Why is the Dash 8 Q400 so hard to land?

Thanks! I’ll try this. I have used full flaps every time and just can’t keep it under control. I appreciate the help!

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Full flaps is like 95 knots speed at our approach

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With the dash-8 I noticed that more speed is better. I normally touch it down at about 120kts and on final 135kts, which is pretty fast, but it stops it stalling.

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I just tried coming in a little faster like you suggested, around 125kts. I got the plane on the ground several times doing that, but man, it was ugly! Thanks for the help.
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Something that would help is if you took a video of your landing, so that we could see what’s causing the problem.

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Hope this helps :)

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Try doing it at 115 knots with 15 percent trim and a decent rate of 500-600 feet per minute

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I tend to struggle to land the dash 8 and the 737 but my dad got the iPad pro and its bigger which means i can’t move as much. steady hands is the key

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Give her a little throttle as she hits 10 feet, practice makes perfect.

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Its not that its hard, its the fact that its almost impossible to control with wind over 5 kts.

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Really? I don´t have this problem.
I feel a drunk coconut when I try to take off with a 787

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Well, its not that I struggle with it, I just don’t prefer to fly the Dash-8. I like the bigger jets, and small GA Aircraft. The Dash-8 just doesn’t feel the same as the others. Completely different to me, and it feels really weird to fly, and and land especially.

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I use flaps 15 and 109 knots.
Trim 10-20%

Hard to land?. I actually love flying Dash. I agree that it can be quite challenging to land, that’s reason why love flying this plane. It’s quite a good feeling when you bring her in for a very soft touch down.I will say, pay attention to your flap settings. I usually land at about 135-140 knots. It may be a bit high, but a busy air space you won’t like slow down faster jets behind you. Keep practicing and once you get it, you will love this plane.

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That’s odd I find it one of the easiest

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To have a smooth touchdown right before flare put flaps 30 and let the plane feather in

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Still better regional then the CRJ 200.

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Hahaha a drunk monkey hahahaha hmmm I personally love the Dash-8 (crash-8) hahaha but I suggest landing between 120-140 with flaps 15, I cut power to the engines as I’m approaching the piano keys, flare up a bit until I hear the landing gear touch down, nose down and let that sucker reverse, brake and use the runway as much as possible for a smooth landing.

HAPPY LANDINGS TO ALL OF US WHO’VE FELT LIKE DRUNK MONKEYS 🐵🐒🐵🐒🐵

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Thank you all for the help! I’m actually landing it “ok” now. Still a C-, but everybody’s alive!

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When I first flew the Dash 8, I hated it. It feels really weird and it is very unique from any other aircrafts. The Dash 8 was difficult for me to fly at first! I even called the March update the “worst” update IF ever had because of the Dash 8. After I practiced flying the turboprop over and over, I love it! All I have to say is to keep practicing! Make sure you’re landing with Flaps 15 at a regular airport. Flaps 35 is for steeper approaches. I’m pretty sure you’ll like the Q400 :)

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