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Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby SeanTK » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:36 am

Now released:
http://secure.simmarket.com/virtualcol- ... -p3d.phtml

Not the most refined addon out there, but their market seems to be for those that are happy with lower-end renditions. With that being said, it's not bad, and seems to be an improvement on prior efforts.
Comes with the 100, 200, 300, and 400. Only installed the first three, and have only taken the 100 up so far. Definately some graphical niggles, but overall I'm still happy with it. Comes with a lot of liveries too.

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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby Charl » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:45 am

I'm impressed by Virtualcol: basic but "honest".
ANZ Link livery too, I'll be able to put the whole plane into my next Real vs Sim photoshoot out of NZPP!

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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby Ian Warren » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:51 am

Arr the ole "Real V Sim" B-)
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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby SeanTK » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:15 am

Have been using it a bit more within the past few minutes, and I'm actually fairly happy with it overall. The VC is nice enough for me, and there's more simulated on it than I initially expected. Also, the sheer number of liveries is fantastic, covering a very wide array of countries. I noticed an Air New Zealand Link Q300 is included, as well as a Vincent Q100, for the Kiwis, as well as multiple Aussie liveries spanning a few different airlines, and numerous others as well.
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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby Charl » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:54 am

Yes the modelling around the cockpit is a little lumpy, and taxiing can be somewhat "nodding dog"
But the VC is surprisingly good.
Best to extract to a dummy folder from the .exe (as always) since it wants to put some textures in the main texture folder (in FS9 anyway).

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I'm actually getting used to the fern/Koru overkill on these planes, nothing if not distinctive.

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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby johnkiwi » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:13 am

Looks ok, does it have a programmable FMC? Interested in a few more of your thoughts, good and bad...
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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby Ian Warren » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:19 am

Since the bulk off the paint is done, wonder how it would go with some off Terry's "Dash8Captain" photo's put onto , that would give it some real Zing!
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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby omitchell » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:57 pm

Not a bad price either
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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby Charl » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:30 pm

Well I got the last Vcol plane (SAAB as I recall) at a sale price of 10 bucks which was pretty reasonable I thought.
This time, the Greenback is a little stronger so NZD28.

I wouldn't know a Dash8 FMC from a barcode reader, but this one has plenty of buttons you click, also in VC, and things do seem to pop up.
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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby omitchell » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:48 pm

Charl wrote:I wouldn't know a Dash8 FMC from a barcode reader, but this one has plenty of buttons you click, also in VC, and things do seem to pop up.


I like buttons
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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby Wildbillkelso » Sat May 16, 2015 10:03 pm

Charl wrote:Well I got the last Vcol plane (SAAB as I recall) at a sale price of 10 bucks which was pretty reasonable I thought.


Did the same a while ago with their Fokker 50.
Although I've been warned, I thought I'd give it a go - back then not knowing there'll be a F-27 coming up.

Well, to be polite:
This piece of *beeeeep* took its first hop straight to the scrap yard... :angry:

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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby Ian Warren » Sat May 16, 2015 11:31 pm

Wildbillkelso wrote:Well, to be polite:
This piece of *beeeeep* took its first hop straight to the scrap yard... :angry:

This piece of *beeeeep* :rolleyes: I really like that! , I can name two other groups that require that *beeeeep*, had they been freeware , fine - but to not reply or want any input , I back anybody and compare , done a little design myself your understand the ins and the outs but when get dictated to and shut the door .. that's when they get the double *beeeeep**beeeeep*
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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby omitchell » Sun May 17, 2015 1:28 am

Do what I did, merged it with the Majestic cockpit. Now I have a -100, -200, -300 and -400 with a sweet interior :P
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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby Ian Warren » Sun May 17, 2015 10:51 am

omitchell wrote:Do what I did, merged it with the Majestic cockpit. Now I have a -100, -200, -300 and -400 with a sweet interior :P

I thought it was a FS9 and FSX combined obviously its a true FSX in the package.
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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby captsl4 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:57 pm

thought id pick this up being on sale atm on FSS

but when started to install got a message "One or more files are write protected. Do you want to overwrite them anyway”

does anyone who installed this get that message or know what this means or is it safe to proceed
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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby Ian Warren » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:35 pm

captsl4 wrote: "One or more files are write protected. Do you want to overwrite them anyway”

I don't own a Virtualcol aircraft , these new companies have a few glitch's with install's ... personally I would say you would be fine with the install, It is strange its looking to 'Overwrite" a file , maybe it uses the default Das8 or least parts of it .. only thing I can think off for this remark.
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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby captsl4 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:38 pm

ok thx Ian
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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby Ian Warren » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:43 pm

A thought , you could always send Sean a note , very regular if you are not sure.
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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby Dash8captain » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:10 pm

Sorry to drag up an old thread but does anyone know if the virtualcol dash 8 will work in p3d v4?
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Re: Virtualcol Dash-8 series

Postby dbcunnz » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:31 pm

It should work OK I don't have it but I do have the Virtualcol Fokker 50, Virtualcol ATR 72 and the Virtualcol Saab 340 all working in P3D v4

Here are some of the oldies that I have working in P3D v4 viewtopic.php?f=9&t=27251
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