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Control Sensitivity & Aircraft Stability Settings

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I've read the PMDG DC-6 Introduction document with a view to buying my first decent addon for X-Plane but although the graphics settiings are covered therein I couldn't find any recommendations for the settings for the joystick sensitivity and aircraft stability sliders on the Nullzone Tab of the Joystick & Equipment screen in X-Plane.  Do these settings have any influence over the 'realisim' of the DC6, in which case how should they be set, or does the PMDG flight model effectively bypass them?

 

Andy Lawton

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AFAIK bypassing those settings is not possible in X-plane 10, so, I guess the Art Stab sliders should be all the way to the left.... ( disabled )

 

Regarding "curves", I really don't know. Isn't it mentioned in the manual ?

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These settings are more or less targeted toward your input devices. The ArtStab are normally not needed anymore.

 

The only Addon that I know, that offers an override at ist the AirFoilLabs C172.

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We were asked to used default settings (sliders at 50%) during beta test.  I cannot speak for Chris but I believe he intended it to work with as little user intervention as necessary.  I am ever so irreverent and chose to test with sliders left (no augmentation) and the result was just as satisfactory.

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Thanks for the replies, should I infer from Dan's post that PMDG set it up to behave realistically with the sliders for both stability and joystick sensitivity set to 50% or am I reading too much into it?

 

A definitive reply from PMDG would be helpful at this point.

 

Andy Lawton 

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A definitive reply from PMDG would be helpful at this point.

 

Dan was a beta tester for us. His mention that "[w]e were asked to used default settings (sliders at 50%) during beta test" is correct.

 

We tuned it for the default. It's best left there, unless you're trying to (or need to) remedy some fault in your hardware.

 

 

 

EDIT: This is forum is for user-to-user support. While some of the team hangs out here to answer questions, if you're looking for a definitive answer, the only way to guarantee a response is via our support system, linked in my signature.

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I wasn't sure that as a prospective customer for the DC6 I'd be able to use the support system.  Anyway question answered - thanks again to all who replied.

 

Andy Lawton

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