- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X & 2004
- File size
- 158 MB
In this remake of the brilliant Piper Arrow for both FS2004 and FSX, you’ll have access to a totally free model that carries all of the real-life hallmarks of the real thing. This is something that is small, simple to fly and easy to navigate with thanks to its small nature and the fact it can get you through even the most trouble and challenging of gaps!
The whole thing feels very safe to fly around in and this is thanks to the massively creative work carries out to CLS; they’ve created a brilliant remake of this aircraft that really hits home at just how effective it was for its time. Whilst it might not be quite as popular today as an aircraft, the package comes with various additions to help you remember it for years to come. Faithful to the real thing and with a fine addition of liveries and extra features to make the model and cockpit look as realistic as possible, this does everything it can to really make this edition of the Arrow feel like home.
This comes with some very impressively designed 3D models, all capable of giving you the boost and the range of detail needed to really capture the true glories of this aircraft. It will also give you the perfect taster of what this aircraft is capable of in terms of looks, carrying off that classic seaplane style with some genuine style
Shine and design is very important in any model, and this does a great job of capturing that importance with the addition of a dynamic sine effect. This means that the aircraft looks spectacular, whilst managing to carry off a realistic look that really does the aircraft plenty of justice
Not satisfied with the level of detail that is on offer at the moment? Then look to the brilliant liveries that have been created! Each livery has been made from a real-life model and carries the hallmarks of the real thing, ensuring that it works exactly as you would have hope and also making sure that it captures the detail and form of each model as best as it can
The aircraft is more than just looks, though! This remake of the Piper Arrow does a marvelous job of capturing the virtual cockpit in all of its glory, as well. The addition of a 3D virtual cockpit, complete with full functionality, should make managing and using this aircraft much easier
Struggling to get to grips with the cockpit? Then you should look to the brilliant control surfaces inside. Each part of the surface has been fully animated and made to work and move the way that you would expect and would have hoped for, bringing the whole thing to life and making it really look the part throughout the aircraft
The standard animations that you would expect and hope to see in a package like this have been added, making it a whole lot easier to control and understand the aircraft as well as to understand what actions you carry out will provide what specific response as you move forward
Looking for a bit more from the design side of things? Then you’ll love the addition of the opening door, which really adds to the cool factor of the aircraft and also will make the whole thing seem that extra layer more realistic, which is always a very useful trait!
Flight dynamics have been built upon many hours of looking around, research, planning and interviews to make sure that this feels just as it should, nothing is more important when flying an aircraft model in a simulator then ensuring that it is as close to the real thing as it can be, and this model does that perfectly by really capturing the strength and the precision of the real thing along the way
4 excellent panel styles have been made to give you a fine cosmetic choice as much as a choice of what will suit you most effectively; the choices that you can pick from will include black, blue, brow and silver/grey. Each of these look excellent and really capture the look and feel of the aircrafts cockpit, making it much easier to see what you are doing and what options are open to you
Matching virtual cockpit colors to the panels that you have chosen above, ensuring that the aircraft carries that very specific form of unity throughout in terms of the color scheme and the overall look and format of the aircraft
Paint kits look easy to use and if you have Photoshop you can easily start to work with these multi-layered designs to create a look and feel of the livery that you want. If you want to make adjustments or even try and create your own fictional airline you should try and mess around with the paint kid that has been included in here!
Likewise, the operational manual and the panel description included will ensure that you have more than enough information to go on when you fly. When you refer to these details you should have no problem in working out what you need to do or what specific options within the cockpit may result in happening! This makes it easier to fly the aircraft as ever action will now have a clearly explained consequence
Needed System Requirements
- To use this package, you will need to have AT LEAST Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 installed. However, this runs most impressively in FSX but will only run when managed in the FSX Acceleration mode, as well as in DX9 mode – there is no DX10 support with this module
- A copy of Windows XP or Vista – more modern operating systems are untested, but may require changes to Compatibility Settings to ensure that they work properly
- At least 512MB RAM, 1GB+ recommended in all FSX scenarios!
