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So now that the new and shiny factor has worn off a bit, what are the thoughts on this bird? Good and bad...

 

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Hi

 

being a casual simmer my tough for the dash 8 is pretty positive. System wise it is barely complex. A very good short haul which is very suitable for my flight time.

 

It gives me very nice enjoyment.

 

There is also some negatives such as bouncing bug.

 

For the time being I enjoy flying it on Aerosoft Greek islands and Turkish airport sceneries made by "biber "

 

It fits very well for my simming style.

 

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I love it. Joined a VA that uses it and really getting good at landing Her. My personal best is 32fpm. If you saw my first couple landings, you would think that number was awesome.

 

One downside still. GSX AND Free View are still messed up, but ACARS and l works fine now. Handles like a dream. Sounds awesome.

 

She is filling in the gap until FTX Global releases, then I will start to really stretch her legs.

 

 

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The good:

- Excellent modelling. Both visually as wel as the systems-depth and flight-model

- Relatively easy to learn to handle (though it does take some getting used to for experienced NGX/AXE flyers)

- Fills a hugh gap in the FSX short-haul field

 

The bad:

- Some shortcomings with GSX (I don't mind...)

- I don't have enough time available to take her into all the airports I'd like to take her!  :lol:

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Great plane, just needs a simpler load manager like the AXE.

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I've no gripes about the Majestic Q400 it at all, it's a truly fantastic piece of kit and months on I still don't think it's hyperbole to call it ground breaking. Looks good, flight dynamics are on another level, systems depth is fantastic, sounds are decent and performance hit is minimal compared to addons of a similar calibre. The pro version will add 2D panels if you need those.

 

The only downside to it is the lack of compatibility with addons that need to get certain variables from FS UIPC or G factors from FSX, but personally all my addons work just fine, including my airline's ACARS system. Also the included documentation is wanting at times, but the advanced tutorial available Majestic's website addresses this.

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I love it. Joined a VA that uses it and really getting good at landing Her. My personal best is 32fpm. If you saw my first couple landings, you would think that number was awesome.

 

One downside still. GSX AND Free View are still messed up, but ACARS and l works fine now. Handles like a dream. Sounds awesome.

 

She is filling in the gap until FTX Global releases, then I will start to really stretch her legs.

 

 

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You know the nickname of the Dash-8 is the 'Smash-8' for good reason right?

 

I dont understand the fascination of VA's with 'greaser' landings...........

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Come on Glenn... You know it's better to be floating down the runway trying to ease the upwind wheel onto the ground gently in a crosswind. You stop much quicker than jamming the mains down, getting the spoilers out, the engines in reverse and the brakes on... ;-)

 

Back on topic, it's a great plane. Some would argue it's wrong to circumvent some of the FSX connections, but I imagine they also complain that the default free turboprop model is broke. I prefer the former... The sound is awesome. The prop noise is just right (in my subjective opinion).

 

Mike

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I agree that it is a fantastic aircraft and full credit to Majestic for creating something so good.

 

My only negative is the much discussed steering on the ground issue. Like other aircraft I simply want to steer by using my yoke whilst under and also above 40 knots on take off and landing. Yes I know this is not realistic but without rudder pedals I would just like to forego that small piece of authenticity.

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You know the nickname of the Dash-8 is the 'Smash-8' for good reason right?

 

I dont understand the fascination of VA's with 'greaser' landings...........

 

I don't understand either. A greaser is actually a bad landing. Okay if you happen to be flying a Cessna, but for the Dash and bigger airliners it's bad news. With such a gentle landing there's a possibility the spoilers will not deploy. Not to mention overshooting of course.

 

I agree with the others, the Q400 is phenomenal.

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My 2c. I've not been much interested in tubeliners. Complex examples tend to be frame rate hogs and the long take off and landing requirements condem you to city airports where again frame rates take a big hit. But the Majestic Dash 8 is different. It has almost no impact on frame rates on my system, even though it runs full FMS. You can get into regional airports, so it's incredibly versatile and you can benefit from a less demanding environment. Sounds, graphics and systems are among the best in the business. Now I'm addicted! My GA fleet and military fighters are gathering virtual dust!

 

Cheers,

 

Noel.

