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Any update on the DC-6? Its been almost 2 years.

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Hey PMDG I know yal are busy but, I just wondered if yal are still making the DC-6. I'm not asking for a release date or screens I'm just wondering if yal are still making the plane.

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If I had to take a guess I'd say that they'd like to, but between the T7 development/post-release fixes and the 747v2, they don't have the time or resources available. At some indefinite point in the future they might be able to finish it.

 

I imagine it would be after all the T7 post-release issues have been handled, the 747v2 has been released and all those post-release issues have been handled, AND any service packs for the NGX, T7 and 747v2 have all been put out and verified to be bug-free, then they'll end up working on it at a more leisurely pace before they begin working on their next latest and greatest product.

 

 

Then again, I really have no idea and just assume the worst to avoid getting disappointed. They could be ready to push it out next week as a surprise for all I know. I'd love an update as well, but I know they have a ton of stuff on their plate as is. Hopefully we'll hear something relatively soon.

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it's being worked on by the teams that are done their parts of the other projects or are waiting for the other development areas to catch up. I'm guessing that they are either working on it a little bit, when certain areas of the team can, or, and this is more likely, most of the stuff that needed to be done had to be done by the same people who were/are busy on the T7 so it took a back seat. But of course only PMDG know where it is

 

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Yes, an update on the status of the DC-6 would be highly appreciated! :smile:

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They have not given a status update on anything in a long time. I haven't seen RSR around for a long time either. So good luck getting an answer.

 

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The DC-6 is an in-between product. Try to figure out where you would put it "in between", if you were a developer, with the list Dave mentioned above.   :wacko:

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Doesn't interest me in the slightest.

 

Agree. Will be the first PMDG product I will not buy - up until now I've bought everything. Not sure what the fuss is about this aircraft, but each to their own.

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Agree. Will be the first PMDG product I will not buy - up until now I've bought everything. Not sure what the fuss is about this aircraft, but each to their own.

Because its something different and promises to be quite fun to fly. There's even a couple of DC-6 flying around the world

 

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LeeL, on 27 Oct 2013 - 08:50 AM, said:

Because its something different and promises to be quite fun to fly. There's even a couple of DC-6 flying around the world

 

Fair enough  :good:

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Hey PMDG I know yal are busy but, I just wondered if yal are still making the DC-6. I'm not asking for a release date or screens I'm just wondering if yal are still making the plane.

I think, if you take in account this aircraft has been out of production for many years, the PMDG staff could be having a hard time finding all the necessary parts to make one. They are probably traveling the world in searching for spares to finish it. :rolleyes:

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Doesn't interest me in the slightest.

 

Me neither. I'm into the modern era of aircraft. 

 

But as stated by someone above me, "To each his own."  ^_^

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Because its something different and promises to be quite fun to fly. There's even a couple of DC-6 flying around the world

 

Lee

 

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I found the NGX "fun to fly" ( :P) even though it isn't exactly my type of (RW) aircraft. But thanks to me(!) funding PMDG by purchasing their NGX they were able to finally deliver the B777 to me.   :rolleyes:

 

Maybe I should continue funding them by buying the DC-6 so, one day in the very(!) distant future, they can deliver my A380 (for X-Plane only) to me?!?   :lol:

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I found the NGX "fun to fly" ( :P) even though it isn't exactly my type of (RW) aircraft. But thanks to me(!) funding PMDG by purchasing their NGX they were able to finally deliver the B777 to me. :rolleyes:

 

Maybe I should continue funding them by buying the DC-6 so, one day in the very(!) distant future, they can deliver my A380 (for X-Plane only) to me?!? :lol:

Haha I probably won't even get it... I was just saying what I know others are looking forward to

 

Or maybe I will get it.... Yup I probably will who am I kidding

 

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I can't wait for this one- there's something about big old radial aircraft that intrigues me. 

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Agree. Will be the first PMDG product I will not buy - up until now I've bought everything. Not sure what the fuss is about this aircraft, but each to their own.

The DC-6 is the 777 of its day. I can assure you flying a 6 is alot harder than flying a 777 where a computer manages the engines and the autopilot cqn land the plane ect. Flying an appraoch by hand,managing 4 r-2800s is no easy task. Its not as easy to fly old planes as it is new

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z06z33, on 28 Oct 2013 - 12:21 AM, said:

I can assure you flying a 6 is alot harder than flying a 777

 

Thanks for your assurance!

 

z06z33, on 28 Oct 2013 - 12:21 AM, said:

Its not as easy to fly old planes as it is new

 

as I said "each to their own"

 

If it does it for you, great. It just isn't my thing.

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I love the 777 but I too am really looking forward to the DC-6.  Something to be said about old airplanes and their ability to really teach you about flying and what it means to be a pilot.  The more automated planes become these days, the less the pilot is involved with actually flying the plane, becoming a 'flight manager'. 

 

Remember the joke....in the future airplanes will have a pilot and a dog.  The pilot's job will be to monitor systems.  The dog is there to bite the hand of the pilot if he/she touches anything. 

 

Given the 777's ultra long ranges, all those modern systems are very welcome for sure and those automations certainly have a place in aviation.  Now and then tho its good to be in an airplane with no FMS, no FADEC, no Magenta Line.

 

That and as mentioned above, the sound of 4 R2800s is a beautiful sound, like a big fleet of Harleys approaching.  B)

 

The DC-6 isn't exactly some ultra rare bird too.  I think there are roughly as many airworthy DC-6s as there are 777LRs in service.

 

I really hope DC-6 is a big seller, it will encourage more PMDG vintage planes.  Common PMDG, can you let the A2A boys accusim Robert's DC-3 for joint A2A/PMDG DC-3 and C-47 project?  A legend like the Gooney bird deserves no less.  :wub:  

 

Cheers

TJ

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Common PMDG, can you let the A2A boys accusim Robert's DC-3 for joint A2A/PMDG DC-3 and C-47 project?  A legend like the Gooney bird deserves no less.    

 

I would very much enjoy this proposition:

 

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Doesn't interest me in the slightest.

Me neither, but if it were an L-1011 or DC-8 I would be on it release day.

 

Jim Burke

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Well, nobody's interested in the fact that you're not interested...

 

Doesn't interest me in the slightest.

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The DC-6 is the 777 of its day. I can assure you flying a 6 is alot harder than flying a 777 where a computer manages the engines and the autopilot cqn land the plane ect. Flying an appraoch by hand,managing 4 r-2800s is no easy task. Its not as easy to fly old planes as it is new

 

This is why I won't buy it. It isn't something that can be flown by a single pilot.

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