188: Cessna 172 AirSpeed Gauge

This Cessna 172 Airspeed Gauge has been requested by many fans of FSX Times.  So it finally arrives.  Despite its simple look, it did take me quite some time to layout it properly, however.C172_AirSpeed_BackgroundW

The TAS knob on the bottom left corner, unfortunately, is still a decoration.   I haven’t figured out how to make it function yet.   Besides that, it is fully functional.

Subscribers of FSX Times who are interested in this gauge could send me a request via the COMMENTS section below as usual for the download link.

Others who aren’t subscribers yet could enter their emails and press the [Enter Your Email to Subscribe] button on the right hand column to become a subscriber first.   Otherwise, requests will be ignored.

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119 thoughts on “188: Cessna 172 AirSpeed Gauge

  1. Tom

    I am just getting my system up and running I have been reading yor posts for several months while I was in Afghanistan, excellent information. Could you send me the link for the 172 gauges?

    Thanks
    Rob Rahn Stratford Wi

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  2. Hi Tom,
    Understand your away for a bit – hope you enjoy your time away – you certainly deserve it. I’ve spent the last 5 hours reading your site and enjoying its many offerings. I registered for your newsletter, but I got an email saying my registration failed… even though I had a valid email address in the submittal form… hopefully that resolved itself. I am a private pilot, flying gliders, singles (C172 and DA40), and a R44 rotary. I have been flying flight sims since they were invented – Apple 2, IBM PC (running on a half-screen Toshiba laptop back there were no hard drives). And now I have a full Saitek setup with 6 FIPs, the Multi, Radio, Switch, and BIP.

    I would love to have your C172 gauges for my setup and also any you might have for a Mooney, or small jet. I haven’t incorporated small monitors or iPads into my setup yet, just using a 70″ Sharp HD TV as my only display. Therefore when I fly the Mooney I use the G1000 panel and just use the TV for most all gauges. I’m looking to add some small displays to make this look even better.

    I own a Garmin 696 that I take from plane to plane and would really like to interface it to my FSX setup. I have found a few links and articles about that, but most are older. Have you ever been asked this? I find the FSX GPS systems extremely cumbersome to use with no keyboard shortcuts for the various buttons – my goal for my Flight Sim is to have little or no interaction with a mouse or keyboard other than the initial flight setup. The best article I found discusses the 696 accepting “outside” GPS POS data but the real desire for me is to use the 696 as an input device and thus make my cockpit somewhat complete!

    I’ve spent a lot of time surfing Sim websites for Saitek info and when I found yours I said “Finally, a site for me”. Thanks for all you do. I WOULD like to contribute to you so that your are incentivized to press on with all your fun ideas. How about a PayPal link so that folks can just contribute what they want?

    Again, best wishes – hope your time away was for holiday. Saitek should come visit you and get new product ideas – perhaps higher def displays, new switch panels, or even (gasp) a true Garmin GPS Sim Panel (500 series or 1000/2000).

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  3. Hi Tom. I’ve been flying to the A2A 172. Amazing aircraft! I have 4 FIPs but the standard gauges does not fit very well for the C172. Could you please send me the download to all the 172 gauges you have made? That would be an huge improvement to my setup ;) thanks:) mathias.s.fossum@gmail.com

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      1. Hi Mathias,
        Links have been sent to you mailbox. Do note that A2A 172 doesn’t fully compatible with standard FSX commands. So some of the gauges I made were not functioning properly on this aircraft.
        Tom

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      2. Thanks! Haven`t got any email yet but i guess it would arrive soon. I did notice that the A2A Cessna gauges diden`t match with the FIPs so I might dig into the .cfg and .xml files to fix it.

