING TAXI

  • NEW PROP LOGIC - NO MORE PROP SHAKING WHEN STILL

  • NEW LESS SENSITIVE BRAKE SYSTEM - POSSIBILITY TO ADD CUSTOM AXIS

  • If you like to use a less sensitive brake system you can assign now your toe brakes joystick axis and activate our advanced behavior.

  • NEW JOYSTICK BUTTON BRAKE - CUSTOM COMMAND CREATED

  • In case you are using a joystick button as brakes, now you can assign a new custom command to it 172/brakes/button_brake. You will not hear anymore the parking brake sound + there is a very smooth braking behavior programmed.

  • KIAS/KCAS - BUG CORRECTION

C172 SP version 1.41

RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 17th 2015

  • CRASH IN LINUX FIXED

  • MENU SYSTEM - 3 AUTOMATIC DIMENSIONS OF MENU WINDOWS AND PLACEMENT ACCORDING TO SCREEN RESOLUTION

  • DME FREQ BUG CORRECTED

  • PREFLIGHT CHECK - ADDED NUMBERS TO IMAGES FOR BETTER ORIENTATION

  • CHECKLIST - SHORT FIELD TAKEOFF - CORRECTED VALUES

  • CHECKLIST - CORRECTED TEXT

  • CHECKLIST WINDOW - RESIZE CAPABILITY ADDED (BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER)

  • AUDIO PANEL - CORRECTED FUNCTIONALITY AND COMPATIBILITY WITH PILOT EDGE

  • MULTICHANNEL SETUP - CORRECTED FOR MULTI PCs/DISPLAYS

  • FULL FOV 170° NOW AVAILABLE

  • DEFAULT X-PLANE JOYSTICK SETTING SAVED AND RESTORED AFTER EXIT

  • ADJUSTED DEFAULT PILOT VIEW POSITION

Airfoillabs Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP

RELEASED ON JULY 30th 2015

NEW!: INTERACTIVITY FEATURES AND FREE WALK AROUND

• Free walk around the aircraft using the controller

• Manipulation with chocks, ropes

• Landing gear service doors

• Oil check

• Baggage loading

• Manual towing of the aircraft

• Control surfaces free movement check

• GPU connect

• Removing engine cowling

• Manual refueling

• Getting in and out of the aircraft 

 

DreamEngine SOUND

• More than 140 sounds

• Real aircraft recordings

• 3D sound distribution

• Doppler Effect and Atmospheric Attenuation

• Headphones high freq. attenuation

• Different levels of landing hardness

• Engine windmilling, brakes, bumps, AOA wind sound, etc.

 

FLIGHT MODEL MAIN FEATURES

• Very accurate Flight Model. Tested and approved by real world Cessna 172 SP pilots and flight instructor

• Realistic weight and balance - lateral and longitudinal loads placement

• Custom made flight characteristics derived from the real aircraft flight recordings and based on real flight manual performance data

• Calculation of real KIAS based on KCAS according to flight manual

• Realistic stall characteristics

• Climb performance according to flight manual performance data

• Cruise performance data precise match (PRESS ALT, TEMP, POWER, KTAS, GPH)

• Electrical system derived from the real ELECTRICAL SCHEMATIC

• Functional Circuit Breakers logic

 

HIGH QUALITY 3D MODEL, TEXTURES AND ANIMATIONS

• HD quality textures

• Easy to read, high-resolution panel

• All switches, buttons and knobs animated

• Volumetric side view prop effect

• Realistic 3D night lights effects.

• Dynamic loading/unloading of 3D parts and plugin logic for FPS optimization SOPHISTICATED MENU SYSTEM

• QUICK START panel – easy and quick configuration of the aircraft

• CAMERA panel

• FUEL AND PAYLOAD panel

• SETTINGS panel

• ENGINE SERVICE panel – available in future update FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS FEATURES

• Pitot static system latency and customized turbulence effect (KIAS, VSI)

• Sideslip KIAS reduction

• Custom annunciator panel realistic behavior

• Avionics panel advanced functionality

• Autopilot is moving with the yoke

• Autopilot disconnected by yoke movement

• And more ...

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