Wednesday, 25 October 2017

X Plane 11 : Airfoillabs Cessna 172 : Reference Avionics System

The radio stack in the Airfoillabs Cessna 172 is quite powerful. But it's also not well documented. In this video we look at the individual units that make up the avionics. The autopilot in particular will become very important as we undertake IFR flights.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

X Plane 11 : Cessna 172 : Tutorial 6 Traffic Circuits

The practise of flying circuits, or traffic patterns, is very important. A circuit combines several techniques that comprise a standard VFR flight. And practising these techniques in a co-ordinated manner is a step towards a complete controlled flight. When you have completed a circuit you can then also complete a flight from a departure to a destination airfield.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

X Plane 11 : Airfoillabs Cessna 172 : Tutorial 5 Shut Down

You have arrived at your destination. The main gear touches down and the nose wheel follows, and speed is reduced as the aircraft exits the runway. You then begin the shut down process.