- At least 128MB 3D graphics card, but preferably anything above 256MB
- A plug-in soundcard like a Soundblaster Audigy, as well
- At least 350MB free HD space is needed when you want to install this file, and this does not include the addition of the fil itself being downloaded to HDD
Rated 4.1/5.0 based on 34 customer reviews
Emily Smith - 10/17/2015
Commercial Level Simulations have graciously released this brilliant little Piper Arrow as add-on for Microsoft's Flight Simulator X and 2004 and best of all, it is completely free. If you have been spending time in larger aircraft, such as Airbus or Boeing passenger jets, and fancy taking to the skies in something a bit more nimble then a light, single prop aircraft like the Arrow is a great choice.
With your free package you get a very nice and highly detailed model of the Arrow, that looks great from all angles when showing off its carefully sculpted curves. All the usual animations are present and accounted for, including control surfaces, landing gear and even opening doors. A beautiful dynamic shine makes the Arrow appear really quite striking at certain angles, making it easy to spend a lot of time using external viewpoints and just admiring the aircraft.
A generous eight liveries are also included, each separated by different colors and designs. Nothing too outlandish, but all simple and tasteful. Along the same line, the aircrafts panel also comes in four different colors, something you don't see very often, that allows you to pick one that best matches the repaint your using, or you might just prefer one over the others. It's not often we get the chance to create such synergy with the inside and outside of the aircraft.
From inside the 3D virtual cockpit, is perhaps where you will best experience the carefully tuned flight dynamics. They are based on real world pilot input and as such, they feel authentic and the Arrow flies very much like its real world counterpart. As not everyone will be familiar with flying a single-engine prop, a full operation manual is included to help get rookie pilots off the ground and back down safely.
By releasing this super add-on that's missing nothing but the price tag, CLS have put themselves in a strong position where everyone can experience and enjoy the kind of products they are capable of creating. Maybe you'll remember that the next time you're in the market for a new aircraft but in the meantime, enjoy your new Piper Arrow, and a big thanks go to CLS.
david perry - 04/13/2016
Only the good will survive. The flight sim web sites became so saturated it lead to some very poor downloading experiences for the novice thru the experts. Freeware caused a lot of first time flayers to throw up their hands and leave. The payware was a double hit. you paid for it and it caused more problems than it was worth. Luckily there is the old light house guiding us poor souls to a safe port. I am never disappointed with a freeware or payware download from SimShack. They prove the old adage you usually get what you pay for, of course the exception is when that freeware is from Simshack. thanks this plane is what I fly for. Just fun and easy. Dave
Louis Mavredes - 12/26/2015
The interior and instruments are excellent. I exterior is OK. The problem that I have with it was it doesn't not fly like a Cherokee Arrow at all. Not even close. Control are very sluggish and speed are not equal to what the real plane has to offer. I have lots of hours in the real Cherokee Arrow and this plane is nothing like it the real thing. If the owners would re-work the flight characteristics I could give it a Excellent (good) rating. I know it was one of the free planes but not good advertisement for the site and the planes they sell.
greg blass - 04/13/2016
Very cool They are offering freeware, and this is definitely freeware. The external modeling is pretty good. The pilot and passengers in the external view are a little below average and block looking. The VC is pretty cheesy and quickly thrown together. I would not pay much for this but for free,eh. Ya get what ya paid for. It's one of those models that make a good exterior model for recording flights over the Grand Canyon at dawn or dusk etc.
Wilfredo Vargas - 04/14/2016
I am sorry for the review I posted yesterday about the Piper Arrow. I accidentally sent the wrong riview for the wron plane from another Sim provider. Your Piper Arrow version is bar to none and very excellent. The cockpit looks so real that you inmmerseon it as the real one. It is awesome. I wish to obtain more models in the near future. Thank you. If any updates are available for this plane please e-mail me to : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panos Ke - 04/14/2016
Received this free. Flies well and the outside textures are basic. While inside the cockpit , at times you can look out the right window and see the green wing light but when looking out the left window the red light is missing. This happens in the air. On the ground the problem does not exist. Handles exceptionally well.
Very easy to install.
Glen Horton - 04/13/2016
At first it was difficult to fly. But with the lower panel, (shift 2), using the trim, it became much easier. the only complaint would be, that you can't trim the nose up enough on final approach. You have to fly it onto the runway with the yoke, using allot of back pressure just before touch down.
