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Majestic Dash 8 Q400 coming October 23 for P3D v4

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1 hour ago, johnlgjm said:

+3 for fspilotshop.  Nothing I could find yet.

+4 For fspilotshop... As much as I dislike simmarket I might have to stick with them in the future.

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1 hour ago, LevMike said:

 

And in Canadian money... Huge 40 $ from Justflight. Something goes wrong there. I expected a max $ 30 can for the pro upgrade. Huge tax maybe.

 

Michel

Strange, I’m not sure mine was that expensive from Flightsimstore. I’ll check though. It’s a shame the CAD is so bad, we always pay quite a bit more.

 

21 minutes ago, Rob Ainscough said:

I put both EGLL settings and my settings in the video at the end, not just good for me, should be good for many or any.

The MJC Q400 has complexity, even has a HUD, CATIII T/O and Landing system, failures, shared cockpit, and a wonderful training videos from Airline2Sim that covers the depth of the MJC Q400 in detail  ... what exactly is "less" complex about the MJC Q400?  Don't confuse excellent performance will less complexity.

Cheers, Rob.

Which Cpu is that with Rob? I may have missed it in the video, checked description too. 

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It's absolutely amazing!   Just completed two stunning Wideroe flights in Norway.

People with modest GPUs (like me) will probably find this amazing addon will make you finally start to see the benefits and beauty of P3Dv4!   I've got HDR on, all setting moved up quite a lot, and still got 40-50FPS sitting at Aerosoft Oslo V2.  It's a revelation!    I can't get these settings with pretty much any other aircraft in P3Dv4.1 (at least nothing even semi-complex).

Performance is crazily good! At least at my end anyway.

Did find what seems to be one bug - on one flight, the FMC's Data (options) page was showing "Ground use only" next to the NWS Pins - and would not let me remove them.    This despite me being on the ground, and in a state that normally lets me remove them.   Unsurprisingly, this resulted in a Gear Up failure after take-off and I had to continue the flight with the gear down.

On my other flight the issue wasn't there and I was able to remove the gear pins.   It is as though the aircraft thought I was not on the ground, in the problem flight.

Other than that, it's flawless.   Immersive Audio sound pack works fine my end too.

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1 hour ago, LevMike said:

 

And in Canadian money... Huge 40 $ from Justflight. Something goes wrong there. I expected a max $ 30 can for the pro upgrade. Huge tax maybe.

 

Michel

I'm wondering the same thing, it is the same price for all the other shops,except Just Flight! 

 

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1 hour ago, LevMike said:

 

And in Canadian money... Huge 40 $ from Justflight. Something goes wrong there. I expected a max $ 30 can for the pro upgrade. Huge tax maybe.

 

Michel

Cost me $30 cdn at simflight.com

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1 hour ago, Litmoose said:

Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction on which version to buy. I have used the pilot one in the past before the Pro version was even out.

 

Looking at the differences on Majestics website the only thing that makes me want to get the Pro version would be the 4x smoother controls. The other shared cockpit/failures don't really interest me. So basically is the 4x smoother controls really that noticeable or is just a marketing ploy.

 

Thanks

 

The PRO version has the HUD too, which is a very impressive depiction.

For me, the 4x smoother controls do make a difference.   It is fiddly to set up though (it's not on by default, as it depends on your controller IDs.  You need to determine your controller IDs, then set it up manually in the Q400s INI file.  It's fiddly but a one-off thing, and worth it.   There are YouTube videos on setting it up.

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Regarding their list of updates for V4, can someone help explain what they mean by this? 

Free steering simulation is added (using brakes / steering OFF mode)

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17 minutes ago, Chapstick said:

Regarding their list of updates for V4, can someone help explain what they mean by this? 

Free steering simulation is added (using brakes / steering OFF mode)

Using just the brakes to steer instead of the nose wheel, I'm pretty sure. Pressing the left brake will turn you left, right will turn you right. 

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23 minutes ago, JYW said:

the FMC's Data (options) page was showing "Ground use only" next to the NWS Pins - and would not let me remove them.

Did you open main exit before getting the pins?

18 minutes ago, Chapstick said:

can someone help explain what they mean by this?

Turn nose wheel steering off (switch in lower left CO panel) and use differential braking to turn the aircraft.

Cheers, Rob.

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2 hours ago, johnlgjm said:

+3 for fspilotshop.  Nothing I could find yet.

+4 (or 5) for FSPilotShop... can't find anything in there... :blink:

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43 minutes ago, JYW said:

For me, the 4x smoother controls do make a difference.   It is fiddly to set up though (it's not on by default, as it depends on your controller IDs.  You need to determine your controller IDs, then set it up manually in the Q400s INI file.  It's fiddly but a one-off thing, and worth it.   There are YouTube videos on setting it up.

I do really wish there was an easy to use utility to set this up.  I’ve done it before, but it takes a lot of trial and error and i frequently run into the axis not responding as i expect them to based on the instructions/tutorials.

