Project News

Patch 1.0.20a 20/11/17. Majestic Software have released a Q400 version 1.020a patch for the existing 1.020 version of the 64 bit editions. The patch addresses several problems reported by the users, please find the detailed description and the link to the download in the User Area here on this site.
Prepar3d v4 19/10/17. To all our customers who are looking forward to fly their favorite Dash 8 Q400 addon under Prepar3D V4, we are happy to say that the x64 bit version of the Q400 addons is successfuly going through beta tests, and the release date is now being set for Monday 23rd of October 2017.
May we say that significant effort was put into the new x64 version of the product, which included replacing a number of basis functionalities, such as Navigational database engine, 2D panel graphics engine, network and interfacing - to enable them to function and take the full advantage of the 64 bit platform.
Current owners of the 32 bit editions of the Q400 will get significant discounts in getting the new versions. In particular: 14.95 euros for the PILOT x64 edition, and 19.95 euros for the PRO x64 edition of the Q400. Otherwise, the pricing of the x64 versions will be the same as those of the 32 bit. The discounts will be provided by the stores where the original purcases were made, or by Just Flight Ltd for the Boxed editions.
 news 2016 
Patch
Pilot 1.019b
Pro 1.018e
07/10/16. The patch to make the MJC8Q400 compatible with Prepar3D V3.4 have been released and can be downloaded from the Support->User Area on the website. The patch has a version 1.019b for the PILOT editions and 1.018e for the PRO editions of the MJC8Q400 addon.
Patch
Pilot 1.019a
Pro 1.018d
29/06/16. The patch to make the MJC8Q400 compatible with Prepar3D V3.3.5 have been released and can be downloaded from the Support/User Area on the website. The patch has a version 1.019a for the PILOT editions and 1.018d for the PRO editions of the MJC8Q400 addon.
Patch 1.018c 16/03/16. The new patch version 1.018c has been released. This patch addresses Prepar3D V3.2 compatibility and fixes several Flight Management System, 3rd party addon integration and other issues. Please see the readme text file within the zip package for the installation instructions as well as the list of changes.
 news 2015   news 2014 
Patch 1.011 21/08/14. MJC8Q400 Version 1.011 PILOT edition patch is released. It brings compatibility with Prepar3d v2.3 and corrects a certain number of bugs.
Click here to see what has been fixed
  • Changed the String variable format (please see the scripting docs)
  • Fixed the Rudder PFCS travel indication
  • P3D: Fixed the speed loosing during repositions
  • Fixed the yaw moment at AP disconnect
  • Fixed the incorrect camera Near View Clipping
  • Made compatible with P3D V2.3
Patch 1.010 &
Prepar3d compatibility
23/07/14. MJC8Q400 Version 1.010 PILOT edition patch is released. It brings full compatibility with Prepar3d v2.2 and higher.
Click here to see what has been corrected
  • New simplified scripting format is introduced
  • Glideslope and DME receivers will add accuracy by using the newly added by Navigraph Glideslope and DME antenna data
  • Numerous performance related fixes
  • FMS airway listing and procedure joining fixes
  • Improved compatibility with multiplayer by using the standard lights assignments for taxi/landing/nav lights

The complete list of changes can be found in the patch readme document, available under Majestic Software Support / User Area
Patch 1.009 12/05/14. MJC8Q400 Version 1.009 PILOT edition patch is released.
