Just Flight’s PA-28R Arrow III, currently our favorite GA airplane in MSFS, will soon have company from its most powerful sibling. The Turbo Arrow III/IV is nearing completion and should be out in the coming weeks. And we have new images to show you!
On the latest development update from Just Flight, the developers said that only some finish touches remain to be done, concerning the flight dynamics, engine sounds and some custom simulations that will surely uplevel the immersion when flying this aircraft. This will include engine damage simulation, in case you push that turbocharger too much. These are the kind of features that set some airplanes apart, and Just Flight definitely seems on top of their form right now based on the tremendous work with the Arrow III.
The Turbo Arrow features some unique features that set it apart from its less powerful brother. Starting with the engine, obviously, which is now a six-cylinder turbocharged unit. The Arrow IV is also unique with a T-shaped tail, giving it some sportier looks. However, this T-tail should have you going for a longer take-off run, with less pitch-authority when rotating. Let’s see how Just Flight will do with the slight performance differences caused by each of these smaller variations.
The Turbo version of the Arrow will be specially useful if you’re looking to fly at higher altitudes (above 10.000 feet), or with warmer temperatures. Its increased performance are mostly noticeable on these extremes, as cruise performance is the same as with non-turbo version until reaching oxygen altitudes.
As usual with Just Flight, the new images show a very beautiful machine. It also looks slightly cleaner than the Arrow III, which was definitely well-used and in need of some carpet vacuuming. In either case, all very characterful airplanes, and judging by their previous work, Just Flight will surely have another winner here. Stay tuned for further updates!