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DC-6 for MSFS build 2.0.41 is now available

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  • RETbuzz
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    P&W smoke for the DC6 (which I love so much) : https://flightsim.to/file/37108/pmdg...p-smoke-effect

  • RETbuzz
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    Found some P&W smoke, enjoy: https://flightsim.to/file/37108/pmdg...p-smoke-effect

  • d147
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    Originally posted by cbpowell View Post
    The "beacon and nav lights are inoperative when loading at apron or gate" bug has been fixed.
    Yes, they are operating. However, there is something odd as for the green and red nav lights: when the switch is either on the STEADY or FLASH positions, they flash in a strange way, not regularly. The tail white light actually has a clean STEADY or FLASH behaviour. Less important, when the switch is on the OFF position, very small green, red and white points are still visible.

    Am I the only one to see this?

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  • aviateur
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    For sure Chris I'll continue enjoying the DC6, it's my favorite plane from the whole bunch of MSFS planes available for a couple of reasons. First of all, the sound which is the most important thing before buying a plane. Second, I like the fact the DC6 is cruising at quite low altitude between 10 and 15000' permitting to have a nice sight on the scenery below. Another important point to me, as I'm from the era of the 70s, 80s, I always liked 4 engines planes so the DC6 meet all these important criterias to me.

    Thanks for this update.

    André Vaillancourt.

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  • cbpowell
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    Hi, all. Microsoft informed me late yesterday that the plane has made it through marketplace validation. The 2.0.41 update is now available for download for marketplace purchasers.

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  • rlaycock
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    Originally posted by DD_Arthur View Post

    Hi Bob, dev. mode is for those heroic enough to attempt to make content or wish to modify various parameters within the sim.
    SDK = Software Development Kit; a range of tools for use by the above mentioned.

    Nothing therefore to worry about. You can hide the dev mode tool bar btw.
    Hi
    Thanks for the reply
    Perfect I will ignore the SDK


    Best wishes
    Bob Laycock
    Last edited by rlaycock; 06Jun2022, 05:21.

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  • DD_Arthur
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    Originally posted by rlaycock View Post

    I do however have a notification at the top right corner of the screen saying somthing about a SDK update?
    Can anyone help me withe this.
    1/ What is a SDK ?
    2/ How do I update it?
    3/ Do I need to update

    Thanks in advance if you can help.
    Best wishes
    Bob Laycock
    Hi Bob, dev. mode is for those heroic enough to attempt to make content or wish to modify various parameters within the sim.
    SDK = Software Development Kit; a range of tools for use by the above mentioned.

    Nothing therefore to worry about. You can hide the dev mode tool bar btw.

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  • rlaycock
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    Originally posted by DD_Arthur View Post
    Do the ‘performance improvements’ mean I no longer have to fly it in dev mode with nano vg enabled?
    Hi
    I also have a stuttering DC6 compared to other aircraft so after reading this I tried it dev mode and the nano vg ticked. It has made a big improvement for me.
    I have no clue as to what it does but it worked for me. Thanks for the tip.

    I do however have a notification at the top right corner of the screen saying somthing about a SDK update?
    Can anyone help me withe this.
    1/ What is a SDK ?
    2/ How do I update it?
    3/ Do I need to update

    Thanks in advance if you can help.
    Best wishes
    Bob Laycock

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  • jsmarko3
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    cbpowell Chris, I had my first outing in the 6 today in a while. First, again let me reiterate how appreciative I am over your continued work; these things may be minor, but the effect the little bit of polish has one it just makes flying the 6 that much more magical.

    Two things:
    1) the wheel well lights don't appear operative. A very minor thing, but thought I'd bring it up so it can go on the list for another future patch. I even tried the old L trick and that didn't work; it does deploy the landing lights, is that new?

