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FCP172A - Cessna-Style TPM control panel with true Vernier adjustment

FCP172A - Cessna-Style TPM control panel with true Vernier adjustment

Regular price $189.00 USD
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Say hello to the next iteration of our small aircraft control panel!

We've taken the best of our previous flight control panel and made a few upgrades. This control panel has controls for Carb Heat, Throttle, Mixture and Flaps to give you intimate control of your small aircraft.

Carb Heat can be either analog (Potentiometer) or Digital (Joystick buttons), so it works great with any sim!

Throttle is analog with a tension adjustment knob, so you can vary the amount of friction required to move it, or even lock it in place!

Mixture Control is now both Push-Pull for coarse adjustment, AND a true rotating Vernier for fine adjustment, just like the real thing! Simply push in on the silver button to release the vernier lock, and it automatically locks back in when you release it.

Flaps control, like the Carb Heat, now has both analog AND digital controls, so you can use the controls your flight sim supports. In your sim, assign the analog axis to flaps, and by default the lever will move to each of 4 detents to control your flaps. If you want more control over the flaps then you can disable the detents so you can move the lever wherever you want it. If your sim doesn't allow analog flaps, simply assign your flaps increase and decrease to the encoder outputs on button1 and button2.

The unit is made from parts using 3D printed PLA, ABS, and PETG, and molded polyurethane resin. The heart of the unit is the custom USB joystick controller that is automatically recognized by your operating system, and identifies as a standard HID joystick controller.

A 10 foot USB cable is provided, and it comes with a desk mount that screws into the top or bottom of your desk and slots into the top OR bottom of the unit for easy removal when not in use.

An optional desk-mount clamp (FCPCLAMP, LPCLAMP, sold separately) can be purchased if you don't want to permanently affix the mounting plate to your desk.

Can now be purchased with a Bezel Mount option, instead of Desk Mount. Large Bezel is built in, and ships with 6 mounting screws for attaching to your control/instrument panel. No desk mount included in this version.

An optional Elevator trim unit (FCPETRIM-A, sold separately) is also available that can be easily mounted to the top or bottom of the unit, and connects with a simple plug-in cable.

158mm deep x 212mm wide x 57mm tall


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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Randy Duncan
An important addition for training and top-notch customer service

I bought the C172 controls with the trim wheel. I'm an instructor and I do some work with students using Xplane. I think it makes the simulation far more realistic for them, especially the trim wheel.
The one I got had a little bit of infant mortality with the friction lock and I wrote to the company, they got back to me that evening and had a solution the next morning. I think the owner or builder answered the email and gave useful advice.
I think it's a great product and has great customer support.

Ahsan Shaikh
Very Happy

What a great product, the feel and finish is top quality. And the value cant be beat!! Would not hesitate to buy again from Falcon Gear and looking forward to new products. Lastly, my order came sooner than promised and was packaged very well. Folks all I can say are these guy are legit !


Excellent quality and the same as a real flight panel.

Martijn Kamerbeek

It is clear that this manufacturer cares about quality and making it as realistic as possible. I was happily surprised some improvements were made to the unit from what I saw online. It shows how much these people care about constantly making their products even better.
I highly recommend their products.

John Boy
A must have for Cessna’s, Microsoft Flight Simulator

I have been looking for one of these for a while and have seen a few but wanted “carb heat” and not the blue “propeller pitch” lever.

I was using the Honeycomb Bravo which is good if your flying commercial aircraft but not ideal for a realistic feel for flying Cessna’s. At the time of this post Im learning to fly in a real Cessna 152 and for realism this is unbelievable and the difference to using this and the honeycomb for flying Cessna’s is night and day.

Its true with Microsoft flight simulator the carb heat is either on or off (no slide) but if Im honest in a real plane the carb heat is either fully open or fully closed, unlike a throttle which needs to slide.

I also like the four switch method on the flaps which is basically means you can set (1) and (2) as up and down one stage of flap movement and the other two which are only activated when the lever is fully up or fully down and this can be set in Microsofts options as fully up or fully down. This is handy when you start with the engine running on a runway if you have the flaps up it will change it to up from the default 10 degrees it normally starts you with.

It comes with a booklet showing which options to set in Microsoft Flight Simulators controller settings with images making it very user friendly indeed.

The product comes well packaged and the item was dispatched very swiftly.

In a nutshell if you are on the fence on if you should I will say you will not regret it.

Thank you very much