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Michael Moe

Just installed the Majestic Dash 8Q 400 ...Question

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So i gave up and bought the video training, FS2CREW and the Dash 8 B)  so i was wondering how you should load this airplane in P3D/FSX ?

 

Many different scenarios around but i use to have the trike in the menu in FSX and the default jet in P3D and then load aircrafts from the aircraft menu.

 

When i do so i get really strange sounds from the Dash 8 before loading a scenario departure airport . Dont know if this is normal ?.

 

Also dont know why they did not include a C&D state like ala the NGX so you dont have to save a flight in every airport you plan to departure from. Seems like alot of saved flights around the Globe which i dont need to do with the NGX. (FS2CREW C&D setup)

 

The NGX and 777 loads fine on top of the Trike in the FSX menu.

 

So my Q is basically :Can i load the Dash 8 just on top of the Trike as well and just ignore the strange sounds until the aircraft is loaded at my departure airport ?

 

Thanks in advance :-)

 

 

 

Btw, another thing

 

Like in FSX we sometimes neeeds to adjust the sliders for different flighttypes (vfr,ifr etc) Why is it that P3D/LM needs to load a departure airport before we can adjust these settings ? Not needed in FSX. 

 

Thanks :-)

 

 

Michael

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What I do is this -

 

I started with the P3D default F22 flight - made it cold and dark. Switched to my default airport. Switched to my default aircraft - save flight as default.

 

Now, no matter WHERE I am going to fly, I first load my default flight - then load the flightplan and move to start location - then change a/c.

 

Haven't had an issue since doing it that way.

 

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When i do so i get really strange sounds from the Dash 8 before loading a scenario departure airport . Dont know if this is normal ?.

 

The sounds are perfectly normal.  It is just the aircraft initialising and going through system checks.

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Sorry, I thought you were Dwight from "The Office" with the "Question" part.

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The sounds are perfectly normal. It is just the aircraft initialising and going through system checks.

 

 

Ok thanks.Then i can load on top of the F22 and the trike i guess in normal setup

with gpu on etc.

Michael

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My default flight is the FSUIPC auto-save.  So, if I park and shut down somewhere then close P3D, the next time I load P3D I'm automatically right back at the same parking spot cold and dark.  If I want to change locations or planes, I do that from the menu and and I'll still be cold and dark.  I usually refuel and take right back off from the same spot, though, heading for my next destination.

 

If any switches or controls are out of the cold and dark position, it's because I screwed something up during the shutdown.  :P

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There are four switches on the overhead panel labeled "batteries".  If you flip those off when the plane loads you will be in a cold and dark state  :wink: .  Also, the FSUIPC auto-save function has been known to cause problems with the Dash 8 in P3D.  I was having issues where the plane would suddenly stop during taxi or takeoff and I found a thread on the Majestic forums where a developer recommended to turn off the auto save in FSUIPC...solved my problem.

 

Ryan

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Btw, another thing
 
Like in FSX we sometimes neeeds to adjust the sliders for different flighttypes (vfr,ifr etc) Why is it that P3D/LM needs to load a departure airport before we can adjust these settings ? Not needed in FSX. 

 

You can save a slider configuration in the settings menu and name it "vfr" or "ifr" and then you can load that configuration on the "Create Scenario" screen.  I have the box checked to load the "Create Scenario" screen upon P3D startup.  You can then load your default flight and the settings you want to use from there before the sim loads.

 

Ryan

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