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14 hours ago, severniae said:

Here you go..

 

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Thanks.

Can you suggest a checklist?

Use these markers to indicate which crew member is expected to reply

[ ] pitot heat -- ON   //Number

Where Number marker can be any of these

//2 only Copilot replies

//4 Only Flight Engineer replies

//6 Both FO & FE reply

//7 All 3 crew members reply

With no marker, default is Captain only replies

For now, use the "No state check" option so that nobody argues.

Update to latest version  (Ignore version number showing on webpage). New package uploaded today

Changelog

MCE now aware of PMDG DC-6. Should use the refeence file and hopefully Fo handles flaps. Should also make a flight engineer available for this plane so you can assign a voice to FE and get him to read checklist.

 

 

 

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Thanks Gerald, see below - I just quickly added responses for the F/E.

This checklist is an adaptation between the PMDG checklist, resources I've found for real world operations, and some simplifications to accommodate for the fact its a simulator.. Hopefully it should be ok..

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

BEFORE START

[ ] Circuit breakers    --    SET //4
[ ] Exterior Lights -- SET
[ ] NO SMOKING and SEAT BELT signs -- ON
[ ] Water injection switches -- OFF //4
[ ] Cowl flap selector switches -- OPEN //4
[ ] Fuel booster pump switches -- OFF //4 
[ ] Cooling turbine switch -- AS DESIRED //4
[ ] Inverter switches-- ALL ON //4
[ ] Auxiliary blower -- OFF //2
[ ] Voltage Regulator Overheat Warning Light -- OFF //4
[ ] Emergency instrument switch -- OFF
[ ] Generators -- ON //4
[ ] All ignition switches -- OFF //4
[ ] Heater fuel switch -- NORMAL 
[ ] Cabin heater master switch -- ON
[ ] Wing Icing Master -- OFF
[ ] Anti icing switches -- OFF
[ ] Anti-icing fluid quantity -- CHECK //4
[ ] Hydraulic fluid quantity -- CHECK //4
[ ] Water quantity -- CHECK //4
[ ] Fuel quantity -- CHECK 
[ ] Oil quantity -- CHECK //4
[ ] Landing light switches -- OFF
[ ] Supercharger -- LOW 
[ ] Pressurization panel -- SET //2
[ ] Door warning lights -- OFF 
[ ] Bus voltage -- NORMAL //2
[ ] Fire extinguisher selector valve and discharge handles -- IN //4
[ ] Fire detector system warning lights -- TEST
[ ] Windshield heat control -- SET
[ ] Clocks and altimeters -- SET
[ ] Hydraulic system by-pass control lever -- ON //4
[ ] Auxiliary hydraulic pump selector valve control lever -- BRAKE SYSTEM //4
[ ] Hydraulic system pressure -- CHECKED //2 
[ ] Emergency air brake pressure -- CHECKED //2
[ ] Fuel tank selector -- MAIN 
[ ] Cross feed -- OFF 
[ ] RPM -- SET 
[ ] Engine master controls -- AUTO //4
[ ] Auto-pilot -- OFF 
[ ] Parking brake -- ON
[ ] Mixture controls -- IDLE CUT-OFF
[ ] Fuel/Oil Pressure Warning Isolation Switches -- ON
[ ] Auto-pilot servos -- DISENGAGED
[ ] Landing gear -- DOWN
[ ] Trim -- SET
[ ] Carburetor air temperature controls -- COLD 
[ ] Wing flap control lever -- UP

_____________________________________________________________________________

BEFORE TAKEOFF

[ ] Flight instruments -- CHECK
[ ] Wing flaps -- SET 
[ ] Cowl flaps -- SET //4
[ ] Fuel booster pumps -- AS REQUIRED //4
[ ] Air conditioning -- SET //2
[ ] Controls  -- FULL AND FREE
[ ] Mixture controls -- AUTO RICH //4

_____________________________________________________________________________

CLIMB

[ ] Water injection switches -- OFF //4
[ ] Cylinder head temperature -- CHECK //4
[ ] Landing light switches -- UP and OFF //2

_____________________________________________________________________________

Cruise
[ ] Mixture -- AUTO LEAN //4
[ ] Hydraulic system by-pass control lever -- OFF //4
[ ] Cowl flaps -- SET //4
[ ] Windshield heat control -- SET
[ ] Fuel system selection -- AS REQUIRED //4

_____________________________________________________________________________

DESCENT

[ ] Altimeters -- SET
[ ] Fuel tank selector controls -- MAIN //4
[ ] Auxiliary fuel tank selector controls -- OFF //4
[ ] Cross-feed controls -- OFF //4
[ ] Carburetor air temperature controls -- AS REQUIRED //4
[ ] Hydraulic system by-pass control -- ON //4

_____________________________________________________________________________

APPROACH

[ ] Landing gear -- DOWN
[ ] Mixture controls -- AUTO RICH //4
[ ] Propeller RPM -- SET 
[ ] Cowl flaps -- SET //4
[ ] Wing flaps -- SET 

_____________________________________________________________________________

CLEAN UP

[ ] Cowl flaps -- OPEN //4
[ ] Wing flaps -- UP

_____________________________________________________________________________


Parking

[ ] Parking brakes -- ON
[ ] Mixture controls -- IDLE CUT-OFF //4
[ ] Fuel tank selector -- OFF //4
[ ] Ignition switches -- OFF //4
[ ] Inverter switches -- OFF //4
[ ] Generator switches -- OFF //4
[ ] Gust lock -- ENGAGED
[ ] Electrical switches and equipment controls -- AS REQUIRED


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9 minutes ago, severniae said:

Thanks Gerald, see below - I just quickly added responses for the F/E.

