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About jmdriskell

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  • Birthday 01/10/1937

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    Tacoma, Washington
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    Private Pilot (inactive)
    USMC Retired
    W7OWI
    i7-3770 cpu @ 3.40 GHz, ASUS EX-GTX1060 6OC

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  1. Just wanted to report that the fuel modifications work great. No problems on a 4+ hr flight from ETAR to EFHK. Jim Driskell
  2. Look in \FSX\SimObjects and find the PMDG DC-6B. Make a copy and then open the aircraft.cfg file for the DC-6B and find the following: // CONFIG #A --- total 3322 gallons LeftTip = -37.63, -42.13, 3.30, 360, 0.0 // MAIN #1 LeftMain = -37.57, -18.16, 0.95, 508, 0.0 // #2 RightMain = -37.57, 18.16, 0.95, 508, 0.0 // #3 RightTip = -37.63, 42.13, 3.30, 360, 0.0 // #4 LeftAux = -38.33, -28.84, 1.90, 431, 0.0 // ALTN #1 Center1 = -38.98, -8.545,-0.40, 362, 0.0 // #2 Center2 = -38.98, 8.545,-0.40, 362, 0.0 // #3 RightAux = -38.33, 28.84, 1.90, 431, 0.0 // #4 // CONFIG for Serial 43819 and up --- total 5512 gallons //LeftTip = -38.33, -42.13, 3.30, 695, 0.0 // MAIN #1 //LeftMain = -37.57, -18.16, 0.95, 719, 19.0 // #2 //RightMain = -37.57, 18.16, 0.95, 719, 19.0 // #3 //RightTip = -38.33, 42.13, 3.30, 695, 0.0 // #4 //LeftAux = -37.63, -28.84, 1.90, 580, 4.0 // ALTN #1 //Center1 = -38.98, -8.545,-0.40, 762, 0.0 // #2 //Center2 = -38.98, 8.545,-0.40, 762, 0.0 // #3 //RightAux = -37.63, 28.84, 1.90, 580, 4.0 // #4 Copy the second CONFIG into the PMDG DC-6A aircraft.cfg file after making a copy of that file as a backup. The DC-6A fuel portion of the aircraft.cfg file should look like this: // CONFIG #A --- total 3322 gallons //LeftTip = -37.63, -42.13, 3.30, 360, 0.0 // MAIN #1 //LeftMain = -37.57, -18.16, 0.95, 508, 0.0 // #2 //RightMain = -37.57, 18.16, 0.95, 508, 0.0 // #3 //RightTip = -37.63, 42.13, 3.30, 360, 0.0 // #4 //LeftAux = -38.33, -28.84, 1.90, 431, 0.0 // ALTN #1 //Center1 = -38.98, -8.545,-0.40, 362, 0.0 // #2 //Center2 = -38.98, 8.545,-0.40, 362, 0.0 // #3 //RightAux = -38.33, 28.84, 1.90, 431, 0.0 // #4 // CONFIG for Serial 43819 and up --- total 5512 gallons LeftTip = -38.33, -42.13, 3.30, 695, 0.0 // MAIN #1 LeftMain = -37.57, -18.16, 0.95, 719, 19.0 // #2 RightMain = -37.57, 18.16, 0.95, 719, 19.0 // #3 RightTip = -38.33, 42.13, 3.30, 695, 0.0 // #4 LeftAux = -37.63, -28.84, 1.90, 580, 4.0 // ALTN #1 Center1 = -38.98, -8.545,-0.40, 762, 0.0 // #2 Center2 = -38.98, 8.545,-0.40, 762, 0.0 // #3 the "//" comments out the unused portion of the file. Save the file (I didn't save it the first time so nothing changed) and restart the sim. You should then see in increased fuel capacity. It should be stable as long as you don't tweak the fuel settings with the Load Master fuel configuration tool. Let me know if this works. Jim Driskell
  3. As a follow on, my fuel gauges correctly record the increased capacity. Did you copy the fuel capacity definitions from the DC-6B cfg file to the DC-6A cfg file and comment out the original entries? Jim Driskell
  4. I'm runing FSX-SE but I don't know if that has any effect. I'll make the mods and let your know. Jim Driskell
  5. I'm using FSX-SE. I notice that the PMDG DC-6B aircraft.cfg file contains two definitions for fuel capacity. The 3322 gallon capacity is active, the 5512 gallon capacity is commented out. I think many actual DC-6s/C-118s did hold 5512 gallons of fuel and I've seen discussions about the PMDG version of the DC-6 expanding to 10 tanks which would then allow the increases fuel capacity. Is it possible to activate the 5512 gallon capacity in the PMDG DC-6 and if so, how? I replaced the 3322 gallon capacity with 5512 in my C-118. The fuel gauges showed the increase. The load manager also showed the increase but when I tweaked a fuel tank window in the load manager, the fuel capacity reverted to 3322. Is there a way around this limitation? Has anyone tried expanding the fuel capacity successfully? Anybody know if PMDG will update the DC-6 to take advantage of the increased fuel capacity? Thanks in advance, Jim Driskell
  6. Thanks for Greg073 and SAX702 for your responses. I grabbed the freeware version because I find ORBX tends to overload my old system. Jim Driskell
  7. Does anyone have or know where I can get an up-to-date afcad for Ramstein AFB ETAR. The stock version in my copy of FSX-SE has only one runway, 09/27. The airbase actually has second longer runway, 08/26. Any help will be appreciated, Jim Driskell
  8. Does this mean we will have to buy a xBox to run the new version? Jim Driskell
  9. Hi Bill,

    See your comments often and appreciate them.  

    73,

    Jim Driskell

    W7OWI

     

    1. n4gix

      n4gix

      Thanks Jim.

      73 de N4GIX

      Bill+

  10. When I was young, every call we got was a crank call. Our number was two longs and three shorts. The system was common battery signaling where one crank got the operator, two shorts got the local store. One guy's call was four longs and two shorts because we had 24 people on the party line. Our number was 24x3. The system worked thru all kinds of weather unless the wind blew down a tree that took out the exposed wires. I still have a land line that usually works even when the local cell system goes down. The down side of the old system is that it didn't support Google. Jim Driskell
  11. Set FSUIPC to monitor memory and watch it as you operate. You should be able to see where you might be running out of VM. Jim Driskell
  12. I might suggest that your machine is on the weak side. I have an older i7 running at about 3.9GHz and I have to be careful running anything other than stock. I run AS16Wx, FSX-Steam but I've had to limit the addons. Jim Driskell
  13. I've been using the same CH Throttle Quad for over ten years without any problems. Jim Driskell
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