AIRPLANES > DRIFTER ULTRALIGHT VERSION 2.00 FOR FSX AND PREPAR3D. Payware (Jun 2014,
2.00 Feb 2018)
The Drifter 582 ultralight is a two seat, wire braced, tail dragger aircraft. The Austflight Drifter is an extensively modified version of the original Maxair Drifter and since the early 1980’s approximately 500 have been built. The aircraft has a high Dacron covered wing and the pilot sits in front of the passenger ahead of the wing thus providing an excellent field of view. A Brolga 4 blade prop is powered by a Rotax 582 engine which is mounted behind the pilot and passenger. This aircraft has been modelled on the real world 25-455 aircraft.
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- Native FSX model
- Incredibly detailed model with full animations
- Virtual Cockpit rain effects (with exterior rain effects on canopy)
- Silky smooth 3D gauges
- Custom gauges including radio and GPS
- 13 variations included.
- Wheeled and float models
- Genuine engine sounds
- Stall buffet effect
- Animations for tiedowns, wheel chocks and pitot covers
- Animated pilot and passenger models which can be displayed or hidden
- In game Animation Manager
- Paintkit available (click here)
- Microsoft's Flight Simulator X SP2, Acceleration or FSX Gold
- Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D versions 1 to 4
DOWNLOAD THE DEMO
The demo version of the Drifter is a fully flyable and functioning aircraft and may be freely flown without any limitations.
Download the demo from: www.antsairplanes.com/downloads/AntsDrifterV200DEMO.zip (52MB)
With this demo you can find out exactly how well the Drifter will run on your particular system. The demo includes the full documentation and is the same as the full version except for the following:
- Floats only model version (there is no wheeled version in the demo)
- 2 repaints only
Everything else is exactly the same as it is in the full version. The demo should provide a good representation of the performance and framerates you would get from the full version.
VERSION 2.00 NOW AVAILABLE (Feb 2018)
Version 2.00 adds the following:
- Adds Prepar3D v4 compatibility
- Improved Animation Manager which now includes checklists and manuals
- Improved mouse click spots
- 2D popup for the radio
- Improved EGT and water temperature values
If you have bought an earlier version you can download the version 2.00 installer from your account at the store you purchased the Drifter.
You can read the Flusinews review of the Drifter here. Note the review is in German.
Flightsim also has a review of the Drifter here. This one is in English.
Watch a great video of the Drifter by ALeclercqCreations at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZpkhbQkiB8
KNOWN ISSUES - MISSING WING TEXTURES
A small number of users have had problems where the wings and tail surfaces are not appearing. This appears to be related to the fact that these are 2048x2048 pixel textures rather than the standard 1024x1024 pixels. I am not sure if it is a setting of FSX or their graphics card that is the problem. The solution is to download these replacement textures. These replace the larger textures with smaller 1024x1024 textures and should resolve the issue.
Users of the full version should download this file:
Users of the demo version should download this file:
NOTE : Do not download either of these patches if your wing and tail textures are working fine.
All screenshots are high resolution (approx 1600x950 pixels) and unedited except for cropping. Screenshots will open in a new browser window.
This paintkit is provided to users to assist with creating repaints for the Drifter. The download is in 7-Zip format (as it produces a much smaller 75MB download compared to 120MB by other methods) so you will need 7-Zip to extract the file. The files were created with Corel Paint Shop Pro but saved in the Photoshop format which most good paint programs should be able to handle.