Ant's Airplanes produces a range of high quality freeware and payware aircraft and sceneries for Microsoft's Flight Simulator X and Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D.
The full range of aircraft available is displayed on the right hand side of this page. Select any of the pictures for more information or go to the Free and Demos pages to see what you can get for free.
All scenery is freeware and consists mainly of Australian airports.
The Drifter Ultralight has been updated (both payware and free/demo version). This update provides new smoother propeller animations. Recent testing has shown that the default MSFS code for prop animation operates at only 18 fps. Custom code in the Drifter now animates the prop at the same rate as the sim which produces smoother animation. Other changes include: Fixed key commands for the fuel pump, fixed GPS on/off key, modified engine sounds so less high frequencies are rolled off when viewing front on in the external camera, improved VR cockpit interactivity, fixed issue with windshield rain effects not showing.
Download the latest installer from your retailer. Free/demo users should download the installer from this website again.
Visit the Drifter MSFS page for more information.
The new version of Drifter Ultralight has been rebuilt for MSFS. This is the perfect aircraft to enjoy the scenery of Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2020. The open cockpit and forward position provides clear views all around. The aircraft is available in a full payware version which includes wheeled and float versions. A wheeled only free/demo version is available to try before you buy.
Visit the Drifter MSFS page for more information.
Available now is Ants Aussie Airports for MSFS 2020. This free scenery contains only two airports at the moment, YPLI Palmers Island and YEVD Evans Head, both located on the NSW north coast. Future versions will include additional airports. Please read the readme.txt before installing as it is a manual install and you need to get the scenery into the right folder for it to work.
Download : http://antsairplanes.com/downloads/AntsAussieAirportsMSFS2020V100.zip (53MB)
With the recent release of Prepar3D v5 here are the instructions on how to install any Ant's Airplanes aircraft in Prepar3D v5.
Installing into the program directory:
Run the aircraft installer and select the P3D v4 install to program directory option. Manually change the install directory from Prepar3D v4 to Prepar3D v5. You will need to install the aircraft once for v4 and once for v5 if you use this method.
Installing outside the program directory:
Run the aircraft installer and select the P3D v4 install outside program directory option. Select the location where you want to install the aircraft (by default this will be the P3D v4 add-ons folder and you can still use this if you have P3D v4 also installed). When the installer runs a batch file is run to update the add-on location in both P3D v4 and v5. You should only install the P3D v4 version outside the program directory once for use in both P3D v4 and v5. The installer updates the location of the add-on in both P3D v4 and P3D v5 as it has already been setup in expectation of the eventual release of P3D v5.
If you already have the aircraft installed outside the program directory with Prepar3D v4:
Either re-run the installer and reinstall the aircraft to the exact same location. Or, go to the location that the aircraft is installed and run the P3D_install.bat batch file found in the aircraft folder (other files in that folder will be the Content folder, add-on.xml and readme.txt).
The P3D_install.bat batch file is already setup for use with both Prepar3D v4 and Prepar3D v5. This batch file updates the add-on location for both P3D v4 and P3D v5. You should only install the P3D v4 version of the aircraft once if you are installing it outside the program folder and it will be available for use in both simulators.
Unfortunately a number of flightsim stores have closed business lately. Any customer who is unable to download any Ant's Airplanes products should contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with details of their orders (product(s) bought and the order number). I will then happily be able to provide these customers with new download links via SendOwl.
Customers may now buy aircraft direct from Ant's Airplanes. Customers may choose to buy either through FastSpring or SendOwl.
FastSpring offers the following:
- Payments may be made via most major credit cards or PayPal. Other options may be available depending on which country you are in.
- European Union customers are supported.
- Download links are valid for 7 days from the time of purchase. You should therefore ensure you keep a safe backup copy of the download. If you need the download link reset please contact me.
- If an update is released then the download link will be reset and you will be able to download the new version at any time.
SendOwl offers the following:
- Payments are made through PayPal (you may pay with a credit card through the PayPal checkout without needing to make a PayPal account).
- European Union customers are not supported through SendOwl (due to the EU VAT tax rules).
- Download links do not have a time limit. There is a download limit of 5 times though. If you need the download link reset please contact me.
- If an update is released then the download limit will be reset.
For more information about buying direct click here.