Archer aircraft model was designed by Marcel Felde of Germany, one
of the most talented 3D modelers in the flight simulation industry,
and you can be certain that the Archer is among the most complex
and detailed aircraft models ever produced.
If you like the default FS Cessna aircraft, then you are going to
be in for quite a treat with the Archer. Marcel held back very little
when it came to detail, and here are some of the features to expect:
Virtual Cockpit & Cabin: Nicely detailed, with working gauges
and click spots, plus moving control wheels, rudder pedals, flap
lever, etc. You can fly from the virtual cockpit, or from our complete
2D cockpit and interior (see below).
Moving Parts: Ailerons, rudder, stabilator and flaps all move.
The wheels turn, and both cabin door and baggage door open and close.
Interior and Passengers: You can even use Config-0-Matic (see
below) to configure anywhere from one to four occupants in the aircraft
and Lighting Reflections: The same as found on the default FS
aircraft, there's even reflection on the aircraft windows.
Flight Dynamics: A pretty aircraft means nothing if it does
not fly well, and while it is impossible to create 100% accurate
flight dynamics for FS, you'll find the flying characteristics
of the DreamFleet Archer to be quite satisfying.
Galore!: Everything from the pitot tube, to the stabilator actuator
rod is there, along with detailed textures, right down to almost
every rivet and inspection plate that is on the real thing.
Cockpit, Instrument Panels & Interior
addition to the 3D virtual cockpit and interior, the DreamFleet
Archer features complete 2D instrument panels and interior views,
in our "trademark" high resolution, digital photo realistic
graphics. Use the "VC" or use the 2D views, or switch
between both. Some of the features of our 2D interior include:
Instrument Panel: So realistic that you could almost swear you
were in the real Archer II. Every gauge is there, just as it is
in the real Archer, and operate as accurately as is possible within
FS. Many gauges features a user selectable "digital readout",
which tells you what the gauge is reading; great for those with
small monitors, or to obtain high accuracy in setting. In addition,
you can also select to place a "cover" over a gauge, so
you can practice partial panel IFR, or fail a gauge such as a VOR.
Of course the instrument panels feature near 100% accurate pilot's
perspective. As with every DreamFleet panel you are seated in the
pilot's seat, not in between the seats!
View Panel: Essentially a reduced height version of the Main
Instrument Panel, with a larger outside view for making landings
easier, or for enjoying the scenery. The landing view panel features
all of the primary flight and navigation instruments, and is suitable
for IFR work.
Stack: The Bendix-King avionics that appear in the real N8439T
are there, along with one that isn't, a GPS 500 moving map GPS!
You also have a choice of two Autopilots, the single-axis Century
21 that appears in the real aircraft, or a 2-axis KAP150.
Views: They are all here, and you can use these in place of,
or to supplement the Virtual Cockpit views. Featured are Forward
Left, Left (with visible wing), Rear Left, Rear, Rear Right, Right
(with visible wing), Forward Right, and UP views. As with the instrument
panel all views are high quality, digital photo realistic graphics.
No rendered or hand drawn artwork here!
Lycoming O-360 engine sounds are featured. You will also get all
of the usual switch "clicks", gyro sounds, and that unique
Piper fuel pump sound. An audible environment that along with the
visual surroundings truly give you the feeling of being in the real
has always prided itself on giving you the MOST for your money,
and the Archer is no exception.
The ever popular "T-o-M" returns to the Archer, from its
previous appearances in our other products.. With T-o-M you can
repaint your Archer in any scheme you would like, or download paint
schemes produced by others. Then use T-o-M to create an entirely
new aircraft model, that sports this new paint scheme, and aircraft
complete with all the features listed above. By using T-o-M you
can create an entire fleet of Archers!
Joining "T-o-M" is "C-o-M". With Config-o-Matic
you will be able to select certain features for your Archer, such
as type of autopilot, or whether or not you wish to load the 2D
interior views to supplement the Virtual Cockpit. You will also
be able to set the various weights for your passengers and baggage,
even the number of passengers visible in the aircraft model, change
the color of the cockpit's dome light, and the instrument back lighting,
adjust the airframe hours on the tachometer, and assign certain
custom keyboard commands, in order to access features not provided
for via default keys in FS.
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