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The Archer III continues DreamFleet's practice of offering quality Reality XP Avionics as standard equipment*.
All this and much more, along with a fine aircraft for under $30!
 

The Aircraft

The aircraft model was designed by the most talented 3D modelers in the flight simulation industry, and you can be certain that this Archer III is one of the most complex and detailed aircraft models ever produced.

If you like the default FS aircraft, even previous DreamFleet aircraft, then you are going to be in for quite a treat with the Archer III. The Archer III model is all-new, and was designed in 3D Studio Max.

• Fully Interactive Virtual Cockpit & Cabin, with Super-Smooth running gauges:: State of the art, and beautifully detailed, with working gauges, and moving throttles, control wheels, rudder pedals, sun visors, etc. Working click spots for gauges, throttles, etc. You can fly from the virtual cockpit or our complete 2D cockpit and interior (see below). The virtual cockpit features "click-to-remove" yokes, for easy access to and viewing of all gauges and switches.

• Advanced VC Night Lighting:The Virtual Cockpit features advanced night lighting, and the user can select to turn on the panel instrument lights, switch lights, avionics lights and / or dome light separately. In addition, the overhead reading lights can also be activated separately for both the rear seats.

Click-to-Remove VC integrated with a complete 2D Interior!

With the DreamFleet Archer III, there's no need to preselect an aircraft model with or without a Virtual Cockpit. Just hop on board and with just a mouse click you can remove the VC. Switch over to the 2D interior and enjoy accurate views as you look around, including animated 3D wings. In the VC you can increase performance by removing the reflective glass, and you can even remove the rear seats, all with just a mouse click!

• Complete Moving Parts: Ailerons, rudder, stabilizer, flaps, etc. all move. The wheels turn, and both cockpit door, and cabin doors open and close. Click with your mouse, and open the fuel caps, and conduct your own virtual "walk around". Click again, and tie the aircraft down after flight. You can even remove the pilot from the cockpit. For those who fly from unimproved runways, you can remove the wheel fairings with just a mouse click (we wish it was that easy in real life!)

• Visible Interior with choice of pilots: This, of course, should be expected, and the interior visible from the outside of the aircraft is highly detailed. Using our Configuration Control you can choose between male or female pilots, and with just a click remove the pilot from the cockpit!

• Dynamic Shine and Lighting Reflections on Fuselage: The same as found on the default FS aircraft.

• 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 III to be quite satisfying. The Archer III's flight dynamics were designed by Alexander Metzger of Switzerland, an experienced designer and glider pilot, who worked closely with real Archer owners in testing the flying qualities of the aircraft. If the real aircraft's owner is happy with how the Archer III flies, so will you!

• Details Galore!: Complete external lighting as on the real aircraft, many parts that would not normally be modeled are modeled. 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 III 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. Some of the features of our 2D interior include:

• Main Instrument Panels (left seat and right seat): So realistic that you could almost swear you were in a real Archer III. Every gauge is there, just as it is in the real Archer III, and operate as accurately as is possible within FS. All gauges feature "dynamic tool tips", that tell you not only what the gauge is, but what its reading is. In addition, you can also select to place a "cover" over a gauge, so you can practice partial panel IFR. 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 Panels (left seat and right seat): Essentially a reduced height version of the left and right seat Instrument Panels, with a larger outside view for making landings easier, or for enjoying the scenery. The left landing view panel features all of the primary flight and navigation instruments, and is suitable for IFR work. NEW! The Archer III also features a second Left Landing View panel with an even larger outside view. This panel features the ASI, ADI, ALT and VOR1 gauges.

• Zoom Gauges: With just a click you can individually zoom in on the ASI, ADI, ALT, TC, DG, VSI and Engine Gauges. Zoom in on just one, or zoom in on all of them!