Click here to see what has been corrected
  • DME/VOR incorrect readings under certain conditions are fixed
  • Electrical system switching for abnormal operation is improved
  • Glideslope problems on certain runways are fixed
  • EGPWS elevation coloring is corrected
  • Numerous FMS LNAV and VNAV modifications are introduced in order to for FMS to better fly the approaches
  • Control Panel Weight & Balance page saving and loading of the parameters to the ini file is fixed
The complete list of changes can be found in the patch readme document, available under Majestic Software support→User Area
Patch 1.008-1-2-3 27/03/14. 1.008-1-2-3 cumulative patch was released in order to replace the previous hotfixes, and to provide compability with the upcoming Fs2Crew package. This patch has to be installed over the MJC8 Q400 PILOT edition versions 1.008, 1.00801 or 1.00802 Click here to see the summary of changes
  • INSTRUMENTS:
    • Incorrect altitudes propagation of the LNAV waypoints on the ND is fixed
    • Fixed the FORMAT button timing
    • Fixed the yoke movement in VC
  • SYSTEMS:
    • Composite Brakes temperature simulation improved
    • Livery-specific passenger announcements logic fixed
    • incorrect DME receive ranges are fixed
    • BC mode is working
    • added AUTO_RUDDER_FACTOR into the [FLIGHTCONTROLS] section of mjc84.ini. This factor will be taking into account when the autocoordination is enabled in the FSX
    • Receiving range for NDB/VOR/DME adjusted
    • Morse codes playback after "Y" letter fixed
    • Cone of Silence simulation repaired
    • VOR OS mode is repaired
    • Mode 21 (BANK ANGLE) will come at any altitude (1.00803)
    • Fixed the bug of VOR/ILS mix up when frequency only differs by 50 kHz (1.00803)
    • Fixed the bug of navaid is received beyond the range (1.00803)
  • FMS:
    • Procedural Turns navigation fixed
    • RCL function fixed
    • Manual overfly waypoints selection fixed
    • Overfly flag retrieval as part of the procedure from the database is implemented
    • RNP based NAV deflection is added
    • LNAV turn anticipation logic is re-done
    • Automated activation of VNAV during approach is added
    • VNAV transitions between waypoints with different altitudes will be smoother
    • SIDs will be scanned for runway transitions when presented by the FMS (LFPG case)
    • Fixed Intercept to AF Curve transition
    • Fixed approach course activation timing
    • Fixed VNAV governing within the arc path
    • FAF course will now be set the same as EOA course
    • VNAV will not provide a slope for offset approaches
    • New LNAV algorithm for line to curve, and curve to line transition
    • Fixed the incorrect IAF course for some approaches
    • Fixed airway legs do not show for length of airway >100 wpts (1.00803)
Hotfix 1.008-02 08/03/14. 1.00802 fix mostly addresses FMS issues
Click here to see what has been fixed
This fix has to be installed over the previous one (1.008-01).
  • INSTRUMENTS:
    • Incorrect altitudes propagation of the LNAV waypoints on the ND is fixed
  • SYSTEMS:
    • Composite Brakes temperature simulation improved
    • Livery-specific passenger announcements logic fixed
    • incorrect DME receive ranges are fixed
    • BC mode is working
    • added AUTO_RUDDER_FACTOR into the [FLIGHTCONTROLS] section of mjc84.ini. This factor will be taking into account when the autocoordination is enabled in the FSX
  • FMS:
    • Procedural Turns navigation fixed
    • RCL function fixed
    • Manual overfly waypoints selection fixed
    • Overfly flag retrieval as part of the procedure from the database is implemented
    • RNP based NAV deflection is added
    • LNAV turn anticipation logic is re-done
    • Automated activation of VNAV during approach is added
    • VNAV transitions between waypoints with different altitudes will be smoother
    • SIDs will be scanned for runway transitions when presented by the FMS (LFPG case)
    • Fixed Intercept to AF Curve transition
    • Fixed approach course activation timing
    • Fixed VNAV governing within the arc path
    • FAF course will now be set the same as EOA course
    • VNAV will not provide a slope for offset approaches
    • New LNAV algorithm for line to curve, and curve to line transition
    • Fixed the incorrect IAF course for some approaches
 news 2013 
Hotfix 1.008-01 27/12/13. 1.00801 fix provides turbulence tuning, and a number of other modifications.
Click here to see what has been fixed
The fix should be installed over the last update (1.008).
  • INSTRUMENTS:
    • Fixed the FORMAT button timing
    • Fixed the yoke movement in VC
  • SYSTEMS:
    • Added ini file parameter TURBULENCE_FACTOR in the [FLIGHTCONTROLS] section
    • Fixed the Glide Slope antenna positions for the ILSs not known by the FSX
    • Whenever available the DME antenna position for ILS DME will be taken from the FSX
    • Power Levers taxi correction from the tiller position will be disabled when in the air
    • Stick Shaker sound Volume up by 25 %
    • Brakes will start warm when the plane is selected
    • Incorrect variation and inbound course for the right hand procedural turns is fixed
    • FMS TUNE page ATC code and the recall function is fixed
Update 1.008 09/12/13. The third update to the MJC8 Q400 has been released. It addresses a large variety of issues, from the navigational framework (LOC/GS disconnects, NAV receiving ranges), to the FMS, performance and system stability.
