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WB–Sim – 172SP Classic Enhancement v1.0.8

Note: This provides a significant boost to the realism of the default Cessna 172 Skyhawk (standard, float plane and ski plane) included in the Deluxe or Premium Deluxe edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator. If you only own the standard edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator, you can download the Cessna 172 Skyhawk here.

Note: Remove the “wbsim-aircraft-c172sp-classic-PMS530-patch” add-on from your Community folder in case you were using it (no longer compatible).

– Fixes:
– Corrected missing “hour” requirement for engine repair
– Fixed ALT ARM from disengaging upon ALT mode engagement
– Improved FPM and “altitude alerter altitude” display logic
– Heavy workarounds to restore ALL the previously broken AP functions
– New and improved attitude indicator spin up/down animation
– Texture tweaks of the attitude and airspeed indicators for misalignment
– Complete recode of ALL the knobs and buttons functions and animations, heavily based on existing and new custom events
– Updated documention of all variables and events provided (5+ pages)

– Additions:
– Additional sim CFD logic attributes being utilized
– User steerable pushback towbar
– AOA gauge (huge shoutout to Bagolu for the towbar and AOA models)
– Cockpit temperature… with visual, and/or audible indications

This add-on from developer WB-Sim provides a significant boost to the realism of the default Cessna 172 Skyhawk (standard, float plane and ski plane) included in the DELUXE or PREMIUM DELUXE edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator, with enhancements to the electrical system and many upgrades to the default cockpit instrumentation.

Engine wear and tear is now modelled and insufficient maintenance will have consequences for your Skyhawk!

Electrical system:

• Dynamic battery voltage drop
• Correct ammeter display
• External charging available
• Accurately working relays
• Battery amperage subject to temperatures
• Functional circuit breakers, which may trip from faulty equipment

Cockpit and equipment:

• Optional state saving with 90+ points being saved so that your plane will be just as you left it
• Gyro spin-up animations
• Custom lighting throughout, dims if voltage is low
• Gauge needles subject to engine vibrations
• ADF needle subject to noise
• ADF needle instrument upgraded to the KI 227-01, which slaves the ADF card to the directional gyro
• Working cabin heat/defrost
• Fully functional M803 clock, including settable FT alarm and ET countdown mode
• Operational MD-41 GPS annunciator
• Working Title GNS 530/430 included
• Custom-coded KAP140 autopilot corrects and adds a lot of missing features including accurate hold altitude, functional ALT arming, 20ft altitude adjustments and aural alerting
• Enhanced KT76 transponder, with dynamic radar pings and correct dimming function
• KR87 ADF with proper testing feature and audible ET countdown alarm
• All Bendix units feature an accurate font, and the KAP140 and KR87 have auto-dimming displays

Engine wear and tear:

• Spark plug fouling
• General engine wear
• Fuctional engine priming
• Starter overheating
• Oil usage


• Everything simulated may have consequences if not maintained. From gradual power loss as the hours accumulate, fouled plugs and engine failure from lack of oil, to the struts getting ripped from the fuselage from too many hard landings



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