MSFS De Havilland Canada Dash 8 Q400 Package

PreviewA port-over conversion from FSX bringing a fully functional and detailed version of the De Havilland Canada Dash 8 Q400 to Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.

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Complete with Base Model
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Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 Release
File size
464.12 MB
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Scanned 22 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
4 star rating.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars by 5 PRO members.

A port-over conversion from FSX bringing a fully functional and detailed version of the De Havilland Canada Dash 8 Q400 to Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.

Flybe in MSFS paint for the new Dash 8 Q400 in MSFS (2020).While the project is essentially a port-over, much modification work has been taken place to realize the new features of the new sim and enabled the aircraft model to work as accurately as possible.

The package includes over 11 liveries/repaints based on real-world airlines compatible and fully functional in FS2020 (as it's known in the community).

Liveries Included

  • Base/White C-GKUK.
  • ASky Airlines ET-AQD.
  • Air Baltic YL-BBV (Old Livery).
  • Flybe G-JEDI (Old Livery).
  • Croatia Airlines 9A-CQB.
  • Westjet Encore C-GENU.
  • Qantas Link VH-QOU.
  • Eurowings D-ABQT.
  • Alaska Airlines N448QX.
  • ANA Wings JA841A.
  • Scandinavian Airlines LN-RDI.

Virtual Cockpit used

  • MSFS default CJ4 by ASOBO.

Engine Sounds (flight deck environment & exterior sounds)

  • MSFS default KingAir350 by ASOBO.
Known issues as announced by the developer
  • ATC calls wrongly class the aircraft as "heavy"?
  • Missing taxi light on the front center gear strut.
  • VC is too far back relative to the exterior model.
  • VC is obviously not an accurate representation of a Q400 flight deck.
  • Engine sound is obviously not an accurate representation of a PW150A.
Design Tools Used for Creation
  • Textures painted with
  • Textures converted with MWGraphic's DXTBmp.
  • Air file edited with Aircraft Airfile Manager (AAM).
  • Model files edited using Model Converter X.
  • Lights and Effects created with FXEditor.

Notes from the developer;

MSFS de Havilland Canada DHC8-Q400 Package V1. The "Dash 8" Q400 (Q for Quiet) was originally developed and built by Bombardier, but was sold in 2019 to Longview Aviation Capital, who re-instated the de Havilland Canada brand. Featuring 11 past and present liveries: White (C-GKUK), ASky Airlines (ET-AQD), Air Baltic (YL-BBV), Flybe (G-JEDI), Croatia Airlines (9A-CQB), Westjet Encore (C-GENU), Qantas Link (VH-QOU), Eurowings (D-ABQT), Alaska Airlines (N448QX), ANA Wings (JA841A) and Scandinavian Airlines (LN-RDI).

This aircraft is based on the superb DHC8-Q400 FSX model by Dreamwings, combined with the VC from the MSFS default CJ4 and the sound file from the MSFS default KingAir350. The MDL (model file) has been extensively modified to take full advantage of the new MSFS graphic engine. All textures are HD quality (2048x2048px) with alpha layers and reflections.

All textures are DDS DXT5. The new model features transparent windows which makes the interior cabin visible, and the new custom lights make the whole aircraft look fantastic at night. This quality conversion was created with great care and is not a just a compilation of old and new files. Each file contained within this package has been reworked, optimised for quality, size and performance.

This aircraft does not pretend to be "study level" by any means, it just looks good, was exciting to make, and it is great fun to fly. Enjoy!


Simply unzip/extract the archive downloaded and copy the dhc8_q400 folder into your MSFS community folder.

About The Developer

This package was developed and released by Philippe Marion.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions about this package, please contact him directly at

This package and repaint(s) are intended for FREEWARE use only. They may not be redistributed for profit.

Currently, the developer does not publish a public donation page.  If this changes, we will update to include it in this listing.

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The content of the comments below are entirely the opinions of the individual posting the comment and do not always reflect the views of Fly Away Simulation. We moderate all comments manually before they are approved.

dankWed, 13 Mar 2024 22:05:06 GMT

Someone please make a payware of this plane, I will buy it.

Dakota2015Tue, 27 Feb 2024 22:48:47 GMT

Could someone please tell me how this installs on MSFS 2020? The console (XBOX x) is just one day old and already I am having trouble.

joaojorge pereiraWed, 19 Jul 2023 19:48:50 GMT


Very good I always downloaded it when I had the old one now I have the 2020 one because I want you to put the aircraft and airports and free traffic thank you very much for having you help us this is what I'm asking for here in Brazil.

Enoch GarciaSat, 08 Apr 2023 15:22:40 GMT

should be removed unless the developer issues an update with fixes to all issues. at this time is not fly worthy.

Peter LeonhardFri, 07 Apr 2023 10:26:06 GMT

Why does the throttle not move? It can't be used like this.


John S LiquorishFri, 28 Oct 2022 13:03:42 GMT

Cannot get throttles to work on keyboard or on ch yoke.

Thomas BuistSun, 09 Oct 2022 11:26:39 GMT

MSFS. Throttle levers don't move. Ignition switches don't work, stuck on N/A. Can't start engines. 90% inop. Good job it's free, 'cause it's unusable.

Jack DesmarchelierTue, 06 Sep 2022 07:44:28 GMT

No matter what I do the plane doesn't move.

stingyearth84Mon, 15 Aug 2022 06:45:26 GMT

Problems downloading into MSFS because I have no watch base in MSFS 2022/in virtual file.

IssacSun, 01 May 2022 12:29:24 GMT

I know it's a free mod and I should be happy but I will say that the cockpit doesn't look like it does in the video.

Tom GriesbachSun, 24 Apr 2022 12:31:02 GMT

When I try to fly the FMS says in Red "WARNING INCOMPATIBLE LIVERY'. I have tried other liveries with no luck. Any ideas?

Chuck ThompsonSat, 12 Mar 2022 02:14:48 GMT

No way to check the progress of downloads.

person personSat, 26 Feb 2022 21:52:21 GMT

Physics SUCK and elevators are inoperative.

CalviatorWed, 12 Jan 2022 11:45:01 GMT

The livery is great, but the propeller-blades does hardly rotate even though the plane is flyable the speed indicator shows the correct value. So all in all the plane is ok, but the slow propeller speed makes it look stupid.


Erik KolloenFri, 07 Jan 2022 13:26:14 GMT

For the Dash 8 Q400, I have found the pitch is impossible to control and too slow to respond. This is the same for all flight models. Two out of five stars.

Kilian Fri, 31 Dec 2021 16:57:21 GMT

Not good no controls over the plane.

George HireziWed, 25 Aug 2021 00:59:04 GMT

Propellers didn't work (spin) when the throttle is applied. They rotate at 1-5 rpm at all times.


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