Turning Sperry on and off

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I purchased the DC-6 a few days ago. I've used it in other aircraft before like the MAAM DC-3.

I was flying the tutorial 1 again today and turned the gyro pilot off.  When I tried to turn it on again it wouldn't come on.   I Then turned the AP Mech Disc off and tried to turn the gyro pilot on but didn't work.

I then quit FSX and started over. Now it wouldn't start again. I tried to click on the gyro pilot switch but it wouldn't come on. I restarted the computer and then fsx and still it won't work.

Just to be sure I know the gyro pilot switch come on first then the AP Mech.

Help please

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Please ensure that your selector knob is pointed LEFT to GYROSCOPE....

Please ensure your turn knob is centered by clicking the centering clickspot above the knob.

When the a/c is in trim (realistic engagement) flip the switch and then actuate the lever...... 


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I do it in that order except when climbing and I want to get on course.

I have never gotten the Sperry to catch the course and follow the gps except in the tutorial.

At time the autopilot switch will turn itself off and I have to disconnect the lock turn it back on (at times it will not come on) and then throw the disconnect back on.


Is there something in the DC-6 that saves the pane when you turn FSX off?  Sometimes it seems when I start FSX and load the DC-6 at an airport that a few of the switches are not in the position they should be.

Doug Jackfert

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