Un poco al dia...
Por lo visto aun tienen problemas de activacion algunos usuarios que lo han comprado via JustFlight, no tantos que lo han comprado en Simmarket.
La pagina de Majestic sigue caida pero dicen que mañana por la tarde estara operativa. Mientras tanto estan en Facebook.
Entre otras cosillas, parece haber un "bug" generalizado con respecto al sonido, que desaparece a los 10-15min. de vuelo (sin sonido) Algunos comentan que solo les pasa en vuelos que han cargado un plan de vuelo desde FSX, o que estan usando ATC. Majestic esta al corriente y lo estan mirando.
Tambien hay algun que otro problemilla con el DHM (Dynamic Head Movment) de EZDok Cam y OpusFSX, hay que añadir que el Q 400 usa su propio DHM a la hora de aterrizar. Tambien lo estan mirando.
Algun fallo con el sistema de anti-ice detectado a temperaturas que no deberia avisar.
Tampoco estan muy contentos con el radar meteo, por ahora.
Siguen comparandolo con el estandard de NGX o incluso mejor pero aun tiene algun que otro fallo, como cualquier nuevo add-on. La gran mayoria apunta al Dash Q 400 como el nuevo standard de los turboprops en FSX.
Como comente anteriormente, sigue habiendo alguna confusion en su manejo por falta de nocion de este modelo entre los usuarios:
It's a complex simulation of a complex aicraft, that uses complex functions to achieve things like realistic throttle / disc / reverse utilization....... there are a couple of bugs. But there are also dozens of examples of people who aren't following the info in the docs, or are assuming things and when it's not working for them, screaming bug.
With a simulation that is using so much data and reference outside of FSX, and with complex throttle setups, then getting things configures correctly is critical. Eg... the wrong values in the Control Panel for your throttles are going to cause a lot of frustration, but if people are patient and set things up step by step, it's almost perfect out of the box.
I know it annoys people to say it, but truly, from about 16 hours of flying time and 12 rotations, the only real bugs I've come across so far, are the sound bug (when ATC is used), and the bouncing on the ground when Opus or EZCA is bein used for DHM effects.
Everything else can be fine tuned and/or resolved.
Algun comentario negativo:
I've now spent the best part of 9 hours testing out the Q400 and I'd like to give my opinions. Frankly I was surprised but hopeful when I first heard people gushing about the quality. Lots of guys have compared it to the NGX and many have said it surpasses the PMDG aircraft - at the moment I'm afraid they're wrong, the NGX still can rest easy, the Q400 has some way to go.
Don't get me wrong, the VC and external visuals are very good indeed. Crisp and sharp with lots of detail. Engine sounds are deep and impressive - from the cockpit, although from spot view they're disappointingly muted. Lots have commented on the detail sounds in the flight deck - well yes, some are good and there is a good variety of click and lever sounds. However there is something about the sound mix that is wrong - too many click sounds sound wrongly placed - small switches make big unnatural clunking sounds when moved, a few don't have any sound at all. The NGX sound set is extremely well blended and natural.
The FMS modelling is already frustrating. SIDs that don't draw correctly are unacceptable. It's clear that the Nav data isn't being read and interpreted properly. Direct To's don't work 50 % of the time. The track line disappears when selecting a Direct To and LNAV goes wildly off track. Go-around procedures are not depicted properly either - it's a shame.
On the topic of go-arounds - it might be me, but there doesn't seem to be anyway of binding a key to the GO-AROUND button on the power lever. The default FSX command doesn't work with it. Majestic's control panel doesn't allow any special key bindings - this is a glaring omission in a product of this type. Performing a GA by panning your view to click a power lever click spot is a nightmare and not realistic. The same goes for the Autopilot disconnect function - there is no yoke disconnect key, pressing z gives you the wrong indications and visual warnings.
There's a couple of other small bugs - it seems the attitude indicator is 2-3 degrees nose down on the ground - it should read 0 degrees. When tuned to an ILS the DME value jitters to and fro about 0.8 nm as well.
Unfortunately there seems to be a major issue with the elevator / trim / autopilot interaction. I've just finished a flight with a nose dive into the ground. The autopilot doesn't seem to trim out the elevator to a neutral position in any stage of flight (you can see this on the PFCS indicator) - meaning that when you disconnect the A/P the aircraft you get is badly out of trim - very frustrating results if you're at 200'. Is it using the default FSX autopilot by any chance?
It must be said that documentation is poor. The tutorial is a not very helpful and the systems manual is rather short. The 'checklist' is a weird combination of normal procedure flow and checklists, which is hard to follow. Importantly there are no profiles or flight patterns that explain actions and sequence of take off climb and approach.
I'm sorry for the negative post, but with high expectations and a £40 outlay I feel the comments are valid. I really want to support dedicated devs like Majestic but at the moment the Q400 falls some way short of NGX standards. I hope that service packs and the PRO version can go some way to iron out the niggles.
Y otros que contestan:
I think you are expecting way too much from an airplane when it is first released. Keep in mind PMDG has had to release quick servicepacks at least once for their airplanes after released to fix problems before. Nobody is denying there might be small bugs here and there, but everyone is looking at the big picture, and the big picture is the Majestic Dash 8 is the most complex, complete addon released for FSX. Amazing quality and so light on frames it seems impossible to be true. After a few patches I know it will be perfect
well, I am not a Q400 type rated pilot, but this part (and the others) was extensively tested by real Q400 pilots and approved by them. The Q400 FMS is different from the B737's one in many aspects, including how it draws the flight path. For some types of legs you can have an impression that the flightplan dissapears while it's just drawn outside the visible area. The aircraft will fly 60° course to such a leg and the leg drawing will appear sooner or later.
Bear in mind also that there are different versions of FMS on the Q400. If in your real Dash it is not drawn this way, it doesn't mean it's incorrect.
As for the attitude, the plane is leaninig forward while on ground, so it's normal to have a negative indication
Hasta la proxima...