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I don't understand either. A greaser is actually a bad landing. Okay if you happen to be flying a Cessna, but for the Dash and bigger airliners it's bad news. With such a gentle landing there's a possibility the spoilers will not deploy. Not to mention overshooting of course.

 

I agree with the others, the Q400 is phenomenal.

 

Its not encouraged in a Cessna either..........just ask my CFI!!

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I'll join in with those who like her. I also don't find enough flying time and right now I'm a little too taken with the Staggerwing and An2 but after I calm down a bit I will again stretch out my flights across Alaska and the PNW with Orbx scenery.

 

I enjoy the sounds and the fun of starting and activating systems. I've barely gotten into nav or radio and already its cool and I think the flight dynamics and response to control surface changes is very good. It taxis well for me using the yoke at low speed.

 

I like it and I don't know enough to point out any cons. Lots of flights ahead for this one.

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I still love it...other than a couple of NGX flights, I haven't flown anything else.

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It's excellent. There are still a few challenges such as GSX doesn't allow you to start the engines until push is completed (no biggie, a few airports don't either) and there are still for me a handful of issues around nailing down EZdok's DHM/CR/RND which seem to be all or nothing in their effect. Maybe it's just me. The fuel and load manager is a bit of a pain when you've come from the NGX's beautifully simple integrated FMC interface, meaning you have to tab out to the desktop, fire up the control panel, select each cabin zone, select baggage, select fuel, select trip fuel, set the load, send it to FSX.....blah blah. Oh yes and the default key for the doors is a real FS2002 flashback - Shift + E + 1, 2 or 3! That needs to be looked at. But - everything else is marvellous. The sounds, the flight model, the texturing, the VC, the systems depth is first rate - PMDG standard, no question. It's challenging to fly certainly - with no auto throttle and what can be described as a rather primitive autopilot - you need to keep ahead of the aircraft. In the descent and landing phase particularly the workload is high, but it's a very satisfying aircraft to fly and the amazing frame rates mean you venture to many places that you'd enter with trepidation in something like the NGX. Definitely worth the money.

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Best aircraft so far for me. I have been to so many different airports. I have flown nothing else since. Though I am sure the NGX, which is great also, is still waiting in the hanger for me. I highly recommend it.

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Yeah, I think this is the best plane available for FSX at this time as well. It's so damn good, everything is basically awesome. Great graphics, great systems and great performance ... how did they manage to pull that off?

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My time is split as below:

 

60% - NGX

30% - Dash 8

10% - AXE

 

Considering NGX flights took 90% of my time prior to the D8 coming out says alot for this aircraft.

 

She's a beaut primarily being used on short hops throughout ORBX EU Wales/England, Aerosoft Greek Island collection and Caribbean.

 

Oh yeah - Can't forget my Chubu Centrair to Fukushima hop. Thanks to PIS and Wing Creation respectively.

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I guess I still have the small guy mentality. Learning to fly our 172, I always cut my eye at my CFI when I "planted" Her on the ground. One time I was asked if She said something to me I didn't like before takeoff. Lol.

 

 

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Thanks for all the input so far folks, it's really appreciated. How about A2a's Accu-Feel? Does that play nicely with the Dash? Any issues there?

 

Now for my decisions... Looking at the Dash, the Coolsky DC-9, and perhaps the JustFlight Tristar.

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Thanks for all the input so far folks, it's really appreciated. How about A2a's Accu-Feel? Does that play nicely with the Dash? Any issues there?

 

Now for my decisions... Looking at the Dash, the Coolsky DC-9, and perhaps the JustFlight Tristar.

 

No problems with Accu-Feel, but the flight model outside of FSX thing renders it impervious to turbulence. Turbulence is generated by FSX and as such the Dash doesn't know it's in turbulence, thus this is reflected by Accu-Feel. I think. It all gets rather confusing. 

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Now for my decisions... Looking at the Dash, the Coolsky DC-9, and perhaps the JustFlight Tristar.

 

Honestly, you should consider striking the JF TriStar off that list;  it's effectively a default aircraft level rendition of the TriStar......... it's not in the same league as the MJC Dash 8 or the Coolsky DC-9.

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There's a trial version of the Tri-star on the justflight website. limit of 2000 ft,

but enough to know if you like it or not.

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