FSX Cessna 182 Skylane

PreviewCessna 182 Skylane. This is the default Flight Simulator 2004 Cessna 182 Skylane modified for Flight Simulator X. Updates by Mark Rooks of RSDG.

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Complete with Base Model
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
File size
16.25 MB
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Scanned 17 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
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5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 4 PRO members.

Cessna 182 Skylane. This is the default Flight Simulator 2004 Cessna 182 Skylane modified for Flight Simulator X. Updates by Mark Rooks of RSDG.

Cessna 182 Skylane on grass.​"Cessna 182" Support Angel Flight near you

ALL Texture ,CFG and Airfiles .. Belong to RSDG in these aircraft files The Models Belong to the Original Developer

To install this aircraft:

As always back up any original files.

1.Unzip downloaded folders to your desktop or temporary directory of your choice.

2.Copy the " Cessna 182 " folder and paste it in the main aircraft folder.

By default the main aircraft folder is located at:

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\FSx\SIM Objects /Aircraft .

3. Be sure to completely unzip all files the aircraft file when complete will Cotain 6 files the Following 6 files goes in the aircraft folder CFG Airfile Model Sound Panel Textures

Made Simpler

Make sure all files are unzipped the New Plane folder should contain 6 files unzipped they are CFG Airfile Sound Model Texture Panel the New Plane folder with the 6 files goes in the game aircraft folder found at
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes follow the path ie open the c drive then open program files then open Microsoft Games then open Microsoft Flight Simulator X then open
SimObjects then open Airplanes folder the New Plane goes in that folder

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The archive xc182.zip has 27 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.

Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Cessna 182.zip02.17.0812.29 MB
Read Me First.txt02.17.081.94 kB
Screen Shot 182.jpg02.17.08108.19 kB
Text.txt02.17.08124 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B
Screenshots07.26.190 B
screen-1.jpg07.25.19112.57 kB
screen-10.jpg07.25.19208.71 kB
screen-11.jpg07.25.19120.85 kB
screen-12.jpg07.25.19145.73 kB
screen-13.jpg07.25.19300.39 kB
screen-14.jpg07.25.19192.46 kB
screen-15.jpg07.25.1957.68 kB
screen-16.jpg07.25.19280.02 kB
screen-17.jpg07.25.1951.45 kB
screen-18.jpg07.25.19223.16 kB
screen-19.jpg07.25.19418.55 kB
screen-2.jpg07.25.1990.05 kB
screen-20.jpg07.25.19286.56 kB
screen-3.jpg07.25.1969.04 kB
screen-4.jpg07.25.1996.58 kB
screen-5.jpg07.25.19460.16 kB
screen-6.jpg07.25.19452.35 kB
screen-7.jpg07.25.19313.67 kB
screen-8.jpg07.25.19208.88 kB
screen-9.jpg07.25.1956.28 kB


For some time now, I’ve had the pleasure of trying out this retake on the popular Cessna 182. Updated by Mark Rooks of RSDG, I was excited to see what had been changed and improved to bring it up to standard. Given this was built on the FS2004 original, I’ll have to be honest and admit that expectations weren’t exactly high. However, I’d like to offer my apologies to Mark – he and the RSDG team have done a fine job!

Preview screenshot

This is a great take on a model that was way outdated and needed a lot of work to get it in line with what we all expect. While the models are built upon and not made from scratch, they’ve done a great job of capturing what makes the 182 Skylane such a wonderful aircraft to fly. So, what makes this such a good job?

Ease of Use

For one, I found it very easy to fly. That’s not to say that it feels unrealistically simple, though. it flies very well, and given that I have a fair amount of Cessna experience, I felt at home very quickly in the cockpit. However, the team who developed this have made sure it carries the hallmarks of the real thing. All it takes was a brief look around and I could instantly recognize all of the most important features.

From the way it manages in the sky to the kind of speeds it can hit, even right down to minor cockpit features, this does everything exactly right. Even the fact that it’s so simple to install made me like it even more. All in all, this is one of the easiest mods I’ve had the pleasure of using in some time.

Very easy to install, simple to get to grips with, and in line with the real thing – spot on!

Quality of Detail

Of course, one of the main changes this implements is a major improvement in the graphical side of things. This looks to improve textures and configurations, but it’s the graphical details that make the biggest impact.

I was very pleasantly surprised at the depth and detail that was captured by the development team. Mark has done a job of placing textures correctly, using the right kind of detail to create a look that’s certainly easy to get behind.

Overall? I’d have to heartily recommend trying this. If you used the old default FS2004 model and want to see how it’s improved with age, then come try this out!

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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Installation Instructions

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tríThu, 06 Jan 2022 02:45:53 GMT

Hi I think we can fly around the world in this game and we can fly any where without ATC :)))

CaptainPikeSun, 25 Apr 2021 15:06:02 GMT

I am also looking too low in the virtual cockpit. Can someone please educate me on how to adjust this as well?

emgarcia69Sat, 05 Sep 2020 21:35:31 GMT

After landing, every time I pull the mixture to turn off, and then key off, it takes off real fast and crashes?

Heather ShermanFri, 24 Jan 2020 19:28:09 GMT

Alan, what is this update you speak of, and where do I find it?

Daniel, thank you for that information. I have experienced this "low seat height" with other models but never knew where to adjust it in the cfg files. Now I do. :)

DanielSun, 01 Jul 2018 21:52:49 GMT

Absolutely loved this plane! Way better than the stock 172 in the game. Only issue was the seat height was absurdly low. Thankfully there was a simple solution; I changed default view height by doing the following (step-by-step): in the Cessna 182 aircraft folder I went to the "aircraft.cfg" file with notepad, and then hit "Ctrl+F" and typed in "eye" to find "eyepoint" under views. I changed the third value (z coordinate, which represents height in feet above whatever the airplane's reference point is) from 1.4 to 2.2. This should make the view height pretty good, similar to the Cessna 172. Make sure when it's saved it is saved as a cfg file and not a txt file and you're good. Other than that everything about the plane is perfect!

Louis MavredesTue, 07 Jun 2016 07:38:50 GMT

Interesting model with nice quality and feel but you left out the manifold pressure gauge.

AlanWed, 27 Apr 2016 14:48:10 GMT

This download will get the default cessna 182 into fsx-se. If you then add the update you will have a model that is a great rendition of the real thing. I flew the real thing and this combination is very good. Thank you for you work.

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