    2) the autopilot altitude hold: I had 29.84 in my Kollsman window as that was the last ATIS I got at my origin, at 16000 I turned on the hold and I dropped by about 100-200ft. Not quite as violently as it used to be, but tweaking the altimeter setting to about 29.98 (didn't have en route ATC for the correct setting) moved the needle to 16000 even and the autopilot didn't move me around it. Is this the behavior you would expect with your changes?

    Thank you for your continued support of this lovely plane!

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  • jsmarko3
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    Thank you very much, Chris. We all appreciate your work.

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  • cenkcnk
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    while I will be waiting for the marketplace update, can non-mp users give some feedback? especially fps improvement?

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  • Arnaldo Salgado
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    Something is wrong. I have the DC-6 and after this update the plane vanish from my computer. It show´s on Op Center but not in the game. Any solution?

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  • tomburns
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    It means so much to see these updates coming out; thank you.

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  • kahnsto
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    Love it! Thanks for the updates. Can't wait to try it out and see the autopilot improvements.

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  • mmaliniak
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    Originally posted by DDowns View Post

    Inverter 3 on or off? Check circuit breakers. These are AC instruments.
    So embarrassing - i forgot about the Engine Instrument switch!

    Thank you - all working perfectly as as always love flying this old Lady.

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  • DDowns
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    Originally posted by mmaliniak View Post
    Hi
    Just first flight in the new build and neither the BMEP or fuel pressure dials are working (needles are not moving)
    Not sure if its just me - but I am flying at 10,000 at 200
    Inverter 3 on or off? Check circuit breakers. These are AC instruments.

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  • mmaliniak
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    Hi
    Just first flight in the new build and neither the BMEP or fuel pressure dials are working (needles are not moving)
    Not sure if its just me - but I am flying at 10,000 at 200
    Attached Files
    Last edited by mmaliniak; 03Jun2022, 18:01.

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  • MD82
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    Thank you Chris

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  • cbpowell
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    Originally posted by MD82 View Post

    Thanks for keeping the DC-6 relevant. Any chance we can get an update on where PMDG stands on exhaust smoke on start? It's still sorely needed.
    I'm afraid that while these effects are planned, they are currently unscheduled due to other tasking taking priority.

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  • Ephedrin
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    Thank you Chris, really.

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  • MD82
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    Originally posted by cbpowell View Post
    Hello, all. Today we've released version 2.0.41 of the DC-6 for MSFS. Customers who bought the aircraft directly from PMDG will see the update available in the Operations Center; customers who purchased in the MSFS Marketplace will soon have the update made available to them through that channel.

    The "beacon and nav lights are inoperative when loading at apron or gate" bug has been fixed.

    The autopilot parameters have been tuned for better behavior.

    The autopilot has been tweaked in an effort to improve altitude-hold behaviors.

    And finally, performance improvements.

    Thank you all, we hope you continue to enjoy the aircraft!
    Thanks for keeping the DC-6 relevant. Any chance we can get an update on where PMDG stands on exhaust smoke on start? It's still sorely needed.

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  • DD_Arthur
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    Do the ‘performance improvements’ mean I no longer have to fly it in dev mode with nano vg enabled?

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  • P_R_S
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    Great!

    Thank you

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  • Scratch335
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    Thanks Chris. I should have waited for you to chime in about the patch notes, but the DC-6 is one of my absolute favourites and any update is always eagerly anticipated.

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  • cbpowell
    started a topic DC-6 for MSFS build 2.0.41 is now available

    DC-6 for MSFS build 2.0.41 is now available

    Hello, all. Today we've released version 2.0.41 of the DC-6 for MSFS. Customers who bought the aircraft directly from PMDG will see the update available in the Operations Center; customers who purchased in the MSFS Marketplace will soon have the update made available to them through that channel.

    The "beacon and nav lights are inoperative when loading at apron or gate" bug has been fixed.

    The autopilot parameters have been tuned for better behavior.

    The autopilot has been tweaked in an effort to improve altitude-hold behaviors.

    And finally, performance improvements.

    Thank you all, we hope you continue to enjoy the aircraft!
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