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News! : Aircraft Update! : Cessna 172SP Skyhawk by AirFoilLabs

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News! : Aircraft Update! : Cessna 172SP Skyhawk by AirFoilLabs

The Cessna 172SP Skyhawk by AirFoilLabs was X-PlaneReviews general aviation aircraft of the year in 2015, and that award was not without some outstanding design and brilliant features to lift the GA category to whole new level of aircraft immersive experience.

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The updates for the C172Sp have been coming thick and fast from the v1.20 release version to this latest v1.61 release. Here is the full set of release notes:

Cessna 172SP Skyhawk Release v1.61

  • 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

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AirfoilLabs notes that there are more features coming later during this northern summer and also a new "intelligent instructor" failure activation training system. 

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X-PlaneReviews did a full review of the excellent C172SP, so check it out here: Aircraft Update - Cessna 172SP Skyhawk v1.40 by AirfoilLabs

 

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The Cessna 172SP Skyhawk by AirfoilLabs is available from the X-Plane.Org Store here : Cessna 172SP Skyhawk

And is priced at only US$34.95

If you have already purchased the Cessna 172SP from AirfoilLabs then go to your X-Plane.OrgStore account, log in and download v1.61 from your account.

Requirements:

X-Plane 10.45+ (any edition) running in 64bit mode
Windows 7+, Mac OSX 10.7+ or Linux Ubuntu 14.04LTS or compatible 64bit version required

Microsoft  C++  Redistributable  2013  64bit is required
1Gb+ Dedicated VRAM Video Card (2GB VRAM Recommended)
Current version: 1.61 (last updated June 16th 2016)

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Stephen Dutton
 
16th June 2016
 
Copyright©2016: X-PlaneReviews

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