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FR172 REIMS ROCKET / CESSNA R172 HAWK XP II

The Reims Rocket and the Cessna XP Hawk II are variants of the Cessna 172 model with a powerfull 210HP engine capable of short takeoffs and quicker climbs. This mod adds a new plane to your hangar with a lot of options and...

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FR172 REIMS ROCKET / CESSNA R172 HAWK XP II
    by bagolu & MBX Aviation

We are  happy to present you this free mod bringing an iconic member of the Cessna 172 family having a interesting power gain.

Nb. even though this is not realistic, it is currently based on the AS1000 mod patch.
A gauges version is planed for the future.

How to install it ?

Like all other mods :

  • Remove previous version if there is one (in case some mod files are removed).
  • Drop it in your community folder.
  • Have a carefull look at the compatibility list
What are Reims Rocket and Hawk XPII ?

The FR172 Reims Rocket was produced by Reims Aviation in France from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. It was powered by a Rolls-Royce built, fuel-injected, Continental IO-360-H(B) 210 hp (160 kW) engine with a constant-speed propeller.
The Reims Rocket led to Cessna producing the R172K Hawk XP, a model available from 1977 to 1981 from both Wichita and Reims. This configuration featured a fuel-injected, Continental IO-360K derated to 195 hp (145 kW) with a two-bladed, constant-speed propeller. The Hawk XP was capable of a 131-knot (243 km/h) cruise speed. (wikipedia)

What's in this mod ?

This mod is based on the C172SP from asobo, thanks to the to Games content usage rules.

First of all you have an ingame mod manual :

  • click on the Help message on the panel, on the left to the PFD.

All options available in this mod can be set in the book on pilot's left compartment storage.

Flight model

The flight model has been modified to match the Reims Rocket aptitudes : 

  • Engine udgrade : 210HP, up to 2800RPM
  • Prop change : constant speed

Visual details
The external and internal 3D model have been modified

  • A new fuselage nose design matching olders C172 from that era
  • 3 blade prop and approriate nose cone
  • New exhaust pipe
  • Prop lever
  • WT1000 modifications to display manifold pressure and RPMs
  • All the features from 172SP Skyhawk AS1000 improvement
    • State saving
    • Visible pilot, copilot, passengers
    • Moving sun visors
    • Opening doors & windows
    • Removable wheels fairings
    • Wheels chocks, tie downs, covers,
    • Custom seat configuration
    • checklists cards and flip box
    • etc.
  • Sky diving setup
    • top opening door
    • a large foot step
    • empty interior

Liveries
The mod includes liveries from real Reims Rocket or Hawk XP II airplanes.

Most of the liveries for Asobo C172SP should be easy to convert to this plane. You may expect modifications on the nose plane.

A specific paint kit is available : mbx-bagolu-reims-fr172-reims-rocket-paintkit-template

What's planned for the future ?
  • 2 blade variant
    • most of the XP Hawk have a 2 blade prop, some of the Reims Rocket too
    • 195HP derated engine
  • Cowl flaps (outside model, and control in cockpit)
  • Rudder trim wheel
  • Gauges cockpit (this will be a lot of work, don't be too impatient)
  • Sound tweaking
  • Synchronisation with 172SP Skyhawk AS1000 improvement
    • state saving, aging, cargo options, maps, external apps...
Compatibility
  • WT G1000NXI mod is selected by default.
  • no incompatibility with WBSims classic mod : it is not related to this plane, it's for classic variant

You may find incompatibility with mods that update default html library in MSFS. Please report them if it's the case.

  • Existing Cessna Skyhawk AS1000 LIVERIES are compatible but need to be converted for this mod
  • B78XH mod is reported to be cause side effects (it's true with other planes too)
  • All other mod modifying base files from fs-base (to change screens, panels, etc)
Credits

Cessna2807 : Liveries, ton of references, 
bagolu : 3D, flight model, textures

Thanks to AirMoose1, Pops738, Ann0v, xvx45 for the tests and debugs, fixes...

Other mods

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

Reims Rocket XP Hawk Sky diving Cessna 172
Details
Compatibility
Sim Update 11
Initial Release
October 15, 2022
Last Updated
1 day(s) ago — 1.1.0

Version

1.1.0

File Size

379.88 MB

Downloads

5,844

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  • Initial File Release

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69 Comments
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bagolu

5 hour(s) ago

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SU11 Compatibility status : OK with version > 1.0.0

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Warning : passengers usually have zero weight by default when starting flight : raise it if you want to make them appear.

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If you have blank or unclickable doc/book/checklist this is caused by a conflicting mod.

