Minicraft Models Cessna 172 (Fixed Gear) 1/48 Scale

(8 customer reviews)


Last updated on February 18, 2024 9:25 am Details
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  • Includes rotating propeller
  • Detailed 4 cylinder engine
  • Includes detailed interior
  • Colorful striping and civilian registration decals
  • Illustrated assembly instructions

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Minicraft Models

Age Range Description




Item Dimensions LxWxH

6.75 x 9 x 2.5 inches



Item Weight

6.6 ounces

Number of Pieces




Product Dimensions

6.75 x 9 x 2.5 inches

Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer



Minicraft Models

Date First Available

February 24, 2007

8 reviews for Minicraft Models Cessna 172 (Fixed Gear) 1/48 Scale

  1. Stanz1

    They are still advertising the “new tooling” version but shipping the old version. Scam.

  2. Monty63

    Their could be a bigger version of this plane, perhaps 1:32. The scale it’s in (1:48) is just too small to allow all but the highly experienced to do a good job of it.

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  4. Maxi

    I am currently getting my PPL and wanted a model like the one at my flight school. This was a pretty easy model, good detail, and nice looking overall, but the problem like many aviation models is the landing gear. The port strut just doesn’t fit in nicely. Overall good model.

  5. Purchaser

    Minicraft did a good job with this one. It is in the same league with the Cub model they produced and far better than their Cherokee. Plan on putting a good amount of weight in the nose or it will be a tailsitter. I stuffed two fishing weights around the engine in the cowling, but could only get it to sit properly by reversing the mains, so they cant to the rear of the fuselage. The fit and finish are very good, and the decals are superb. If you have a fair degree of skill, you’ll be able to turn out a very nice representative of one of the most popular planes flying today.

  6. Gordon Kennedy

    I’m 78 and I really wanted a real Cessna but my meager income doesn’t permit that. It is just a part of my continuing childhood. Maybe I’ll grow up to be a pilot. Right now I’m living out my dream of playing baseball in the majors by playing on a Sr. slowpitch softball team. Maybe I’ll get a real plane when I’m drafted by the White Sox. I helped my fifth graders build model ships when I taught in the 1960s but this was my first model. It looks great and was fairly easy to assemble. The decals are a challenge but it is a quality kit. I had built a few planes by carving balsa wood and even made one by gluing paper over a paper frame. Back in the mid-40s a cereal (it might have been Wheaties)had a kit in the box that, when assembled, was the controls for the wing and tail attached by household string to a 5″ plane which would respond to the cockpit hand movements by climbing or diving-no rolls. Some fun! Thanks for helping me stay young and foolish. Gordon Kennedy

  7. oldflyer

    If you are an owner of a Cesana you can build and paint this to look like your own. You can order letters and numbers decals on Amazon to create your own registration number. Very easy build.
    A good model of an aircraft that many “larger body” newbie pilots started out with. The common first-time trainer was a Cesana 152, but if you and your instructor were bigger people, the 172 was a more comfortable plane to start with.

  8. M. Coleman

    I really needed an O scale Cessna for my layout and this was all I could find. If you are in the same situation, buy it, but get ready to extensive modifications. First buy “Liquid Gravity” to make it sit on the trip-gear. Without lead in the nose, it is tail heavy and sits on the tail. The main gear are too weak to suport the model. Be prepared to add extra glue and plastic to strengthen the main gear. The instructions are fairly good. If you must have a 1:48 Cessna, buy it. If you are not desperate, stay away.

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