Brian McMullan who lives in Louisville, USA earlier sent me his measurements of a real C172M cockpit, from which he replicates his virtual one at home.
The sketch on the left below is the measurements (in centimeter; no distance of pedals from front to back) that he climbed in and measured it out from a real C172M that he usually flies. The one on the right is how he put the Saitek parts on the table top of his virtual cockpit. Even though no FIPs, Brian says that they should fit between instrument LCD and Saitek radio panel, if installed.
You can see the photo of Brian’s virtual cockpit here.
Needless to say, C172 is one of the most favorite aircrafts among FSX simmers and real-world private pilots and PPL learners. I believe I am not the only one who have been searching for this information so that we could build ourselves a more true-to-scale virtual cockpit one day.
Thank you Brian.