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Anyone Retrofitted GPS To Dash 8 Q400?

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Anyone successfully retrofitted a GPS such as the Garmin 530 to the Q400?

If so can you share Panel & Aircraft.cfg code?

Thanks

Sp.

 

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Forgive me for sounding ignorant, but why would one bother doing so?

I use the 530 a lot as an add on & am a lot more familiar with it than the FMS.

Sp.

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I use the 530 a lot as an add on & am a lot more familiar with it than the FMS.

Sp.

No offense, but if you purchased the Q400, you obviously had an interest in learning about a commercial grade aircraft that functions exactly like the real thing.  Perform the tutorials and learn the FMS and you won't want to go back to GPS. :)

 

-Jim

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No offense, but if you purchased the Q400, you obviously had an interest in learning about a commercial grade aircraft that functions exactly like the real thing.  Perform the tutorials and learn the FMS and you won't want to go back to GPS. :)

 

-Jim

Well, using the FMS, can you see the flight plan track on a screen & the position of the aircraft along that track at any point in time in the flight??

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Yep. You can change the display to show the flight plan like an overhead plan. You can also use the prev/next on the fms to cycle through the waypoints to check for gaps.

 

If you are more of a video/visual person rather than study the manual, have a look at FightOrFlight on YouTube - there is an excellent video from start to finish flying the Q400 across Norway.

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https://youtu.be/YT4AkCwND4c

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Yep. You can change the display to show the flight plan like an overhead plan. You can also use the prev/next on the fms to cycle through the waypoints to check for gaps.

 

If you are more of a video/visual person rather than study the manual, have a look at FightOrFlight on YouTube - there is an excellent video from start to finish flying the Q400 across Norway.

B.

 

https://youtu.be/YT4AkCwND4c

Yes, prefer the visual.

Will check it out.

thanks for the link

Sp.

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Retrofitting the Q400 with a GNS 430/530 - would be somewhat pointless (at least from our perspective).  The FMS functionality of the Q400 allows you the features of the 530 and probably more.  There are many, many, many YouTube videos available which go into some detail regarding FMS flight-plan implementation and then using the MFD to display  the required data as it relates to the FMS/flight-plan.

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Is there way to step through filght plan leg by leg? Video shows stepping page by page, but espetialy arrival, if wrongly entered can give me trouble.

 

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Is there way to step through filght plan leg by leg? Video shows stepping page by page, but espetialy arrival, if wrongly entered can give me trouble.

 

Thanks

 

No sadly the Q400 FMS, unlike the Boeing or Bus ones can't step leg by leg. You get all the active legs on each page for the given zoom level set on the ND. 

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