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Hello.

 

How do i add the aircraft profile, that is included in the documentation folder, to PFPX.

 

I've never added an aircraft before.

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Hi Jonas. I don't think PMDG included a PFPX profile for the DC-6. However, you can find one here http://airlinerperformance.net/

 

There you will find a file for the DC-6B cargo version.

 

The DC-6B file needs to go into your users/public/public documents/PFPX data/aircraft folder. Just drop it in there and you're good to go.

 

Hope this helps a little.

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How do i add the aircraft profile, that is included in the documentation folder, to PFPX.

 

Follow the directions in the Intro Manual  :wink:


 

 


I don't think PMDG included a PFPX profile for the DC-6.

 

We did. It's in the documentation folder.

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The Aircraft profile (N6PM.txt) links to the performance file "Douglas DC-6B R2800-CB16.txt" when you've provided "PMDG Douglas DC-6B R2800-CB16.txt"

 

You'll need to edit N6PM.txt with notepad to link the performance file correctly.

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You'll need to edit N6PM.txt with notepad to link the performance file correctly.

 

Last minute change to make it line up with the format PFPX required. I'll change it for the next release. In the meantime, changing the line is pretty simple.

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Could you point me to the page number in the intro manual?

The very last pages. Can't miss it. There's also a table of contents. Ctrl+F and "PFPX" would've gotten you there as well.

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I give up Kyle. I tied ALL of the above to find this in the manual...but I must be missing something.

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Same here, I've looked pretty good at the intro manual, and could not find PFPX info either by searching it, or even in the table of content. I checked the one online at PMDG site with the same result.

 

The current file I have ends at page 56 with the Setting Custom Hardware Commands chapter.

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Looks like someone threw the wrong version of the Intro into the installer then. I'll look into it.

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Looks like someone threw the wrong version of the Intro into the installer then. I'll look into it.

 

I also downloaded the Intro from http://precisionmanuals.com/pages/downloads/docs.html to see if it's different than what was installed, and it looks like it also ends on page 56. (The documentation for the DC-6 is great, by the way -- looking forward to a couple more pages of wisdom when the situation is resolved!)

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The missing page is available with the update that realeased today. 

 

Tested it and worked without any issue :)

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The missing page is available with the update that realeased today.

 

Could've sworn I'd written it into the original, but I'd done so much writing that weekend leading up to release, I might've just dreamt that I wrote it. Glad to have it fixed though.

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Hello

 

I installed the file but it doesnt show in the aircraft template in PFPX. What a pain it is.

 

David

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I installed the file but it doesnt show in the aircraft template in PFPX. What a pain it is.

 

Firstly - I did this as a freebie to toss in as an extra for people to use in PFPX, so I find it a little rich to see someone complaining about free extra stuff, but I guess it is what it is. This isn't a common thing for developers to go out of their way to do, but I knew DC-6 performance data isn't as easy to come by.

 

Secondly - if you put N6PM in the aircraft folder, PFPX will allow you to copy the aircraft into another one, or save it as a template.

 

So...sorry for the oversight, but...gift horse...mouth. That whole deal.

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Firstly - I did this as a freebie to toss in as an extra for people to use in PFPX, so I find it a little rich to see someone complaining about free extra stuff, but I guess it is what it is.

 

And very much appreciated !!

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Hello

 

I installed the file but it doesnt show in the aircraft template in PFPX. What a pain it is.

 

David

 

You probably missed a step, I followed the instructions and have had no issue it appeared perfectly fine in PFPX. I've not tried using it to plan flight because I'm still learning it and it's still difficult to manage the aircraft correctly. Took me several time to manage to land with the first tutorial, coming in too quick and can't bleed enough speed.

 

From memory there is two files you need to copy to two different folders in the PFPX Data subfolders. If you did it properly it should appear just fine. Just one thing to be careful there are two files that looks like the same name only one start with PMDG and the other not, make sure to use the one listed in the intro document, I believe it is the one without PMDG in the file name.

 

You should probably manage to add it fine, just looks carefully at the indications and it should be setup in 5 minutes ;)

 

I think the missing bit would be on PFPX Side to have a nice simple import menu to integrate new aircrafts which would make things easier.

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And very much appreciated !!

Yes. THIS! We users are complaining about everything but don't say thanks if something is good or a goodie comes for free. So thanks PMDG (and Kyle)  :hi:

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Hello

 

I installed the file but it doesnt show in the aircraft template in PFPX. What a pain it is.

 

David

Hey David,

 

Just checked very quickly what you should have following Kyle instructions is a file named "Douglas DC-6B R2800-CB16.txt" in the C:\users\Public\Documents\PFPX Data\AircraftTypes folder. This step allows you to get the aircraft type for adding a new aircraft to your fleet in PFPX (Aircraft Manager > Add New Aircraft)

 

Placing the N6PM.txt file in the C:\users\Public\Documents\PFPX Data\Aircraft folder will give you an already configured aircraft to your fleet, you can then go ahead and create a flight plan choosing N6PM as the A/C registration.

 

The most important step is the first one as the second would not work without it. If you added these as this and it's not working you could try having support from the PFPX team ;)

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Hello

 

Firstly, I am very new to xplane 10, it takes some time getting use to it. Nonetheless, thank you for the freebie and anything else that goes with it.

 

David


Additionally,

 

I forgot, thanks to all of you that was trying to help, I did get it to work. Beautiful plane by the way. :)

 

David

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We did. It's in the documentation folder.

 

Weren't you working on one for the Jetstream a while back? Did you ever finish it? 

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Weren't you working on one for the Jetstream a while back? Did you ever finish it?

 

I started one with some community input before I joined the team here, but it was low in the pecking order of things I had to get done. People started complaining about the length of time it was taking, so I gave people what I'd done up to that point for them to finish.

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I started one with some community input before I joined the team here, but it was low in the pecking order of things I had to get done. People started complaining about the length of time it was taking, so I gave people what I'd done up to that point for them to finish.

 

Ahh that's a shame, but you moved on to bigger and better things so it's understandable. 

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Kyle, thank you so much for working these PFPX files up for us.   I just got the DC-6 for P3D and this will be a big help to have templates for this aircraft.

Jerry

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