The TRC472 is designed to be used at home or at flight schools to train students using the aircraft and to learn them to recognize the function of all instruments present in a fully IFR equipped Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft and to experience all aspects of flying single engine aircraft.
The TRC472 can be placed onto a table.
Flight Simulator Software
The TRC472 is controlled via Microsoft Flight Simulator (version 2004/FS9 or FSX).
The TRC472 Flight Simulator is so realistic that you can hardly tell the difference between the simulator and the real aircraft. Modelled after the popular Cessna 172 Skyhawk, all details are precisely reproduced according to the exact dimensions of the original panel and they can be found in exactly the same position. Using gauges modelled after the original, and designed to be driven from a Personal Computer, the TRC472 is the ultimate training device for pilots. The TRC472 is a product out of a complete line of training devices, and comes complete with the TRC Professional Rudder Pedals.
An additional cockpit enclosure, visual and motion base are optional (not yet available, but in development). Training with the TRC472 is extremely close to reality, but much more economic and fun.
The TRC472's gauges are modelled after the original gauges found in the Cessna 172 Skyhawk. They are not projected on an LCD screen like other flight simulators, but instead real instruments which feels and looks are just like the original instruments. They are redesigned from scratch to be driven from flight simulator software residing on the Personal Computer, utilizing servo motors and digital electronics. The exact position of the gauges on the panel boosts the important "panel scan" experience, so that once in the real aircraft, your attention can be fully focussed on flying safely.
The TRC472 is built up to FAA/Canadian Transport/JAA so-called specifications. Therefore approvals can be achieved easy (additional Pro License Fee applies).
From the moment you start the engine the adventure begins! The key lock starter switch has the original 5-positions off, right, left, on and start. All switches are fully functional. Even the circuit breakers will pop out under control of an instructor, to introduce failures for realistic flight training. The realism of TRC's flight training device TRC 472 gives you the thrill of flying in the real aircraft. Trim Wheel (with indicator), Throttle, Mixture with real leaning positioning (fine tuning) and the Flap Switch, with servo controlled Trim Indicator, enable you to experience flight training so realistic that you will become a better pilot.
Hundreds of TRC472 Flight Training Devices are already in use around the world. From Japan to the USA, from Finland to South Africa, from the UK to Sout America. It's real. It's fun!
There are 4 versions of the TRC472 available:
- The TRC472 Full Kit (built it yourself)
- The TRC472-M (ready to fly, personal use only)
- The TRC472C-NG
(ready to fly, commercial/training use allowed)
- The TRC472-F (ready to fly, JAA/FNPT1 and FAA approved)
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As the TRC472 is built to approvable specifications, it can be certified by your local authorities. When the TRC472 is purchased with the intention to use it commercially (either for flight training or other commercial purposes, any other use than personal) an additional fee for the commercial use is applicable. Therefore in such cases the TRC472 must be ordered as "TRC472C-NG" which includes Commercial License. In case the TRC472 is ordered as a non-commercial version and will be used at any later time for commercial purposes the purchase of a separate "Commercial License Fee" which covers the difference between the "M" version and the "C-NG" version is required prior to commercial use.
The full kit
The kit includes all parts to built a complete flight deck. All parts are in kit form, except the following instruments which are only available as built and tested: Wet Compass, all Radio Stack Modules, the CCU, the Radio Stack Controller and the Professional Rudder Pedals.
The final product, after you have bult it, may only be used for personal training by the purchaser of the product.
It may not be purchased with the intention to resell it to other parties without the written approval of TRC Development.
When the kit is used to built a product which will be used professionally (either for flight training or other commercial purposes) an additional fee for the commercial use is applicable and the purchase of a separate "Commercial License Fee" is required prior to commercial use.
Detailed documentation can be found in the Support section: