Piaggio P-166DL3 SEM Patrol Version

PreviewThanks to Andrew Spring of www.p166.com!! The seventh of the coming P-166 aircraft series. I'm going to built the whole family of these graceful twins. The Piaggio P-166A is a light small twin. An Exotic two-engined prop that sold all over the world including America, UK, and Australia. The P-166...

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Thanks to Andrew Spring of www.p166.com!! The seventh of the coming P-166 aircraft series. I'm going to built the whole family of these graceful twins. The Piaggio P-166A is a light small twin. An Exotic two-engined prop that sold all over the world including America, UK, and Australia. The P-166DL3 is the actual production version of a plane that firt flew in 1957, now with turboprop engines, new avionics, increased fuel capacity, and completly new hydraulic and electric system. Its origin is traced Back to the Piaggio P-136, a light anphibian, which the P-166 keeps the wings, the engines and the tailplanes. The first P-166A flew in November 1957, and the DL3 is dated 1976. The APH version (Aero-PHotograammetric) was originally built featuring a flat bottom with opening holes for cameras and orher devices, planning to use the unit for logistic squads, that never formed. So the APH internal features were generally limited to Military high density transport, paratrooper transport, or Cargo. Units fitted with APH original projected photogrammetric capibilities are very rare. he SEM version can be esily identified by the big sonar under the nose, the FLIR under the left wing and a search light on the right wing. It' a maritime antismuggling patrol aircraft, and it's used by the italian Cost guard and "guardia Di Finanza (Finance Guard). The aircraft waits to be repalced by a new version, the P-166DP-1, with PT-6A engines. This model is 740 Kbs with c.a. 21000 polygons in c.a.160 assemblies. Features Clickable Dynamic Photoreal VC with non-planar throttle quadrant. New here is the photoreal panel. Detailed internals.

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The archive mn_p166ds.zip has 64 files and directories contained within it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
B1B.stall.gau05.06.0125.50 kB
carp707_compass.gau07.16.0057.50 kB
DFD_jetmaster.gau05.15.00404.00 kB
P166DL3.gau06.13.032.48 MB
P166DL3ADFSWICH.gau06.14.0331.00 kB
P166DL3ATT.gau12.02.00320.50 kB
P166DL3BAudio.gau06.14.0331.00 kB
P166DL3COM1AUDIO.gau06.14.0331.00 kB
P166DL3COM2SWITCH.gau06.14.0331.00 kB
P166DL3DMEIDENT.gau06.14.0331.00 kB
P166DL3MARKERBEACONSWITCH.gau06.14.0331.00 kB
P166DL3NAV1AUDIO.gau06.14.0331.00 kB
P166DL3NAV2RADIOTOGGLE.gau06.14.0331.00 kB
P166DL3_Radio.cab04.28.041.22 MB
SAB_hsi.gau06.17.03692.00 kB
_PD_ALT1.gau04.21.02180.50 kB
_PD_radalt2.gau05.04.02137.00 kB
Gauges04.30.040 B
P166DL3_Special05.19.040 B
Aircraft.cfg05.18.0416.43 kB
CheckList_Piaggio_P-166DL3.txt04.28.041.04 kB
MN_P166DS_SEM3.JPG05.19.0423.76 kB
MN_P166DS_THUMB.gif05.19.0410.91 kB
model05.19.040 B
model.cfg04.06.0469 B
P-166DL3.MDL05.08.04740.00 kB
model.aph05.19.040 B
model.cfg04.06.0469 B
P-166DL3.MDL05.01.04704.00 kB
P-166DL3.AIR04.21.0414.50 kB
panel05.19.040 B
compass_DVC.bmp04.21.0417.46 kB
panel.cfg04.28.0410.29 kB
panel_background.bmp04.28.041.08 MB
panel_total.bmp04.14.041.78 MB
throttle_quadrant.bmp10.01.03192.05 kB
upperpanel.bmp04.18.04129.05 kB
README.txt05.19.045.61 kB
sound05.19.040 B
sound.cfg04.06.0442 B
Texture05.19.040 B
P166_1_C.bmp04.22.041.33 MB
P166_1_T.BMP05.01.041.33 MB
P166_2_T.bmp05.02.041.33 MB
PROP_P166.bmp03.28.0485.40 kB
Texture.GC05.19.040 B
P166_1_C.bmp05.05.041.33 MB
P166_1_T.BMP05.18.041.33 MB
P166_2_T.bmp05.18.041.33 MB
PROP_P166.bmp03.28.0485.40 kB
Texture.GdF05.19.040 B
P166_1_C.bmp05.05.041.33 MB
P166_1_T.BMP05.10.041.33 MB
P166_2_T.bmp05.18.041.33 MB
PROP_P166.bmp03.28.0485.40 kB
Texture.UN05.19.040 B
P166_1_C.bmp04.22.041.33 MB
P166_1_T.BMP05.03.041.33 MB
P166_2_T.bmp05.03.041.33 MB
PROP_P166.bmp03.28.0485.40 kB
Aircraft05.19.040 B
avsim.diz03.24.03360 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B


Having never had the pleasure of flying a Piaggio before, I was recommended to try this out by a friend on the site. So, I picked up this take on this take of the aircraft, created by Andrew Spring of P166.com. So, what did I think of this mod, part of a long-term project that released numerous aircraft just like this?

Preview screenshot

A small lightweight twin aircraft by definition, I soon found that working the aircraft from the cockpit was a lot of work. Fun work, though, for sure! I had a lot of fun flying around with this new cockpit. While the learning environment was a little tough, I did quickly get used to this piece of kit.

The aircraft itself, though, is based on a model that flew in the late 50s, with the addition of turbo-prop engines, avionics, fuel capacity and electrics. Thanks to this, then, they’ve taken a bit of a relic and made it a lot more fun to fly than it would be flying the outdated old edition. This carries a lot of the characteristics of the original, the tailplane and the wings included, but other than that just about everything has been changed, improved or modernized in some manner.

However, I do have to admit that I could probably upload a Greatest Hits of Crashes video to go with this. I found it quite ungainly to fly and thus it soon become a bit of a challenge for me to get used to. While I did enjoy being able to fly around with this piece of kit, I did find that it felt alien to me – someone who is more used to more modern equipment, being truthful!

A Greatly Enjoyable Learning Experience

Still, I do enjoy a little vintage flight and with this I got to enjoy what many would deem to be the definition of vintage. The aircraft typically featured, to my knowledge, as some kind of high-density troop transport or as some kind of sonar detection system. Another popular job that it had at the time was being a powerful anti-smuggling patrol vehicle, looking for insidious activity in the seas and skies.

The Italian Coast Guard and Finance Guard made good use of this piece of kit, too.

With this add-on, then, you get to make use of a glut of useful features. From a fully clickable and dynamic virtual cockpit, the model is matched by the operation. Photorealistic textures and a specific attention to detail on specs and scale was a big part of the mod. For me, it’s one that would be well worth installing if you want to start enjoying an aircraft with some added charm.

Many aircraft from this era can feel very different to what most of us would be used to today. However, that can make them a fun and engaging challenge to fly. While I certainly couldn’t say that I mastered this aircraft, I certainly enjoyed all the time that I spent crashing it!

A definite recommendation from me, if you are looking for an aircraft with a class and a charm to it.

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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Daniel_spitznerMon, 31 Jul 2006 20:55:59 GMT
This aircraft were a bit to bumpy for my taste. But anyway i liked it because it had some working gauges and light. The sound was a similar type of the Fs2004 King Air 350.
bonespostMon, 17 Jul 2006 17:39:25 GMT
every thing where it should be

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