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      3. Just resent it again. If you still haven’t received it, you’d better check your email setting.
        I’ll appreciate it very much if you could inform me how you fix those gauges for A2A. Many other people are facing the same issues.
        Tom

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      1. Hello Tom,
        I’ve recently subscribed to you site and wanted to let you know that its awesome. I’m very new to flight sim but am a real world pilot looking to get an IFR rating so am really interested in any and all gauge addons you have suitable for a C172 or C185. I’ll add a pic of my set up to the cockpits file soon.
        Love your work.
        Greg,
        New Zealand.

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  4. I too have bought some FIPs. I would appreciate getting the download links for your panels. I am trying to create a virtual Cessna 172 cockpit. Thanks.

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  5. Hi Tom,

    Just got my first panel and am looking for some nice gauges, your’s look awesome could you send me the link to download the Cessna c172 airspeed guage? Thanks Trevor

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  6. Hi Tom,

    I have just purchased some Saitek FIP’s. The standard panels do not seem very good. I have seen by surfing the net that you have made some nice alternate panels for the FIP’s. Can you please send me what panels you have made? I would like to eventually make my own gauges, so I thought I could study yours to help understand what is required.

    Thanks
    Michael Hopkins

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  7. Tom,
    Would you please send me the airspeed gauges for the FSX 172?
    My stock gauge ,when lights on , has multiple pin holes of light shinning through

    Thanks
    Rick

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    1. No problem Rick. The link’s sent.
      Don’t know if you have modified the stock gauge. The problem you mentioned seems to be created by improper saving format.
      If you haven’t, maybe a hardware issue if the symptom appears on whatever gauge you are using.
      Tom

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  8. Hi from Greece,
    Nice job my friend !

    I also I Would like to find the 6 gauges instruments for C172, like your best airspeed.
    Thank you

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  9. Thanks Tom, Much appreciated, enjoy your holiday. I have another question for you. Is it possible to display more than one person in the C172 SP, Currently I have only the pilot

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    1. Hi Paul,
      No, it’s not possible to get two pilots on the default C172 as far as I know. However, I remember some third party C172s (Carenada, flightone, not sure) offer a choice of 1 or 2 pilots on the plane.
      Tom

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  10. Hello,
    I’am French and sorry my english isn’t well.
    So, I Would like to find the 6 gauges instruments for C172, like your best airspeed.
    Thank you for your help.
    José

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  11. Hi Tom can you send me the C172 Gauges, I am just starting out. I am a big fan of Saitek Kit, I have the Cessna Yoke, Rudder Pedals and the Switch, Radio and Multi panel and two FIPs. looking forward to getting everything set up

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  12. Hello. I continue reading the blog and it is excellent!!! You would be so kind to send me this gauge. thank you very much

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  13. Hello Tom,

    Very well done material!!
    Could you please send me the Cessna 172 and 210 gauges?
    Here in our flying club there are quite a few C210 owned by some members, what a great machine!
    Thank you and cheers.

    William

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  14. Hi Tom, very nice gauges you have done.
    Can you send me the sets vor the FIP via e-mail?
    Thanks very much,

    Dirk (redi-ent at flightx.de)

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Dirk.
      However, to be fair to all subscribers, my utilities and gauges are available to subscribers only. You could find the subscription section on the right hand column on my blog. After you have done it, I’ll send the gauge set to you in earliest possible.
      BTW, are you working for flightx.de?
      Tom

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  15. I have only one Flight Instrument Gauge. The Cessna 172 AirSpeed Indicator and Centurion T210 AirSpeed Indicator sure would look great on it.

    I too would like to have downloads.

    TIA

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      1. I thought that I had. I’m on you e-mail list. Is that different?
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        I just noticed that you have me listed under my old account from last year even though your e-mail is comming to my newer account.

        I think that the problem resulted from “auto fill” and have just changed it. Hope it works

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      2. I see. The email changed and I didn’t notice it. Sorry about it and the links have been sent to your mailbox.
        I will update your email with the new one 333 then.
        Tom

        Edit 1: The email I sent to your 333 mailbox has permanent fatal error. I sent the mail to your 222 account instead. Please confirm which email address you want to use.

