MAJESTIC SOFTWARE - DASH 8Q 400 PILOT EDITION - EU SALES

MAJESTIC SOFTWARE - DASH 8Q 400 PILOT EDITION - EU SALES

PID: 7396
Available since: 04/20/2013.
Publisher: Majestic Software
Sold by Majestic Software
Tags: BOMBARDIER Q-SERIES DHC-8 DEHAVILLAND Q400 
EUR 49.94
without VAT EUR 41.97
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FILESIZE 472MB
ALSO AVAILABLE MAJESTIC SOFTWARE - DASH 8Q 400 PILOT EDITION - INTL SALES
REGISTRATION KEY This product requires activation, see notes
NOTES An internet connection is required for activation.
REQUIREMENTS Intel or Athlon CPU 1,2 Ghz, 512MB RAM, 2Gb HDD, 32MB Video Card.  Microsoft Windows XP or Vista  (with DX10 preview option deactivated). Microsoft FSX, Pete Dowsons FSUIPC utility (freeware).. Optimized for 1280x1024 resolution. Minimum 1024x768. 
SELLING ONLY TO: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), Slovenia, Spain (mainland), Sweden, United Kingdom, France

NOTE: Purchase with confidence. If you wish to upgrade to the Pro or Trainer version when these become available, you will be doing so at no extra cost, just pay the difference.

NOTE: The EU and the International Versions of this product are exactly the same, they exist purely due to EU tax laws.

What's new in version 1.008

FDE:

  • Added turbulence and windshears - both intrinsic and triggered by FSX weather

SYSTEMS:

  • Fixes the elevator disconnect logic
  • Optimization of the system performance and the CPU cores utilization
  • Fixed the COM2 microphone switching for online flying (Vatsim/IVAO)
  • Fixed the landing spoiler extension timing on touchdown
  • Fixed the nav radios reception ranges
  • Fixed the autopilot disconnects during the NAV/APPR modes of operation
  • Fixed the logic of Weight on Wheels detection
  • New VOR/ILS type detection routine
  • Implemented the composite brakes temperature and efficiency simulation
  • Simulating the FADEC "NO DISPATCH" flag
  • Corrected the Vertical Speed reversion when alt selected crosses the current altitude
  • Flight Director re-developed to allow the correct manual operation (pitch/roll axis)
  • Fixed rudder shutoff logic
  • Fixed a bug in the Sound System, that sometimes result in the CTD upon exiting the simulator

FMS:

  • Minor fixes on the VNAV pages
  • Minor fixes in the airway selection logic and insertion into the FPL
  • FPL DIstance to Destination page will update the distance in real time
  • Added the FPL SUMMARY page (visible on the ground only)
  • Added the overfly time indication for the waypoints on the FPL page
  • Removed the blinking coursor and updated the cursor entry alignment forn numerical entries

GAUGES:

  • Partial P3D compatibility
  • Reduced the mouse click zones on the disconnect handles

EFIS:

  • PFD Display: Added dumping to the IAS indication
  • PFD Display: Fixed the CDI width flickering when MFD->PFD reversion is in use
  • NAV Display: DATA function will not show the VORs which are shown as part of Flight Plan
  • Performance optimization by using the faster memory cleanup during display output
  • Fixed the incorrect SAT indication on the ED
  • NAV Display: No FMS flight plan will be presented in the VOR mode
  • PFD Display: Flight Director sometimes showing without active FGM modes fixed

APPS:

  • Control Panel will save the last Weight and Balance values entered
  • Fixed the incorrect fuel setup when the APU is running

INSTALLER:

  • Fixed the inability of the installer to accept more than a single word as a last name input
  • Added a new directX components updater

OTHER:

  • Fixes in the pilots visibility logic (external views)
  • Fixed the First Officer VC camera position
  • Added the joystick connector to send joystick button commands to the minternal Q400 variables (see Special Features Guide for details)
  • Setting fuel flows via fsuipc (for XAcars)
  • Added XML variable interface for reading the internal Q400 systemvariables (specification available on request)

DOC:

  • Added maneuvres section to the System Manual
  • Added the joystick connector manual to the Special Features guide

The MJC8 Q400 addon for Microsoft Flight Simulator X is a highly realistic rendition, built after the Bombardier (tm) Dash8 Q400 aircraft. There are 3 available editions, differentiating in the price and the included features.

