General Aviation

4.93 STARS

26.3K+ Downloads

Cessna 172 Tail dragger

Cessna 172 Skyhawk Tail dragger A powerfull member of the short take-off and landing capable Skyhawk family built on a Lycoming 210HP STC : The C172 Bush Kit The C172 Tail dragger The C172 Amphibian This is a plane patch over Asobo's Skyhawk and adds a new plane to...


Cessna 172 Skyhawk Tail dragger

A powerfull member of the short take-off and landing capable Skyhawk family built on a Lycoming 210HP STC :

This is a plane patch over Asobo's Skyhawk and adds a new plane to your hangar (located at the begining : letter C... like Cessna)
This mod respects the Game Content Usage Rules from Microsoft

Cockpit settings : 

You will find two variants to download :

  • baglu-c172-bush-g1000.zip : to be used with any version of MSFS2020
  • baglu-c172-bush-classic.zip : only if you have the Classic 172 from premium version 
    Note with the classic model : some features may not work (the xml files from the original plane are encrypted).
    Current known issues :

      - fuel selector locked on left side (if you have the bug on the Asobo classic 172 you wil have it here too)

3D model modifications of the original Asobo Skyhawk plane included :

  • tail center wheel
  • large and stable bush wheels
  • Sportsman STOL Camber Cuffs on the wings
  • Increased flaps angle

Flight model modifications included :

  • more power from a STC 210HP 4 cylinders engine
  • 4 position flaps (0°, 10°, 20° and down to 40°)
  • enhanced brakes

Liveries included :

Several liveries are included with this plane : 
Default livery is from ANN0V
Burgondy is inspired by this plane : 172 Taildragger 
Brown is a fictional livery
Brown and beige is from ANN0V
Blue and gray is from ANN0V
Metal red is from ANN0V and is inspired from this story : Plane & Pilot Photo Of The Week: Brian Jenkins’ Bare Metal Beauty

All dirty liveries have been made by ANN0V

Notes to livery makers :

  • Registration numbers are split in two in panel.cfg : you will be able to set different colors for the wing and the side reg.
  • Common parts of the plane have the exact same name as the C172 AS1000 model
  • New parts have their textures in bush_172_* and tail_172_* files (wheels, landing gear...)
  • Stickers are baked in the model, if you want to replace with yours, edit the file : BUSH172_STICKERS_ALBD.PNG You can also remove the stickers with a transparent texture file.
  • The front of the wings are the sportsman camber cuff, defined in BUSH172_SPORTSMAN_* files.

EzRyder has made a very nice ALLInOne C172 Template. Don't miss that paint kit.

Also, don't miss the blender multi template pack from AIRPAC1

Flight model :
Flight model is based on reaperS73 work on the C172 STC 210HP STOL G1000 and allows to operate in a STOL mode in bush locations.

About this work : 
3D model has been made with blender from the export of Skyhawk G1000 Asobo's original model.
All the external textures and animations had to be redone and match the original definitions.
Bush wheels and legs come from the Asobo c152 and savage cub model.
A huge thanks to Newktv's developpement series that helped a LOT.
Huge thanks to beta testers : ANNOV, smvrf, Pops738
Many thanks to EzRyder who figured it out how to use the classic cockpit MikeFear303 for the classic cockpit xml & systems trick !

Other mods

check also my other mods : https://flightsim.to/profile/bagolu/uploads

Sim Update 11
Initial Release
April 18, 2021
Last Updated
17 day(s) ago — 2.5.1



File Size

316.33 MB



Do you enjoy this submission?
Your donation to support the creator is appreciated!
This file has been scanned for viruses and is safe to download.
More Uploads by bagolu

File Information

4.93/5.0 — Superb!
Not Downloaded yet
Today's Downloads
Cessna 172


  • Updated to version 2.5.1

  • Updated to version 2.5.0

  • Updated to version 2.4.1

  • Updated to version 2.4.0

  • Updated to version 2.3.1

  • Updated to version 2.3.0

  • Initial File Release

Based on 46 ratings
in love


Upload Permission
You are not allowed to upload this file to other sites under any circumstances.

Modification Permission
You must get permission from me first before you are allowed to modify or improve my file.

Conversion Permission
You are not allowed to convert this file under any circumstances.

Asset Use Permission
You must get permission from me first before you are allowed to use assets of my file.

© bagolu - All rights reserved. Any reupload or redistribution of this file without the author's prior written consent is forbidden. This Microsoft Flight Simulator add-on was created by bagolu and shared in Aircraft » General Aviation for Microsoft Flight Simulator.