Click here to see what has been fixed
  • FDE:
    • Added turbulence and windshears - both intristic and triggered by FSX weather
  • SYSTEMS:
    • Fixes in 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 for numerical entries
  • GAUGES:
    • Partial P3D compatibility
    • Reduced 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 behavior logic (external views)
    • Fixed the First Officer VC camera position
    • Added the joystick connector to send joystick button commands to the internal Q400 variables (see Special Features Guide for details)
    • Setting fuel flows via fsuipc (for XAcars)
    • Added XML variable interface for reading the internal Q400 system variables (specification available on request)
  • DOC:
    • Added maneuvres section to the System Manual
    • Added the joystick connector manual to the Special Features guide
Update 1.007 10/06/13. The second update to the MJC8 Q400 has been released. It's a big update centered mostly on navigation issues but also correcting many other bugs.
Click here to see what will be fixed
  • SYSTEMS:
    • Database access framework was migrated to a newer platform
    • FDE System: Fixed incorrect Heading on reposition
    • Sound will not mute during the video (or instant) playback
    • Interfaced the speed bug values to be used scripts (see the updated .xls file, EFIS system)
    • Added Windows 7 sound compatibility setting (mjc84.ini SOUND section) to address the reported Windows 7 sound problems
  • FMS:
    • Numerous approach selection fixes (approach types will be identified correctly)
    • Fixed the airways selection
    • Fixed the approach points sequencing logic
    • Approach mode HSI sensitivity is up 50%
    • SIDs will be filtered correctly, based on the runway (ex. LFPG with too many listed SIDs)
    • NAV page will be updated upon the SID selection, or FP deletion
    • Fixed the Track to Fix logic when the previous wpt is of a dynamic type
    • LNAV and VNAV approach activation method is updated
    • Runway MAP point will lead to the landing zone, not the rwy threshold
    • VNAV logic is adjusted for smoother approach following
    • Procedural Turn leg will allow for an intermediate waypoint between the turn zone and the turn reference navaid (some approaches have errors of this kind (CYQM 06ILS). Only done when flying the approach. Terminal PTurns will be flown normally
    • Fixed the holds with the time entry
    • Entering the hold at non-hold wpt will create a prior wpt prior to the hold, to fly to before entering the hold
    • VTO Page: Fixed the waypoints listing for selection
    • VNAV disconnect due to momentarily incorrect VNAV distance upon VNAV approach engagement fixed
    • Included the new Nav Data database. Important: the Navigraph Nav database included in the 1.006 was missing several navaids. Please use the included in the 1.007 database, or re-download your navadata from Navigraph to obtain the latest
  • GAUGES:
    • ISI: During initialization the A/C field will indicate the dll version (ex. 1.007)
  • EFIS:
    • From point will be displayed on the ND
    • Procedural Turn and HOLD leg bearing/distance indication fixed
  • DOCS:
    • Sample Flight Tutorial is updated to use a correct STAR procedure
  • APPS:
    • Installer now allows selection of 2 Virtual Cockpit versions (wing view/no wing view)
Update 1.006 05/05/13. We are happy to announce the release of the MJC8-Q400 version 1.006. This version fixes numerous issues, found in the initial MJC8-Q400 (V1.005) addon release.
Click here to see what will be fixed
  • FDE:
    • aircraft.cfg: updated gear positions for smoother repositions
    • Now writing Vert Speed to FSX for addon compatibility
    • mjc84.ini : PLs set for 0 position at DISC to enable the Reverse using F2 button
  • SYSTEMS:
    • Secondary bus will be powered by the APU
    • Sound : modified for Windows 8 usage
    • Nav: Fixed the DME antenna position
    • VHFs: Fixed the COM range to include 136.XXX
    • EFIS : Fixed the incorrect inverse text output
  • FMS:
    • NavManager: Fixed Heading to Altitude procedural navigation
    • NavManager: Fixed Course to Altitude procedural navigation
    • NavManager: Fixed Course from Fix to Altitude procedural navigation
    • TERMINAL navigation, leg termination threshold is now 1.0 nm
  • MODEL:
    • Included the wing and propeller views in the Virtual Cockpit
    • Corrected specular component on the night textures
  • OTHER:
    • Fixed the un-installer
Release The MJC8 Q400 addon has been released to the stores on Saturday, 20th of April 2013 (available from 09:00 GMT). Only PILOT version is available so far. PRO and TRAINING versions will be released separately later.
Forum The project support forum (navigate to SUPPORT / FORUM) is now available
Upgrade Just Flight and Simmarket confirm that the owners who have purchased the Majestic Dash 8 Q-400 for FSX from their stores will be able to upgrade to the next editions when they are available, with the upgrade cost simply being the price difference between the current owned version and the next version with no additional cost.
Distributors The official distributors of MJC8 Q400 addon are :