RichieFly

DC-6 for P3Dv4 Question and Issues

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Hi,

Here goes a thread for general comments and question about the new PMDG DC-6 aircraft for P3D.

I'm having a few of each (questions and issues) and thought a place for this should be started. (If this is a bad idea or not something the mods want, I'll understand if this is closed or deleted.)

First, a very pretty aircraft and I really like it. Sounds and looks great.

Second, my frames are not too good. I'm seeing less than 20 FPS on the ground. I mention this because I generally get very good frames with the PMDG 747 and 737. So, I was surprised by this. Any thoughts as to why? I assumed a less complex (avionics-wise) aircraft would be better. (I'll try rebooting and see if that helps.)

Once again--not complaining or anything, just wondering.

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3 minutes ago, RichieFly said:

First, a very pretty aircraft and I really like it. Sounds and looks great.

Thanks.

3 minutes ago, RichieFly said:

Second, my frames are not too good. I'm seeing less than 20 FPS on the ground. I mention this because I generally get very good frames with the PMDG 747 and 737. So, I was surprised by this. Any thoughts as to why? I assumed a less complex (avionics-wise) aircraft would be better. (I'll try rebooting and see if that helps.)

My frames are generally better with the 6 than our other products. Do you have a throttle axis assigned in FSUIPC?

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I do Kyle.

I've rebooted and have excluded P3Dv4 and other resources from Windows Defender.

I'll do some more testing after dinner.

Why do you ask about FSUIPC? Is there something I should know? :cool:

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2 minutes ago, RichieFly said:

Why do you ask about FSUIPC? Is there something I should know? :cool:

If you have a throttle axis assigned in FSUIPC, it may conflict with the AFE, which may cause stutters. Still trying to chase that down to pin it down to something specific.

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I assumed that not assigning control axis in FSUIPC with PMDG products was a general rule.

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36 minutes ago, downscc said:

I assumed that not assigning control axis in FSUIPC with PMDG products was a general rule.

You don't have to assume anything Dan, it's written in black and white in every Intro manual ;)

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I have all axis assigned with fsuipc on all my PMDG aircraft and have never experienced any ill effects. 

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2 minutes ago, MarkW said:

I have all axis assigned with fsuipc on all my PMDG aircraft and have never experienced any ill effects. 

That's the age old trap of just because something has worked so far, it will continue to work in the future.

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Hi,

It's a great model. Thank you. I have a request for removing keys F1 and F2 from Throttle cut / Throttle full. I use Chase Plane and have assigned different views under mentioned keys.

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Tried it again with no fsuipc mapped controls. No difference...

Oh well. At least I'm flying the '6'.

Edit:

Well, I looked at some other aircraft and they're not performing either. So, looks like it is something else. Maybe the updated ASP4 or ASCA or something. 

I'll check back if I figure anything out.

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13 minutes ago, rafgath said:

Hi,

It's a great model. Thank you. I have a request for removing keys F1 and F2 from Throttle cut / Throttle full. I use Chase Plane and have assigned different views under mentioned keys.

You can do that yourself in P3D/FSX control settings

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2 minutes ago, PMDG777 said:

You can do that yourself in P3D/FSX control settings

You really think I did not do it before. Must be hidden somewhere in the model.

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3 minutes ago, rafgath said:

You really think I did not do it before. Must be hidden somewhere in the model.

I doubt PMDG have "hidden" key assignments into the model, there must be something you have that is conflicting.

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Im also having button assignment problems. I use an xbox one gamepad with the left and right bumper assigned in p3d to increase or decrease throttle. It is not working currently for the DC6. Keyboard mappings work fine though. Is the throttle required to be assigned to an axis instead of buttons? 

EDIT: I dont use FSUIPC

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Another question:

In the tutorial #1, a flight plan is mentioned. (PMDG DC-6 Tutorial #1 KPDX-KSEA)

Does this exist and if so, where?

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Hi all

I have 2 questions as my DC6 does not seam to do this

1/ Should it save the hours on the air frame, engines and propellers? Mine always start with 0.19 hours even though I have done many more all in the same repaint (The BOAC cargo repaint) or is there something I need to do to get it to record the hours

2/ Same for the fuel state? mine is always fully loaded with Fuel.

 

Thanks in advance if you can help

Bob Laycock

 

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58 minutes ago, RichieFly said:

Another question:

In the tutorial #1, a flight plan is mentioned. (PMDG DC-6 Tutorial #1 KPDX-KSEA)

Does this exist and if so, where?

I was going to ask the same question (P3Dv4).

Stéphane LI-THIAO-TE

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16 minutes ago, rlaycock said:

Hi all

I have 2 questions as my DC6 does not seam to do this

1/ Should it save the hours on the air frame, engines and propellers? Mine always start with 0.19 hours even though I have done many more all in the same repaint (The BOAC cargo repaint) or is there something I need to do to get it to record the hours

2/ Same for the fuel state? mine is always fully loaded with Fuel.

 

Thanks in advance if you can help

Bob Laycock

 

Are you running the sim as admin? Right click > Run as Administrator?

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19 minutes ago, PMDG777 said:

Are you running the sim as admin? Right click > Run as Administrator?

Thanks for the response

I think so

I am the only user and log on as admin However I dint usual right click and run as admin.

I will give it a go.

Regards

Bob Laycock

 

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8 hours ago, RichieFly said:

Another question:

In the tutorial #1, a flight plan is mentioned. (PMDG DC-6 Tutorial #1 KPDX-KSEA)

Does this exist and if so, where?

Glad I'm not the only one who can't find this file.

 

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I screwed up. I didn't put it in with the docs.

In the meantime, you can take the route I mentioned in the docs and put it in a route builder, or even a more involved planner like PFPX or SimBrief.

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Anyone else having CTD at various times with DC-6.  I did the first tutorial without issue.  Second one, crash on taxi.  Third attempt completed the second tutorial and sim crashed and vanished from my screen on taxi in.  Seemed to be just when I clicked on the virtual FO but I did that numerous times previously without issue.  Nothing shows up in Appcrashview.

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I've had 1 CTD right at touchdown. 

And, about the realistic engine starts:

After the CTD, I tried again to do a quick ILS approach. I started on the runway cold and dark.

#2 started at first. Then as I was getting ready for takeoff, I noticed #2 was dead.

#2 engine won't start again. I tried over and over. I tried the 'ready for taxi' option. I've looked at the maintenance page. Nothing there. I repaired the engine too. Still, no dice.

Is this by design? Vapor lock? It wasn't hot or high altitude.

Wierd.

 

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1 hour ago, MarkW said:

Anyone else having CTD at various times with DC-6.  I did the first tutorial without issue.  Second one, crash on taxi.  Third attempt completed the second tutorial and sim crashed and vanished from my screen on taxi in.  Seemed to be just when I clicked on the virtual FO but I did that numerous times previously without issue.  Nothing shows up in Appcrashview.

Same here. No problems on the fist flights now CTD every time during Taxi. Nothing shows up just crash to the desktop. Maybe it has no relation but it has started when I started set the pressurization.

Regards

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