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    Roberts Tutorials Made into a simple to follow PDF for the MSFS DC-6

    EDIT: 30th June.

    This is for use with the AFE ONLY.
    After spending many an hour going through Roberts fantastic tutorials. With what I've learned since getting the DC 6, I have turned them into I hope is a very easy way for you to complete a flight with the minimum of fuss. Also, I want to thank Carl for his feedback.

    Please also make sure to read the Documents that come with the DC-6 first.

    NOTE: I don't use the GPS and have all realistic damage etc turned ON.

    HUGE Update: Version 2 ( with a total of over 1,000 DL with older versions I hope this is the last)

    More info this time.
    I am lucky to have good high-end HALL Sensors controls. Thrustmaster Warthog Throttle/Stick and Thrustmaster TPR Rudders/Brakes.
    The Key to this aircraft is to control her gently, forward-thinking and everything very smooth.
    So I want to share with you how I set my controls up.

    Stick.
    Pitch is key and you're never going to use, or get close to full deflection, so super smooth control on rotation and flare are key.


    Flight-Simulator-QDJl-Nia-K0-E.png

    Rudders and Toe Brakes.
    Again hear I am using a really nice curve for toe brakes to give a great feel.

    Flight-Simulator-rj2-ZCYG7cj.png


    Enjoy!
    Attached Files
    Last edited by Nyxx; 23Jul2021, 10:23.
    David Murden.
    [email protected] All Cores HT ON, 32GB 3200MHz DDR4, RTX 3080.

    #2
    Originally posted by Nyxx View Post
    I have gone through every one of Roberts tutorials and turned what he says into a hopefully very easy to follow PDF, it was for myself but thought I would share it.

    I am still waiting for a Shutdown tutorial, so please class this as BETA I will update it when needs be and I get my hands on it myself.

    It seems very easy to get into and this should help even more. Once I get into the DC 6 I will do a more hands-on version.

    Until then I hope you enjoy it!
    David,

    One correction. I know it is not shown at Robert video but if you do not do it Flaps will be INOP

    Before operating the flaps you need to have the HYD Sys Bypas Conrol Lever down to have HYD pressure for the flaps. Or alternative run the In range check and then switch off the engineer to have throttle control

    Also the position lights after landing need to go to Steady

    Chris Makris (Olympic260)
    PMDG Technical Support
    http://www.pmdg.com

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    • mats0916
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      Things the beta team want you to know!

    #3
    Originally posted by cmakris View Post

    David,

    One correction. I know it is not shown at Robert video but if you do not do it Flaps will be INOP

    Before operating the flaps you need to have the HYD Sys Bypas Conrol Lever down to have HYD pressure for the flaps. Or alternative run the In range check and then switch off the engineer to have throttle control

    Also the position lights after landing need to go to Steady
    Thank you, Chris, I will change it now.....Thanks again for your help.
    Any feedback and help is welcome.

    Beta 0.00002 uploaded in the OP
    Last edited by Nyxx; 15Jun2021, 09:40.
    David Murden.
    [email protected] All Cores HT ON, 32GB 3200MHz DDR4, RTX 3080.

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      #4
      Sorry, but when should the Engine 3 be started?
      Last edited by P_R_S; 15Jun2021, 11:29.
      Riccardo Perni

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        #5
        Originally posted by P_R_S View Post
        Sorry, but when should the Engine 3 be started?
        The Flight Engineer talks to you and sets up everything to start the first engine and that is #3 Hence why all you have to do is set Fuel booster pump 3 set to low and then start, also why after that it walks you through the engine start sequence engine # 4-2-1 also all the steps you need that are different to starting the first engine that is #3. It shows in detail how to start the second engine #4 as you need to do it, then you repeat for engine 2 & 1.
        David Murden.
        [email protected] All Cores HT ON, 32GB 3200MHz DDR4, RTX 3080.

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        • P_R_S
          P_R_S commented
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          Thank you!!

        #6
        Thanks so much for sharing your work with us. For me, it will be a great help.
        Clay Thoreson

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          #7
          Nice, much appreciated!
          Eric van Dorp

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            #8
            Thank you so much for this.
            Many Thanks,
            Chris Stanley VTUJ / VTUO

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              #9
              Really helpful. Would you mind sharing the word file (or similar editable format) as well so that I could edit it to my own needs? I made a similar document for the CRJ, which helped me a lot!
              Cheers,
              Hendrik Blok

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                #10
                Thank you guys for the kind words.
                I have just done a huge update. See OP for details and the new version.
                David Murden.
                [email protected] All Cores HT ON, 32GB 3200MHz DDR4, RTX 3080.