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CH4Pz

21 minute(s) ago

If anyone wants to see one of these in action, some local boys took one for a spin in this Vid!! (This is the hawk, not the Reims). You can even get Aldinga airfield from "AU Scene" for free

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93LpZ4C1InA&t=714s

V1.1.0 is out

New features :

  • Alternative wheel fairings : older style that were usual on theses planes (they're ON by default, you switch to recent ones in the book)
  • Last features from the Cessna 172SP Skyhawk AS1000 improvement mod :
  • - ingame manual for the mod (click spot on the panel)
  • - state saving (new option in the book, cold start trigger)
  • - visible passengers (you need to check the option in the book and give weight in MSFS fuel & balance options)

Fixes :

  • Engine modes : closer to POH
  • - RPM max on ground (2800)
  • - you can get 500fpm climb with 2500RPM, 25MP
  • - cruise at 2400RPM, 24MP gives ~120knts
  • UVMaps fixes
  • Wing texture fix (thanks to SebStep91)

No break modification : it is still on the default value from 172SP. With the engine modification I don't find it under powered. Tell me what you think about it

In incoming updates :

  • Sounds : We are still working on appropriate engine music
  • The 2 blade variant with 195HP engine
  • Cowl flaps and rudder trim control are still missing in the cockpit

We hope you'll like this one

Happy flying

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SU11 Compatibility status : OK with version > 1.0.0

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Warning : passengers usually have zero weight by default when starting flight : raise it if you want to make them appear.

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If you have blank or unclickable doc/book/checklist this is caused by a conflicting mod.

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Flia

1 day(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

Great mod

Thanks a lot for your work. I look forward to the next version. 5/5 stars.

Would you have the manual POH for this FR172?

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happydappyman

4 day(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

Great mod, thanks!

Seems a little too powerful though no? I can climb at 2000fpm in this thing. I thought the real one climbed more around 1000fpm And it will spin the prop at 2900 rpm! Isn't real one capped to 2800?

Thanks again!

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EXACTSUBSET1911

5 day(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

Absolutely love it. Only wish I found it sooner. Its awesome to fly in VR. My only gripe is that the engine sounds are a bit lacking. Maybe I'm too used to paywares. With a full sound overhaul I would have no problem paying for something like this. Look forward to your planned sound tweaking.

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Skypilotessen

6 day(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

Great Job, es macht wirklich Spaß mit so einer detailgetreuen Maschine zu fliegen. Sieht auch aus der Nähe von außen toll aus.

Thanks and hope to see soon more from you!! ....that diserves 5 stars!!!!

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Maximus1418

7 day(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

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Bobcat

11 day(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

This is great. I have had it since release in mid-October, but nobody seemed to notice it then. It seems to be making a splash now. A superb piece of work!

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BtcSimmer

11 day(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

Excellent job guys!!! The rocket is a pleasure to fly!!! Reims Rocket! Cozumel to San Julian Cuba Vatsim FSEconomy

https://youtu.be/ULeL9vhM5ZY

The pilots book is blank.. am I doing anything wrong?

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WWALKER0

11 day(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

Excellent!

Thank you can you do a cessna 172 RG please????

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Parorng

12 day(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

Congrats Bagolu & co!

I've flown the XP a bit IRL, be interesting to see what you've done! Downloading now!

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Conor69

12 day(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

Just tried out this aircraft on a flight from inverness to Sumburgh. Brilliant! One question, is there a de-icer for the windscreen? Tried cabin hot air but not sure that worked.

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Juyced

13 day(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

I love it <3

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Cessna777

13 day(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

Very nice, thanks guys! Can you put out a livery with changeable registration?

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Scopez

19 day(s) ago / Thanked by bagolu

Firstly @bagolu & MBX Aviation

What an amazingly epic mod! Its a dream to fly. I was however wondering if there could be backcountry edition with STOL flaps and increased brakes and maybe even some slightly (very slightly) bigger tires at some point to make this probably the best back country craft on the sim.

As always. Love the work you put out!




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  • Version 1.1.0 December 02, 2022

    New features :
    - Alternative wheel fairings : older style that were usual on theses planes
    (they're ON by default, you switch to recent ones in the book)
    - Last features from the Cessna 172SP Skyhawk AS1000 improvement mod :
    - ingame manual for the mod (click spot on the panel)
    - state saving (new option in the book, cold start trigger)
    - visible passengers (you need to check the option in the book and give weight in MSFS fuel & balance options)

    Fixes :
    - Engine modes : closer to POH
    - RPM max on ground (2800)
    - you can get 500fpm climb with 2500RPM, 25MP
    - cruise at 2400RPM, 24MP gives ~120knts
    - UVMaps fixes
    - Wing texture fix (thanks to SebStep91)

    No break modification : it is still on the default value from 172SP. With the engine modification I don't find it under powered. Tell me what you think about it

    In incoming updates :
    - Sounds : We are still working on appropriate engine music
    - The 2 blade variant with 195HP engine
    - Cowl flaps and rudder trim control are still missing in the cockpit

    We hope you'll like this one
    Happy flying

  • Launched October 15, 2022

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

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