Panther From Bahamas, joined Jun 2000, 221 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1316 times:
Bombardier Q series turboprops are awesome. The challenger nose and fusellage, slick engine nacelles and awesome tail arrangement, the whole design, makes saabs, Atrs, brasillias look very tasteless and bland to me
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2457 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1205 times:
AC183, don't be so hard on Panther - he was probably trying to say how the Dash 8's nose resembles that of the Canadair CL 604 Challenger, the CRJ's ancestor! And I agree with Panther on this one.
The Dash 8 is my favorite-looking turboprop! Rugged and yet elegant, that's how I describe this turboprop. The Q400 is a neat one to look at. I've flown on the Dash 8-100 and -300 many, many times under Canadian Regional and AirBC, and it's not bad for an a/c in comfort and noise.
AC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1195 times:
My apologies if I came out harshly, my point was that even though both the Challenger and DHC-8 are made by Bombardier, they are actually different designs. In fact, the Dash8 and Challengers were originally made by different companies until they were bought by Bombardier. I am just saying that it's incorrect to assume they are developed from the same thing the way the ERJ's and Embraer turboprops were, they actually have different origins.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 47 Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1189 times:
UGH... Sorry to be the sourpuss writing in on this topic but I love to hate the Dash-8.
Every time I fly on it (USAirways Express from CLE-PIT or ABE-PHL) it's loud, slow, and vibrates like crazy. The worst experience I had was when I flew on one where the airconditioning was broken and it was 90-degrees and 100% humidity outside...
The one redeeming quality it has is yes, it's pretty, but only at night when it looks like a flying pair of eyeglasses! Since the landing lights are right behind the turboprops, the blades get lit up and with the high wing, that's what it looks like to me.
Panther From Bahamas, joined Jun 2000, 221 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1174 times:
dash 8s are truly awesome hopefully in a few months I will be a FO in one. what do you thinabout the dash 7, flown it many times ( gulfstream International ) and what a rush! DE Havilland makes some sweet looking airplanes.
Dash8 From New Zealand, joined Aug 2005, 1 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1174 times:
I love Dash8 too !!!
Just look at my nickname........
So Panther you're joining the club heh? Welcome aboard. I fly the -311. Wonderful plane.
Reasonably fast, but you can still play around with it.
I just love zooming by the jets while appraoching the airport. While the heavies come in at 180 to 200 knots, we maintain 240 knots all the way to final !!!!!
I also flew the Dash8-400 simulator up in Toronto when I was there for recurrent training.
What Power !!!!!!! Rumaor has it that an empty -400 took of from Downsview and reached 25,000 feet in a little more then 5 minutes !!!!!!
The new cockpit is just amazing. Electric trims, glass cockpit...........the works.
I flew a circuit and before I knew it I was reaching 200 knots. Incredible !!!!!!
Panther From Bahamas, joined Jun 2000, 221 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1172 times:
The 400 sounds and looks like a rocket. Are you guys looking into purchasing the 400, that would be really awesome. I'm looking into a position on the dash 8 311 of Bahamasair, I'm still building up my multi time. I have recently gotten time in a chieftain panther. I did 225 true @8500', faster than some turboprops out there. I guess it doesn't compare to a Dash 8.
Dash8 From New Zealand, joined Aug 2005, 1 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1159 times:
I currently fly -311's for AirALM.
I think we're gonna stick to our -311's.
We're in the middle of company privatisation right now so it would be imprudent to make any big changes.
In these temperatures and at mid to high weights, the -311 will true at about 240 knots at 8500. Although we use reduced cruise power until 17000 feet. At max cruise you'll see it true at about 250 to 255 knots.
At 21000 it'll true at about 270 to 275 knots.