Piper Archer CX

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Piper Archer CX
External view with ALS and advanced weather enabled
External view with ALS and advanced weather enabled
Cockpit view with Rembrandt enabled
Cockpit view with Rembrandt enabled
Type Civilian aircraft
Author(s) Jon Ross
--aircraft= pa28-181, piper-archer-cx
Status Beta
 FDM Stars-1.png
 Systems Stars-3.png
 Cockpit Stars-3.png
 Model Stars-4.png
 Repository The development repository of the Piper Archer CX.
Download Download the Piper Archer CX aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
License GPLv3+
This aircraft is NOT available under the GNU GPL 2, the primary license of the FlightGear project. This means that parts cannot be reused in the official FlightGear repositories.

The Piper Archer CX is a low wing, single engine semi-fictional civilian aircraft based off of the Piper Cherokee airframe. Unlike its real-life counterparts, the Archer TX and LX, the CX (C for conventional cockpit) uses old-style analog gauges similar to the ones used in the Piper Archer II/III aircraft.

Electrical system

The Piper Archer CX has a custom-made realistic electrical system; for example, the lights will dim when you crank the engine. The aircraft starts with the battery and alternator switches on which can be confirmed with the battery voltage gauge to the left of the pilot's yoke. If both the battery and alternator are turned off, no electrical systems will work (including the starter and fuel pump).


The exterior model is complete but needs livery support and a normal map; the interior is highly detailed, with most of the major instruments in place. The FDM is a tweaked Aeromatic FDM that feels like a Piper, but it has not been tested with regards to the real life Piper Archer TX.


Open a GitHub issue if you've found anything wrong with the aircraft in any way.