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FS2004 Dehavilland Dash8-102 Air Canada JAZZ

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A 37 seat advanced turboprop regional airliner. Air Canada JAZZ Reg_ID: C-GABI. This is the default MS Dash8 modified and remapped in Gmax for proper texture orientation and includes a new Flight Model, HTML Check / Ref lists and new Master Textures with reflections and new night mapping. Should work in FS2002 Pro also. We at PAD were dissapointed at seeing nice repaints of the default Dash8 repainted with only one good full texture side.That is now history. By Barry Blaisdell, Udo Lemmob, Bob May - Premier Aircraft Design.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
aircraft.cfg12.04.0315.78 kB
d8jazz24-1.jpg12.03.0378.35 kB
d8jazz24-2.jpg12.03.0335.75 kB
d8jazz24.gif12.03.038.07 kB
d8jazz24.jpg12.03.0338.39 kB
DASH8_check.htm11.15.0356.98 kB
Dash8_check.txt04.06.025.78 kB
DASH8_ref.htm11.16.038.65 kB
Dash8_ref.txt11.16.031.46 kB
file_id.diz12.04.03393 B
PAD_DHC8.air11.14.0313.97 kB
ReadMe_First.txt12.04.032.88 kB
Thumbs.db12.04.0346.50 kB
texture12.04.030 B
Damage.bmp04.08.0242.74 kB
dh_dash8_100_l.bmp10.31.031.00 MB
DH_Dash8_100_t.bmp12.03.031.00 MB
Prop_wazig.bmp09.19.0185.40 kB
UL_DHC8_PAD_L.BMP10.31.031.00 MB
UL_DHC8_PAD_T.bmp12.03.031.00 MB
sound12.04.030 B
sound.CFG11.16.0352 B
panel12.04.030 B
panel.cfg11.14.0369 B
model12.04.030 B
model.cfg12.03.0333 B
PAD_DHC8_RJAZZ.MDL09.10.03504.68 kB
PAD_Dash8_Air Canada_Jazz12.04.030 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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This file has an overall rating of 3.2 out of 5 with a total of 3 votes and 3 review comments.

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Editorial

As I have mentioned in the past, I enjoy being able to go back in time and try out the older flight simulators and their mods. The main reason I do this is for nostalgia, but it’s always nice to see just how far we have come in terms of getting things to go right for us in simulators.

This mod, a recreation of the MS Dash8 which has bene totally remapped and modified to work properly with FS2004, gives you the perfect taste of that as it’s a nice halfway house between the kind of stuff we have today and the quality we had at the outset for FS2004.

This 37-seat turboprop airliner is one of those aircraft that a lot of people might have seen, but you might not have witnessed it with this rather interesting design on it. The large design creates a really interesting look and feel to the aircraft, adding a really bright and positive look to it in general that can be hard to take your eyes off of! The large JAZZ writing on the side also looks really cool, as does the HD texture of the Maple Leaf on the back of the aircraft.

This stuff all comes together to make a fresh and engaging design that looks a whole lot better than many of its counterparts do, creating a unique and interesting level of detail that really does not look out of place if you were to put it in FSX and use it there instead.

The overall impressions I got from the aircraft in terms of its performance, though, was that it was just so simple to fly. It handled a lot smoother than I recall other versions for FSX handling, but it also had that friendly and luxurious feel to it.

Add in the fact that it has proper texture orientation and a fresh model that were optimized to really hit the heights in FS2004, and the whole package comes together very well and looks excellent. The whole thing – both performance and design – looked excellent. The reflections on the textures make flying around real fun, giving the aircraft that nice shine that so many have when the sun beats off them – especially in something as reflective as this!

The aircraft also carries a great trait in that the night mapping has been totally reworked so that the aircraft looks proper at night-time, too. This creates a great little difference on the visuals as you no longer feel like you are flying a piece of tin in the night, with reflections coming from nowhere! The level of detail on each side of the aircraft makes it really easy to enjoy flying around in, but it’s also really easy from a control point of view.

The inclusion of some awesome performance adjustments means that it flies just right and, overall, feels just as I was hoping that it would have when I first downloaded and installed the aircraft for the first time.

This is well worth your time! 

Adam McEnroe

About 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.

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Pro MembervopperSat, 31 Jul 2010 18:30:46 GMT
a nice airplane but panel is not a dash but it is fun to fly. i added it to my hanger
Pro Memberjdh1094Thu, 12 Oct 2006 02:09:16 GMT
Great functionally. Could use a panel, but the King Air panel works well.
Pro MemberdoghouseWed, 14 Jun 2006 04:16:07 GMT
cockpit view I ended up with is a Beechcraft King Air.

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