Hello there people of the forums! With the new update released with the all new Dash 8-Q400. I’ve seen people landing this plane. There were good landings and then there were the 200 knots straight into the tarmac landings cough cough playground
I just want to point out that anyone can edit this as I am making this into a wiki. Also, this is based off facts I have gathered, so feel free to edit anything I have missed!
Okay so let’s get this show on the road!
As we all know, the Dash 8 is the first twin turboprop jet we have in IF, and there are 25 liveries available.
Weight And Balance
This is what Matt said about the Dash 8 weight configuration. I have to agree with him because, unlike a jet, it will be much harder to control. I highly recommend you stick with the weight you currently have, and never do change it because that’s what your used to.
This is an easy subject, Tyler_Shelton made a post about where you can find everything you need to know, everything from: Cruising, gear, flaps and stall speeds
Click on the link above to find out more
Here are the stall speeds at 24 tons
- Flaps 0: 117 knots
- Flaps 5: 108 knots
- Flaps 10: 100 knots
- Flaps 15: 96 knots
- Flaps 35: 91 knots
Landing Speeds at 24 tons:
- Flaps 10: 122 knots
- Flaps 15: 118 knots
- Flaps 35: 112 knots
Those are just some facts, but here is a screenshot example of a good landing
Note how it’s not over flared?. I see people trying to flare way to high.
@HV9690 made a landing tutorial with a video and I highly recommend checking the video out and the post!,
Here is what he has to say about flaring. Read the quote below carefully!
I have another video! Click the link below, to find out more! Credit: @dash8_berlin
(I’d like to thank @Recxx for suggesting this!)
So crosswind landing is very hard thing to do, but on the dash, it’s much harder. I found a post where @dush19 put a video of real life Dash Q400 trying to land in crosswind! Check it out!
If you want to not end up on the grass or a go around, spend some time on solo and practice crosswind landing, then you look like a pro :D
More info on crosswind landing coming soon! Stay tuned!
Thanks for reading! Have a nice landing :D
I’d like to also thank anyone who submitted screenshots, I couldn’t have done it without you guys! :D