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in case you missed it. I've enjoyed the Flight 1 172 for quite awhile but I"ve been looking forward to Carenado's version. I just bought the Carenado 182 and Mooney package and the Captain Sim C-130 so I'm a little leery of grabbing another plane right now.Oh well, it's only money. :)Jim

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in case you missed it. I've enjoyed the Flight 1 172 for quite awhile but I"ve been looking forward to Carenado's version. I just bought the Carenado 182 and Mooney package and the Captain Sim C-130 so I'm a little leery of grabbing another plane right now.Oh well, it's only money. :)Jim
Darn, it looks like the 172 I used to fly too.Darn you, Carenado! Darn you!!!! *Shakes fist in the air*:(

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in case you missed it. I've enjoyed the Flight 1 172 for quite awhile but I"ve been looking forward to Carenado's version. I just bought the Carenado 182 and Mooney package and the Captain Sim C-130 so I'm a little leery of grabbing another plane right now.Oh well, it's only money. :)Jim
Thanks for the heads-up Jim. This is where it all started for me. I got my SEL VFR certificate in the 172N. This is an exact model. Even the color is the same. The tail number is N98873 and registered to Alpha Tango in San Antonio, TX. After many years and many hours in many different planes this one is still my favorite. I have pictures post landing after my first solo and then first cross country solo in the 172N. My shirt tail was cut to signify getting my wings. I have tears now.

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Oh no, not another Cessna :( Although this one does look rather sweet.
lol :( but seriously, this one looks amazing!

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I picked it up last night but haven't done much more than check out the visual model. Excellent exterior and VC, but I was disappointed in the avionics. A dual Cessna navcom panel, without autopilot or glideslope. The Flight 1 C172 panel includes an autopilot and full ILS capability. Strangely, the pilot in the Carenado 172 looks like he's sleeping.

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This is part of the fun of buying an authentic simulation of an actual aircraft..It comes with the instruments that are in fact installed!Most 172 trainers do not have an autopilot.Better wake up the pilot though... he/she's the only guy/gal flying the airplane. :(

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This is part of the fun of buying an authentic simulation of an actual aircraft..It comes with the instruments that are in fact installed!Most 172 trainers do not have an autopilot.Better wake up the pilot though... he/she's the only guy/gal flying the airplane. :(
Now you have a choice of 172's... Flight1's has an authentic representation of the Bendix King avionics of the last of the pre Garmin G1000 aircraft and allows for an instrument platform, Carenado's gives you an older example with the same very simple avionics many of these actual aircraft have. BTW there is a another name for those ARC radios installed in the older Cessnas. They are called boat anchors.

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Now you have a choice of 172's... Flight1's has an authentic representation of the Bendix King avionics of the last of the pre Garmin G1000 aircraft and allows for an instrument platform, Carenado's gives you an older example with the same very simple avionics many of these actual aircraft have. BTW there is a another name for those ARC radios installed in the older Cessnas. They are called boat anchors.
Flight1's 172 combined with Rob Young's original air file for the stock 172 gave me hundreds of hours of GA joy. I'll have to try out this new version to see how it's going to perform. Thanks for the heads up.

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It looks nice but a lot of their products use the exact same gauge design. I can't figure out why the 182 is 20 bucks and the 172 is 27 bucks - What makes the 172 worth the extra 7?

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I really looked forward to this one, but without any advanced avionics, I'm passing. I already have the Cherokee 180 if I want to hand fly something, and the Flight 1 172, so I can't justify the $27.00 for this.Jim

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Flight1's 172 combined with Rob Young's original air file for the stock 172 gave me hundreds of hours of GA joy. I'll have to try out this new version to see how it's going to perform. Thanks for the heads up.
Where can I find that air file? I've never swapped out air files, but that may be a good place to start. Thanks

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Does anyone make a more modern 172SP? I would love an accurate G1000 version but realize the development costs of such would be pretty high. Heck, I would be really happy with the pre G1000 172's with the KLN94 GPS and KMD 550 MFD. I fly both in the real world so combine that with realistic photoscenery and I would be in simulator heaven.

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Now you have a choice of 172's... Flight1's has an authentic representation of the Bendix King avionics of the last of the pre Garmin G1000 aircraft and allows for an instrument platform, Carenado's gives you an older example with the same very simple avionics many of these actual aircraft have. BTW there is a another name for those ARC radios installed in the older Cessnas. They are called boat anchors.
Hey wait a minute Zane-I trained with those boat anchors....

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in case you missed it. I've enjoyed the Flight 1 172 for quite awhile but I"ve been looking forward to Carenado's version. I just bought the Carenado 182 and Mooney package and the Captain Sim C-130 so I'm a little leery of grabbing another plane right now.Oh well, it's only money. :)Jim
Is this yet another one of those 160hp cessna 172?What do people have against a good 172SP with a 180HP engine? :(

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Is this yet another one of those 160hp cessna 172?What do people have against a good 172SP with a 180HP engine? :(
You can easily modify the 172 to the SP model by editing the aircraft.cfg file:[piston_engine]power_scalar = 1.125 // was 1

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Hey wait a minute Zane-I trained with those boat anchors....
So did I... and I still rent aircraft with them sometimes :( . But I sure do prefer flying with the Garmin GNS series... or better yet the G1000 :(

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Nice! I'm currently training for my PPL in these things. :) Actually the school has mostly M's but one of them is an N. And performance was roughly the same. And while com1/nav1 in most have been upgraded there are 2 with the original com2 radios and ADF. Have to give this one a try.

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Thanks for the tip. I installed the RealAir 172 .air and .cfg files in the F1 172. Gives an excellent flight model but the VC is distorted. Is that an eyepoint problem. I've gone back and forth with the eyepoints but the problem persists. Is there just a basic incompatibility with the VC?

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Thanks for the tip. I installed the RealAir 172 .air and .cfg files in the F1 172. Gives an excellent flight model but the VC is distorted. Is that an eyepoint problem. I've gone back and forth with the eyepoints but the problem persists. Is there just a basic incompatibility with the VC?
Hi Kevin, try using just the air file and keep the F1 aircraft.cfg. Either rename the air file to the equivalent F1 version, or modify the F1 aircraft.cfg to take the new air file. Rob's aircraft.cfg was designed to be a replacement for the stock 172SP so you shouldn't use it. If you're particular about flying an SP (instead of an R version) with the extra 20 hp adjust the power scalar somewhere down the file as Bert suggested above. Bear in mind the F1 version comes with spinnable flight dynamics as well that you can activate via the aircraft configuration program. (I just used Rob's air file because I am quite familiar with how the aircraft behaves using such a file, i.e. very realistic!) Good luck!Ponti

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This is part of the fun of buying an authentic simulation of an actual aircraft..It comes with the instruments that are in fact installed!Most 172 trainers do not have an autopilot.Better wake up the pilot though... he/she's the only guy/gal flying the airplane. :(
It would be nice if they would offer a newer panel, maybe include a 430 and keep one of the old ARC radios as nav/com 2, like one of the airplanes at the flying club I'm a member of. Unless you're flying an old classic Cessna taildragger or a warbird, I don't think most pilots really care if the radios are authentic for the period or not. Their use of those old boat anchor radios (yes, I trained with them too...I flew more than a few airplanes with King 170s in them) is the one thing that turns me off about the Carenado aircraft. I'd really like to see some panel options, perhaps with a GPS/Nav/Com substituted for one of the ARC or old King radios or perhaps a IFR GPS in place of the ADF and a KX-155 in place of one of the ARCs.

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