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My Dash 8 NAV/COM freezes after 20 mins??

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Hi:I've ben flying the Dash 8-300 and 300Q cross country using both standard VOR navigation and the FMS. After about 20 minutes my instruments freeze (and oddly, the gear won't go down). If I 'change aircraft' (eg, swap between the 300 and 300Q), I can get things working again. But whichever model I start with, I find the same problem, regardless of whether I'm using the FMS or simply VOR tracking. Suggestions appreciated.George[EGKA]

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George.Two words for you. Dead and batteryEven though you have the engines running as far as FS is concerned your battery has flattened. Start FS from the default flight. Dont turn off anything. Switch to the Dash 8 and you will never have this happen again.

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>George.>>Two words for you. Dead and battery>>Even though you have the engines running as far as FS is>concerned your battery has flattened. Start FS from the>default flight. Dont turn off anything. Switch to the>Dash 8 and you will never have this happen again.Norman:That's great. But ??? With both generators switched on, the inverters on, the external power off etc ... (I like starting from cold & dark.)George

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George,As do I. Do as suggested above and then make the panel cold and dark.Now save the flight (dont save it as default though). Next time you start FS load *that* flight rather than the default.

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Norman:Flat battery again! I don't keep a 'default' amongst my saved flights, so I opened the 'create a flight' screen (the C-172 at Seattle) and (first) changed the A/C, then changed the position to my intended departure airport (KGLD). Having set up the FMS for KMCI, started up et al, I found myself 30'later at F210 losing all load on the AC electrics! Is this a programing problem? There must be another way.Regards,George[EGKA]>George,>>As do I. Do as suggested above and then make the panel cold>and dark.>>Now save the flight (dont save it as default though). >>Next time you start FS load *that* flight rather than the>default.

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