NEWS > AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE (last updated Jun 2020)
Ant's Airplanes has currently has a range of payware, freeware and demo aircraft. All aircraft are available for FSX and P3D. Payware are available for purchase from leading flightsim retailers for a very reasonable price. See the individual product pages for direct links to retailer product pages. All payware aircraft have a demo version available (visit the Free and Demos page for download links). Usually these demos are fully functional versions (eg the demo for the Eaglet is the floats version while the demo for the T-28B/C and D models is the fully functional T-28A)
DH82a Tiger Moth Pro Payware V1.21 Tiger Moth page
A completely new version of the Tiger Moth for FSX and Prepar3D. This version also comes with Physics Based Rendering (PBR) model and textures for P3D 4.4+.
DH82a Tiger Moth Pro Free/Demo V1.21 download (114MB)
The demo version is fully flyable however many of the customisation options are not available. The PBR model is also not available in the demo. Compatible with FSX, FSX steam edition and Prepar3D.
CAC25 Winjeel V1.40 Payware Winjeel page
Royal Australian Air Force trainer from the 1950's. Includes modern and vintage models as well as forward air control versions. Compatible with FSX, FSX steam edition and Prepar3D.
CAC25 Winjeel V1.40 Free/Demo download (86MB)
Royal Australian Air Force trainer from the 1950's. The demo version is fully flyable however the altimeter, airspeed and vertical speed indicators and engine wear modeling are inoperative. Compatible with FSX, FSX steam edition and Prepar3D.
T-28 Trojan A V3.30 download (195MB)
A 1950's era two seater military trainer aircraft used by the US Air Force. The T-28A is donationware. Free to use but if you like it please make a donation to aussiex or sim-outhouse. The T-28 Trojan A serves as a demo for the T-28B/C and D payware versions.
T-28 Trojan B/C V3.30 Payware T-28 page
A higher power version of the T-28A. Used by the US Navy as a trainer. The C variant includes a tailhook for carrier training. This is a payware product.
T-28 Trojan D V3.30 Payware T-28 page
The D version of the T-28 mostly consisted of original A model aircraft modified to use the larger engine found the in the T-28B. The T-28D was used in various military conflicts during the 60's and 70's. This is a payware product.
Swamp Wallaby V1.1 Free download (17MB)
A fictional freeware single seater personal jet.
payware: Commercial release. Click on the Link to be taken to the product page.
Eaglet LSA V2.20 Payware Eaglet page
High wing two seat light sport aircraft. Includes floats version.
Eaglet Floats LSA V2.20 Free/Demo download (71MB)
Floats only version of the Eaglet. Also called the Seasky. This can be used freely with no limitations. It also serves as a demo for the payware Eaglet.
Sierra LSA V2.30 Payware Sierra page
Low wing two seat light sport aircraft.
Sierra LSA V2.30 Demo download (31MB)
A feature limited demo of the Sierra LSA payware aircraft. This demo allows you to check the performance of the Sierra on your system.
Drifter Ultralight V2.00 Payware Drifter page
Two seater ultralight aircraft. Provides superb visibility for enjoying your FSX scenery. Includes the floats version.
Drifter Floats Ultralight V2.00 Free/Demo download (52MB)
Floats only version of the Drifter. This can be used freely with no limitations. It also serves as a demo for the payware Drifter.
Original Tiger Moth V1.1 Free download (72MB)
The classic biplane trainer. This is FSX only and may not be compatible with P3D.
To check the version you have installed open the pilot's handbook for the appropriate aircraft. The version number is written on the top of each page.
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 page to see what you can get for free.
All scenery is freeware and consists mainly of Australian airports.
NEWS > New direct purchase option (Aug 2018)
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.
NEWS > Download links for existing customers (Nov 2019)
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.
NEWS > INSTALLING AIRCRAFT IN PREPAR3D V5 (Apr 2020)
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.
NEWS > MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR 2020 (Aug 2020)
With the upcoming release of the new MS Flight Simulator on 18th Aug 2020 you may be wondering about the compatibility of Ant’s Airplanes products with the new sim. I do not have early access to the sim so I cannot know for certain how things will work until I am able to read the Software Development Kit (which may not even be available at release). From what I have read so far it seems that Ant’s Airplanes products will not work with the new sim and will require conversion. Ant’s Airplanes aircraft mostly use C++ gauges to perform functions beyond the level of the sim (saving preferences being a simple example) and it seems that FS20 will not support these C++ gauges.
The scenery system also seems to be completely different so I would not expect any my airport sceneries to work in the new sim.
The intention is to eventually convert Ant’s Airplanes aircraft for use in FS20. Some aircraft will need to be remodelled to meet the aesthetic standards of the new sim. This is a process that I will expect take many months for each single aircraft.
Once Flight Simulator 2020 is released I will be in a better position to evaluate the amount of work required for conversion.
NEWS > ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS for MSFS 2020 V1.00 (Nov 2020)
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)