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    [14JUL21] New (Bastille Day!) Update for the PMDG DC-6 for MSFS

    Captains,

    A few moments ago, we issued a new update for the PMDG DC-6 for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This update, like the previous updates, is available to you via the PMDG Operations Center.

    This update is focused on some improvements to performance and enhancements in usability based upon feedback from users now that the product is in such wide operation.


    The Highlights:
    - Automated Flight Engineer's audio now has his own volume channel tied to the Aircraft Miscellaneous slider
    - A/C inverter logic and certain A/C powered instruments reworked/remodeled/corrected
    - Improved hardware support
    - Fit-and-finish items around the virtual cockpit
    - Visual tidying of the cabin and exterior models


    Change Log Items for this build:

    0009963: [Suggested/Missing Features] AFE needs sound slider to increase volume (hvanrensburg)
    0009967: [Virtual Cockpit - Animation/Functionality/Click-Spots] RTM- Inverter and Generator Click Spots need position indicators (hvanrensburg)
    0009970: [Suggested/Missing Features] Additional External Camera views (jbrown)
    0009975: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Bendix King ADF timer won't switch to hours (hvanrensburg)
    0010050: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] AFE Before Start flow does not close doors (hvanrensburg)
    0010051: [External Model - Lighting] Landing Lights and wing light glass cover is solid white. (jbrown)
    0010052: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Throttle speed movement with gamepad controller very slow (cbpowell)
    0010053: [External Model - Geometry] Front cabin seats strange texture (jbrown)
    0010054: [Unsure] Default view for Tablet view (control 0) is off center (jbrown)
    0010059: [Documentation] Incorrect schematics of fuel system management in POH (hvanrensburg)
    0010061: [External Model - Geometry] Cargo boxes in DC-6A main cargo deck appear/disappear on LOD1 (jbrown)
    0010062: [Documentation] Tutorials 1 and 2 Tablet and other info needs to be updated (hvanrensburg)
    0010063: [External Model - Geometry] Strange Ice Artifact around captain and FO window frame in VC view. (jbrown)
    0010064: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Inverters and A/C electrical system are mis-modeled (with associated instrument power errors) (cbpowell)
    0010068: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Battery overcharges without boundary (cbpowell)
    0010070: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Click-spots randomly activating (hvanrensburg)
    0010071: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Cowl flap selector doesn't line up with the numbers around the dial. (hvanrensburg)
    0010072: [Virtual Cockpit - Animation/Functionality/Click-Spots] AC Voltmeter tool tip should be "AC Voltmeter" not "AC Voltmeter Eng Inst" (hvanrensburg)
    0010073: [Virtual Cockpit - Animation/Functionality/Click-Spots] Add dynamic tool tips to Inverter switches "No. X/NORMAL", "OFF", "STBY" (hvanrensburg)
    0010074: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Engine instruments should not be operational on emergency inverter (cbpowell)
    0010075: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Emergency inverter does not obey its circuit breaker (cbpowell)
    0010076: [Sounds] Emergency inverter sound does not cease if its CB is tripped (hvanrensburg)
    0010077: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] F1-F4 keys are hard-bound to throttle movement and cannot be reassigned (cbpowell)
    0010078: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Shutdown- Props still moving (hvanrensburg)


    We have more changes that we are prepping to hand off to our testers, and we'll pass those along to you once they are tested. We are also beginning to map out unveiling our next release for MSFS...

    Exciting times ahead!

    Thank you for the overwhelming support of our DC-6. We really hope you are enjoying yourselves!

    Robert S. Randazzo
    PMDG Simulations
    http://www.pmdg.com



    #2
    Thanks for update.
    José Luís
    |Flightsimulator: MSFS (2020) | Weather Engine: | MSFS default | Add-Ons: | PMDG Douglas DC-6 | Tools: SimToolkitPro | Self-Loading Cargo |

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      #3
      YAY!!!!! Thank you for y’all’s hard work!!!!!
      Harry Blaine GouldAcer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC, 15.6" Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display, Intel i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, 32GB DDR4, 1 TB NVMe SSD

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        #4
        Outstanding, thank you! Since my P3D makes problems again atm I guess there‘s another DC6 flight around. ^^


        Robert, in danger to get on your nerves and get banned into the last pax row… have you had time to look after your Narsarsuaq scenery? 😇
        i7-6700k, GTX 1080TI, 32GB DDR4 RAM @2666MHz, 4k
        Marc Ehnle

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        • rsrandazzo
          rsrandazzo commented
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          Marc- I haven't. I'm in the midst of training on a new type so i'm spread a bit thin. Checkride is on monday and i'll be home tuesday- so after that I will! - RSR

        • Ephedrin
          Ephedrin commented
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          Ah nice, no congrats yet… but fingers crossed! Have fun or good luck or: keep the shiny side up

        • krazyj
          krazyj commented
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          rsrandazzo, how did the check ride go ? and might we know which type you are (hopefully ) qualified on now ?

