Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Donations

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

2 Neutral

Flight Sim Profile

  • Commercial Member
  • Online Flight Organization Membership
  • Virtual Airlines
  1. Thank you all - I am glad to have this answer. I'm the kind of geek who loves the systems and flight planning (engineer by profession) but really loves flying (real world PPL) the closest thing to aircraft I'll never be able to touch in real life. The DC-6 is just terrific to me and the INOP autofeather is not diminishing my enjoyment of this fine simulation one bit. I'd be happy to have the system working after a future update but an "INOP" label would work OK too.
  2. i think the regular feather check is different from (or in addition to) the autofeather checks. i haven't seen it addressed in any of DC-6 / C-118 documentation i've found on the web. And it does seem that ypu do have to be pretty quick with pusing/pulling the manual feather switch to keep engine RPM from decreasinto the point of engine stop during a manual check. Marc Musgrove
  3. First - love, love, love the DC-6! But I do have questions and i cant find the answers in the documentation (if they are there please be kind when pointing it out to me). Does the simulation model autofeather? if so how it is enabled/disabled? How are the autofeather test switches to be used? What makes the blue lamps near the autofeather switchs illuminate? i think i understand how to test manual feather during runup with the feather push/pull switches (set 1500 RPM, push manual feather switch in, look for appx 300 RPM drop, pull switch back out) but if that's wrong please correct me. Many thanks for a very fine simulation! Marc Musgrove
  4. I just installed the Carenado patch and it fixed the buttons around the RXP GNS units. It also seems to have eliminated the menu box that you had to check after loading the plane to use the RXP units. After I ran the RXP installer program the airplane loaded with both RXP units in the panel.Thanks Carenado for a very fast fix! Now, about that ICE DOOR, AUTO IGNITION, TAXI LIGHT...
  5. Thanks - I reported it as well. I got a message from Carenado support this morning stating that they are working on a patch for it so I'm sure this will be fixed soon. This bug is the biggest issue but not the only one. Of course, some of the issues may be because I don't know what I'm doing!It does appear to me that the ICE DOOR switch does nothing. I would expect a drop in torque and the ICE DOOR indicator to change but it doesn't. Likewise placing the IGNITION switch in the AUTO mode results in the IGNITION indicator staying lit continuously. I would expect the IGNITION indicator to only come on when torque was reduced below a certain value, not stay on continuously. The TAXI LIGHTS switch is labeled as three position switch (PULSE / TAXI / OFF) but it only has two positions, TAXI and OFF.Obviously none of these are dealbreakers and I really do enjoy flying the plane. The flight dynamics feel very real to me, and it is beautiful to look at like all Carenado aircraft.I still wish some of these small problems could be fixed. Or maybe it is just me? Anyone else observed these switch problems?
  6. Yes, it is a problem with the 430/530 combination as well. Has anyone reported this to Carenado? As this is an unofficial forum perhaps I shouldn't assume they will see this problem and instead report it to them directly. I tried the RXP transponder and audio panel; they worked fine but their apperance didn't match, They had bright silver panels rather than black to match the other avionics, Other than that they worked. Obviously all of Carenado's customers wouldn't have those addons.
  7. Neat airplane, a lot to like. However, I have noticed one problem when RXP GNS are enabled (I have both the 430 and 530).After selecting RXP from the window (I haven't performed the XML edit) they units appear and work just fine. However, several buttons on avionics around the GNS no longer work. None of the buttons on the digital transponder work, I can't tune the ADF, nor can I increase / decrease the radar range.Any other RXP users experiencing this? The buttons work fine with the Carenado GNS units installed.
  • Create New...