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Damage/overstress model in XP10...

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Does XP10 include a damage model? When aircraft are taken beyond their limits, does it show?Pulling a C172 out of a dive at 180kts will have any effect on it's structure?On my last version of xplane (long ago...) Austin included some sort of message like: "I will now take one of the stabilizers out..." or something then like when components failled due to overstress...

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some planes do (e.g. Seabee). none of the default afaik. you also need to enable it in "operations & warnings" menu.

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The stock C172SP is literally indestructible. Would be nice to have some realism in this area.

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The stock C172SP is literally indestructible.
Well, it needs to be considering how whacked around it gets in the slightest whisper of wind!! Just%20Kidding.gif

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To address the OP, the stock C172 G tolerance is set at 4.5.I'm not that familiar with Cessna's (i'm more of a Beech pilot) but +4.5 G's seems a bit high for a single engine GA. But I could be wrong.In comparison, the Beech Duchess, which is a twin engine, has a positive G tolerance of 3.8 G's.

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Without checking the manual, 4+ G's sounds about right for the 172S. That's going from memory though.

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Well, thank you all for the replies.I will try it as soon as I get xp10 demo back running ....Turning more and more towards xplane10 from day to day... Shittt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wasn't supposed!!!!!!!

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The stock C172SP is literally indestructible. Would be nice to have some realism in this area.
You sure about that? I seem to recall causing damage when extending flaps at too high a speed rendering the plane unflayable. The 3D model didn't break apart, but it certainly affected the flight modeling.

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BTW: I do not care about visual aspects of damage, but I do consider mandatory, in a flightsim, that overstress is modelled...This is absent from FLIGHT, this and other mandatory (at least for me...) details...It's probably me being picky, but I AM THAT WAY :-).... And... at least xplane, even if somehow erraticaly, evolves.....

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You sure about that? I seem to recall causing damage when extending flaps at too high a speed rendering the plane unflayable. The 3D model didn't break apart, but it certainly affected the flight modeling.
You are all right. The model didn’t break and that what I mean by «indestructible». So, if you fly according to the procedure (which I did), this should’t be an issue.According to the POH, the C172 has a +4.5G (Utility, flap up) to +3.8 (Normal, flap up) manoeuvring structural tolerance.

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They break alright, loose their entire flaps & become unmanageable--believe me & I've seen reply posts from some of the X-Plane Gentry saying it was probably over set. (Anyone interested in a lorry load of assorted flaps?--like cheap!)

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