• Review: Piper PA28 Arrow III for FSW

    PA-28R Arrow III

    Publisher: Just Flight

    Review Author:
    Michael Hayward

    Suggested Price:
    $41.99

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    The Piper Arrow III is a popular general aviation aircraft with high usage across the globe. The Piper Cherokee series started in 1961 with over 32,000 airframes being built to date, making this the fourth most built aircraft in the world behind the Cessna 172, Ilyushin Il-2 and Messerschmitt Bf 109.

    Earlier this year Just Flight teamed up with Dovetail Games to produce the first official add-on for Flight Sim World, whilst at the same time adjusting the simulator's SDK for future use for other developers, and eventually the wider community.

    Just Flight Piper Arrow III for FSW

    In this review, I will be taking a look at the Just Flight Arrow III and discuss how it sits on the flight simulator market with the features it includes, and whether or not it is worthy to be Flight Sim World's first official add-on.

    Aircraft Specification

    • Crew: 1
    • Length: 24' 7" (7.5m)
    • Wingspan: 35' 4" (10.8m)
    • Height: 7' 9" (2.4m)
    • Empty Weight: 1201 lbs (544 kg)
    • Loaded Weight: 2150 lbs (975 kg)
    • Powerplant: Lycoming IO-360-C1C6

    Aircraft Performance

    • Maximum Speed: 137 knots (158 mph, 254 km/h)
    • Maximum Range: 880 nmi (1013 miles, 1630 km)
    • Service Ceiling: 16,200 ft (4,938m)
    • Rate of Climb: 7,000 ft/m (35.6 m/s)

    Just Flight Piper Arrow III for FSW     Just Flight Piper Arrow III for FSW

    Download And Install

    Installation of this aircraft was simple. In my case I acquired the aircraft through Steam directly, meaning it was as easy as buying it from their store or inputting a key for the aircraft, leaving the install to be automatic.

    Buying the aircraft through the FSPilotShop will be the same as any other Just Flight installation - you will be asked to input your key through an installer, and the rest of the setup will be automated.

    Two manuals are included with the add-on, the standard 'Operations User Manual', which teaches you how to use the aircraft, and an 'Operating Data Manual', full of aircraft performance charts.


    3 Comments
    1. b52bob's Avatar
      b52bob -
      FSW is a great sim in process of getting much better. You should grab it, especially when on sale for the price of a couple of Big Macs.
      With the imminent release of the the SDK, more is coming soon.
    1. lear45xr's Avatar
      lear45xr -
      Not sure where you live but here in the mid-west a "couple" big macs cost more a lot less than $42.00. I'd gladly pay $7-8 bucks for this one, as you suggest, but not $42. Overpriced as so many add-on's are these days.
    1. b52bob's Avatar
      b52bob -
      Quote Originally Posted by lear45xr View Post
      Not sure where you live but here in the mid-west a "couple" big macs cost more a lot less than $42.00. I'd gladly pay $7-8 bucks for this one, as you suggest, but not $42. Overpriced as so many add-on's are these days.
      Sorry, was referring to the sim, not the add-on. It is expensive. Being retired have to watch my pennies.
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