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    Pan American 1960's Blue Meatball Livery Request

    First, I want to thank PMDG for developing the Douglas DC-6B for us. I love the classic era propliners and have been enjoying the 6 immensely. I hope that the DC-6 will be considered for PBR treatment. I think it would look fantastic.

    My second reason for posting is a livery request. I would really enjoy seeing the DC-6 in Pan Am’s 1960 era Blue Meatball livery as shown in the Youtube video link below

    Pan Am DC-6 Clippers At Berlin Tempelhof Airport (1961)

    I was surprised to learn when reading the commentary below the video that the DC-6 operations at Tempelhof were the most profitable in Pan American’s worldwide network.
    Jeffrey Williams

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    Jeffrey,

    I'm sure when pete rolls through here he will see your request. Perhaps he will enjoy breaking away from NG3 and the 747s for a while.

    Like you, i LOVE the DC-6. I think it may well be my favorite of all of the products that we have produced to date- due in part to my 4-engine-fetish, and in part to my love of propliners.

    Interesting observation: Your avatar photo. I have the print of that advertising poster hanging in the office near the sim.

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


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      #3
      Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
      Jeffrey,
      due in part to my 4-engine-fetish, and in part to my love of propliners.

      I keep waiting on the L-188. ROFL

      I expect to see a PMDG "swept-wing devil" in PA colors anytime now.

      Grace and Peace,

      Bode Bridges

      Beta Tester XM-26 Tow

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        #4
        Originally posted by jtwillia View Post
        First, I want to thank PMDG for developing the Douglas DC-6B for us. I love the classic era propliners and have been enjoying the 6 immensely. I hope that the DC-6 will be considered for PBR treatment. I think it would look fantastic.

        My second reason for posting is a livery request. I would really enjoy seeing the DC-6 in Pan Am’s 1960 era Blue Meatball livery as shown in the Youtube video link below

        Pan Am DC-6 Clippers At Berlin Tempelhof Airport (1961)

        I was surprised to learn when reading the commentary below the video that the DC-6 operations at Tempelhof were the most profitable in Pan American’s worldwide network.
        I certainly second that!
        Regards
        Gunter Schneider

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          #5
          That would be much appreciated!
          Victor Green

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            #6
            That would be amazing
            Cameron Brasee
            https://m.facebook.com/endlesswonderair/

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              #7
              The last production dc6b is currently on the market

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              Last edited by Endlesswonderair; 04Mar2019, 18:45.
              Cameron Brasee
              https://m.facebook.com/endlesswonderair/

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              • cmakris
                cmakris commented
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                Can you please check your signature? It does not contain your real name as rules require. I can see that there is a picture as well which is not show. Thank you

              #8
              Cameron,

              I came damn close to a decision to buy it four years ago when it first came on.

              Fortunately, I know someone who knows something about maintaining them- and he was a good friend and talked me out of it.

              But he did move out of town a few months ago... and you know what they say about addicts...


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


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                #9
                You would get more payload and range with the 6 over the 3. Just tempting!

                Greg
                Greg Morin
                Commercial ASMEL Instrument CFI

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                  #10
                  ... and it won’t cost that much more, really . What’s a couple more majors... just a few more corncobs, really

                  Seriously- we need a support group.

                  C
                  Best- Carl Avari-Cooper

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                    #11
                    Early WIP:


                    Will spin a cargo one off this too.


                    Mike
                    Mike Dryden

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                      #12
                      Fantastic.. Can not wait..

                      Glenn Reed

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                        #13
                        It’s proving an interesting exercise. I obviously based my beginning on N70BF in the above. But I was looking at a photo of a period aircraft and decided the curve of blue to the nose started much further forward and came down more steeply. So I started messing about with that. Now looking at another aircraft, that blue stripe appears more as it does in the screenshot above. So... I can see me winding up with variations of the same basic livery.

                        Naturally, being multi-plane curves with relatively few photos to go on, it’s doing my head in a bit.

                        Mike
                        Mike Dryden

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                          #14
                          Hi Mike.. Are you still working on this? Really looking forward to adding to my fleet..

                          Glenn

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                            #15
                            Of course. The wheels of industry turn slowly in my house. I was playing with the nose and registration last night.

                            Mike
                            Mike Dryden

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                              #16
                              No problems.. I know how busy life gets, and we must prioritize.. I really appreciate your effort on these textures.. they look fantastic..

                              Thanks again Glenn Reed

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                                #17
                                Mike Dryden

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                                  #18
                                  Oh wow!!!!!
                                  Victor Green

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                                    #19




                                    Still need to tweak the tip of the nose, the 6 in Super 6 and the registration. Then sort the spec - you can still see the Alitalia heritage of the wings.

                                    A three day weekend in south 'straya, so there is half a chance I'll get it done.

                                    If anyone has sources that can correct any guesses I've made, please let me know.
                                    Last edited by Mickel; 08Jun2019, 08:52.
                                    Mike Dryden

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                                      #20








                                      Get her here:

                                      https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-fo...kel-s-liveries


                                      Mike
                                      Mike Dryden

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                                        #21
                                        Thankyou thankyou thankyou !!!!!
                                        Victor Green

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                                        • Mickel
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                                          You are welcome.

                                          Mike

                                        #22
                                        Here we are with your N5027K Clipper enroute over the Australian Alps at 16000 from YSCB to YMML with Orbx AUv2:

                                        PAA YSCB-YMML.JPG
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                                        Dan Downs KCRP

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                                        • Mickel
                                          Mickel commented
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                                          Thanks Dan. It’s good to see she’s being used. Let me know if you spot any errors I might have missed.

                                        #23
                                        As the original requester, I would like to thank Mike for his work in creating and sharing this livery with the community of DC-6 drivers. I have taken N5027K out for my first flight, departing from Templehof (where the youtube video in the original post was taken) to Innsbruck. Screenshots of my trip below:















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                                        Last edited by jtwillia; 20Jun2019, 22:40.
                                        Jeffrey Williams

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                                          #24
                                          You are most welcome Jeffrey. I really do appreciate the feedback you all give me, and the screenies too. It's nice to see them being used by more than just me.

                                          Gazelle was photographed landing at Templehof, so I know she went there. That was the pic I used to mostly base this one on.

                                          There are more in the pipeline "soon" (to quote the hosts).


                                          Mike
                                          Last edited by Mickel; 21Jun2019, 10:41.
                                          Mike Dryden

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                                            #25
                                            Great shots! DC liners IMO greatest planes ever.
                                            Victor Green

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                                              #26
                                              Two shots of Clipper Gazelle over the Agean en-route to Samos.
                                              PANAM Agean 1.jpg
                                              PANAM Agean 2.jpg


                                              Jeffrey Williams

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                                                #27
                                                Not so close! I can see all the flaws...

                                                Good to see her getting some use.


                                                Mike
                                                Mike Dryden

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