This checklist is an adaptation between the PMDG checklist, resources I've found for real world operations, and some simplifications to accommodate for the fact its a simulator.. Hopefully it should be ok..

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

BEFORE START

[ ] Circuit breakers    --    SET //4
[ ] Exterior Lights -- SET
[ ] NO SMOKING and SEAT BELT signs -- ON
[ ] Water injection switches -- OFF //4
[ ] Cowl flap selector switches -- OPEN //4
[ ] Fuel booster pump switches -- OFF //4 
[ ] Cooling turbine switch -- AS DESIRED //4
[ ] Inverter switches-- ALL ON //4
[ ] Auxiliary blower -- OFF //2
[ ] Voltage Regulator Overheat Warning Light -- OFF //4
[ ] Emergency instrument switch -- OFF
[ ] Generators -- ON //4
[ ] All ignition switches -- OFF //4
[ ] Heater fuel switch -- NORMAL 
[ ] Cabin heater master switch -- ON
[ ] Wing Icing Master -- OFF
[ ] Anti icing switches -- OFF
[ ] Anti-icing fluid quantity -- CHECK //4
[ ] Hydraulic fluid quantity -- CHECK //4
[ ] Water quantity -- CHECK //4
[ ] Fuel quantity -- CHECK 
[ ] Oil quantity -- CHECK //4
[ ] Landing light switches -- OFF
[ ] Supercharger -- LOW 
[ ] Pressurization panel -- SET //2
[ ] Door warning lights -- OFF 
[ ] Bus voltage -- NORMAL //2
[ ] Fire extinguisher selector valve and discharge handles -- IN //4
[ ] Fire detector system warning lights -- TEST
[ ] Windshield heat control -- SET
[ ] Clocks and altimeters -- SET
[ ] Hydraulic system by-pass control lever -- ON //4
[ ] Auxiliary hydraulic pump selector valve control lever -- BRAKE SYSTEM //4
[ ] Hydraulic system pressure -- CHECKED //2 
[ ] Emergency air brake pressure -- CHECKED //2
[ ] Fuel tank selector -- MAIN 
[ ] Cross feed -- OFF 
[ ] RPM -- SET 
[ ] Engine master controls -- AUTO //4
[ ] Auto-pilot -- OFF 
[ ] Parking brake -- ON
[ ] Mixture controls -- IDLE CUT-OFF
[ ] Fuel/Oil Pressure Warning Isolation Switches -- ON
[ ] Auto-pilot servos -- DISENGAGED
[ ] Landing gear -- DOWN
[ ] Trim -- SET
[ ] Carburetor air temperature controls -- COLD 
[ ] Wing flap control lever -- UP

_____________________________________________________________________________

BEFORE TAKEOFF

[ ] Flight instruments -- CHECK
[ ] Wing flaps -- SET 
[ ] Cowl flaps -- SET //4
[ ] Fuel booster pumps -- AS REQUIRED //4
[ ] Air conditioning -- SET //2
[ ] Controls  -- FULL AND FREE
[ ] Mixture controls -- AUTO RICH //4

_____________________________________________________________________________

CLIMB

[ ] Water injection switches -- OFF //4
[ ] Cylinder head temperature -- CHECK //4
[ ] Landing light switches -- UP and OFF //2

_____________________________________________________________________________

Cruise
[ ] Mixture -- AUTO LEAN //4
[ ] Hydraulic system by-pass control lever -- OFF //4
[ ] Cowl flaps -- SET //4
[ ] Windshield heat control -- SET
[ ] Fuel system selection -- AS REQUIRED //4

_____________________________________________________________________________

DESCENT

[ ] Altimeters -- SET
[ ] Fuel tank selector controls -- MAIN //4
[ ] Auxiliary fuel tank selector controls -- OFF //4
[ ] Cross-feed controls -- OFF //4
[ ] Carburetor air temperature controls -- AS REQUIRED //4
[ ] Hydraulic system by-pass control -- ON //4

_____________________________________________________________________________

APPROACH

[ ] Landing gear -- DOWN
[ ] Mixture controls -- AUTO RICH //4
[ ] Propeller RPM -- SET 
[ ] Cowl flaps -- SET //4
[ ] Wing flaps -- SET 

_____________________________________________________________________________

CLEAN UP

[ ] Cowl flaps -- OPEN //4
[ ] Wing flaps -- UP

_____________________________________________________________________________


Parking

[ ] Parking brakes -- ON
[ ] Mixture controls -- IDLE CUT-OFF //4
[ ] Fuel tank selector -- OFF //4
[ ] Ignition switches -- OFF //4
[ ] Inverter switches -- OFF //4
[ ] Generator switches -- OFF //4
[ ] Gust lock -- ENGAGED
[ ] Electrical switches and equipment controls -- AS REQUIRED

Excellent.

