Just Flight Release PA-28 Warrior II for Microsoft Flight Simulator

July 21, 2021
X-Plane
OTHER
MSFS

Following on from the release of the PA-28R Arrow III and the PA-28R Turbo Arrow III/IV for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Just Flight have finally released their much awaited PA-28-161 Warrior II for the simulator.

Including highly detailed systems, eight paint schemes, high resolution PBR materials, high quality sounds and much more, the aircraft has been “developed using the latest MSFS standards”.

An incredibly lengthy feature list - which has been supplied by the developer, detailing features surrounding the model, cockpit, aircraft systems, sounds, liveries and other features - can be seen below:

Model

  • Accurately modelled PA-28-161 Warrior II, built using real-world aircraft plans and comprehensive photography of the real aircraft
  • Numerous animations including passenger door, baggage door, cockpit storm window, sun visors and oil cover
  • Ground equipment including chocks, tie-downs and pushback towbar
  • 4096 x 4096 textures are used to produce the highest possible texture clarity
  • PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials with real-time environment reflections for superb quality and realism
  • Detailed normal mapping for down-to-the-rivet precision of aircraft surfaces
  • Ground services support (marshaller and fuel truck)
  • Full support for MSFS visual icing effects

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, with optional 'clean' textures for a less worn look
  • Dimmable instrument, radio and dome lighting, with separate control circuits
  • Tablet EFB for controlling various aircraft options and checking aircraft and flight information:
    - 'Cold & Dark', 'Ready for Take-off' and 'Ready for Start' aircraft states
    - Persistent aircraft states, allowing you to always return to your cockpit in the same state that you last left it
    - Automatic switching of the fuel tanks for use on those long distance cross-country flights
    - GPS unit selection – GPS 100, GPS 100, GNS 430/GNS 530 and GTN 750 (requires freeware PMS-50 GTN 750)
    - Direction Indicator (DI) or Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI) instrument options
    - Aircraft failures (spark plug fouling, vapour lock, oil use and battery failure)
    - Passenger, baggage and oil inspection door controls
    - Flight computer with useful information such as fuel burn, endurance, speed and wind speed/direction
  • Fully functional and comprehensive IFR capable avionics fit including:
    - KMA 20 audio selector unit
    - KX 170B COM 1 / NAV 1 radio
    - KX 175B COM 2 / NAV 2 radio
    - KN 62 DME unit which can display information from NAV 1, NAV 2 or its own inbuilt receiver (NAV 3)
    - Century 21 autopilot with lateral hold modes - HDG, NAV, APR, REV (altitude hold click spot included)
    - KT 76A transponder unit
    - KR 85 ADF unit with ADF/ANT/BFO modes and support for fractional frequencies, e.g. 383.3
    - GPS 100, GNS 430/GNS 530 and GTN 750 (requires freeware PMS-50 GTN 750)
    - HSI/OBS support RNAV approach indications
  • Yoke-mounted flight timer/clock
  • Independently operated left and right (standby) altimeter, with mb and inHg barometric scales depending on units of measurement setting
  • Developed using the latest MSFS standards, including intuitive and easy-to-use controls for rotary knobs, multi-position switches and levers
  • Fully compatible with MSFS VR mode

Aircraft Systems

  • Custom-coded fuel system including the option to have automatic switching of the fuel tanks for use on 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
  • Lighting system includes separate lighting control for instruments (via rheostat) and realistic implementation of navigation light / radio light rheostat
  • Many other details, such as a passenger door that automatically closes with airflow and vibrating engine exhausts!
  • Full support for MSFS checklists (manual and automatic/co-pilot modes)

Sounds

  • Original Lycoming O-320 engine samples
  • Detailed physics-based effects on engine and wind noise
  • Authentic audio for every switch, button, lever and electrical system
  • Accurately positioned 3D sound sources (best enjoyed in VR!)
  • Custom crash and scraping effects
  • Background panel rattle at low engine RPM and more!

Liveries

  • G-BOZI (UK)
  • G-OPTI (UK)
  • G-SIXT (UK – BOAC flying club)
  • N8289A (USA)
  • D-EIIT (Germany)
  • F-GEDO (France)
  • C-FOEC (Canada)
  • VH-BVM (Australia)H

Other Features

  • Realistic and accurate flight dynamics based on real world performance and handling data and input from Warrior pilots
  • Comprehensive manual with panel guide and performance data
  • PSD Paint Kit included so you can create your own paint schemes

The aircraft supports IFR and VFR, allowing cockpit configurations to be changed from the in-aircraft tablet.

PA-28-161 Warrior II (for MSFS)

The aircraft can be purchased for $44.64 (USD) on Just Flight’s website, where you are also able to view more pictures and find more information regarding the product. You can also find out more about Just Flight’s previous announcement for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Fokker F28 Fellowship, in this article.

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