Last time i did it i finally got it working after a few hours.  Next time i went to fly the Q400 I had unplugged and re plugged my joystick and suddenly all of the controls had reset (i think the joystick ID had changed)...i came close to throwing the joystick across the room.  I decided to switch back to basic inputs instead.

i’ll have to punish myself and try again tonight though 😀

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2 hours ago, JLuis said:

I can't understand why the Majestic Q400 at Just Flight does not cost 19.99 euros?

At Just Flight - Current owners of the PRO edition can buy the new 64-bit P3D v4 PRO edition for £19.99 / €24.95 / $29.99 (including VAT).

Agreed.  They are charging me VAT even though I'm in the US.  Cost should be around $17.50 US but JF wants $21.99 US for the PILOT edition.

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5 minutes ago, Greggy_D said:

Agreed.  They are charging me VAT even though I'm in the US.  Cost should be around $17.50 US but JF wants $21.99 US for the PILOT edition.

They answered on Facebook page:

"Just Flight All our prices include VAT and currency processing (we are UK/£ based). NB that all our prices include Just Rewards."

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Has it always been that way?  I don’t remember ever paying more for an addon at JF compared to the cost at other stores.  I’m in Canada there should be no reason for me to pay VAT.

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2 minutes ago, regis9 said:

Has it always been that way?  I don’t remember ever paying more for an addon at JF compared to the cost at other stores.  I’m in Canada there should be no reason for me to pay VAT.

Sounds like you need a new merchant.  Why should you pay the VAT???

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1 hour ago, JYW said:

Did find what seems to be one bug - on one flight, the FMC's Data (options) page was showing "Ground use only" next to the NWS Pins - and would not let me remove them.    This despite me being on the ground, and in a state that normally lets me remove them.   Unsurprisingly, this resulted in a Gear Up failure after take-off and I had to continue the flight with the gear down.

In addition to the aircraft being on the ground, the main entrance door must be open to remove the gear pins.

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On 10/12/2017 at 10:20 AM, mpw8679 said:

I feel sorry for anybody that was confused about an informative post about a P3D release in a dedicated P3D forum.  I think it is sad that the same people consistently feel the need to jump all over fellow members if they don't agree where a topic is posted or have a difference of opinion just in an effort to make them look stupid.  It has nothing to do with the nature of the topic.  It is just a pathetic attempt to feel superior.  It really is pathetic.  Maybe it is self esteem issues.

I haven't signed in in over 2 years. Forgot password. Re did it all just to "like" this. Can't stand forum bullies. They are everywhere but in your face in real life. Thanks:)

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I had a few hours to myself earlier and set this bad boy up in P3D.  Enabled the 125hz controls (Pro version only), quick flight from EGPD TO EGNT....oh yes it’s good to be back!

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Hello, I have the PRO edition and am using the Dash with Chaseplane. Whenever I go to the exterior view and back to the cockpit, the sound volume goes way down and, eventually, go back up again. I also seem to be having sound problems when using wingviews from the outside. Sometimes the sound is completely muted for a while!

I have multiple addons installed, including FSLABS and PMDG, and did not have any sound issues until now.

Anyone experiecing something similar?

Thanks

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So what's with FSPIlotshop?  Someone asleep at the wheel or are they just trying to word not allowed off their customers intentionally??

Lon Duncombe

 

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waiting for FSPILOTSHOP also

dont buy much from them now

but did buy dash pro

dont like the way the downloads runs out and you have got to reactivate

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30 minutes ago, tgcbraun said:

I also seem to be having sound problems when using wingviews from the outside. Sometimes the sound is completely muted for a while!

Yes, that was solved and that's one of the items I was testing in my video earlier in this thread ... but it was last minute DLL maybe it didn't make it into final release to store build?

As a work around, you can just click anywhere on the screen to restore sound.

Cheers, Rob.

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32 minutes ago, tgcbraun said:

Hello, I have the PRO edition and am using the Dash with Chaseplane. Whenever I go to the exterior view and back to the cockpit, the sound volume goes way down and, eventually, go back up again. I also seem to be having sound problems when using wingviews from the outside. Sometimes the sound is completely muted for a while!

I have multiple addons installed, including FSLABS and PMDG, and did not have any sound issues until now.

Anyone experiecing something similar?

Thanks

 

Do you use ChasePlane by any chance?  If so, there is a sligtl issue with Chaseplane and the Dash.  We tested a new DLL for the Dash last night that resolved this issue, and it should be available on the Majestic Website soon.

 

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Just now, Rob Ainscough said:

Yes, that was solved and that's one of the items I was testing in my video earlier in this thread ... but it was last minute DLL maybe it didn't make it into final release to store build?

As a work around, you can just click anywhere on the screen to restore sound.

Cheers, Rob.

 

It didn't, it was revised again last night Rob.

 

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