We'll have it as the default checklist tied to PMDG DC-6. Obviously, anyone else can alter it and have his own.

Assign it as custom checklist for now and hopefully with latest version, FE will be in chgarge of reading it and replies as per markers.

Thanks for the other heads-up regarding available Lvars for flaps.

 

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2 minutes ago, FS++ said:

Thanks for the other heads-up regarding available Lvars for flaps.

No worries - it took me forever of trial and error to find it, so hopefully saved some time!


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1 hour ago, severniae said:

No worries - it took me forever of trial and error to find it, so hopefully saved some time!

Flaps may not need Lvar manipulation. Therefore, try it without custom Voxkey commands. But it is good to know it can be done one way or the other. Don't have the plane yet.

Confirm plane is now recognized and FE is available.

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1 hour ago, FS++ said:

Flaps may not need Lvar manipulation. Therefore, try it without custom Voxkey commands. But it is good to know it can be done one way or the other. Don't have the plane yet.

Confirm plane is now recognized and FE is available.

So looks like things are in the right direction. The aircraft appears to be being recognised - I see that the default speeds in the monitoring section now show more sensible values.

However, flaps still aren't setting at all - F/O still asking me to repeat over and over.

Unfortunately, same story for landing gear - asking for gear up works fine, but asking for gear down results in F/O warning me that we are above gear down speed - even when well under the extension speed.


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Just a further note - I've noticed that whenever installing MCE, it seems to overwrite something in FSUIPC7  - as after installing FSUIPC7 loses the ability to access or write to LVARs within the sim. I've had to reinstall FSUIPC7 each time I reinstall MCE - just an FYI...


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1 hour ago, severniae said:

So looks like things are in the right direction. The aircraft appears to be being recognised - I see that the default speeds in the monitoring section now show more sensible values.

However, flaps still aren't setting at all - F/O still asking me to repeat over and over.

Unfortunately, same story for landing gear - asking for gear up works fine, but asking for gear down results in F/O warning me that we are above gear down speed - even when well under the extension speed.

The patch won't do for this particular update.

Assuming you installed V2.9.2.9

Should see an additional <PMDG DC-6> folder in \Multi Crew Experience\Configs\ folder.

Should also have an updated "DC-6B_v1_ref.txt" file that lists flaps detents.

The monitor tab in MCE user interface should list the known flaps detents for this plane. This will confirm the correct ef file is read.

 

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Yes the ref file is there, but calling 'flaps 10' or such unfortunately doesn't work.

Can't figure what the issue is with 'gear down' - interestingly P3D version had the same issues so it must be something specific to the DC6...


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4 minutes ago, severniae said:

Yes the ref file is there, but calling 'flaps 10' or such unfortunately doesn't work.

Can't figure what the issue is with 'gear down' - interestingly P3D version had the same issues so it must be something specific to the DC6...

FO arguing about speed tbeing oo high for gear down is just a reminder. He will extend it anyway once you confirm you want it to happen. You always call the shots.

"Affirmative", "affirm", "yes", "yep", "da", "ja", "go ahead", "do it", "execute", "don't argue", etc.... etc...

 

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The response I get on flaps is (paraphrasing) "ok skipper, you want flaps....." - and nomatter the response I give nothing happens.

Will try 'affirm' in regards to gear down.

 


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23 minutes ago, severniae said:

The response I get on flaps is (paraphrasing) "ok skipper, you want flaps....." - and nomatter the response I give nothing happens.

Will try 'affirm' in regards to gear down.

 

Go to <Monitor> tab in MCE UI and click the '+' next to "flaps" to see which flaps detents he is expecting (based on ref file).

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16 hours ago, FS++ said:

Go to <Monitor> tab in MCE UI and click the '+' next to "flaps" to see which flaps detents he is expecting (based on ref file).

Just checked - In monitor, the flaps just read "-1" and this value doesn't change when I press the '+' or '-' 

 


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3 hours ago, severniae said:

Just checked - In monitor, the flaps just read "-1" and this value doesn't change when I press the '+' or '-' 

 

Sorry, my mistake. The refeence file was missing a couple of lines. Re-download and replace file in <Refeence> folder. Should list the detents for the aircraft in <Monitor> tab and Fo acknowledge them on request.

 

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5 hours ago, FS++ said:

Sorry, my mistake. The refeence file was missing a couple of lines. Re-download and replace file in <Refeence> folder. Should list the detents for the aircraft in <Monitor> tab and Fo acknowledge them on request.

 

So, good and bad news:

F/O now responds when asked for, say, "Flaps 20" - he responds "Flaps 20 selected" - unfortunately, nothing happens.


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