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The Aircraft

The 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:

Interactive 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).

Complete Moving Parts: Ailerons, rudder, stabilator and flaps all move. The wheels turn, and both cabin door and baggage door open and close.

Visible Interior and Passengers: You can even use Config-0-Matic (see below) to configure anywhere from one to four occupants in the aircraft model.

Fuselage and Lighting Reflections: The same as found on the default FS aircraft, there's even reflection on the aircraft windows.

Accurate 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.

Details 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.

2D Cockpit, Instrument Panels & Interior

In 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:

Main 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!

Landing 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.

Radio 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.

Interior 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!


Authentic 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 Archer II..


DreamFleet has always prided itself on giving you the MOST for your money, and the Archer is no exception.

Text-o-Matic: 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!

Config-o-Matic: 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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• Gmax® Model
• Reflections
• Full moving parts
• Interactive VC
• Accurate Flight   Dynamics
• Photo Real Graphics
• Moving Map GPS
• Realistic Sounds
• Configuration Utility
• Repaint Utility