Hi everyone. I had a question for anyone who is skilled at flying the Q400 in IF. How do you land without touching down hard? Whenever I land, I never really “stick the landing” and the aircraft just kinda stalls onto the runway. What am I doing wrong?
I’ve noticed from experience that you don’t need to flare too much on the Q400. What landing speed and load are you at?
Don’t use Flaps 35!
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Flaps - 15
I land it with A/P speed - 110 kts
Very smooth,for landing like this I got 161 score in no wind weather)
And In weight and balance
passengers - maximum (90)
cargo - 25 kg from every pass.
Fuel when you land 100-600 kg
It takes time to master a landing with a new aircraft. Just go on Solo and try some landings with different speed and trim settings (flaps should be the same).
I use flaps 15. But I read in the Q400 pages that you had to land at a slower speed, and I kept dropping below 100 knots.
No, no and no.
Keep the A/P completely off.
Speed on touch should be between 90-105
I was amazed at how easy the q400 was to fly. It basically lifts off by itself and is so easy to land.
Yes, it really wants to fly. Very well put AR!!! :)
I turn it off on 5-10 ft AGL,especially in crosswind
Max Sez: The Pilots Operating Handbook" for the -8/400 is in the Forum Tutorial Library. Fly by the book peanut, trial and error will kill you. A landing is in fact a “Controlled Crash”. If you hear the stall horn beep when the rears meet the road you did it right. Suggest you test fly the -8/400 on “Solo” first. Watch the video, practice makes perfect. (Afterthought, careful on approach at"B’s", the controllers are not used to joining a low speed arrival into high speed traffic. Heads up, don’t be forced into an Overspeed approach by an over enthusiastic Controller in the 8, The Pilot is in Command!)
Very good point! This should force controllers to be more aware of aircraft type and their respective approach speeds.
@AR_AR. Max Sez: The introduction of the -8 is the best thing to appen to GA & VFR flying in years. Let’s see how long it takes for the PPPP Snafu to rear its ugly head!
No. You should turn it off before reaching 500 ft AGL.
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Max Sez: Lots of guesses and by gods here. Keep this in mind all aircraft get an airworthy certificate. The data compiled during extensive testing is published as the “Pilots Operating Handbook” (POH) (-8/400 POH is in the Forum Tutorial Libray) and comes with the aircraft after it has passed the exam along with its log book and maint record., They are never retired just amended and remain with the aircraft for its service life. The published Fligh data as contained in the POH contains the “V’s” for all conditions. V Charts for weight and balance, altitude, weather to include temps ect are the gospel! Depend on the POH data NOT OPINIONS or practical examples from some guy that do not include all the V data required for flight in a given metorilogical condition. As for IF Autopilot its undependable and should normally be utilized for cruising and turned off on Approach, at Localizer Intercept in IMC or on Final unless utilizing the AutoLand Application. Note: IF AutoPilot does not give a master warning audible when it fails or goes off line in flight. A very dangerous situation on recovery particularly. Fly smart & by the “book”!
I turn off A/P Altitude,Heading,VS at 3000ft or sooner and turn on only speed.I don’t use all A/P functions,is it ok or not?