parton87
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Q400 Climbrate/climbspeed

Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:33 am

Hello!

I have started to fly Q400 i flight simulator and I wonder if anyone know the typical climb rate and climb speed? Some props climb with a speed of 150-160 knots but I guess the Q400 have a higher climb speed?
 
thegreatchecko
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RE: Q400 Climbrate/climbspeed

Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:22 pm

The speeds I'm familiar with are:

160 - close to best rate, which would be approx. V2
185 - a compromise for speed and climb rate in busy areas
210 - faster speed, okay climb rate
230 - cruise climb

[Edited 2009-12-28 14:23:12]
"A pilot's plane she is. She will love you if you deserve it, and try to kill you if you don't...She is the Mighty Q400"
 
IAHFLYR
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RE: Q400 Climbrate/climbspeed

Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:58 am



Quoting TheGreatChecko (Reply 1):
230 - cruise climb

I love the cruise climb in the ATC world, Till what altitude the Q hold that speed during standard temps/weights? Sure hope IAH gets to see the Q400's soon!!!!  Smile
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thegreatchecko
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RE: Q400 Climbrate/climbspeed

Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:55 am



Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 2):
I love the cruise climb in the ATC world, Till what altitude the Q hold that speed during standard temps/weights? Sure hope IAH gets to see the Q400's soon!!!!

IIRC, 16 to 18, depending on how much is onboard.

However, the engines burn a heck of a lot more fuel, so I rarely use it. Nevertheless, the Q400 will fly faster in level cruise than in a cruise climb.

185 or 210 climbs are my favorite. Of course, If ATC requests faster, we will always do it.

Checko
"A pilot's plane she is. She will love you if you deserve it, and try to kill you if you don't...She is the Mighty Q400"
 
DashTrash
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RE: Q400 Climbrate/climbspeed

Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:56 am

Checko, who are you flying the 400 for? PM if you like.
 
pilotpip
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RE: Q400 Climbrate/climbspeed

Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:12 am



Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 2):
Sure hope IAH gets to see the Q400's soon!!!! Smile

You might be getting your wish soon.

Hope you like Texas, Checko  Smile
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thegreatchecko
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RE: Q400 Climbrate/climbspeed

Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:50 am

Quoting Pilotpip (Reply 5):
Hope you like Texas, Checko

I did at WN.  

I think that if anything stays, I'm able to hold it.

Check

[Edited 2009-12-28 23:52:59]
"A pilot's plane she is. She will love you if you deserve it, and try to kill you if you don't...She is the Mighty Q400"
 
IAHFLYR
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RE: Q400 Climbrate/climbspeed

Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:18 pm



Quoting Pilotpip (Reply 5):
You might be getting your wish soon.

What a late Christmas present if you and other rumors I've heard are correct.

Quoting TheGreatChecko (Reply 3):
185 or 210 climbs are my favorite. Of course, If ATC requests faster, we will always do it.

Checko

What a guy!!  Smile
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