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Very good Robert.  Plenty of goodies in there everyone

 

 

Some of the other features to be expected are :
1. ASN weather radar integration
2. Service based failures
3. System Panel functions allowing the failures of the Electrical and hydraulic systems
4. HUD/HGS system integration
5. Autopilot Touch Control Steering
6. Alternate Gear Extension
7. 2D Panels
8. Panel State Options
9. Flight Control Optimization
10. Working Circuit Breaker Simulation
11. FMS ETP/PNR Functionality

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I'm wondering how much of an impact on FPS the new stuff will have--hopefully it will maintain its stellar frame rate performance.

 

From the comments on Facebook it appears the circuit breaker simulation does not negatively impact frame rates as they have not made each breaker its own animatable object.  I can certainly live with that decision.

 

I'm also hoping the ASN integration makes it less sensitive to icing.  As is, it seems like the Q400 ices over if you carry a Big Gulp on board.  Not really a gripe and maybe the real thing is that sensitive, but I've flown through plenty of areas where I know the air is cold but dry and it nonetheless ices over.

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Love the plane and cant wait for the upgrade. My only wish (mainly because I am lazy) was if you could import the flight plan like in other planes from PFPX. Yeah I know I am lazy :)

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Love the plane and cant wait for the upgrade. My only wish (mainly because I am lazy) was if you could import the flight plan like in other planes from PFPX. Yeah I know I am lazy :)

 

 

This don't bother me too much as long as I can save my flightplans.  I don't mind putting them in the CDU one time.

 

I'm really looking forward to picking up this upgrade.  I'm probably more excited about this one than most any other.  I really love this Dash.

I can't wait to try out the HUD.

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This don't bother me too much as long as I can save my flightplans.  I don't mind putting them in the CDU one time.

 

I'm really looking forward to picking up this upgrade.  I'm probably more excited about this one than most any other.  I really love this Dash.

I can't wait to try out the HUD.

I like the plane too much to not use it but yeah lazy here :)

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Hi! Folks,

 

I received e-mail from JustFlight now about upgrade Pilot Edition to Pro Edition:

 

Majestic Software Dash 8 Q400 - upgrade to PRO Edition

 

The new PRO Edition of the Majestic Software Dash 8 Q400 will be released tomorrow - Wednesday 18 November.
 
As you bought the original PILOT Edition from Just Flight, we thought we'd let you know in advance that it will be possible to upgrade to the PRO Edition for the difference in price between the two Editions (£20 / €25 / $30) rather than the full price of the PRO Edition.
 
JL

http://www.justflight.com/q400-upgrade

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    I received my notice from Just Flight as well. A big "Thank You" to JF and to Majestic, for making such an incredible offer.

It is going to be a long weekend, with tons of reading, and test driving the Q400 Pro.

 

  Regards, Craig

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    I received my notice from Just Flight as well. A big "Thank You" to JF and to Majestic, for making such an incredible offer.

It is going to be a long weekend, with tons of reading, and test driving the Q400 Pro.

 

  Regards, Craig

 

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The upgrade offer from Majestic is really generous. Initially, I had no plans to upgrade, but for just €25 I will certainly upgrade just to support Majestic. The Q400 is really great and the team deserves the support from the community!

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Got the email from JustFlight as well; definitely getting the PRO. It is well well well worth the upgrade price and a very generous offer from Majestic. Thank you MJC!

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My only wish (mainly because I am lazy) was if you could import the flight plan like in other planes from PFPX. Yeah I know I am lazy :)

PFPX .PLNs can be exported to the Q400 navigation db with IF10 Pro and >augmented. However the recent changes to the Q400 file format from 10.016 are covered by the IF10 beta Preview versions available only from the codelegend forum. The recent changes to the Q400 file format may have made it a little easier for third party software to format plan files, but to export fully featured plans for the Q400 requires manipulation of the nav db. It would be good to see others supporting the MJC Dash 8 FMC, but so far I believe only IF10 manages it.

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Looking forward to hearing some reports 

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The price for the update to the Pro REALLY speaks to how Majestic treats their customers!  I've been flying the Pro for 5 years and I have to tell you that HONESTLY it would have been worth every penny of paying full price.

 

Nobody treats customers better than Majestic, and this aircraft is absolutely, 100%, off the charts INCREDIBLE.

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Just got my upgrade e-mail from PC Aviator. It's only $25 to upgrade, but the upgrade price ends January 31, 2016. Plenty of time to decide I suppose, but still waiting on performance reports. All the extra stuff must have some kind of hit on performance... question is how much. 

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Just got my upgrade e-mail from PC Aviator. It's only $25 to upgrade, but the upgrade price ends January 31, 2016. Plenty of time to decide I suppose, but still waiting on performance reports. All the extra stuff must have some kind of hit on performance... question is how much. 

 

Go get it.

