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News! - Airfoillabs releases the Cessna 172SP Skyhawk

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News! - Airfoillabs releases the Cessna 172SP Skyhawk

A highly featured Cessna 172SP has been released for X-Plane. And available now from the X-PlaneOrgStore http://store.x-plane.org/Cessna-172SP-Skyhawk_p_401.html

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Features, Features....  and more Features.

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

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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

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Priced at US$34.95

Requirements:

X-Plane 10.36+, Windows, Mac or Linux - 64bit version, 1Gb+ VRAM Video Card.

 
The Cessna 172 SP is a four-seat, single engine, high wing, fixed-wing aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company. More Cessna 172s have been built than any other aircraft. 
Measured by its longevity and popularity, the Cessna 172 is the most successful aircraft in history. Cessna delivered the first production models in 1956. As of 2015, Cessna, and its partners, had built more than 43,000.
 
Stephen Dutton
X-Plane Reviews© X-PlaneReviews 1st Aug 2015
 
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Gamechanger. So much innovation and new stuff here and a total surprise - brilliant! A real breath of fresh air and a landmark release no doubt. We'll be saying "remember when Airfoillabs released their 172" for the next decade. Off to check my oil...

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I don't often giggle with delight, but seeing all the nice touches in the intro videos turned me into a little kid again! Bought it straight away and can't wait to try it out. I almost went back to FSX so that I could fly A2A's aircraft and now it looks like I won't have to. I had no idea this was even under development!

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