Released, Just Flight Piper PA-28-181 Archer III

Just Flight has released the Piper PA-28-181 Archer III for FSX and Prepar3D.  Developed by Just Flight’s internal development team, the aircraft is a highly detailed and accurate representation of the real world model.  According to Just Flight, “This great new GA add-on Includes ten liveries from around the world and an impressive IFR-capable array of cockpit equipment, including a Traffic-Watch traffic awareness unit and Strike Finder stormscope.”

Check out some product screenshots below.

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Next, see a detailed features list.

Model

  • Accurately modelled PA-28-181 Archer III, built using real-world aircraft plans and comprehensive photography of the real aircraft
  • Numerous animations including passenger door, baggage door, cockpit window and sun visors
  • Ground equipment including chocks and tie-downs
  • HD textures are used to produce the highest possible texture clarity
  • Bump and specular mapping used throughout the aircraft to produce a truly 3D feel

Cockpit

  • A truly 3D virtual cockpit right down to accurately modelled seat belts and screw heads – every instrument is constructed fully in 3D with smooth animations
  • Cockpit textures feature wear and tear based on reference photos taken in the real aircraft to produce an authentic environment
  • Overhead panel controls
  • Interactive engine start checklist
  • Interactive checklists for every stage of flight
  • Panel state system which will automatically save the panel state whenever a flight is saved and reload the panel state whenever that flight is loaded
  • Aircraft configuration system that will allow you to choose between ‘cold & dark’ or ‘ready for take-off’
  • Fully-functional and comprehensive IFR capable avionics fit including:
    • KMA 24 audio selector unit
    • GNS 530 COM/NAV 1 radio and GPS
    • GNC 255 COM/NAV 2 radio unit with frequency databases, recently used frequencies and flight timers
    • KN62 DME unit which can display information from NAV 1, NAV 2 or its own inbuilt receiver (NAV 3)
    • S-TEC autopilot with lateral hold modes (HDG, NAV, APR, REV) and vertical modes (ALT, VS)
    • TT31 transponder unit
    • KR87 ADF unit with active and standby frequencies, mode selection and flight timers
    • Traffic-Watch ATD-300 traffic awareness unit
    • Strikefinder stormscope
    • HSI and ADF gauges
  • Flight computer panel with useful information such as fuel burn, endurance, speed and wind speed/direction
  • Flight1 GTN and GNS integration in the virtual cockpit (Flight1 GTN/GNS sold separately)

Aircraft systems

  • Custom-coded fuel system including the option to have automatic switching of the fuel tanks for use on those long distance cross-country flights
  • Custom-coded electrical system with functional circuit breakers, avionics power circuit and emergency bus controls
  • Functioning carburettor and primer controls
  • Failures including spark plug fouling, limited battery life, vapour lock and more
  • Refill menu for quick and easy refilling of fuel and oil, and recharging of the battery

Liveries

The Archer III will be supplied with ten liveries from the UK, USA, Canada, France, Australia and Germany:

  • G-CIFY (UK)
  • G-CCHL (UK)
  • N6092U (USA)
  • D-EFVC (Germany)
  • PH-AED (Netherlands)
  • C-GUXL (Canada)
  • HB-PPN (Switzerland)
  • EC-JQO (Spain)
  • VH-PPR (Australia)
  • F-GNCH (France)

Other features

  • Realistic and accurate flight dynamics based on real-world performance and handling data, and input from PA-28 pilots
  • Authentic sound set
  • Custom sounds for switches, doors and more
  • Comprehensive manual with panel guide and performance data
  • PSD Paint Kit included so you can create your own paint schemes

To review the original release announcement, see the source post via the official Just Flight Facebook page.  Alternatively, jump directly to the product sales page.  As of the time of this writing, the aircraft is priced at $41.99 USD.

*Images courtesy of Just Flight.

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