        Edit 2: Both emails have failed to send to you. Better check your email settings and let me know again. Tom

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  16. Unfortunately I don’t have the Saitek FIPs … yet! Just wanted to drop a comment and say ‘thanks very much’. Like many others, I get lost in your website and have found it not only a great read but also incredibly useful too. Keep it up and looking forward to getting my hands on your gauges once I have some Saitek FIPs! Regards, Dave

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  17. Hi Tom: I honestly don’t know how you do it. You’re a magician with FSX. I’ve used variations of your fsx.cfg entries for a long time and have incorporated many of them into my setup – I don’t understand them but THEY WORK! Many, many thanks! And I’d love to have the link for the 172 airspeed indicator. P.S. I’ve been a private pilot for over 30 years and your dedication to fsx has made my experiences with it so much closer to driving a 172 at 2500 feet over New Jersey.

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  18. Another great one Tom, nice to see you back at it lol, you found time to do another one, it’s so time consuming but I’m glad you did they are very popular in the sim groups, Thanks again!!!
    Send me the download link Tom!!!

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  19. Hello Tom!

    Congratulations for your new gauge.

    It will be a pleasure to add it to my gauge collection.

    Thanks again

    Best regards from Canada

    Marc

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      1. Hi Tom,

        I guess there is something I am missing here. I tried to subscribe but I can’t do it. I get the FSX TIMES main page and on the right hand side there is a green banner which says SUBSCRIBE TO FSX TIMES but when I click on it nothing happens…!

        Regards,

        Marc

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      2. It should be easy, Marc. I even revised the instruction for it. Please try again. Should you need further help, let me know.
        Anyway, have sent you the link for the gauge. Tom

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      3. Thans Tom,

        I received and installed the C172 gauge. without any problems.

        Question:

        “Others who aren’t subscribers yet could enter their emails and press the [Click Me to Subscribe] button on the right hand column to become a subscriber first. Otherwise, requests will be ignored.”

        I must be stupid because I cannot find the place to write my email address and all I see is the GREEN BANNER on the right hand side which says SUBSCRIBE TO FSX TIMES which is inactive.

        Sorry about this but I really would like to subscibe…!

        Regards,

        Marc

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      4. Hi Marc,
        I heard about a few others who had the same problem that you are facing. I have no idea why.
        Are you a WordPress user? If so, you must log-out from your account first in order to see the space for you to enter your email.
        Anyway, I have sent you an image showing you where to enter your email.
        Let me know if you still have problem.
        Tom

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  20. tom, so happy there is now a 172 airspeed guage. I’ve been flying around with a T210! Could you send me the link? Hugh

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    1. Tom,

      thanks a lot for sending the link. Which five main instruments would you recommend to go with the new airpseed gauge for the C172? Would you suggest the Centurion gauges? The aritifical horizon (e.g.) might perhaps do well – what would you think? Saitek’s default instruments are plainly ugly compared to yours and don’t fit at all to your pretty airspeed gauge. Kind regards, Michael

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      1. Hi Michael,
        Just created a new section called “Gauge Collection for FIPs” under Hardware on the Menu. This is the place where I put all the gauges I made so far and where I will make in the future.
        Although some gauges are marked for T210, they are generally good for other aircrafts as well if you don’t mind they look a little different from the cockpit you are seating. I believe you could select a set that best fits your preference.
        Tom

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  21. Dear Tom,

    I’ve been reading your blog for about 3 months now, and I must say it is as informative, useful and interesting as any I know. I appreciate all the har work you put into it which benefits so many of us. Your Saitek FIP gauges look superb, and yes I would appreciate being able to download them for my personal use. However there is so much more of value, I can get lost for hours reading your posts.

    Best wishes Rob Ridley, The Hunting Cat

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    1. Welcome aboard, Rob. Just sent you the C172 gauge. Also, have included the T210 gauges to you as well by another email just in case you are interested to try them out as well. Tom

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