        #5
        Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
        Captains,

        A few moments ago, we issued a new update for the PMDG DC-6 for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This update, like the previous updates, is available to you via the PMDG Operations Center.

        This update is focused on some improvements to performance and enhancements in usability based upon feedback from users now that the product is in such wide operation.


        The Highlights:
        - Automated Flight Engineer's audio now has his own volume channel tied to the Aircraft Miscellaneous slider
        - A/C inverter logic and certain A/C powered instruments reworked/remodeled/corrected
        - Improved hardware support
        - Fit-and-finish items around the virtual cockpit
        - Visual tidying of the cabin and exterior models


        Change Log Items for this build:

        0009963: [Suggested/Missing Features] AFE needs sound slider to increase volume (hvanrensburg)
        0009967: [Virtual Cockpit - Animation/Functionality/Click-Spots] RTM- Inverter and Generator Click Spots need position indicators (hvanrensburg)
        0009970: [Suggested/Missing Features] Additional External Camera views (jbrown)
        0009975: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Bendix King ADF timer won't switch to hours (hvanrensburg)
        0010050: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] AFE Before Start flow does not close doors (hvanrensburg)
        0010051: [External Model - Lighting] Landing Lights and wing light glass cover is solid white. (jbrown)
        0010052: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Throttle speed movement with gamepad controller very slow (cbpowell)
        0010053: [External Model - Geometry] Front cabin seats strange texture (jbrown)
        0010054: [Unsure] Default view for Tablet view (control 0) is off center (jbrown)
        0010059: [Documentation] Incorrect schematics of fuel system management in POH (hvanrensburg)
        0010061: [External Model - Geometry] Cargo boxes in DC-6A main cargo deck appear/disappear on LOD1 (jbrown)
        0010062: [Documentation] Tutorials 1 and 2 Tablet and other info needs to be updated (hvanrensburg)
        0010063: [External Model - Geometry] Strange Ice Artifact around captain and FO window frame in VC view. (jbrown)
        0010064: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Inverters and A/C electrical system are mis-modeled (with associated instrument power errors) (cbpowell)
        0010068: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Battery overcharges without boundary (cbpowell)
        0010070: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Click-spots randomly activating (hvanrensburg)
        0010071: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Cowl flap selector doesn't line up with the numbers around the dial. (hvanrensburg)
        0010072: [Virtual Cockpit - Animation/Functionality/Click-Spots] AC Voltmeter tool tip should be "AC Voltmeter" not "AC Voltmeter Eng Inst" (hvanrensburg)
        0010073: [Virtual Cockpit - Animation/Functionality/Click-Spots] Add dynamic tool tips to Inverter switches "No. X/NORMAL", "OFF", "STBY" (hvanrensburg)
        0010074: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Engine instruments should not be operational on emergency inverter (cbpowell)
        0010075: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Emergency inverter does not obey its circuit breaker (cbpowell)
        0010076: [Sounds] Emergency inverter sound does not cease if its CB is tripped (hvanrensburg)
        0010077: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] F1-F4 keys are hard-bound to throttle movement and cannot be reassigned (cbpowell)
        0010078: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Shutdown- Props still moving (hvanrensburg)


        We have more changes that we are prepping to hand off to our testers, and we'll pass those along to you once they are tested. We are also beginning to map out unveiling our next release for MSFS...

        Exciting times ahead!

        Thank you for the overwhelming support of our DC-6. We really hope you are enjoying yourselves!

        Any news or word for the Xbox controller update coming to the DC 6 ?? Thank you and have a good day.

        EDIT** It seems it has been updated and fixed now. Thank you all !


        Last edited by Rocky Jet Melendez; 14Jul2021, 00:24.
        Rocky Jet Melendez ✈️🛰

        Alienware X 17 R1 Gaming Laptop- 11th Gen i9-11980H 8 core OC to 5.0ghz, 32GB DDR4 XMP 3466MHz, 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GF RTX 3080 16GB GDDR6, 17.3" UHD 4K 120Hz wide-viewing angle, Cryo Tech Chamber Cooling with Element 31 Thermo Paste.

