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vFlyteAir Simulations – Cherokee 140 Original for X-Plane


Publisher: vFlyteAir Simulations
Date Added: Jan-28-2019
Updated: Jul-20-2020
Version: 3.0
File Size: 460.1 MB

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Piper Cherokee 140 (PA28-140) ORIGINAL PANEL (Analog gauges, VFR only) for X-Plane 11.30+

The Piper Cherokee 140 series of airplanes are fixed-wing, fixed-gear small GA airplanes produced by Piper Aircraft starting in 1961. Oddly, the Cherokee 140 was upgraded to a 150 HP engine very soon after initial production, and is sometimes referred to as the PA28-150. Although the Cherokee 140 had room for luggage or additional “child seats” behind the front seats, it was never practical or high-powered enough to carry four adults. The Cherokee 140 features the famous “Hershey Bar” wing planform that appeared in the earliest Piper models.

I became type-rated on the Cherokee family in 2016, and my primary trainer was tail number N3466K (1963), which is the example from which we produced the Cherokee 140 Original model for X-Plane. I have approximately 20 hours of PIC in the Cherokee 140, and I became familiar with how the airplane flies, and particularly, how the airplane lands. From this experiences, along with hundreds of photos and measurements and sound recordings, we produced the Original Panel version.

What is the “Original Panel?” Well, it is a replica of N3466K, which is truly a VFR trainer airplane, equipped with basic analog gauges, dual COM/NAV radios, transponder, and a single OBS for VOR navigation. There is no GPS in the panel, no DME, no ADF. Unless you carry a hand-held device with GPS and moving-map functionality, this airplane was strictly VOR navigation and pilotage for VFR flight. The Cherokee 140 Original is great for student pilots who wish to practice pilotage and basic VOR navigation skills. It is also a lot of fun to fly!


  • PS Engineering PAR200 Audio Panel with integrated COM1/NAV radio
  • TKM COM2/NAV2 radio
  • Piper 300 Transponder
  • Narko MK 12D TSO COM2/NAV2 radio
  • Garmin GTX 327 transponder with Pressure Altimeter, Flight Timer, Count Up Timer, Count Down Timer
  • Standard “six-pack” analog gauges including Airspeed Indicator, Turn/Bank Indicator, Vertical Velocity Indicator, Altimeter, Directional Gyrocompass, Artificial Horizon
  • OBS 1 with localizer, glideslope

Special Features:

  • Custom airfoils
  • Optional wheel pants (fairings) are selectable in the Options Menu. If installed, they reduce overall drag by a small amount
  • Gauges can be “INOP” by covering them with a sticker for partial failure practice
  • Custom engine vibration effects
  • Rain and ice window textures
  • Original sound recordings
  • Simulated BlueTooth music
  • Hi-Res textures
  • PBR textures
  • Fully animated throughout
  • Highly detailed 3D model
  • Plugin-controlled engine startup – takes longer to start a cold engine
  • 3D prop disc effects
  • Pop-up menu for preferences and views
  • Custom HDR lighting effects
  • 12 liveries included

New In Version 3:

The vFlyteAir Simulations Piper Cherokee 140 Original has been updated for X-Plane 11.30+ ! The Cherokee 140 Original now has two different panels, the original VFR-only panel, and a new IFR panel with Garmin G430, Avidyne AXP 340 multi-function transponder with ADS-B OUT, and a KAP 140 autopilot. You can instantly switch between panels, even mid-flight!

Other features included in this update are:

  • Two instrument panel configurations built in – original VFR panel and the new IFR panel. Switch panels is mid-flight if desired
  • Virtual Reality ready
  • FMOD sounds
  • New pop-out Kneeboard with Options menu
  • “Save State” Preferences, – switch settings, options and preferences are saved each time you fly, and are reloaded the next time you fly
  • New interior PBR textures
  • Improved animations using new X-Plane datarefs, including new push-button animations
  • “INOP” placards now include hints for secondary gauges
  • Automatic and integrated support for RealityXP(tm) GTN 650 and GNS 430 plugins (must be configured as Unit #1)
  • Integrated support for AviTab plugin
  • Flight model and ground handling improvements
  • Now has the STMA Autoupdate plugin included – keeps your copy up to date automatically each time you load the airplane


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