• Avionics and gauges: The Archer III is another DreamFleet Trendsetter; the first GA aircraft to feature a complete set of Reality XP's ultra-smooth running Flight Line T and Flight Line N gauges (as shown above). Reality XP's Garmin GNS430, S-TEC 55X Autopilot and ST-360 Altitude Selector / Alerter round out a Reality XP gauge package that will provide a level of realism rarely seen in A Flight Simulator aircraft.

We have also included the default Garmin GPS500, and that is just the start. DreamFleet's Elmar Calbo has programmed a complete Bendix-King avionics suite, including Bendix-King KX155 NAV/COMS, KN62 DME, KR87 ADF, and there's even an ELT you can test!

All gauges are high resolution, and are created from high quality digital images of the actual gauges appearing in the real aircraft.

• 2D Interior Views: Featured are Forward Left, Left (with visible 3D animated wing), Rear Left, Rear, Rear Right, Right (with visible 3D animated wing), Forward Right, and Up views. As with the instrument panel all views are high quality, digital photo graphics. No rendered or hand drawn artwork here!

Sounds

Aaron Swindle does it again with a very realistic sounding sound set. Authentic Lycoming engine sounds are featured, with the originals recorded from the real aircraft by DreamFleet's Louis Betti. You will also get all of the usual switch "clicks", gyro sounds, closing door sounds, etc. An audible environment that along with the visual surroundings truly give you the feeling of "being there".

"DreamAudio" - Choice of 2 Internal Sound Sets

You will have a choice of two (2) Internal engine sound sets. The first features the engine sounds muffled as they would be heard by the pilot wearing Active Noise Reduction headphones. This is the most realistic sound set. The second sound set features the engine sounds at their normal, loud levels, as are usually provided by default in Flight Simulator. These are the least realistic sounds, as most, if not all pilots of these aircraft always wear their headphones for hearing protection and for ease of radio communication.

Extras

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

• DreamManager: Is the new replacement for "Text-o-Matic", which appeared in previous DreamFleet products. With DreamManager you can repaint your Archer III in any scheme you would like, or download paint schemes produced by others. Then use DreamManager to create an entirely new aircraft model, that sports this new paint scheme, and aircraft complete with all the features listed above. By using DreamManager you can create an entire fleet of Archers!

Click here to learn more about DreamManager

DreamManager Downloads

• Configuration Control Panel: Formerly known as "Config-o-Matic" our Configuration Control is no longer a separate program, but operates right inside the aircraft! Use the Configuration Control to instantly select VC options and sounds. Use it to set various options on your Garmin GNS430, and to activate the various "Preflight" animations, such as the opening oil filler door and removable fuel caps. Make your decisions and selections while in the cockpit!

Configuration Control - Click for a larger image

 

Price

$29.95 - US$

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*These units are identical to the Reality XP units that can be purchased separately. However, these units are "locked" to the Archer III's instrument panel and aircraft, and cannot be used on any other panel or aircraft.

 

 

 

 

 

• 3D Studio Max ®   Model
• Reflections & Shine
• Full moving parts
• Fully Interactive VC
• Choice of male or   female pilot
• Show / Hide the VC    with  just a mouse    click!
• Remove landing gear    fairings with just a    mouse click!
• Full set of 2D interior   views to supplement   the VC.
• Accurate Flight   Dynamics verified by   real Archer III pilots.
• Photo Real Graphics
• Reality XP Garmin   GNS430 GPS.
• A full set of Reality   XP Flight Line N &   Flight Line T gauges.
• Reality XP S-TEC   55X Autopilot and   S-TEC ST-360   Altitude pre-select   and Alerter unit.
• Default GPS500
• Realistic Sounds
• Choice of 2 Internal   Sound Sets
• Configuration Utility
• Repaint Utility
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Reality XP DropStack Gauge

The DropStack gauge appears in its own window, and can be shown / hidden as you desire.

Use it for convenient access to your panel windows. Simply mouse over the gauge to make it expand, make your selection, and in a moment it retracts. Or, you can lock it in its expanded state if you desire.

 
Place you cursor over it below to see it in simulated action.