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    MIP Placement

    This is a question that I have always wondered, and its about time I knew the answer

    At which height should the main instrument panel be in a c152/172 aircraft, how high or low is the seat in conjuction with the MIP, would a short person tend to have less view than a tall person. Should your chin be in line with the glareshield, or higher? or lower?

    I would like to know the placement so that my sim remains realistic!

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    Re: MIP Placement

    Hi Alex

    Have you considered popping along to your local airfield and asking for access to a Cessna. I'm absolutely certain you'd be given access.

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    Re: MIP Placement

    Found out the answer...

    The bottom of the MIP should be between 48cm and 55cm from the floor depending on what the model type of the Cessna is.

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    Re: MIP Placement

    I was digging through some files I downloaded a while ago and found this information:

    CESSNA 172 MEASUREMENTS – THESE ARE APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS ONLY, AND NOT ACTUAL MANAFACTURERS MEASUREMENTS – TO BE USED A GUIDE ONLY


    CABIN / FLOOR

    HEIGHT FROM FLOOR TO ROOF (INSIDE ROOF) = 124 - 125CM
    FROM RIGHT DOOR TO RIGHT OF CENTER CONSOLE DISTANCE = 37CM
    DISTANCE FROM PADDED LEFT DOOR TO PADDED RIGHT DOOR (AT HINGE) = 96CM
    WIDTH OF FLOOR AT START OF CENTER CONSOLE = 78CM

    (BECAUSE DOORS ARE PADDED THE DISTANCE BETWEEN DOORS IS GOING TO BE LESS THAN THE WIDTH OF THE MIP, JUST TO SAVE CONFUSION!)


    SEATS

    WIDTH FROM LEFT OF PILOTS SEAT TO RIGHT OF CO-PILOTS SEAT = 96CM
    DISTANCE FROM FRONT EDGE OF SEAT TO MIP = 57 - 58CM


    DOORS

    DOOR HEIGHT = 105cm
    DOOR WIDTH = 89cm


    GLARESHIELD

    WIDTH OF GLARESHIELD = 30CM (FROM FRONT OF MIP TO WINDOW)
    LENGTH OF GLARESHIELD = 105CM


    MIP

    MIP HEIGHT INCLUDING GLARESHIELD = 46 - 47CM
    MIP WIDTH INCLUDING GLARESHIELD = 105CM
    HEIGHT FROM FLOOR TO BOTTOM OF MIP = 48CM
    HEIGHT FROM FLOOR TO TOP OF MIP INCLUDING GLARESHIELD = 93CM


    CENTER CONSOLE

    CONSOLE HEIGHT = 47CM
    CONSOLE WIDTH = 16CM

    FUEL SELECTOR PANEL (FLOOR PART) = 12CM
    (MEASURING FROM CENTER CONSOLE TOWARDS YOU)


    RUDDER PEDALS

    FROM FLOOR TO TOP OF RUDDER PEDAL = 27.5CM

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    Re: MIP Placement

    Lol.....this is what I uploaded to mycockpit! This was a very old post!
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    Re: MIP Placement

    I knew I got it from somewhere!

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