The MJC8 Q400 addon for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Lockheed Martin Prepar3d is a highly realistic rendition, built after the Bombardier (tm) Dash8 Q400 aircraft. There are 3 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 (in development) 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.

System requirements: Any PC capable of running Flight Simulator under MS Windows versions XP, 7,8,8.1, 10
Supported versions: Microsoft FSX Service Pack 2 or Acceleration / Lockheed Martin Prepar3d V2.5, v3.4
Network requirements for the shared cockpit: Minimum data exchange rate of 256 Kb/sec, ability to forward the data to the UDP ports, network delay < 1000ms

The table below enumerates all the main features per version. Click on each feature to see the full description.

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
The Weather Radar is capable of interpolating the weather returns, based on the actual FSX weather, using the FSX Weather Stations reports. The Weather Radar can work with both the FSX Real Weather, and the Weather Environment addons capable of setting the per-station weather. The PRO version of the Q400 is capable of reading the weather radar data from the ASN. The beam geometry is also simulated in order to depict the weather based upon the aircraft altitude, antenna tilt and the altitude of the weather itself. There is a ground clutter and the weather shadow effects. In addition there is a ground mapping mode simulation, capable of showing the surrounding terrain. The weather clutter in the ground mode is also simulated.
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
The documentation for each edition includes the systems tutorial, sample flight guide, Control Panel application tutorial, checklists and performance tables. The PRO and TRAINING edition also include the items pertaining to the abnormal operations (checklists and the system tutorial)
VIRTUAL COCKPIT AND EXTERNAL MODELS
Highly detailed external and cockpit models with HD textures and special effects.
  • hundreds of animations, all of them are custom and controlled by the aircraft systems
  • world's first realistic 3D propellers simulation featuring variable disk thickness
  • smooth gradual lighting both in 2D and 3D cockpit
  • complete custom lighting system with proper light splashes on the exterior model and ground. All lights are functional in the cockpit
  • "intelligent" pilots with a sensed behavior in different situations (exterior model)
  • complete muli-stage icing visualisation
  • windows mist/demist simulation
  • little impact on framerate, much smaller than comparable models
ADDITIONAL LIVERIES AND PAINTKIT
Detailed layered paintkit in Photoshop format with a unique stitching tool

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

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
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.
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. It is also possible to invite a third person to the cockpit as observer.
COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZABLE FAILURE SYSTEM
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 operation of the aircraft under 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 view angle in a Virtual Cockpit.
4x SMOOTHER CONTROLS
Configurable direct link to the joystick axis, allowing for 125Hz frequency of controlling the Flight Dynamics (as opposite to 30Hz frequency of the FSX), as well as bypassing the extensive filtering of Flight Controls by the FSX
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
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.
FMS ARINC WEATHER
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
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.
 
PRICE 49.95 € 74.95 € 149.95 €
All prices are approximate, please refer to the particular online stores for the exact price.
UPGRADE Upgrades can be issued by the particular online stores, subject to the store policy
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