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pmdg dc-6 my setup and training videos

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Hi.

Over the last couple of days, i have done two training videos on the DC-6 , for those that have not flown it before .

The fist video shows my basic FSUIPC setup including how i managed to get 4 throttles set up , and my mods including a checklist i made , and mods to my aircraft.cfg file for the checklist to show and new and modified vc views for my trackIR5.

1/. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/183668264

2/. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/183901900

If PMDG give the go ahead for these mods to be made public then i will let every one know the details.

regards alan cottrill.

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Alan,

FYI. These would not play for me with either Firefox or Internet Explorer 11. I don't have a twitter account and don't know if I need to have one.

Ted

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Hi Ted.

When the CXA VA i fly for started useing TWITCH TV , i also had a black screen , i also use firefox browser , you need to download and install ADOBE VIDEO PLAYER ADD ON, for firefox ,free to download and install.

regards alan cottrill.

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Thanks Alan. I'm surprised a message didn't appear that said that. Instead i just got a "failed to load" message.

Ted

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@SO666

provided you only release the sections of your cfg you modified you aren't infringing on the PMDG IP. I have been mucking with the xplane aircraft settings have made mods for the Aerosoft twin-otter as well. do not release the entire file, rather quote the sections and data you changed if you want an example see my thread for xplane as an example

 

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Hi Crash Tronic.

The aircraft.cfg is not the problem , as i would only supply the modified bits with instructions to installing ectra , the bit i need permission on is the checklist htm file i made , as i initially copied it from the manual in the operators hanbook then got rid of the lines that had deleted by the number , renumbered the rest , then modified the proceedure by adding panel numbers so you knew which panel had the switch / light / gauge on for that check .

This aircraft is so complex , that it needs a checklist , it could also benifit from a ref doc , showing how to set fuel transfer ectra , why PMDG never included these items baffles the hell out of me , to be honest THEY should rectify this oversite , by ADDING these lines in the aircraft.cfg file below each texture file.

kb_checklists=DC-6_check

kb_reference=DC-6_ref

and include a DC-6_check.htm and DC-6_ref.htm files.

Then we would not need to do these things .

regards alan cottrill.

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Hi.

Today is training video no 3 covering take off cruise landing from KBUR to KSAN .

On climbout on AP i did not pay enough attention and allowed speed to drop , and a stall ensued , i left this in the video to show how easy it is to stall , and what i had to do to regain control , dont make the same mistake , this was a cargo flight , so no pax to scare .

3/.    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184472950

regards alan cottrill.

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Hi.

Todays training video i use the AFE for most of the flight , and my conclusion is not good , as far as i am concerned , i will not be using nor can i recommend the use off the AFE , too many faults make him usless , and you are prone to damageing all your engines due to the way he controls things and i wish he was more like the A2A connie engineer , i congratulate PMDG for giving us an AFE in the first place , but i fear in his present state , he is usless , and needs a complete rework , to be of any use with out damageing the engines , i will be flying this aircraft without the AFE untill such time as he is reworked so he becames a usful crew member you can trust.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/185491765

regards alan.

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Hi there!

I've watched some parts of your video, and I have some suggestions for improvement. First, you didn't use all available power for takeoff. MAP-limit for dry-takeoff is (according to the manual) 55". When you look closely on your MAP-gauges, you see a red line at 53", I always use this reference for dry-takeoffs. For wet-takeoffs with ADI on, you can go all the way to the second red-line which is at 59.5" (check for green ADI-lights after passing about 55"). Time limit for both takeoff-powersettings is 2 minutes. So as soon as you have reached an adequate climb speed (125-135 knots) and you are clear of obstacles, you should reduce to METO-power, which means slowly reduce throttles to about 48" and decreasing RPM to 2600 (which should result in a BMEP of about 196). I for instance reduce the throttles slowly to about 48", then reduce RPM to 2600, and then adjust throttles to get those 196 BMEP. The next thing is, your RPM-settings on climb and on approach were way too high. Maximum RPM for normal climb is 2400 RPM at a BMEP of 165. Every setting higher than that over a long period of time will wear down your engines faster, and (according to the power-chart in the POH) is for emergency-use only. For the climb, I first reduce throttles to about 40" MAP, then reduce RPM to 2400, and then adjust throttles to get a BMEP of 165. Then while climbing, I adjust throttles continuously to remain at a BMEP of 165. My normal criuse-altitude range is between FL140 and FL170, which can be reached without switching blowers to high. For approach, the RPM-setting is also 2400, and not full forward. You advance the the prop-pitch lever to full forward while decelerating on the runway. In case of a go-around, you can go for METO-power by increasing the RPM to 2600 and slowly move the throttles forward until you get a BMEP of 196. 

Then your throttle adjustments are very violent. This isn't a jet with FADEC, wher you can hammer the trottles full forward on takeoff and the computer does the rest, because there is none. Its just a cable connecting the throttle lever to the throttle-valve of the carburetor. These are huge piston-banging, supercharged engines with thousands of moving parts. And they don't like fast powerchanges, in real-life they would sputter and or backfire and maybe even quit on you when you push or pull the throttles too fast. Also when changing from cruise- to descent-power, you shouldn't decrease faster than 3" per minute to prevent shock-cooling the engines (which again decreases the life-time).

No worries, I also damaged some engine while learning this beast. But you will get better every flight. I for example now have about 30 hours on the engines without using the AFE (which is indeed sometimes a bit quirky), and they're still in a nice green shape. I've also crossed the pond in the Six last week, that was fun!

Regards,

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Hi.

Thanks for the advice , but i read in the poh 12000ft is change from low to high the connie is 16000ft , secondly on take off from KBUR i had 50% fuel and full cargo , this ment i had to use wet takeoff and the green lights came on before brake release, once airbourne and clear of obsticals i cleaned the aircraft up in level flight as speed built up before climbing again , i also have CH throttle quads and they have a short throw , so least bit of movment on levers can move the aircrafts throttles a little quicker than i would like , also twitch tv can at times distort things a bit , the actual throttle movment in reality was not that great.

The only times i have damaged the engines is when i used the AFE and when i was setting up my controls over the first two or three flights , while trying to find the limits , and yes the more you fly the better you get , and still a lot to learn.

regards alan cottrill.

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