Accu-sim Cherokee 180 (FSX)

Rated 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


This flying machine may rightly be called a “Goldilocks” aeroplane. It is not too big and not too small, not too complex and not too simple, etc. The Piper Cherokee 180 is, as the little flaxen-haired girl so famously declared, “Just right!”

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This flying machine may rightly be called a “Goldilocks” aeroplane. It is not too big and not too small, not too complex and not too simple, etc. The Piper Cherokee 180 is, as the little flaxen-haired girl so famously declared, “Just right!”

The entire PA-28 Cherokee line from the humble two- seat 150 h.p. PA-28-140 to the swift, retractable undercarriage PA-28R-200 Arrow, to the powerful, heavy load-carrying 235 h.p. PA-28-235 Dakota, is respected as being one of the most popular, commercially successful series of aircraft containing within some of the most pilot-friendly aeroplanes ever built. Each member of the Cherokee family fills its particular niche at least as well as, and often better than other aircraft of similar type. However, of all of the many Cherokees the Cherokee 180, sitting as it does right in the middle of the pack has proven itself to be most popular and justifiably so. Introduced to the public in 1961, the first Cherokee, the 150 hp PA-28-150 was immediately well-received setting the pace for its later siblings who went on to provide pilots of all levels of experience with honest, dependable and well-performing aircraft which are fun and satisfying to fly, reliable, safe and economical to own and operate. However, getting to this place took some time and some very astute business and aeronautical skills and sense.

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  • A true propeller simulation
  • Interactive pre-flight inspection system
  • Gorgeously constructed aircraft, inside and out, down to the last rivet
  • Physics-driven soundenvironment
  • Complete maintenance hangarinternal systems and detailed engine tests including compression checks
  • VisualReal-TimeLoad Manager
  • Piston combustion engine modeling. Air comes in, it mixes with fuel and ignites, parts move, heat up, and all work in harmony to produce the wonderful sound of a Lycoming 360 engine. Now the gauges look beneath the skin of your aircraft and show you what Accu-Sim is all about
  • Bendix King Avionics stack with authentic period LED’s. Three in-sim avionics configurations including no GPS, GPS 295, or the GNS 400. Built-in, automatic support for 3rd party GNS 430 and 530
  • STEC-30 Autopilotbuilt by the book
  • Electric starter with accurate cranking power
  • Dynamic ground physicsincluding both hard pavement and soft grass modeling
  • Primer-only starts
  • Persistent airplaneeven when the computer is off
  • Fournaturally animated passengersthat can sit in any seat
  • 3D Lights ‘M’ (built directly into the model)
  • Pure3D Instrumentation
  • In cockpit pilot’s map
  • Authentic fuel deliveryincludes priming and proper mixture behavior. Mixture can be tuned by the book using the EGT or by ear. It’s your choice.
  • A2A specialized materials with authentic metals, plastics, and rubber
  • Oil pressure system is affected by oil viscosity (oil thickness). Oil viscosity is affected by oil temperature. Now when you start the engine, you need to be careful to give the engine time to warm
  • Eight commercial aviation sponsorshave supported the project including Phillips 66 Aviation, Champion Aerospace, and Knots2u speed modifications.
  • And much more …

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6 reviews for Accu-sim Cherokee 180 (FSX)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    vmt0706 (verified owner)

    Excellent model by A2A of the famous Piper family member! A class of its own in aircraft simulation!

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    markadeane (verified owner)

    I bought the Cherokee at the same time as I was doing my type rating in the real aircraft, and without doubt it was a useful study aid in terms of systems management and general characteristics. In particular the autopilot was a new experience coming off the back of the more conventional KAP style AP found in the Cessna range!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    tim (verified owner)

    The A2A Cherokee 180 is the perfect companion for the A2A C172. It is a lot of fun to fly them alternately and notice all the fine differences between the two aircrafts and even more between the two concepts. A2A once again created a perfect virtual representation of the real-world counterpart. The virtual cockpit of the Cherokee is one of the best I’ve ever seen! Together with the usual excellent flightdynamics and sounds, it creates a very immersive atmosphere.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    A fantastic addon for FSX. Very realistic rendition of a classic piper.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    A great simulation. I have no real experience in the Piper Cherokee but I have experience with the Lycoming O-360 and this simulation feels very real. From start-up to the little power surge when you need to add some power on short final it just feels like the real thing. The model is very nice. The cockpit feels like home and is one of my favorites througout the GA line of A2A.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    tune82 (verified owner)

    Great little plane to get around. All the details in the plane together with the accusim experience make it a dream to fly. A real classic!

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