Ken Hofmockel - 02/21/2016
I am a private pilot, and this aircraft flies close to reality in FS2004. Although some of the gauges are not quite accurate (airspeed indicator, fuel flow indicator, engine RPMs) overall I rate this software very highly. Thank you for your professional endeavor.
Felipe Torres-Duperly - 04/13/2016
The Piper Arrow was mi training aircraft for pilotīs private licence back in 1978. Great little airplane that I niknamed "Grey Mouse" . Thank you for the free downloading. Pretty easy to fly and remarcable painting. Why does it weight more than 100 Mb?
Wilfredo Vargas - 04/14/2016
The airplane is awesome, it flies very well but there is a little problem. The altimeter and vertical speed indicator are inoperable, the numbers on the radios need to be clearer for viewing, no 2D cockpit. But overall is very good plane. I love it.
Michael Groom - 04/13/2016
Just flown a quick 30 minute trip and it seems really fine - handles well, view out of VC is very good, instruments easy to read and use so it's a 10/10 from me. A nice freebie everyone should add to their hangar.
Kaporeihana Ray Kaka - 04/15/2011
Howdy Team Leader
I am Ray From The Bay
Never experinced flying model or as seen here within and am excited to try.
Cheif Kilo1 from K1W1 = Kiwi Airlines Just joking
Zisis Arvanitis - 04/21/2016
Honestly providing an aircraft for free is trully amazing since there are many simmers who love to fly but do not always have the means to buy. the plane is wonderfull. thanks a lot!
AVari Setyadana - 12/02/2015
Good for Student Pilot to advanced practice from Cessna 152 to heavier Piper Arrow. But still "too light to" fly. Figures for pilot and passengers need to fix to be more realistic
Fred Landry - 05/04/2011
Where is the download "button"....I can't do anything with it..... am I missing it?? Help..
I really can't rate the product if I don't see it or fly it.....
Neville Costain - 02/06/2016
Thank you very much for this aircraft,very nice to fly .It has very good detail with amazing realism.A very good aircraft to improve your flying skills.
John Pipilas - 04/16/2011
Downloaded CLS Piper Arrow for FSX......When running FSX colour variations/textures do not display??? Aircraft and panel are all white? Is there fix?
marc peycelon - 03/03/2016
As a private pilot, I know this plane, I found the sensations of this plane, and the position of the instruments, I recommend it for virtual flights
Leifur Magnusson III - 04/04/2015
Had to run installer to default old FSX location and copy/paste over to Steam to get it in.. I like the details and functionality of the plane.
Robert Lovering - 08/02/2011
Nice plane, but were's the transponder? The old fixed cards are nice too. Although they seem to over work the pilot.
Lewis Stein - 04/12/2016
A great product at an even greater price. The download process couldn't be easier. Also a great plane to fly.
jmzz lee - 04/14/2016
Sick! The quick brown Fox jumped my lazy dog and then the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog again.
Robert Pountney - 04/13/2016
Had a quick flight and it seems to handle just fine. Paint job a little basic but hey, it's a freebie!
Ondrej Vesely - 06/20/2013
This plane is fantastic. No existing support page and password for instaling - I dont understand...
AVari Setyadana - 01/20/2015
Very realistic Virtualcool Fokker F 50, except for her airspeed with maximum speed 120 knots
David Burns - 04/19/2011
When loaded in FS9 the instruments do not show. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Bastiaan van Diem - 04/13/2016
Nice and elligence as a lady, like I always call flying as models of airplanes.
Elliott WHATLEY - 04/18/2016
This great the plane feels great graphic are amazing. Really like it thanks.
All41 Adonis - 07/14/2015
They forgot to include the transponder...what a pity for a very nice model.
Humberto Valentim - 03/03/2015
Very nice plane. Flys well and works well. And the price... was good
Robert Newcombe - 04/27/2016
Really good,can't beat the price. Good one to fly. Thanks very much.
Humberto Valentim - 03/02/2016
It's a very nice plane specially for bush lights. very easy to fly.
skip Thompson - 04/19/2011
I dont see the Airplane folder in FSX where do you install it at??
hatim azzuz - 06/05/2012