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    External lighting issue

    Hello DC-6 fans, I just picked up the aircraft yesterday and I'm loving it in the new MSFS update

    One issue: only my landing lights seem to function at this time. The other external lights do not seem to work after flipping them all on at the top panel (checked the manual / lighting tutorial video)

    Is this a known issue for others as well? Thank you for your work on this module
    Ryan Frey

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    Hi Ryan - Welcome to the DC-6. After the latest MSFS update (release July 27th) several bugs appeared one of which is the lighting issues you are referring to. It is being looked at from what I have read - not completely clear if its an Asobo issue or and tweak that is needed for the PMDG DC-6 in light of the new update.
    Ben Bruchie

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      #3
      Thank you for the reply Ben - just wanted to make sure it wasn't user error, ha. Glad to hear it's not on my end and I'm sure PMDG will be addressing any new issues
      Ryan Frey

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        #4
        any updates on this? Hoping the external lights start working soon as I like night flights
        Thank you,
        Dennis Kaufman
        DKGOLFNUT

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          #5
          Make aure you have assigned Toggle Lights to something in MSFS. Default it should be mapped to L I think. Then, turn beacon and position lights on and press L. Voila!
          Last edited by andhog; 15Aug2021, 09:29.
          Anders Högqvist
          AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (4.0 GHz), Asus TUF Gaming X570-PLUS, 32 GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16, Asus RTX 2070 Super 8GB ROG STRIX

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            #6
            Originally posted by Fear View Post
            Hello DC-6 fans, I just picked up the aircraft yesterday and I'm loving it in the new MSFS update

            One issue: only my landing lights seem to function at this time. The other external lights do not seem to work after flipping them all on at the top panel (checked the manual / lighting tutorial video)

            Is this a known issue for others as well? Thank you for your work on this module
            Make sure your lights are on from the cockpit....go external and hit the L key.........
            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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              #7
              Originally posted by kweyzar View Post

              Make sure your lights are on from the cockpit....go external and hit the L key.........
              You don't need to go to external view for it to work (but you never know until you checked, it's like the Schrödinger's cat 🙂)

              And just to be clear it's the "Toggle Lights" that one have to use, not necessarily the L key. I write this because I didn't have my L key assigned to anything and I was annoyed that everyone got it working except me, until I looked at my assignment 🙂. You can bind that to any button or key you like.
              Last edited by andhog; 15Aug2021, 09:41.
              Anders Högqvist
              AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (4.0 GHz), Asus TUF Gaming X570-PLUS, 32 GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16, Asus RTX 2070 Super 8GB ROG STRIX

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              • Seven7Tango
                Seven7Tango commented
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                Worked like a charm! One thing I had to do, however, was scroll through my various Keyboard profiles. I have a unique profile set up for the DC-6, and the first time I assigned "Toggle Lights" the key binding did not work. Once I scrolled through to a different profile and back again it's working as advertised.

                Just thought I'd share that that little bit of information in case anybody else is having the same experience. :-)

              #8
              Originally posted by andhog View Post

              You don't need to go to external view for it to work (but you never know until you checked, it's like the Schrödinger's cat 🙂)

              And just to be clear it's the "Toggle Lights" that one have to use, not necessarily the L key. I write this because I didn't have my L key assigned to anything and I was annoyed that everyone got it working except me, until I looked at my assignment 🙂. You can bind that to any button or key you like.
              I have assigned my own set of keyboard assignments for position lights (steady, off and flashing) and beacon so of course I don't use the toggle lights binding. I guess I need to collapse the multi-state variable and kill the cat by adding another assignment. Maybe I'll call it the Schrodinger Light.
              Dan Downs KCRP
              i7-10700K 32GB 3600MHz 2080Ti

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                #9
                I had this same issue and was about to post about it, but luckily found this thread and pressing L solved everything
                Daniel Lucas - KLOU
                i9-10900K 32GB RTX3090
                PPL SEL (SR22)

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