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News! - Reality Expansion Pack for Laminar Cessna 172SP by Simcoders


Simcoders have released one of their Reality Expansion Packs (REP) for the default Laminar Research Cessna 172SP. Extensions of Laminar Research's default aircraft are becoming the rage lately, and that is not a bad idea either in just ask anyone about ZIBO's work on the default Boeing 738.


If you are not familiar with Simcoder's Reality Expansion Packs then they are a plugin that adds in functionality into an aircraft that covers areas like:


  • Realistic stall speeds & behavior
  • Realistic climb speeds
  • Realistic cruise speeds
  • Realistic Weight & Balance
  • Realistic taxi behavior
  • Dynamic ground roll sounds


The plugin changes the complete behaviour of the donated aircraft, and goes far beyond the basic set of systems in adding more features like:


Complex Damages System

  • Triggered by the pilot actions
  • Based on real world data
  • Target every system in the aircraft
  • Meant to teach you how to correctly manage an airplane


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Full engine management and interaction!


Realistic IO-360-L2A Engine Simulation

  • Realistic propeller animations as never seen before on X-Plane
  • Correct fuel consumption

Oil System

  • Realistic oil viscosity
  • Interchangeable oil type
  • Oil pump failures
  • Realistic oil filter

Injection Fuel System

  • Realistic fuel pump behavior
  • Realistic fuel filter
  • Interchangeable spark plugs: default or fine-wire
  • Spark plugs fouling
  • Realistic Lean of Peak and Rich of Peak operations
  • Starter
  • Realistic startup procedure
  • Realistic engine temperatures

Fuel Flooding simulation

  • The engine parts are damaged if not managed correctly

Electrical & Avionics System

  • Realistic Battery
  • The avionics are damaged if on when the engine starts/shuts down
  • Learn with the non invasive in-flight tips
  • A tip about the conduct of the flight is shown when you are not
    flying the airplane properly
  • A tip about how to fix the problem is shown when you damage the


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Interactive Walkaround

  • Cockpit checks
  • Aileron, rudder, elevator and flaps check
  • Tire check and choks removal
  • Tie-down removal
  • Pitot tube check
  • Engine cowl check
  • Fuel quantity check
  • Oil quantity and quality check

Interactive towing

  • Push, pull and steer using the joystick
  • Towbar simulation


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Weight & Balance Tool

  • Load the airplane and check the C.G. and weight limits at
    takeoff and landing
  • The airplane behavior changes when the C.G. moves


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Popup Kneeboard

  • Complete normal operations checklist
  • Complete emergency operations checklist
  • Complete reference tables (speed, fuel consumption etc.)
  • May be shown/hidden with mouse gestures

Simulation state saving

  • Every single switch and lever position is restored when you
    reload the aircraft
  • The battery may discharge if you leave it on and then close
  • As X-Plane is launched, the engine temps are restored basing on
    the elapsed time
  • Maintenance Hangar
  • Engine maintenance tab
  • Electrical systems maintenance tab
  • Landing gear, brakes & tires tab


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Stunning sounds

  • Realistic engine clicks and stutters
  • Dynamic ground roll sounds
  • Real starter sound
  • Fuselage wind sound
  • Landing gear wind
  • Independent touch down sounds
  • Real avionics sound


This is a complete package to totally enhance the standard C172 up to a payware standard aircraft, highly recommended...


You do require X-Plane 11 to use this package, and it is available for all platforms in Windows, Mac or Linux

Current version: 3.10 (August 17th 2017)

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The Reality Expansion Pack for Laminar Cessna 172SP by Simcoders is NOW available! from the X-Plane.Org Store here :



Reality Expansion Pack for Laminar Cessna 172SP


Your Price: US$19.99
The Cessna 172SP comes free with X-Plane11


News Announcement by Stephen Dutton
18th August 2017
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(Disclaimer. All images and text in this review are the work and property of X-PlaneReviews, no sharing or copy of the content is allowed without consent from the author as per copyright conditions)
Images supplied courtesy of Simcoders
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