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FS2004 De Havilland Dash-8-Q200, Canadian Forces Navigator Training

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De Havilland Dash8-Q200 in the livery of the Canadian Forces Navigator Training School aircraft. In real life, there is an elongated radar nose cone fitted to the aircraft which houses the radar systems.All navigator traing aircraft are Dash 8-100s, however for flyability I have used FS Painters Dash 8-Q200 for this repaint.The airfile has also been tweaked so that the model flies as realistically as possible.


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The archive has 22 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
aircraft.cfg04.05.0415.62 kB
d8q2.air02.26.0214.29 kB
texture.caf04.03.040 B
pai_d8q2_l.bmp04.03.044.00 MB
pai_d8q2_t.bmp04.05.041.00 MB
model04.03.040 B
fsp_dash8_q200.mdl09.21.02273.58 kB
model.cfg08.16.0235 B
can_nav2.jpg04.01.0436.37 kB
Panel04.04.040 B
panel.cfg04.05.0444 B
Sound04.04.040 B
SOUND.CFG04.18.0161 B
Readme.txt04.05.041012 B
Dash 8-200 Canadian Navigator04.03.040 B
cfans_dh81.jpg04.05.0434.14 kB
FILE_ID.DIZ04.05.04483 B
dh8_cfans.gif04.05.0410.65 kB
dh8_cfans1.jpg04.05.0436.17 kB
dh8_cfans2.jpg04.05.0440.85 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B


As one of those aircraft that just stands out from the crowd, this brilliant remake of the De Havilland Dsh8-Q200 is something that deeply impressed me. The aircraft model, the way that it performs and the ease of usability were all three things that seriously do matter which this mod does a great job of recognizing and building upon.

Ease of Use

Yeah, this is very easy to fly with and get to grips from!

The aircraft makes it nice and simple to learn how to manage the most advanced features that it produces. In real life, this is an aircraft that comes with an elongated radar nose cone fitted into the aircraft which houses all of its major radar systems. This has been replicated in the FS2004 engine as best as it can given technical limitations, and makes a fine difference to the level of performance that it can provide you with.

All navigator training aircraft provided are using the Dash 8-100 look although this does use the Dash 8-Q200 for the repaint. It also comes with the most authentically driven and reliable flight dynamic changes possible, making it feel far more realistic and like its genuine counterpart.

Flight Style

These make a much better shot of ensuring the aircraft flies with control and authority, giving you something that feels very easy to use and also commands & controls a system which really offers you everything you need. By this, I mean that out of all the remakes of the Q200 I have tried out I have found this one of the easiest to grow to love and get to grips with.

It’s relatively easy to manage and to put under your spell, so to speak, but it’s an aircraft that feels exceptionally rewarding to fly around with. The whole system feels great to be a part of and also gives you something really interesting to enjoy using.

I would be quite happy to recommend this remake of the model to most people who are like me and have never used it much, but I would also say it would be good for someone expecting an authentic take on the real thing.

Not everything about it is perfect given the challenge of making this specific model work in the limited confines of FS2004, but it does a great job of attempting to be as close to the real thing as it possibly can.

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files.  Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them.  Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

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Mon, 05 Jun 2006 16:31:51 GMT
this is a good plane.

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