Aeroproyecto Cessna 172N Floatplane

Compatibility: Flight Simulator X, FSX: Steam Edition, P3D v4, P3D v3, P3D v2, P3D v1
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The model N of the Cessna 172 was not officially built to support water floats, but are a certain number were successfully modified with floats by their owners and other enthusiasts. This modification has proved especially useful in locations where the landscape has many lakes, rivers and shores.

This adaptation works fine for up to three not-too-heavy occupants; with two people you can relax and enjoy the ride. As the original N model is powered by a 160 HP engine the floats generally chosen are the light EDO 2000 or similar, as modelled on this aircraft. The handicap of this combination is the low floatability and you must proceed with caution at take-off, especially with company aboard.

This C172N Floatplane 'Improved Edition' focuses on refining systems programming as well as modelling and performance details. It also includes some additional features for a better experience, some of which come from user preferences.

See the Detailed Description below for the full list of features!


External and interior model

  • Highly accurate and optimided modelling for good performance; every visible mechanism or part on interior and exterior are modelled in detail
  • Elevator angle is affected by trimming setting due to prop wash or the free airstream; the yoke feedback is due to this action as well
  • Almost every part or mechanism is animated in the external and internal model. Engine vibration is simulated, as well as flexible items like antennas and static dischargers. Pitot cover end dance with the airspeed
  • Texturing applied depending on the relevance of the point of view, providing the user with a nice environment while keeping a friendly Frame Rate
  • Ambience reflections, bumps, damage, dirt and sun reflection effects are applied, no matter the angle you are looking
  • Open doors will close depending on the intensity of prop wash and the free airstream or the angle and the intensity of the wind, if you are stopped
  • The cabin can be full of occupants, depending on the individual payload station weight setting. Pilot arms are animated with the pilot's yoke and all characters have natural animations on heads and eyelids.
  • Several cameras are included for external inspection or just for alternative point of views for your enjoyment
  • Custom 3D lights in all positions for a better visual experience. The landing and taxi light includes an spotlight effect that is stronger at low visibility days or nights
  • Custom water splash effect

Virtual cockpit

  • Warm fully 3D ambience is experienced in the cockpit by the use of the right balance between shadows and lights, relaxing colour tones, precise and detailed model, and leather upholstery work
  • Interior illumination is 'real', no texturing night-bright are used apart from gauges, in an attempt to offer the right ambience feeling. Red and white cabin lights combines to offer a realistic night flying experience. For easiest access in darkness, two custom key combinations are included on the cockpit view
  • Full 3D gauges in two different avionics set-ups that offer:
     - Sound panel Garmin GMA 340
     - Custom GPS Garmin GNS 430 or Bendix/King KX 155 TSO radio 1
     - Bendix/King KX 155 TSO radio 2
     - Transponder Garmin GTX 330
     - None or Collins ADF 650 TSO receiver (Includes NDB finder, of course)
     - None or Bendix/King DME receiver
  • Optional dynamic precipitation drops on windshield and windows. Wings project 'shadow' on lateral windows when you are immobile under the rain, which changes when the movement forces the angle of incidence of the rain
  • Four interior cameras are included: Pilot, avionics zoom, front passenger and rear-right passenger. The pilot's yoke is removable for accessing light switches and the fully functional breakers
  • Almost everything that you see on the cockpit is functional and/or animated. Doors and handles, switches, buttons, sunshields, windows, pilot's yoke lock, levers, yokes cord, and so on (pedal's brake movement and parking lever are limited in this floatplane version, of course)
  • 2D panels are included for setting up the aircraft (including a few options), read checklists, check cabin temperature, extinguish fire, aircraft relocated tool and more
  • All mouse actions could be useful on several buttons, switches, levers or animated objects, giving the user more flexibility and/or accuracy for dealing with the many cockpit functions
  • Custom key combination to reset the engine and DATCON counters. It also lets you save its records when saving the flight

Paint schemes

This model includes four liveries and a white paint, useful for those who like to make their own designs. Here are the liveries included:

  • N320XA - blue strips based on 1979 Cessna factory scheme, USA
  • G-GNRT - blue strips based on 1980 Cessna factory scheme, UK
  • I-SAAB - Aero Club Como based on 1980 Cessna factory scheme (with modifications), Italy
  • D-GRMN – Red strips based on 1976 Cessna factory scheme (Model M), Germany

Systems and additional features

  • Realistic flight dynamics tested by actual pilots. The on-water performance is refined to match, as near as possible, the actual performance of this specific C172N variant.
  • Engine combustion with realistic performance and failures are simulated based on carburettor icing, soiled spark plugs, engine condition or even water ingestion on hard landings or big waves. Due to abuse, the engine can burn or fail permanently; the fire can be extinguished in flight with the proper procedure or on the ground, using a fire extinguisher tool
  • Stall horn system is realistically replicated; as in the actual aircraft you can fly indefinitely with the stall warning active
  • Engine smoke and fire effects are included. Also, the engine fire emits a sound to warn the pilot.
  • Custom sounds for switches, avionics buttons, engine, stall and doors
  • Complex electrical system with functional breakers that affect each system
  • Cabin temperature system is included, with a 2D thermometer indication. Conditions like cabin seal (doors, windows, heat lever and air lever positions), engine heat, external temperature, airstream produced by the propeller and the external free airstream will affect this system.

System Requirements:


  • Flight Simulator X, FSX: Steam Edition or P3D v1/v2/v3/v4
  • 2.3GHz PC
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1GB DirectX 11 graphics card
  • Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7
  • 500MB hard drive space
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Aeroproyecto Cessna 172N Floatplane This highly detailed and fully animated float-equipped C172 comes in four paint schemes, offers several avionics options in the 3D cockpit, performs accurately on the water and includes a complex electrical system with functional circuit breakers that affect each system.

Custom features include 3D lighting, cockpit sounds, assorted engine failures, water splash effects, animated pilot and passengers, interior camera views and engine smoke and fire effects.

Download size: 91MB (learn about downloads)

US$20.39
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Earn up to 66 points.