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                  #11
                  Very nice, thank you David! Will be using this on my first few flights I think.
                  Rob Crawshaw
                  Photographer | robcrawshawphoto.com
                  Flight Sim Content Creator | youtube.com/bobbyfuzzy

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                    #12
                    Nice work, thank you for sharing David.

                    Jeff Hendershot

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                      #13
                      Updated 20th June.
                      Now I have done the first flight I have Finished this PDF. This should get you all started and get you from A to B.
                      I do hope this helps.
                      Enjoy!
                      David Murden.
                      [email protected] All Cores HT ON, 32GB 3200MHz DDR4, RTX 3080.

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                      • Lanica
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                        Much appreciated David.

                      #14
                      Your welcome guys.
                      David Murden.
                      [email protected] All Cores HT ON, 32GB 3200MHz DDR4, RTX 3080.

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                        #15
                        EDIT: 24th June.

                        I have now done a few "perfect flights" and changed many small things to try and make this perfect.


                        Enjoy what I think is Version 1
                        Attached Files
                        Last edited by Nyxx; 26Jun2021, 11:20.
                        David Murden.
                        [email protected] All Cores HT ON, 32GB 3200MHz DDR4, RTX 3080.

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                          #16
                          Very well done, the perfect tool for basic flight operation before kicking in without AFE
                          Axel Mozet

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                            #17
                            Thank you for sharing your efforts. It will be a great help to me.👍


                            Marty Geelhoed
                            Regards,
                            Marty Geelhoed

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                              #18
                              Yep 100% excellent thankyou for doing this. The video tutorials are an excellent way to release this addon, and a must watch. What you have done here compliments it nicely. Thankyou
                              James Phelan

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                                #19
                                Thank you David for this fine job, may I suggest that you name it PMDG DC-6 Check-List by David Murden and perhaps suggest to the team that it gets pinned so that you don't have to rely on it being bumped all the time.
                                Anton von Sierakowski
                                near YBDG [zulu+10]

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                                  #20
                                  Thank you David!
                                  Nice work much appreciated!



                                  Christer Nilsson

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                                    #21
                                    Excellent work - thank you very much indeed :-)

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                                      #22
                                      Thanks David for sharing this! Is from great help!
                                      Felipe Turbay

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                                        #23
                                        Thank you!
                                        John Dale

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                                          #24
                                          Thank you, guys.
                                          Version 2 is now up and more info added to OP.
                                          Enjoy!
                                          David Murden.
                                          [email protected] All Cores HT ON, 32GB 3200MHz DDR4, RTX 3080.

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                                            #25
                                            Great job! Thank you for sharing this to help flatten the learning curve.

                                            D. Mark Small RN
                                            “call the ball, Brillo”
                                            D Mark Small RN🇺🇸🛩💉

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                                              #26
                                              Thanks David...this is very helpful

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                                                #27
                                                Hi,

                                                thanks for this document! I have one comment and a suggestion:
                                                1. You write: "you shouldn't be using much throttle. If you are you are doing it wrong". If you are using the AFE, then this is correct. But the AFE itself is playing with the throttle for compensating air density changes during climb and descend.
                                                2. It would be interesting to put together a complete checklist about what the AFE is doing at each phases. As I see even the lists in the POH are not complete. So if I would like doing everything myself, I don't have a complete checklist.
                                                Gábor
                                                Gabor Hrasko (HAHRG)

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                                                  #28
                                                  Originally posted by HAHRG View Post
                                                  Hi,

                                                  thanks for this document! I have one comment and a suggestion:[LIST=1][*]You write: "you shouldn't be using much throttle. If you are you are doing it wrong". If you are using the AFE, then this is correct.
                                                  The first line I wrote was.
                                                  "This is for use with the AFE ONLY." so there is no "but" 😉

                                                  If you want more depth and want to do much more manually this is not for you and never will be. This was done in the way it says on the tin.

                                                  If you want to deep dive I would recommend you watch the FlyingFabio. He goes very deep and could be just what you want. 🙂

                                                  David Murden.
                                                  [email protected] All Cores HT ON, 32GB 3200MHz DDR4, RTX 3080.

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                                                    #29
                                                    Hi David,

                                                    Thank you for this very useful checklist. I would like to add the passage from Low Blowers to High Blowers.
                                                    Arrived around 16000', 'MP starts to decrease under 40. From there you have to switch to high blowers.

                                                    At the end of page 5:

                                                    HIGH BLOWERS: Deselect AFE (CLIMB)
                                                    Reduce MP from 40 to 28
                                                    High blower engines 1 and 4
                                                    High blower engines 2 and 3
                                                    MP = 40, continue to climb

                                                    AFE will automatically switch to low blowers during the descent.

                                                    Jean-Noel Barruche-Barrois

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                                                      #30
                                                      Nicely done! Printed me out a set to make a flip book out of!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!
                                                      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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