PA28-161 Warrior II

Compatibility: Microsoft Flight Simulator
Following on from the popular PA-28R Arrow III for MSFS, this highly detailed simulation of the PA-28-161 Warrior II for MSFS has been developed by Just Flight's in-house team following comprehensive, hands-on research with a real-life Warrior II, G-BOZI, based at Conington Airfield. Already a very popular aircraft on other platforms, we are excited to bring you this incredibly detailed rendition of the Warrior II, complete with realistic wear and tear, and cockpit configuration.
 
The PA-28-161 Warrior II is a four-seater, piston-engine aircraft equipped with a fixed tricycle landing gear, 160hp four-cylinder engine and fixed-pitch propeller – an ideal aircraft for touring and flight training.
 
The Warrior II is flown all around the world and our add-on reflects that global popularity. In addition to our UK research aircraft, G-BOZI, this package features liveries from the USA, Canada, UK, France, Australia and Germany.
 
The PA-28-161 Warrior II for Microsoft Flight Simulator features a native model and 4096 x 4096 PBR materials for the highest possible texture detail and clarity.
FEATURES

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
4096x4096 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:
o 'Cold & Dark', 'Ready for Take-off' and ‘Ready for Start’ aircraft states
o Persistent aircraft states, allowing you to always return to your cockpit in the same state that you last left it
o Automatic switching of the fuel tanks for use on those long distance cross-country flights
o GPS unit selection – GPS 100, GPS 100, GNS 430/GNS 530 and GTN 750 (requires freeware PMS-50 GTN 750)
o Direction Indicator (DI) or Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI) instrument options
o Aircraft failures (spark plug fouling, vapour lock, oil use and battery failure)
o Passenger, baggage and oil inspection door controls
o Flight computer with useful information such as fuel burn, endurance, speed and wind speed/direction
Fully functional and comprehensive IFR capable avionics fit including:
o KMA 20 audio selector unit
o KX 170B COM 1 / NAV 1 radio
o KX 175B COM 2 / NAV 2 radio
o KN 62 DME unit which can display information from NAV 1, NAV 2 or its own inbuilt receiver (NAV 3)
o Century 21 autopilot with lateral hold modes - HDG, NAV, APR, REV (altitude hold clickspot included)
o KT 76A transponder unit
o KR 85 ADF unit with ADF/ANT/BFO modes, and support for fractional frequencies, e.g. 383.3
o GPS 100, GNS 430/GNS 530 and GTN 750 (requires freeware PMS-50 GTN 750)
o 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 measure 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 those 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 fowling, limited battery life, vapor 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
 
The Just Flight Warrior II features a MSFS-native (Wwise) sound package taking full advantage of the new capabilities. Every little detail has been faithfully recreated based on high fidelity recordings from real life PA-28s.
 
Original Lycoming O-320 engine samples
Detailed physics-based effects on engine and wind noise
Authentic audio for every switch, button, lever and electrical systems
Accurately positioned 3D sound sources (best enjoyed in VR!)
Custom crash and scraping effects
Background panel rattle on low engine RPMs and more!
 
Liveries
 
The Warrior II is supplied in the following eight paint schemes:
 
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)
 

Other
 
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


Development Updates

09 June 2021

Here's a new set of screenshots showing the remainder of the liveries, various bits of exterior and cockpit model/texture detail that also show off some of the differences in those areas versus our already released PA-28R Arrow III and the PA-28R Turbo Arrow III/IV

Enjoy these latest shots.

 


12 May 2021

Here's a first look at early screenshots showing the PA28-161 Warrior II in MSFS.

As mentioned in the description above this highly detailed simulation of the PA-28-161 Warrior II for MSFS has been developed by Just Flight's in-house team following comprehensive, hands-on research with a real-life Warrior II, G-BOZI, based at Conington Airfield. Already a very popular aircraft on other platforms, we are excited to bring you this incredibly detailed rendition of the Warrior II, complete with realistic wear and tear, and cockpit configuration.

We aim to bring you more screenshots and development updates as the dev process progresses over the coming weeks.

 


PA28-161 Warrior II
Microsoft Flight Simulator