MJC8Q400, Special Features guide

MJC8Q400, Special Features guide
MJC8Q400, Special Features guide
This special features guide describes the functionality which is addon-specific
and is not found in the system or flight tutorial.
Switches and knobs
All the switches and knobs can be controlled by the mouse in the following
manner: left click or mouse wheel down - rotate knob anti-clockwise, move
switch left or down. Right click or mouse wheel up - rotate knob clockwise,
move switch right or up. Guards are only activated by the right mouse clicks.
Power and Condition levers
Power and Condition levers can be moved separately by left click-and-drag.
They can be set to the same value and moved together by right click-and-drag.
Aircraft Doors
There are 4 animated aircraft doors (3 passenger and 1 baggage) on the
external model, which can be opened and closed using Shift E 1, Shift E 2, Shift
E 3, Shift E 4. The aircraft door status will also be indicated on the DOORS
system page and shown by the Doors warning light.
Seat animations
The pilot seats can be moved back and forth by clicking on the seat.
Sun visors animation
The sun visors can be moved along the rail by clicking on the visor. Left clicks
move the visor forward, right clicks move it backward.
Yoke visibility control
The pilot yokes can be hidden and brought back by clicking on the bottom of
each yoke.
Emergency exit hatch
The emergency exit hatch on the top of the overhead can be opened by two left
clicks on the handle - one to unlock the hatch, and the second to open it.
Manual main gear extension (PRO version and higher)
Open the manual gear extension panel, located behind the pedestal. Click on
the yellow-black striped lever located on the rear cockpit's wall - the lever will be
inserted into the slot in the gear extension panel. Click one more time on the
lever to start the gear extension. The Nose gear can be extended by opening
the alternate nose gear extension door above the overhead, turning the inhibit
switch, and clicking on the handle.
Oxygen masks pressure indicators
An oxygen mask pressure indicator is installed on each oxygen mask supply
pipe. A green color indication must be checked in accordance to the respective
checklist item.
Gear pins
There are 3 gear pins, which can be located in situ (in a bag behind the F/O
seat), or installed outside in the aircraft gear. In the PILOT version, the pins will
be placed in situ automatically once the electrical system is powered. In the
PRO version and above the pins removal must be ordered from the FMS DATA>SERVICES page. Failure to do so will result in the gear not retracting in flight.
Window mist and ice simulation
When the appropriate weather conditions are met, the window mist or ice can
appear. The antiicing system and side window de-misting controls must be used
to restore the external visibility. Note that there is no antiice device on the FO
side window.
Ground Power Unit
The Ground Power Unit can be requested from the FMS->DATA->SERVICES
page. It will take about 40 seconds for the GPU to become available after the
request is placed.
This addon comes with a voice-enabled pushback simulation. The pushback
can be initiated via the FMS DATA->SERVICES page. Please note, than upon
selecting the “End” prompt to stop the pushback, the pushback car will continue
the procedure for the several seconds in order to straighten the front wheel and
provide for a smooth stop of the aircraft.
The ARCDU volumes and QNH knobs
Use the mouse wheel or a left/mouse click on the sides of the knob to rotate. A
single mouse click in the center of the knob will enable/disable the volume or
set the standard QNH.
The ARCDU volumes and QNH knobs
If desired, the tiller controls can be linked to the FSX spoiler axis (use the
mjc84.ini file)
The sound system
In the PRO edition and above, it is possible to force the sound system to direct
particular sounds to the selected speakers of SB9.1 or below. Use the mjc84.ini
file sound section.
The scripting system
The scripting system can be used to make the custom passenger
announcements for a selected livery, in which case the announcement script file
must be placed within the folder called “announcement “ inside the livery texture
Emergency Exit Hatch
The hatch can be opened with two right clicks on its handle. The first click
unlocks the hatch, the second opens it. To close the hatch, use left clicks in
reverse order. Warning: the hatch can be opened only if the pressure difference
between the cabin and the exterior is less than 0.8 psi.
Additional cockpit cameras
There are additional cockpit cameras included in order to enable the faster
access to the panels in the VC mode, via the FSX Hot Keys assignments
(configured using the FSX buttons setting dialog). The Cameras and their
respective hot key numbers are as follows:
VC Overhead View
VC Central FWD Console View
VC Central AFT Console View
Hot Key 7
Hot Key 8
Hot Key 9
Joystick Connector
This connector allows access to the windows joysticks on the system level, and
is used for the following:
1. To allow mapping of the joystick buttons to the Q400 specific system events
2. To enable flight controls to operate at the internal FDE rate of 125Hz, thus
reducing the FDE response time and bypassing the excessive filtering of the
The Joystick Connector is configured using the mjc84.ini file. It is enabled by
under the [INTERFACE] section. It is then configured via its own section
each entry of which has the following format
for axis (PRO ONLY) and
for the buttons.
<N> is a 0 based sequential joystick number as it appears in the Joystick
windows dialog.
<Axis> (PRO ONLY) is the joystick axis name, which should be one of :
<-> is an optional minus sign, telling the connector that an axis or a button press
must be inversed.
VarName is an internal Q400 variable, which must be linked to the Axis or a
button. The variable names must be taken from
\scripts\varList.xls file, relative to the location of this file.
<B> is 0 based joystick button sequential number, from 0 to 127
; See SpecialFeatures.pdf Joystyick Connector section for description
; Ailerons
; Elevators
; Rudder
-----------------------------------------------------------Links Ailerons, Elevator, Rudder and AP Disengage button to the joystick 0.
Note: When linking FlightControls_->sensors.XXX_ADC it is recommended to
unlink the flight controls axis from the FSX, via the [FLIGHTCONTROLS]
; Flight Controls positions from FSX
Important: Should both left and right flight columns be controlled via a single
joystick (no split controls for the captain and first officer), the deflection values
for the opposite side must be set to 0. Failure to do so will result in the flight
controls range being reduced by 50%:
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