 

Member of our test group flew the Dash 8 Q400 Professional with a Pentium 4 Dual Processor at 2.3Ghz and a 600 series NVIDIA Card. Worked fine, although he had to turn his scenery down.

 

Not sure what your rig is (sort of important when looking into performance of software), but I'd bet it's no worse that the Pentium 4.  I flew the Pro several years ago on an i7-920, 930 and 960 and later on an i7-4770K.

 

All reports from the user community is that it's exceptionally frame rate friendly. I second that.

 

Hope you've found this helpful.

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    Well, I can say she is still pretty light on the frame hit. I just finished a flight from FT Montreal to FT Toronto-Pearson, with overcast skies, and rain at Pearson. (MYT6 @15 %.)

And my frames were hovering around 25 -27 on approach, through touchdown. Pretty dang good. if you ask me. In P3d v2.5, this same flight would have resulted in an OOM.

The new controller interface, is amazing, to say the least. Makes my crappy saitek yoke behave "normally". If that makes any sense. Go pick her up, and give her a whirl.

You will not regret it. She's my vote for best addon.

 

    Cheers, Craig

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Nobody treats customers better than Majestic, and this aircraft is absolutely, 100%, off the charts INCREDIBLE.

Couldn't agree more, a lot of developers could learn from Majestic's approach of a quality product (that is accurate, in-depth but doesn't hog resources) at a fair price with good support, without forcing users to buy multiple licences as they transition from FSX to P3D (like many FSX users, I am thinking of moving to P3D in the near term and thus consider how future proof any potential addon purchase is).

 

I think sales of the Pro edition will be strong because of the accessible pricing; even though I know I'm unlikely to regularly use many pro only features, the ones I will use often are probably worth the upgrade premium. Had it been $15 more expensive or required separate licences for FSX & P3D I would've categorically ruled out upgrading.

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Go get it.

 

Member of our test group flew the Dash 8 Q400 Professional with a Pentium 4 Dual Processor at 2.3Ghz and a 600 series NVIDIA Card. Worked fine, although he had to turn his scenery down.

 

Not sure what your rig is (sort of important when looking into performance of software), but I'd bet it's no worse that the Pentium 4.  I flew the Pro several years ago on an i7-920, 930 and 960 and later on an i7-4770K.

 

All reports from the user community is that it's exceptionally frame rate friendly. I second that.

 

Hope you've found this helpful.

 

Thanks for the feedback, it's definitely helpful. Good to hear people with older procs are still getting decent performance. My i7-2600k is getting up there in age, but should do fine. Will likely purchase this weekend, when I have time to download it and do a proper flight.

 

$25 is pretty cheap anyway. I give a lot of respect to Majestic for the way they handled these releases. No cancelled release dates, no over-promising, no premature charging... they always put the horse before the cart, and lived up to their word. Pricing has been damn fair too. They're a very professional developer.  

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Thanks for the feedback, it's definitely helpful. Good to hear people with older procs are still getting decent performance. My i7-2600k is getting up there in age, but should do fine. Will likely purchase this weekend, when I have time to download it and do a proper flight.

 

$25 is pretty cheap anyway. I give a lot of respect to Majestic for the way they handled these releases. No cancelled release dates, no over-promising, no premature charging... they always put the horse before the cart, and lived up to their word. Pricing has been damn fair too. They're a very professional developer.  

 

Yes sir, I agree.  I could not imagine an i7-2600k not doing exceedingly well with the Dash 8 Q400 Professional.  Should you encounter any issues, feel free to drop us a note over on the Official Majestic Customer Support Forum (on the Majestic website).

 

Happy flights my friend!

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Well, I have Friday off, and didn't have the patience to wait any longer. Upgraded to Pro edition and flew KLAX-KMFR. I am wholly impressed. Performance isn't any different than before. Still got mid to high 30s at FSDT KLAX, and can still fly this bird right into Orbx territory with glassy smoothness. All the new bells and whistles work perfectly (that HUD was really helpful during an IMC approach, ASN integration worked well, and the circuit breakers were a delight to play with) and there's even some new features I really appreciate that weren't mentioned in the specs... engine starts are now compatible with GSX pushback, and there's a helpful pause at TOD option. Majestic has really outdone themselves. I can't think of anything I could possibly criticize. With so much depth in the simulation and such great performance, all I can say is... wow. I echo Dave's sentiments exactly... "Go get it!"  

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engine starts are now compatible with GSX pushback, and there's a helpful pause at TOD option

 

Those were already available with the Pilot version :wink:

 

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Those were already available with the Pilot version :wink:

Must have missed them on a previous update. :P  Still thoroughly impressed. Even more so with the smoother controls, although figuring that out was kind of a headache. My Windows controller numbers were completely different than the ones recognized by ini file. All working now though, and she's even nicer to fly.  

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