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In a few weeks we should expect a development update for the dash 8

 

Hi @garyarnold,

Hope all is well. Updates on the progress for majestic will be made in a few weeks. Still quite a bit of work to be completed before we can see the light at the end of the tunnel but the update will address this.

 

http://majesticsoftware.com/forums/discussion/890/majestic-softwares-plans-for-microsofts-upcoming-flight-simulator-2020

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Good for MSFS if they bring the Dash 8 to MSFS. Unless Majestic has commercial customers on P3D, I don’t think they will make much money developing new products for P3D. If Majestic is depending on the home PC market for extra income, the money in the home PC market is in MSFS right now.

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That is one aircraft that I had in P3D. that I would purchase again. 

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Very interesting... Their Q400 is my favorite plane of all time. Would love to see a proper (MSFS quality!) Q400 in MSFS! Unfortunately I don't expect anything real soon... After reading the posts and knowing their lack of speed I think it may be years before we really see anything. 

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I’m hopeful we see it soon. But wish sometimes they would team up with another developer to get it to market faster. 

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oh baby!  In my top 3 favourite addon's ever........I reckon it will be worth the wait.  Bit of a shock for those airbus taxi drivers though 🙂 Lots of buttons to fiddle with definitely keep you working hard.

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3 minutes ago, sidfadc said:

oh baby!  In my top 3 favourite addon's ever........I reckon it will be worth the wait.  Bit of a shock for those airbus taxi drivers though 🙂 Lots of buttons to fiddle with definitely keep you working hard.

That was the only aircraft that I ever bought the training videos for. They made it much easier to learn. 


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32 minutes ago, sidfadc said:

Bit of a shock for those airbus taxi drivers though 🙂 Lots of buttons to fiddle with definitely keep you working hard.

It's about the same amount of buttons. Maybe there is one or two more key sequences needed on the Universal because the system actively works against you but let's not pretend you need a degree in astrophysics ok? :rolleyes:


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The ATR etc doesnt really do it for me, the DASH 8 really has something about it that I love.

There was nothing like standing at the fence at Sydney airport near runway 25 on a windy day and the small -200/-300's battling the wind almost looking like they are about to stall. I say "was nothing like" because I had time back then to plane watch as a youth... still plenty of dash 8s flying around YSSY. The Q400 is a nice looking plane IMO, however I remember reading somewhere that the pilots hate landing it. 

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20 minutes ago, ZLA Steve said:

It's about the same amount of buttons. Maybe there is one or two more key sequences needed on the Universal because the system actively works against you but let's not pretend you need a degree in astrophysics ok? :rolleyes:

Lighten up matey, who mentioned astrophysics?  Not me.


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57 minutes ago, ZLA Steve said:

It's about the same amount of buttons. Maybe there is one or two more key sequences needed on the Universal because the system actively works against you but let's not pretend you need a degree in astrophysics ok? :rolleyes:

The q400 is way more challenging than most newer airliners. Probably the most challenging thing about it isn’t actually the systems. But the fact it will bite you very quickly if you give it an inch. The airbus especially will not do that. 

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38 minutes ago, micstatic said:

The q400 is way more challenging than most newer airliners. Probably the most challenging thing about it isn’t actually the systems. But the fact it will bite you very quickly if you give it an inch. The airbus especially will not do that. 

Yup, compare the jets vs the Q400s in these two vids:
 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

How does it compare to the Maddog as far as a challenge? Did not own the MQ-400 FSX version.

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2 minutes ago, jbdbow1970 said:

How does it compare to the Maddog as far as a challenge? Did not own the MQ-400 FSX version.

Quite a bit of a challenge.
No autothrottle, 'clunky' FMC, has condition levers to manage and need to keep power on until touchdown. Plus, as you may have seen in real world videos I linked above, can be a bit of a handful in windy weather compared to A320s and 737s.

Nevertheless, a great turboprop airliner whose cruise speed and service ceiling is more like that of a jet. Lots of fun quirks, like slowing during taxi and landing by setting the props in their 'beta' range as much as using the brakes.
Incredibly well modelled by Majestic and designed to give fantastic performance in an older sim despite being a very complex piece of software.

Look forward to this coming to MSFS.

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Love the Q400...it would be great to fly these in and out of the excellent FSimStudios YTZ scenery.

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