Questions tagged [dash-8]

Use for questions regarding specifics of any aircraft in the de Havilland Canada / Bombardier Dash 8 series (also known as the DHC-8 or Q-series).

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If the stick pusher fails on a Bombardier Q400, what happens to the c.g. limitation?

If the stick pusher fails on a DHC/Bombardier Dash-8 Q400, what happens to the center of gravity limitation?
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Why is Bombardier selling off all of its airliner series?

Bombardier’s product lineup formerly had three separate families of airliners (in addition to its side business with the Challenger, Learjet, and Global business-jet series): The DHC-8 (Dash 8, Q-...
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Why are propellers de-iced before the engines are started, and does ice on the fuselage affect the flight characteristics of the plane?

I recently flew on a flight out of Montreal on a DHC8 turboprop. The plane had been parked at the airport overnight during a winter storm, and as I walked out to the plane, there were visible icicles ...
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What is the use of this object in the cockpit of a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400?

What is the use of this object in the cockpit of a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400?
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What is the purpose of the Dash 8’s “TOUCHED RUNWAY” warning light?

The DHC-8-400 (and possibly other DHC-8 variants) has (or, at least, had in late 2007, according to Appendix G of this AAR) a warning light labelled “TOUCHED RUNWAY”. The extract of the DHC-8-400’s ...
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Are you mandated to use a Fault isolation manual when clearing a defect on an aircraft?

I operate a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400. I want to know if aircraft engineers are mandated to close or rectify a defect by only following the fault isolation manual (FIM). Can an engineer instead use his ...
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Why should autofeather only be used for take off on the Dash-8 Q400?

The Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 FCOM says (emphasis mine): The autofeather system provides automatically initiated propeller feathering following an engine failure during take-off, and power uptrim of ...
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What is NH overspeed test and how it is preformed on DHC Q400 aircraft?

In the Aeroplane Operating Manual of DHC Q400 aircraft it is written that, at the time of normal engine shutdown, the engine system tests the NH overspeed circuitry by using it to shutdown the engine. ...
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What do the various lights in the overhead aisle light cluster of a Bombardier Q400 NextGen represent?

I took this picture of an overhead aisle light cluster in a Bombardier Q400 NextGen. Copyright: self I am inquiring about the role of the bottom row of six rectangular lights. From right to left ...
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What is this on the starboard engine of the Dash 8?

On the inside of the starboard engine of the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 there is a small aerofoil shaped object* protruding from the casing. There also appears to be pipes protruding from the end of it. ...
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What high-lift devices are used on the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400?

What type of flaps, slats or other high-lift devices are used on this aircraft?
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What conditions cause the gear-up warning to sound on a Bombardier DASH-8?

As the title says, what conditions cause the gear-up warning to sound on a Bombardier DASH-8?
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Should a pre-flight inspection spot snakes on a plane?

In January 2013, a python hitched a ride on plane, unfortunately exposed on the wing after getting sucked out of its hiding place. Qantas 191 is a Cairns → Port Moresby flight on a DHC-8-400, ...
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On a larger airplane, how do they manage balance?

I have flown a bunch of times on a Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 on a couple of different airlines, and several times I have flown a shuttle flight that is basically empty. I have been instructed to change ...
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Why the different wing and tail designs in similar sized jets vs turbo prop?

I was flying on Porter Airlines and they had an info card about how similar the Bombardier (I still say DeHavilland) Dash 8 Q400s are to the Bombardier CSeries they have ordered. There was a cool ...