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Dash 8 Q400 Issues in X Plane 11

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Hi everyone

I recently purchased the Dash 8 2.1703.1050 from Aerosoft and am having issues getting it to work properly:

- Clicking "Caution/Advisory Lights" crashes X-Plane

- Engine startup: following the procedures in the manual (omitting the Caution/Advisory Lights), after setting both ignitions to "norm", selecting an engine and hitting the start button, the ITT goes up to about 580° and NH to about 16 RPM. Both then stall and nothing more happens. Am I missing something?

Starting with engines running works fine.

 

thanks and cheers,

lugi

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On 7.3.2018 at 23:52, lugipfupf sagte:

Clicking "Caution/Advisory Lights" crashes X-Plane

 

Please attach your log.txt after the crash.

 

Are you using X-Plane 10 or X-Plane 11?

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Here's the log file just after the crash.

I noticed the crash does not happen when clicking the switch with battery master off.

 

Using X Plane 11 on Windows  10.0.16299.248

 

The warning inside the log about some hardware not being calibrated correctly comes from an older steering wheel i bought for the PlayStation 2. I'm only using the pedals that are attached to it, which work as expected.

 

thanks and cheers

Lugi

Log.txt

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Here's an update:

- Xplane crash:

After updating the nvidia drivers from 388 to 391.01 and restarting the computer, it worked once. Unfortunately I forgot to backup the log file ;-) anyway, on the second try it crashed again. Restaring the computer once more did not help. So, the problem persists.

 

- Engine start-up:

I did miss something, indeed. It seems to have something to do with ice protection. Although I set the weather to clear skies and 20°C, it didn't work at first. But now with real weather conditions (light rain, 7°C) and playing around with ice protection, I managed to turn on the engines. Looking forward for my first flight with the Dash 8.

 

Just don't forget to not check the advisory lights ;-)

 

cheers

Lugi

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Hm, the log file you attached does not include a crash at the end, but also no clean X-Plane shutdown. So either X-Plane was not even able to write crash information to the log, or maybe you sent the log from within a still-running X-Plane?

 

Please when the next crash appears, send your log file again, just to be sure.

 

You should also compare without special plugins (for example without X-Life installed, and others).

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I guess there is no crash at the end of the log file because X Plane crashes entirely before it could write anything more into the log file.

After disabling X Life, there is now a crash report window popping up, which I filled out and sent, including a link to this thread. With X Life disabled, it works about every other time.

It is noteworthy that, according to the log, it tries to download a grib file (weather info?) which fails with a 404. Then, there is also a failing connect to Google Analytics. Google Analytics, among many other tracking networks, is blocked in my network and will always fail.

 

Thanks so far and cheers

Lugi

Log_adv_light_crash_reporter_popup_no_x-life.txt

Log_adv_lights_working_no_x-life.txt

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Yes, this is loading weather info (or trying to load).

 

The Google Analytics line may be related to sending anonymous usage data to Laminar, which you can switch off in the X-Plane general settings.

 

Does the crash still occur if you switch off both real time weather and usage data sending?

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Thanks Mario

Data sending was already switched off. Although the weather matches whats going on outside when set to real world weather, I've now configured it manually. Crash still occurs.

I have also disabled all Ortho4XP Sceneries, but left the Aerosoft scenery for Zurich airport (LSZH) in place. With these settings, X Plane does not crash when located in Zurich (tried and restarted X Plane 5 times). When situated in Bern/Belp (LSZB), for which I have a custom scenery that I downloaded from the X Plane forum, X Plane crashes as well. It seems to work on most built-in airtports I have tried so far (Munich EDDM, Marsa Alam HEMA, Heathrow EGLL). So it seems to have something to do with sceneries.

 

However, I have to revise my statement I made earlier about engine startup. That one time where it worked after playing around with ice protection seems to have been a coincidence. Still can't get the engines to start most of the time, no matter what I do (well, mostly following the check list and then some other things).

 

Am I the only one experiencing this behaviour?

 

cheers

Lugi

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Hi,

I've same problem Engine startup, can't get the engines to start .

Thierry

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