Do I have to pay something for Draken?
Draken 4.1 and all earlier versions are completely free to download and install for your personal use, within the limitations described in the End User License Agreement (EULA). Please read the EULA before downloading and installing.
Draken 5.0 and later will not be freeware. Information about the price and how to purchase will be announced on the website at the time of release.
No version of Draken is open source or in the public domain, whether it is freeware or payware. You cannot redistribute Draken or any part of Draken, modified or in its original form, without our written consent. See the EULA for the complete license conditions.
In what versions of Flight Simulator can I use Draken?
Draken 3.2 requires Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.
Draken 4.1 requires Microsoft Flight Simulator X SP2 or later.
Draken 5.0 requires Prepar3D v4.5 or later.
How do I install Draken?
Download the installer archive and unzip the contents anywhere on your computer, then double-click on the installer executable. You will be prompted through each step of the installation process.
Will the latest version overwrite previous versions?
Draken 4.1 is installed in its own aircraft folder and has its own sub-folders in the main FSX gauges and sounds folders. The effects files are specific to this version and will not conflict with previous versions. The scenery files will be updated from earlier installations and are fully backward compatible.
Draken 5.0 is installed completely outside of the main P3D installation folder. Every version in the 5.x series will be installed in a separate folder structure and there should not be any conflict between the different versions.
Why is there a scenery installed with Draken?
The additional scenery installed with Draken contains some additional navaids that simulate tactical navigation and landing systems formerly used by the Swedish Air Force. The ground stations are also modeled in the scenery. See the helpfile for more information!
Can the FSX version be used in Prepar3D?
Draken 4.1 will install and fly in Prepar3D, although some things will not function exactly as intended and some tweaking is needed.
Draken 5.0 is designed for Prepar3D v4 and will not work properly in earlier versions of P3D or in any version of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Are there any Austrian, Danish or Finnish variants?
The FS9 version (3.2) includes a complete Austrian J-35OE exterior/interior model, but the FSX and P3D versions only contain the Swedish J 35J at the moment. There may be a 35OE version for P3D in the future, although it is still not on the roadmap. We will see.
The Danish F-35 is very different in instrumentation and systems as well as structurally and aerodynamically. There are no plans for a Danish version at this point and there probably never will be.
I cannot even start the engine. How do I fly this thing?
The Flight Manual has a Quick Start section which will explain the basic stuff such as startup, takeoff, climb, cruise, approach and landing. Using the navigation systems, radios, etc. will require a more thorough study of the manual. If you are really impatient, just use the checklist in the kneepad (although it may be hard to follow without first reading the manual).
How do I submit feedback and/or get help when I’m stuck?
Use the contact form. When asking for help, please include details about your FSX/P3D version, any add-ons that you have installed, your Windows version, etc. This information is only used to help us to answer your questions and will not be shared with other parties.