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I am thinking about getting the Majestic Dash 8 Q400 and in preparation I was thinking about installing ProATC/X already. However, I read it is not officially compatible with P3D v4.1? I also read about a beta numbered 1.8.8.5 being released to the testers in May already but when I want to download the lastest installer it's still version 1.8.7.9...? I am not a fan of installing incompatible software... Is ProATC/X still alive?

What I'd also wanted to ask: does ProATC/X support the Q400 when it comes to things like exporting flightplans into the plane (like it used to do with the AS Airbus)? Or might another ATC app be better for the Q400 somehow?

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If you are seriously considering the Q400, you also may consider a crew simulation/management package: FS2Crew for Q400.
The price is steep but I guess there are some discount coupon codes available.
It adds realistic cockpit procedures/flows (PF/PNF) to the Q400.


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My understanding is that they update ProATC-X once a year (March).  I have used it in P3DV4.1 and have had two CTD's but it is very difficult to determine whether it was ProATC-X or some other issue (Windows Update?).  It worked during most of the flight and then a CTD.  I upgraded to Windows 10 v1709 last week and P3D is working well so will try another flight and see if it works.  I'm sure there are many who have successfully used it though. 

EDIT:  Looking at the forums, I see you posted there and the Admin answered your question.


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Hello,

 

I am using ProATC-X on all my flights since years. I am using P3Dv4.1 and never had a single P3D CTD.

However, I sometimes have a ProATC-X CTD but the function "resume from last crash" works like a dream and allows me to continue the flight without problem with ATC.

 

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Ok, thanks all! And btw importing plans or not isn't such a big deal because I am planning on doing short flights only so they are easily entered into the FMS.

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48 minutes ago, Egbert Drenth said:

If you are seriously considering the Q400, you also may consider a crew simulation/management package: FS2Crew for Q400.
The price is steep but I guess there are some discount coupon codes available.
It adds realistic cockpit procedures/flows (PF/PNF) to the Q400.

Well, actually, I think FS2Crew adds a bit too much realism, meaning it takes a lot of time to go through the whole process. I had it for the NGX ages ago and skipped stuff as much as I could. :happy: I also got sick and tired of the woman saying 'May I take your coat, please'. Saw a video yesterday of the Q400 and FS2Crew and I heard her again and immediately thought 'Not that again!'. :laugh:

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Hi Jeroen,

I use ProATC with the Q400 all the time, no problems at all. Regarding flight plans, I use SimBrief to export the flight plan to the aircraft, just make sure you use the copy and paste function in PATC so the plans match.


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27 minutes ago, SierraHotel said:

Hi Jeroen,

I use ProATC with the Q400 all the time, no problems at all. Regarding flight plans, I use SimBrief to export the flight plan to the aircraft, just make sure you use the copy and paste function in PATC so the plans match.

Thanks, good to hear! 

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Question! ProATC/X doesn't have the Dash 8 Q400 in it's airplane database. Has anyone here added it to ProATX/C? If so, could you share the profile or the data I have to enter in ProATC/X when I want to add it as a new plane?

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