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Well, if the designers are monitoring this forum, thanks for all your hard work on this project! Something this detailed obviously took a lot of time and effort, and it is greatly appreciated! :-) Looking Awesome!

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Uf, it is superb thing. I am just interested in the navigation. It doesn't look like it will be FMS equipped.I am sure it will be great. It remindes me on the Espen's F50 project. It is also great.Nejc

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Only flown on a dsh 8 once but I agree the sounds are stunning!

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Hi Greg!I was lucky enough to do a few jumpseat rides before 9/11... this panel looks amazing!!Nice to see another Ottawa type on here =)Dan Pergau

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Hey Dan, good to hear from you.The Dash-8 is definately a much-needed aircraft in my hangar. Air Canada relies so heavily on that plane for the short-haul routes. I'm looking forward to hitting the smaller airports on the East coast. . .It doesn't look like the FMC is modelled, so that'll set the PSS Dash-8 apart. This one looks like a real treat, though.Hope you're keeping cool today (39 humidex ugh!)Greghttp://www3.sympatico.ca/gregory.moffatt/sig1.jpg

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[http://www.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3cc5d15671f44040.jpg] I've never had the pleasure of flying onboard the DASH-8s, but I did have the good fortune to build them for a year. And those pics are pretty damn accurate as well the sounds that are available for d/l.I wonder how PSSs' DHC-8 will fare against this freeware? Either way, it's about time we had a good DHC-8 to fly in FS. All we need now is a gmax Q400 series with all the bells and whisltes (I 've a soft spot for those as I worked the mod line and final assembly for that aircraft).

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i like it. but only one thing. i didnt see the guages, the file only included one guage file. anyone have this problem

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Same here. Also my gauges are not very clear at all even at 1600x1200x32. Not sure what the issue is. Anyone else?BobG

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Superb Work - Well Done!!!:-yellow1 :-yellow1 :-yellow1 :-yellow1 :-yellow1 :-yellow1 :-yellow1:-yellow1 :-yellow1 :-yellow1 :-yellow1 :-yellow1 :-yellow1 :-yellow1Ray :-yellow1 :-yellow1 :-bluegrab

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Hey guys, I just downloaded the new Dash 8-300 and it is quite amazing. But complicated. I need a familiarization course to fly the thing. Not like most downloads that you can start and just go. I cant even give it full power without a bunch of warning horns goin off. I also find i cant read what all the buttons do. Anyone have any suggestions. I absolutely love the airplane. I just dont know how to fly it and i Just graduated from flight college! Had turbine training and a be200 king air simulator. Any suggestions anyone?Thanks

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NOW the question is....How difficult could it be for PSS to add Wx radar to their Airbus, DF to their 737, and PIC to their 767? If he was able to put Wx radar in on a freeware plane, certaintly, these other payware developers could supply an update to get working Wx radar. Or, perhaps an independent freeware developer could someone add it in...Would be nice to see...TIMMY!

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:-lol Cool sig!I can't get enough of South Park!"Learn from your parents' mistake...use birth control."(I M A UCLA) BruinAddict *:-*DemetriousAsus A7V266 MBAthlon XP 1600+ (@ 1.53)512MB PC2100 DDRVisionTek Xtasy GeForce4 Ti 4400 (Detonator 29.42 WHQL)NEC MultiSync E1100+ 21"SoundBlaster Live! Platinum 5.1Cambridge DTT2500 Desk Top TheaterWestern Digital 7200RPM ATA/100 40G HD (Primary)Western Digital 7200RPM ATA/100 40G HD (Secondary)300W PSUWindows XP Professional (Both drives - Multiboot)DirectX 8.1("I am humorous and well versed in the subtleties of everything pertaining to nothing." - BA)

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Haha, yeah I love Southpark. i get that a lot. "What's your name?""Tim""Really? TIMMMAY!!"TIMMY!!

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Argh...Love those sounds! No one has ever gotten the sound of a turboprop feathering quite right until now... I cranked my subwoofer, right before I shut down my engines after a flight, and the desk shook just like the real airframe vibrates when the props feather! :-lolThe only simulated commercial flying I really spend a lot of time with is regional flying. So between this, PSS's upcoming DASH 8, and TWO freeware Saabs, soon to eb released, THIS IS HOG HEAVEN!! WOOHOO!!

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Well i got the guages working after playing around with the panel all day!.i figured out that even tho the engines are on, the guages are still in the off position for the rest of the electronic equipment. so after going back and switching them to on the guages finally showed. totally does look like a glass cockpit style panel.altho i still cant read the names of the gauges. thats something that would deffinitely need updating.also a good manual and checklist would much be appreciated. altho i almost have the panel figured out, i still cant get the sucker in the air. soon as i start rolling things start beeping and blinking all over the place and i lose all my lift so it never gets 2ft off the ground.

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Yea i know what you mean its amazing still.Open up the warnig dialog window thing.. And try playing with all the switches that look important, until you can get all the warnings gone.. then u should be fine..I still dont know exactly what to do but i can get it in the air

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>altho i almost have the panel figured out, i still cant get >the sucker in the air. soon as i start rolling things start >beeping and blinking all over the place and i lose all my >lift so it never gets 2ft off the ground. The fact that you can't fly it sounds good to me -- you don't honestly think that you could fly a real Dash8 , do you? Not unless you have had many hundreds/thousands of hours flying other aircraft and have attended flight training for the Dash 8.After all, this is supposed to be "As real as it gets!" :)Barry

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whats so hard about it?. you push back you go up, you push forward you go down.the only real thing you have to learn is to read the instrument panel and know how to work the instruments. atleast for the sim anyway.you dont need thousands of hours just to fly this thing. hell most people can fly a 747 just by taking a few hours of lessons. you trying to tell me that flying the dash is harder then a 747? come on!you show me someone who needs thousands of hours to fly this thing and ill show you a monkey who can do the same.

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Took me a while to figure the guages thing out, too. As far as getting it off the ground, I couldn't figure it out either and couldn't get off even at KORD on a long runway. Turns out, you have to carefully control the condition levers on the throttle console and mess with the ECU on the lower right side of the main panel, that was limited available torque and power and so the airplane just didn't have the power to get off and up. Once I got that solved, it will roar and leap off the ground at about 115 kts. What an amazing sound set and a technically well done panel. This airplane could be a classic with a little improvement on the guage readability. Maybe bigger auxilliary panels with click spots to open and close them. chris

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altho i still cant read the names of the gauges. thats something that would deffinitely need updatingPlaying it around myself yesterday and what I did was open a panel view then resized the window that the panel is in. You can resize until you can read the switch/buttons labels.Astar

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I FINALLY GOT THE AIRPLANE OFF THE GROUND!I then flew it around CYQM where we have about 15 dash 8s a day. And then crashed it on landing when the airplane would not allow me to flare. It was quite the sight. I have to say that the airplane itself is beautifully detailed, just really hard to fly. I have to figure out how to work the engines and the navigation equipment i guess. Does anyone know if there will be a modified version of the panel to make it more user friendly? Cheers

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I suggest you read the manuals. For that beeping sound, read the manuals too! Minimum Res is 1280X1024. That should solve your gauge and unreadable problems.Regards,Moses

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