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          #6
          "We are also beginning to map out unveiling our next release for MSFS..."

          You sure have a way with words; what a beautifully formulated sentence. I hope the flightsim media will interpret this sentence correctly, by which I mean: with the intended caveats bottled up in that phrasing, haha.
          Henk de Vries

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          • rsrandazzo
            rsrandazzo commented
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            Henk- It isn't what you say... It is how you don't say what you intended not to say. :-) - RSR

          #7
          Originally posted by Rocky Jet Melendez View Post


          Any news or word for the Xbox controller update coming to the DC 6 ?? Thank you and have a good day.
          What do you mean? Xbox controller works just fine with the DC-6 now.
          Will Matos

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            #8
            Originally posted by multimediawill View Post

            What do you mean? Xbox controller works just fine with the DC-6 now.
            It does?? I haven’t used the DC6 since I wasn’t able to throttle using an Xbox controller and I had read that there was going to be some update to allow and fix that. Thank you for the clarification!!
            Rocky Jet Melendez ✈️🛰

            Alienware X 17 R1 Gaming Laptop- 11th Gen i9-11980H 8 core OC to 5.0ghz, 32GB DDR4 XMP 3466MHz, 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GF RTX 3080 16GB GDDR6, 17.3" UHD 4K 120Hz wide-viewing angle, Cryo Tech Chamber Cooling with Element 31 Thermo Paste.

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              #9

              thanks for the update, Robert!
              Ken Robinson

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                #10
                Thanks for all the hard work! The Six is truly my favorite aircraft in any simulator I've ever used. (That goes back to the "turn of the century."). :-)

                The ongoing refinements are very much appreciated.
                Matthew Scott @ KSBP (controlled) and KPRB (uncontrolled) - PPL since 1978
                5600X; X570; 5700XT; 32GB RAM; 1TB Gen 4 SSD - T.16000 M FCS + TWCS Throttle

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                  #11
                  Many thanks for the update, Rob!
                  REALLY enjoying the DC-6. Here are a couple of pics from earlier today. Tbilisi to Sochi - flying through some hairy weather on both takeoff and landing. 20210713153016_1.jpg
                  Attached Files
                  Regards,

                  Jeremy Smirnov, M.D.

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                  • rsrandazzo
                    rsrandazzo commented
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                    Jeremy- that does indeed look like summer time rollers getting ugly. :-D -RSR

                  • BostonJeremy77
                    BostonJeremy77 commented
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                    I'd probably not venture to fly through some of that in real life, but it's so fun in the sim though! MSFS is just so incredible to look at sometimes. I fly in the cockpit view 99% of the time but there are times I just can't resist screen archery. I don't really have that desire much anymore when I fly P3D. This is what I mean - get this sim more aircraft that's as rewarding as the 6 and there is just nothing quite like it out there.

                  #12
                  A post-update flight in San Francisco
                  Microsoft Flight Simulator Screenshot 2021.07.14 - 07.37.06.92.png
                  Luis Linares
                  i9-6700K, GTX 2080Ti, 64GB DDR4

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                    #13
                    Somehow, only the liveries in the community folder survived the update unharmed.

                    Other than that, I had no issues with the plane before the update and have none now.
                    Flies as it's suppossed to.


                    Last edited by darshonaut; 14Jul2021, 04:02.
                    Andreas Kleinwächter
                    EDDK

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                      #14
                      Best keeps getting better, THANKS!
                      St3ve Elder

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                        #15
                        Thank you for the Update!
                        Is it possible that you add clickspots for the heading gyro? So that we can assign buttons for left/tight turn and reset to neutral?
                        Klaus Schmitzer

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                          #16
                          Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
                          0010059: [Documentation] Incorrect schematics of fuel system management in POH (hvanrensburg)


                          Any further info? Thanks

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                            #17
                            Can we expect some updates for NGXu/777 soon?
                            Regards from Cologne,
                            Tobias Kroll

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                              #18
                              It would be benefitial to know which page the POH changes refers to so I can correct my printed version manually. Thank you
                              Andreas Kleinwächter
                              EDDK

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                                #19
                                Thank you for the constant and quick updates!

