Purchased a few third-party aircrafts but the default C172 is still my favorite. It will be perfect if the plane can be more powerful and fly a little bit faster like the Skylane 182.
Here’s how I “installed” the 182’s six-cylinder, 235hp engine to my C172:
1) Open the plane’s aircraft.cfg from X:\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\C172
2) Look for [piston_engine] and change the settings as the image shown below:
3) Look for [Reference Speeds] and change as shown below:
Now my Cessna 170 is revamped with the power and performance of a Skylane 182. The vertical speed under [autopilot] can also be changed to 800 from 700, if desired.