  • "PILOT" is an edition, designed for home flightsimmers, who want a state-of-the-art hardcore add-on but do not require the complex features, such as the instructor panel system monitoring, circuit breakers simulation, failures simulation, or the shared cockpit.
  • "PRO" edition is for advanced users, or airline pilots wishing to improve their knowledge of the Dash8 Q400 airplane. This edition has all the features of the PILOT edition, plus the Headup Guidance System simulation, the shared cockpit feature and several more (please see the comparative table below for the full list).
  • "TRAINING" edition is dedicated to the airlines, wishing to have a good quality inexpensive solution for the Dash8 Q400 technical and procedural training for both technical staff and the flight crews. The table below enumerates all the main features per version.
FEATURES PILOT PRO TRAINING
CUSTOM FLIGHT DYNAMICS ENGINE
Our addon is the only one available on the market, which includes a built-in Flight Dynamics Engine completely independent from the default FSX FDE. The consequence of this is a much more realistic aerodynamics behavior of the aircraft, in particular the realistic wind simulation, enhahced propeller physics including the propeller discing and auto rotation, effects of the propeller airstream on the wing lift and the icing effects on the propeller, wings and the flight surfaces.
WEATHER RADAR
TCAS
The Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) simulates most of the ICAO defined CASII functions, and provides the traffic indication, as well as the traffic and resolution advisories. The TCAS works with both the AI traffic, and the virtual ATC network traffic (Vatsim/IVAO..)
FMS NAVIGATION, FUEL MANAGEMENT AND BASIC PERFORMANCE
The dual Flight Management System, included in the package is built after the Universal ™ 1E FMS, and is developed with a high degree of detalization. The FMS system is capable of navigation in 3 dimensions (LNAV+VNAV), the RNP based navigation, the Fuel and Performance Management. The up to date navigation database, provided by our navigation data supplier Navigraph (subject to the additional charges, please see the http://navigraph.com for details), can be used to obtain the latest procedures. In addition, there is a custom provisions to control the availability of the ground services and the flow of the passenger announcements.
USER DOCUMENTATION
VIRTUAL COCKPIT AND EXTERNAL MODELS
ADDITIONAL LIVERIES AND PAINTKIT
Detailed layered paintkit in Photoshop format with a unique stitching tool

17 high resolution liveries from around the world :
- Air Berlin
- Air Canada Express
- Alaska Airlines (Horizon Air)
- ANA (blue)
- ANA (green)
- Austrian
- Croatia
- FlyBe
- Lufthansa Regional (Augsburg Airlines)
- Luxair
- Qantas Link
- Porter
- SAS Commuter
- SATA
- Skywork
- United Express (Colgan Air)
- Wideroe
- EuroLOT
- Air Baltic
 

PASSENGER ANNOUNCEMENTS
In addition to the default announcements included with the aircraft, our scripting based announcement system allowes for building the custom announcements both per-livery or global. The announcement script can play the user defined sound files based upon the current condition of the aircraft systems and control states, thus allowing for a very customized and realistic announcement flows, specific to the particular airlines.
FMS FPL WINDS (from v1.1)
The FMS FPL winds functionality which is currently in development, and will be provided in the version 1.1 update, will allow the FMS to account for the enroute winds, thus increasing the fuel and time prediction accuracy.
SAVING AND LOADING SYSTEMS' STATE
When saving or loading the flight in the Flight Simulator, the systems will also store or retrieve their respective states
CUSTOM SOUND SYSTEM
Our product includes its own Sound System, independant of the Microsoft Flight Simulator sound system. The sound system is Direct X based, and is using the custom DSP (Digital Signal Processing) effects to simulate the propeller sounds correctly. In addition, the system is 3D enabled for both the external and internal sounds, including the switches and controls sounds, as well as the voice announcements.
ADDON CONTROL PANEL APPLICATION
The Addon Control Panel Application (CPAN) allowes the user to visually modify the most important parameters of the aircraft, as well as verify and apply the custom Weight and Balance configurations.
SOUND SYSTEM ADVANCED MODE
In the PRO edition and higher, our Sound System can, in addition to the 3D mode, be configured to reproduce the particular sound groups via the dedicated speaker(s), such enabling the sophisticated home simulation setups. In addition, the sound system supports a second sound device (including the USB headsets) which can be used to separately output the headphone sounds.
 
AUTOPILOT TCS MODE
The Touch Control Steering mode allowes the pilot to use the control column movements to command the autopilot mode parameters, such as altitude, vertical speed and the indicated airspeed adjustments, without having to disengage the autopilot.
 
FMS ETP/PNR FUNCTIONALITY
The Equal Time Point (ETP) and Point of No Return (PNR) calculations are the advanced functions of the Performance management (PERF), used during the navigation in the deserted areas (oceanic navigation, deserts...) in order to verify that the aircraft has sufficient fuel to proceed to the selected destination in the normal and/or abnormal conditions.
 
2D PANELS
The full set of the 2D panels, which can be used to fly the aircraft the "traditional" way, or build a multiscreen cockpit by moving the panels onto the multiple monitors.
 
WORKING CIRCUIT BREAKERS SIMULATION
We provide the simulation for all the circuit breakers in the cockpit with the correct mapping between the circuit breakers and the electrical equipment. The circuit breakers popup on short circuit is also simulated
 
ALTERNATE GEAR EXTENSION
In the cases of the main gear retraction/extension system failre, the gear can be manually extended by using the alternate gear extension mechanism, which includes a manual hydraulic pump and a nose gear release assembly
 
SCENARIO BASED FAILURES
Our product is coming with a sophisticated scripting system, which can be used to set the scenarios for any failures in the airplane. The scenario can be random as well as triggered by the predefined conditions (engine failure on V1, for example). The scenarios can also be written by the users and include the scenario flow logic as well as the custom sound playback.
 
