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.
No version of Draken is open source or in the public domain, and you cannot redistribute Draken, or any part of Draken, without our written consent.
In what versions of Flight Simulator can I use Draken?
Draken 5.0 (to be released in 2018) requires Prepar3D v4 or later.
Draken 4.1 requires Flight Simulator X SP2 or later.
Draken 3.2 requires Flight Simulator 2004.
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 and 5.x reside in their own aircraft folders and have their own sub-folders in the global Gauges and Sounds folders. The effects files are specific to each version and will not conflict with previous versions. The scenery files in Additional Scenery/Barbro will always be overwritten.
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).
Why is there a scenery installed with Draken?
The additional scenery installed with Draken, Barbro, contains VOR and ILS navaids that simulate the tactical navigation and landing systems formerly used by the Swedish Air Force. Barbro is a landing radar comparable to ILS, while Anita is a sort of TACAN. The Flight Manual explains this in some detail.
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 (to be released in 2018) is optimized for Prepar3D v4 and will not work properly in earlier versions of P3D or in FSX. This version of Draken is much improved and takes advantage of the new possibilities and increased performance of Prepar3D v4.
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 version (4.1) contains only the Swedish J 35J. The Austrian model was dropped from the project to allow more time and resources to be spent on the main model.
The Danish F-35 is a very different animal, not only in terms of instrumentation and systems but also structurally and aerodynamically. A Danish version would thus be a completely separate aircraft to develop and maintain, so it was deliberately not included in the project.
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 version, any additional add-ons that you have installed, your Windows version, etc.