Carenado Releases PA28 181 Archer II for MSFS

Carenado add to their large GA lineup with a PA-28 Cherokee Archer II.

Posted: 28-Jan-2023 @ 20:09z
Updated: 23-Mar-2023 @ 21:25z
Carenado Releases PA28 181 Archer II for MSFS

The folks over at Carenado added another GA airplane to their already beefy lineup with the addition of the PA28 181 Archer II for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The Piper PA-28 Cherokee needs no introduction. It’s a classic two to four seat light aircraft dating back to the early 60s. Its relatively affordable and reliable nature makes it a popular airplane that many general aviators know quite well. The Archer II was first certified in 1975 and features a Lycoming O-360-A4M engine producing 180 hp. One fun fact is that the Archer was discontinued in 2009 only to receive a wave of investments that brought it back into production in 2010.

Carenado’s rendition of the PA-28 Cherokee Archer II brings this popular aircraft to life with 8 different liveries, a GNS430 GPS/Nav/Comm solution as default, as well as integration with the PMS GTN750, and/or the TDS GTN750Xi. Additionally, the aircraft will come default with a suite of BK navigation, communication, ADF, transponder, and audio equipment. Depending on if you’re interested in setting the aircraft up from cold & dark, or getting right into flying, there are start options available for all.

Carenado also lists that they implemented original stereo sounds that were recorded from the real airplane, as well as realistic flight dynamics, and finally a tablet that is used to control various elements of the aircraft like doors, pilots, and starting options.

If you’re interested in purchasing the Carenado PA28 181 Archer II, you will be able to do so only in the Microsoft Flight Simulator in-game marketplace for $19.99. For a full list of features, take a look below:


  • 5 liveries
  • GNS530
  • GTN750 integration option (GTN from
  • BK RDR2000 weather radar
  • KX 15 Nav/Com radio
  • Custom KR87 ADF
  • KT76A Transponder
  • Cold and dark / Ready to taxi / Ready for takeoff start options
  • Engine and wind sound effects when opening doors and windows.
  • Original HQ digital stereo sounds recorded directly from the real aircraft (engine, knobs, switches, buttons and different elements).
  • Realistic flight dynamics compared to the real airplane. Realistic weight and balance. Tested by several pilots for maximum accuracy.
  • Physically Based Rendering (PBR) materials and textures.
  • PBR materials authored with industry-standard software used by the film and gaming industries.
  • Tablet interphase for controlling static elements, pilots, opening doors, etc.; and starting options such as cold and dark and ready to taxi.
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