HEADUP GUIDANCE SYSTEM
The HGS allowes for the operation of the aircraft under the weather minimums up to CAT IIIa. Our HGS includes a system control panel and the Headup Display. The HGS system also accounts for the pilot head position and angle in a Virtual Cockpit.
 
SHARED COCKPIT FEATURE
The Shared Cockpit is the way for two users to share the same cockpit over the network. Our Shared Cockpit syncronizes 2 instances of the addon over the home network or the internet.
 
SYSTEM CONTROL APPLICATION
Is an external application, which can be used to monitor the status of the aircraft systems and apply the selected system failures over the network. In the PRO edition, all the systems can be monitored, however only the Electrical and Hydraulical failures can be triggered. In the TRAINING edition, all the system failures can be freely triggered.
 
FLIGHT CONTROLS DISCONNECT SIMULATION
In the TRAINING edition, the flight controls can be disconnected and the respective independant flight controls system will account for the pilot flying position (based upon the pilot head position in the Virtual Cockpit, or the type of the main panel in the 2D cockpit).
   
COCKPIT HARDWARE INTERFACE
The Cockpit Hardware Interface is a UDP based network interface, which allows the numerous MJC8 Q400 components, such as our separate instrument executable, the 2D panel executables, as well as the custom built Dash-8 hardware - to be linked, enabling the user to build a full or a partial hardware cockpit
   
PANELS AS SEPARATE EXECUTABLES
A set of the network-enabled executables, showing the 2D panels independantly of the Microsoft Flight Simulator can be used to augment the home cockpit building or the CBT like pilot training applications.
   
FMS RAIM SIMULATION
FMS will provide the RAIM prediction, and simulate the changing GPS accuracy accordingly
   
FMS ARINC WEATHER
Working FMS ARINC function, which can be used to request the weather at any METAR enabled airport, as well as (optionally) receive the weather analysis graphics for the current region.
   
ARCDU MAINTENANCE FUNCTIONS
Are simulating the ARCDU maintenance interface with the appropriate error codes, thus allow to augment the technicians training
   
SIMULATOR TRAINING MANUAL
The Simulator Training Manual is the document, explaining the best ways to utilize the TRAINING edition in order to prepare to the full simulator checks
   
CUSTOM FLIGHT DATA RECORDER
The Flight Data Recorder is a part of the System Control Application, which can be used to record and visually reproduce a flight, such allowing for the classroom demonstration or analysis of the particular situations in the aircraft operation.
   

 

 


 

Customer Reviews

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Tim Schwarz *Verified Product User*, 03/11/2014 1 of 1 customer found this review helpful
 
    Such a Nice Aircraft even in Pilot Edition. I would recommend it for 100%. If you are a Turboprop fan and like the Dash 8 just get it its really nice. They did a very good job.
 
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Marcin Gwiazdzinski *Verified Product User*, 12/24/2013 1 of 1 customer found this review helpful
 
    I purchased this airplane more than six months ago. Since then my first choice of flying in FSX/VATSIM is DH8D by Majestic Software. Of course there took place some technical problems, especially with losing of LOC/GS and the lack of turbulence, but all major bugs seem to be fixed by the last update to the version 1.008.
Of course it's not the plane for someone who does not want to learn it. It's also not for those who want to fly in semi or long distances, because Dash is not a demon of cruise speed. But if you give enough time and attention to this airplane, it will reward you a very real representation of the real turboprop.
I can only say: Majestic Software - very well done!
 
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Billy Lundin *Verified Product User*, 12/21/2013
 
    Highly recommend it, i promise, it'll be your best buy so far!
Extraordinary addon! 10 stars!
 
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DAMIAN BIALOBRZESKI *Verified Product User*, 08/13/2013 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
 
    Superb product, fantastic sim, wonderful model, beautiful aeroplane, excellent job! Well done Majestic Software!!! Looking forward to upgrade it.
 
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Rafal Haczek *Verified Product User*, 07/01/2013 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
 
    A truly magnificent aircraft addon for home simulation. In my opinion Majestic Software are, aside Leonardo (Maddog), absolute top quality. I have known it since I got their Dash 8-300 long time ago. I was awaiting this addon with my breath held. And I was not disappointed.
First of all it is an unprecedented MS aircraft as the software was built outside of FS. As a result, its FDE overcomes FSX limitations making it a truly realistic simulation. What is more, its performance (CPU load/FPS) is comparable to default aircraft! Virtually all systems are simulated plus lots of eye-candy and animations (who said you can't have both?).
There are some glitches (no stopovers!), as it usually is with new products, but they are being systematically ironed out by the very professional team (they have RW Dash pilots on board).
Once you get hooked, it is hard to fly anything else.
What else to add? This is THE addon which made me switch from FS9 to FSX after seven years of resistance.