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Tom' I have down-loaded your DC-6 panel v5. Great panel, BUT the manifold pressure guages are not right. They show on take off only about 25". You know a R-2800 will pull 52" dry.Is there any thing I can do to get this right.Thanks Denny

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What FS version? The v5 panels are incompatible with FS2002. New version coming eventually...-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://members.aol.com/tgfltsim/index.htmlAlcoHauler Locomotive Page: http://members.aol.com/alcohauler/home/alcohaul.htmlFreeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/ San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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Tom; I'm running FS 2000.Another question Tom: I have tried to down-load the twin panel from your Calif Classic page. Won't work. I get a page not found. Any idea of why that happens.Thanks for your reply Tom, also, I've got to tell you that DC-6 panel is GREAT, if only the manifold pressure guages were right.With out those working right, you can't put in any real power settings. ( from an old B-29 flight engineer)Denny

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Sorry, never heard of that problem in FS2000. Don't know what could be causing it. Try reinstalling the panel?BTW, I have moved the web page; see below for the new address. You should be able to download the panels from there.Hope this helps,-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://www.calclassic.com/Cal Classic Alco Page: http://www.calclassic.com/alco/Freeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/ San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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One possibility - you might be blowing the cylinder heads by going to full throttle. If you hear a "chuffing" sound during takeoff, then this is indeed the problem. You can either keep the manifold pressure below the maximum (58"), or you can turn this off by going to the Preferences panel of the Notepad.Hope this helps,-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://www.calclassic.com/Cal Classic Alco Page: http://www.calclassic.com/alco/Freeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/ San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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Tom, thank you. I deleted every thing & started over. Got both the DC-6 & twin panels in. Both work perfect. Got to tell you Tom, Not many get this right with these big round engins, but you sure did on these. If I don't have control of the engins, well, I'm not having fun !.I think these panels are right up there with Jan and his DC-3Thanks again. Denny

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Thanks so much for the kind words! I'm eagerly awaiting their upgrade to FS2002. The data structures of FS2000 and FS2002 are very different in the engine area, and Francois (Ouellette, the gauge programmer who did all those amazing gauges) is having problems getting things to work in 2K2. Hopefully someone will know the "secret", or we can discover it.Thanks again,-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://www.calclassic.com/Cal Classic Alco Page: http://www.calclassic.com/alco/Freeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/ San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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