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In true 'release party' style;

 

Where are you going to be basing your new old ( :P) PMDG DC-6 when she is delivered to you?

 

I recently got X-Plane 10 to try another aircraft and I've been hooked but it does mean my world of nice looking scenery is sparse and as such choosing a base of operations is tricky! Of course you can fly it anywhere but I prefer to choose a base and go from there but that is just me, what about you? :)

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EGRF Renfrew airport. I had to make the airport myself because it closed in '66 and was demolished in '74.

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Obviously John Wayne. I'm going to do my first flight, and probably engine failure, and probably dual engine failure, and probably triple engine failure, and probably quad engine failure, and probably crash, on Pilotedge. I'm so excited, it'll finish downloading in 15 mins...  :dance:

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Alaska is absolutely the place for this plane, for me. :smile:

 

I'll be flying some Everts Air Cargo runs, all across Alaska from Barrow to Valdez, and Nome to Juneau.

 

Don't have it yet though.   Blew my X-Plane budget on a poor quality A320 and A330.... :wink:

 

Does the PMDG DC-6 come with an Everts livery "out the box", anyone?

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Here's the list of Liveries, Bill

 

http://www.precisionmanuals.com/pages/downloads/liveries.html

 

You will need to unzip them and save in the liveries for each variant DC6A and DC6B (standard X-plane livery management).

I was hoping the PMDG tool might have been able to detect the DC6, but it's not a big deal. :) Great aircraft. I think that X-Plane will be the optimal platform for this particular plane, since there are so many features which may not make it into FSX/P3D such as the engine-heat effect and the panel shaking effect.

 

PS Bill, since you are on the PMDG forums, a first and last name is required on the signature too.

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Where are you going to be basing your new old ( :P) PMDG DC-6 when she is delivered to you?

 

KPHX for me - there's a nice free scenery available by MisterX6, and it's not too far to KLAX or KSFO (both also with very nice free sceneries).

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SLLP - Of Course!!

 

Draining the batteries of the small calculator, trying to figure out the right amount of stuff, people and fuel to put on board, for a safe departure at 13,300 ft ASL!

 

While I have Steve Dra "lined up" for a livery of Lloyd Aereo Boliviano's DC-6 for FSX, whenever it comes out, is there a volunteer to paint one for X-Plane?

I have photographs that I would forward, for a guide.

 

Cheers to all, the engineer is calling to start the engines!!

 

Roberto

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My base is EFTP, Tampere in Finland. Got a nice payware scenery. Going to fly out of there on IVAO, as soon I'm more comfortable with the DC-6.

 

And I hope to get a KAR-AIR livery aswell in near future. :P Or at least a paint-kit to create it on my own.

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Alaska for me, flying mostly between PAJN and 19AK (Icy Bay), some great scenery on the way and two fantastic freeware airports. Flying the Everts Air Cargo.

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Alaska for me, flying mostly between PAJN and 19AK (Icy Bay), some great scenery on the way and two fantastic freeware airports. Flying the Everts Air Cargo.

I wanted to do this too but the only airport I found was the Aerosoft PANC.  Are these airports you call fantastic from flatland or are there actual structures?  Where are they found?  Many thanks.

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I wanted to do this too but the only airport I found was the Aerosoft PANC.  Are these airports you call fantastic from flatland or are there actual structures?  Where are they found?  Many thanks.

http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/profile/125097-misterx6/&do=content&type=downloads_file&change_section=1

 

http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/26184-19ak-icy-bay-alaska/

 

Happy flying! MisterX makes some of THE best freeware airports available for X-Plane 10, some are better than a lot of payware airports in my opinion. You must download all required files in order for the scenery's to work though, links are provided on the download page. Once downloaded just put into your Custom Scenery folder within the X-Plane directory and away you go.  

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Can't leave it in one place to call it based. I've not landed in the same airport twice since I downloaded it!

 

Eirik Mcferrin

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If she ever comes to FSX I plan to pull a John Wayne and fly between PHNL_KSFO and feather an engine just past the point of no return. I might even slap the Captian a a couple of times to bring him to his senses.

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If she ever comes to FSX I plan to pull a John Wayne and fly between PHNL_KSFO and feather an engine just past the point of no return. I might even slap the Captian a a couple of times to bring him to his senses.

The High and The Mighty aircraft was a DC-4.

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The High and The Mighty aircraft was a DC-4.

I know. But that's just because Batjac was too cheap to use a 6.

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Did Ernie use a DC-6 in the book?  I've got the movie but not that book.

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I've read the book and just flipped through it and I didn't see anywhere he  names the aircraft. I know back then several types were used on that route. Great story.

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I've read the book and just flipped through it and I didn't see anywhere he  names the aircraft. I know back then several types were used on that route. Great story.

I suspect it was a DC-4 in his story because he mentions them in "Fate is the Hunter," when he starts flying the Brazil-Ascension-Gold Coast routes, and talks about how great an airplane it was. LOL especially compared to the C-87, which managed to kill many of his compatriots.

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