                                As you say, good times ahead
                                Joe Colehouse EGCC

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                                  #20
                                  "We are also beginning to map out unveiling our next release for MSFS..." I like the sound this...
                                  David Norfolk

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                                    #21
                                    Hi Robert
                                    I've heard vicious rumours that the J41 may be dead and buried. Numerous flyers would like to see this at PMDG level in MSFS2020....any cause for celebration?

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                                    • Stancho123
                                      Stancho123 commented
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                                      I think no! Because PMDG's priority is a Boeing 737 I think because 737 is second in the roadmap for this year.

                                    #22
                                    Thanks for the update and the outstanding customer support. This thing is a time machine!

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                                      #23
                                      Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
                                      We are also beginning to map out unveiling our next release for MSFS...
                                      EXCITING!!!
                                      Cesar Perez

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                                        #24
                                        I hate to sound unappreciative, but is there any good stuff for us old school P3D users coming along soon?

                                        Originally posted by mighty747 View Post
                                        Can we expect some updates for NGXu/777 soon?
                                        Seconded...

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                                          #25
                                          I also don’t want to sound like your hard work isn’t appreciated because I am sure all of you work hard, but feels like P3D updates aren’t getting as much love as MSFS ones do. If only the P3D platform got as many updates on the progress and or tutorial series on YouTube as MSFS does - it would make the platform a lot more appreciated and maybe easily reach out to new comers as well as us P3D supporters.

                                          Thank you guys for your hard work 😊
                                          Balint

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                                          • StachM
                                            StachM commented
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                                            Yes. Very good point.

                                          • Vicinian
                                            Vicinian commented
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                                            This is a brand new product... it is obviously going to be receiving more updates. Also, P3D is not the platform to get new customers on, as it is a fully matured (and, in fact, already old) platform. As a result, you can expect the focus to continue shifting towards MSFS moving forwards.

                                          • balint22
                                            balint22 commented
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                                            I understand that part but one thing no one should forget and that is that PMDG started to gain its popularity back in old FS9, FSX, P3D times and that got them where they are now. And now just because MSFS came out doesn’t mean you should drop everything and forget about a platform that is more than just alive but innovating. We are no longer talking about FSX that is definitely dead, but a platform that is evolving. And while it may seem like backward compatibility is kept completely with FSX scenery (no a/c - 32 bit) it is though a whole new world.
                                            My main point is: P3D platform deserves a lot more attention then what is given in my opinion.

                                            And just give a great example of why I think P3D gets downgraded in most developer’s minds is:
                                            I tried to build an airport with custom textures and all that fancy stuff - well guess what, it is very very difficult. You’d have to be not only a designer, but an engineer and so many more I am not. I am sure people are just simply fed up with old style software to build your plane, scenery etc in.

                                          #26
                                          Thanks for the update and new liveries PMDG Team!
                                          Felipe Turbay

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                                            #27
                                            Originally posted by darshonaut View Post
                                            It would be benefitial to know which page the POH changes refers to so I can correct my printed version manually. Thank you
                                            This was my ticket:


                                            Good morning,

                                            In the POH on page 56 (PDF 67 of 333) Figure 18 is incorrect. Red lines in the "system flow" section symbol fuel lines in use. The system flow of No. 2&3 ALT tanks (situation 3) shows fuel drawn from 2M and 3M while it should be 2A and 3A. Further up the line the crossfeed lines are red but then the red line is discontionued and fuel appears to come from tanks 1 and 4 but no tank is selected.

                                            Also in all schematics the use of black and red boxes is inconsistant. Logic is that red means "tank is selected" while black means "tank not selected". In section 1 and 2 all tanks are red, in section 3 and 4 only main tanks are red.


                                            On Page 58, figure 21, "No 2 main to all engines" with all engines crossfed the crossfeed fuel line should be solid red like in the schmeatic below.

                                            Thank you
                                            Marc
                                            i7-6700k, GTX 1080TI, 32GB DDR4 RAM @2666MHz, 4k
                                            Marc Ehnle

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                                            • darshonaut
                                              darshonaut commented
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                                              thank you very much

                                            #28
                                            Glad to see the AC inverters are now working properly. 😁
                                            Ryan Cornett

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                                              #29
                                              Thankyou Robert and team for the update great work and what a wonderful aircraft.
                                              Danny Z.Cebis

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                                                #30
                                                Thanks a bunch and this should probably be on the actual DC-6 forum page also for those who link straight to it....
                                                Steve B

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