User Reviews

4.93/5 - Based on 46 reviews

Review data

5 star reviews
4 star reviews
3 star reviews
2 star reviews
1 star reviews

Share your thoughts

If you’ve used this add-on, share your thoughts with other pilots.

Write a review


17 day(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

Spotted a slight mistake, BROWN_DIRTY panel.cfg file is still set to the old Asobo G1000



20 day(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

Works perfectly, looks great

and is a great upgrade for the plane.

It is compatible with SU11,

thanks for that

awesome mod, I have been enjoying what you did to the C172 a lot for months! just noticed in version 2.5.0 of the taildragger (not sure if it was the case before), that the left brake pedal makes both wheels brake, and the right brake pedal does nothing... I double checked with other planes (including your AOA mod) to be sure it wasn't me or my settings...

Love your C172 mods! Will they work with the new WBSIM realism mod from Just Flight?

Is there any possibility of obtaining the performance charts of this c172 with this engine? I'm flying more and more this plane, I really love it, and I want to start planning longer routes with it.



7 month(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

Wonderful plane! Love using it! Out of curiosity, are any of the official game's files being decrypted come Sim Update 10 and its Beta going to help with future versions of this mod?



7 month(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

I love your plane. We haven't enough bush planes. A little bug in the classic version: I've detected the left rotatory of 430 handles the com freqs of the 530 unit. It is not possible to change the com and nav 2 in the 430 itself. It's the only minor problem I've found. Thanks again to all the devs involved in this project.

UPDATE: I've been checking your AoA classic version and it happens the same. With the ASOBO version works correctly. I hope it helps to find the problem.

The camber of the wheels seems to me too accentuated on this latest version



7 month(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

wheels dont sit right


With WU8 it makes the content manager crash

is it me or does this plane require the runway from fast and the furious 6 in order to take off? the other variant "bush kit" performs just fine and actually has STOL take offs.

Thanks for fixing the discharging battery issue!

Could you do that for the "No Wheel Fairing" and the "Angle of Attack" versions too?



1 year(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

You did it again, I love the improvements. Getting ready to put a link to this in the next YouTube video I do.

If you have an early livery for the plane and have pink checker side prop, add theses lines in your texture.cfg file for clean liveries :


or for diry liveries :


For classic variant, this would be for clean :


and for dirty :


Of course, you will have to renumber the following lines (fallback.3, 4...)



1 year(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

This is absolutely a lovely plane! thank you!

Just a fantastic job and airplane. Feels alive. Great job



1 year(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

Great mod, thank you.



1 year(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

Even after Update 5 (NIGHTMARE UPDATE!!!) This mod works flawlessly. It gives the 172 the power it needs to be an effective STOL aircraft and get you in and out of tight places. Thank you so much!

It's been super fun getting in the "classic" and hopping around PNG! I did run into one interesting bug, after about 2 hours in flight anything electrical would shut off under 1100 rpms (starter was off and alternator was on) and when I put the first notch of flaps down it would turn off the garmins, when I put them up the garmins would turn back on. I checked all my control mapping (wasn't the issue) but the bug did fix itself once I restarted the flight.

Propeller is now pink color.

These items are currently on the list and will be processed soon!
Suggestion, bugs and ideas for the future.

  • Version 2.5.1 January 14, 2023

    - Fixed a wrong panel.cfg on Brown dirty G1000 variant thanks to domp

  • Version 2.5.0 September 29, 2022

    - use new WT1000 NXI system (SU10 update required)

  • Version 2.4.1 June 27, 2022

    Fix: wheels positions : Right wheel was a little off as reported by DARKFORDY2020

    Happy flying !

  • Version 2.4.0 January 23, 2022

    Fixed the discharging battery problem
    Installed a new three blade propeller

    Happy bushin' !

  • Version 2.3.1 August 21, 2021

    Fix :
    - In external view, interior was disappearing at a certain distance

    Thanks to Ann0v for the texture fix

  • Version 2.3.0 August 20, 2021

    Fixes :
    - more wheel compression
    - Fixed the blank transponder in classic model
    - Update of Asobo's internal configs & files

    I have not started the flight model tuning update yet. I'll do it as soon as I can !

    Asobo has not replied to my access request to the missing (encrypted) files. I hope they'll do.

    Known bugs :
    - if the classic 172 Textron has the fuel valve locked on the left tank, you will have the same problem in this plane with the classic version.

    I hope you'll enjoy this new version, happy flying !

Frequently Asked

Questions? Find your solution here.

Pretty empty over here.


These add-ons may be required or recommended to use.

Pretty empty over here.