Exclusive Review Of FSX Version Of Freeware Dash 7

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Exclusive Review Of FSX Version Of Freeware Dash 7

Postby EAL0739 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:59 am

Shaom and greetings all my pals,

Allow me to present very exclusive review of freeware FSX Port-over de Havilland Dash 7 year model base designed by Milton Shupe, panel by Scott Thomas, textures by Mike Kelly, flight models by Bernt Stolle and Tom Falley, and sounds by Nigel Richards using the flight from BIAR Akureyri Airport located 1.9 miles south of the town center of Akureyri, Iceland to BIRK Reykjavík Airport located 1.2 miles from from the city centre of Reykjavík which the capital of Iceland.

Many thanks to the famous Dash 7 model base inventor Milton Shupe for giving me plenty of assistance and advice how to prepare my first flight within Iceland abroad Dash 7

Here is my beautiful office of Dash 7!!

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Check out the cargo and passenger sections awaiting for load up of cargo and passengers!

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Read the important rules

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The seat is COMFY!!!!!

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At the passenger apron of Akureyri Airport (brrrrrr very cold)

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Check out cool loading of cargo and passengers!!

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Engines started and turning on all required lights. I would like to let all of you know about special different method that Dash 7 is using that all other planes never use which is always to have spoiler flaps fully deployed upwards during taxi to runway or from runway. According to exclusive statement from the Dash 7 model inventor Shupe, he said "According to real world Dash 7 pilots on all the Dash 7 projects, the spoilers were usually up for taxi operations, and they would take active when they were up causing ATC's much heartburn. Once you apply throttle greater than 50-60% (if I recall correctly), they auto-retract in the RW and with this model as well."

If you do not feel comfortable leaving spoliers upward or you are afraid you would forget to retract them before take off, you can use on the cockpit panel to switch flip the level from taxi to flight before starting to taxi and there will be digital lightened announcement on the panel that says "UNLOCKED SPOLIERS". And it retracts the spoiler flaps!!!

Starting the engines of Dash 7 is similiar to starting engines of Lockheed Electra

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After take off from runway 19 now airborne on climb to 14,000 ft with background view of hills of Park Kjarnaskogur

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Leaving background view of the airport, its city, and its bay called Eyjafjordur

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Still on climb and the Dash 7 model base has beautiful smooth take off and climb without any problem

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Check out beautiful cockpit

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Making sure all passengers are very comfy

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Checking all gauges to be sure everything is okay and on correct route called NB1A NB G4 REKVA TIBRA

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Beautiful view of engines as well as a tiny town in middle of nowhere in Iceland (wondering how they survive and live in such conditions)

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Nice tail!!!

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Cruising at FL140 past few Icelandic towns

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Look at moon

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More Icelandic towns

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I thought I was hallucinating when I actually saw the pilots' heads moving and turning sideways during my first Dash 7 flight. When asked Dash 7 modeller Shupe about this, he replied "Yes, the pilots are animated in your version." meaning that it is first time that a freeware add on plane features pilots' sideway moving heads!!!

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Cruising

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Nice sunrise

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Time to descent!!

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Entering clouds to pass through during descent

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Making left turn to get ready for final runway approach to runway 13

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Heading to Iceland's capital city where you can see street lights ahead

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Passing high hill of Golfklúbbur - Seltjarnarnes where you can see road called Sudurstrond

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On final approach to runway 13 with nice view of sunrise

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Check out entire city landscape of the capital of Iceland

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Yes Dash 7 has weird helicopter style runway approach which is normal

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I am sorry that I am unable to find on Google maps the identity of this pyramid building but any Icelandic resident can tell you name of that building

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Getting closer to runway 13

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Seconds before touchdown (look at the pilot turning his face toward airport spotting photographers to say hello to them)

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TOUCHDOWN

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Braking down

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Here is BEAUTY PART and IRREFUTABLE PROOF of Dash 7's AMAZING ability to stop very very very short after landing (look at the distance from beginning of runway to distance of the plane exiting from runway)

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Taxiing to gate (look at spoilers remaining deployed upward)

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Arriving at passenger apron

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Unloading cargo and passengers

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Thank you for viewing this flight report and please stay tuned for next exciting flight!

Regards,

Aharon
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Re: Exclusive Review Of FSX Version Of Freeware Dash 7

Postby Dave Reed » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:33 am

We have six flights for the DHC-7, in New Zealand. However, I think we should add a few flights for your Air Greenland, maybe someplace else too
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Re: Exclusive Review Of FSX Version Of Freeware Dash 7

Postby EAL0739 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:15 pm

Dave Reed wrote:We have six flights for the DHC-7, in New Zealand.


Dave,

Yeah I plan to fly your some of your six Newmans flights using Dash 7 with Newmans livery.

I am just posting my review of Dash 7 to encourage your pilots to fly some Dash 7 flights :)

Dave Reed wrote: However, I think we should add a few flights for your Air Greenland


It is not necessary You are too busy and lots of plates on your hand running singlehanded your VA. Besides I doubt anyone wants to fly within frozen wasteland of Greenland. Smiling

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Thanks for reading my review post.

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Re: Exclusive Review Of FSX Version Of Freeware Dash 7

Postby Dave Reed » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:35 pm

I added six flights for the Greenland Air DHC7. I flew on a Dash-7 once, from Hyannis to Newark on a Continental Express flight in 1986. It was summer. It was bumpy. But oh, the roominess of that cabin!
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Re: Exclusive Review Of FSX Version Of Freeware Dash 7

Postby EAL0739 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:19 am

Dave Reed wrote:I added six flights for the Greenland Air DHC7. I flew on a Dash-7 once, from Hyannis to Newark on a Continental Express flight in 1986. It was summer. It was bumpy. But oh, the roominess of that cabin!


Wow very very kind of you to do that. I never never knew that the cabin was very roomy!!!!

Why was it bumpy?? Was it weather or was it normal for Dash 7?

By the way, Arkia airline operated Dash 7 shuttle service between two Tel Aviv airports and Eilat airport as well as between Hafia airport and Eilat airport :) (just a very very very very indirect hint :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: )

Once again, very kind of you to add Air Greenland Dash 7 flights to schedule database and thank you for your kindness. Your pilots and I would gratefully appreciate this.

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