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DC-6 at Melbourne

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Well, now I know why I uninstalled this plane.  It's a cool plane if you like very old cockpits.  They had a heck of a lot of mechanical levers back then, so I rely on the AI co-pilot.

 

And I have never seen an aircraft that's so hostile to FSUIPC.  I have to actually have one lever to control all four engines.  I'm usually very good with FSUIPC but this plane will simply not allow four separate throttle and I have no idea why.

 

So for all you guys who like the old ones here's some cool shots in an Oz livery in Orbx's Aus v2.

 

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Oops, mixture levers moved.  Testing...

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I still can't get used to that terrain, it looks like a mesh problem but I was told this is normal.

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Right, you know what fo to next :) 

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I actually persisted and flew back to land and after several go-arounds managed to land.

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Tremendous shots Jack , I dunno tho about shot #5 ; the elevation's don't look right to me . :):unsure::(

 

Cheers

 

John

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2 hours ago, Jack Sawyer said:

I still can't get used to that terrain, it looks like a mesh problem but I was told this is normal.

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It certainly doesn't look like that with my vanilla Australia 2, must have something to do with YMML (which I don't have) not agreeing with the newer mesh? Anyhoo, fabulous shots, Jack, some of your best bridge work!

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Wow Jack, can you imagine actually pulling those kind of G's in a real DC-6 as in image 13. I love the government bridge, it's been a while since you've done any.

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15 hours ago, flyingleaf said:

Great shots indeed Jack. Glad y'all could land that old beast.I liked that Bridge "inspection" flight:lol:, well done.:D

Thanks Karl!  I had to get it out of my system. And yeah, a lot of people like these old planes, not to patrol to them myself, I like the magic of electronics.

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15 hours ago, olderndirt said:

Is that the PMDG six?  Certainly looks great - your prop trails are a different direction from the nose - was the ball in the center :)?

Hi OND, yes, it's the PMDG.  Didn't even notice that and I wasn't even paying to the turn slip at this time.

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14 hours ago, BradB said:

Tremendous shots Jack , I dunno tho about shot #5 ; the elevation's don't look right to me . :):unsure::(

 

Cheers

 

John

Thanks John, yes, been battling this for months with Melbourne, no idea what it is. :banghead:

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13 hours ago, adambar said:

I still like prefer props of any kind over jets anyday Jack, I grew up with them in the 40s, so. :rolleyes::D  Anyway great shots of the old girl! :)

Thanks Adam, I'm the polar opposite, I love the modern planes with that fancy dancy electronic magical stuff. ;)

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12 hours ago, patful said:

It certainly doesn't look like that with my vanilla Australia 2, must have something to do with YMML (which I don't have) not agreeing with the newer mesh? Anyhoo, fabulous shots, Jack, some of your best bridge work!

Thanks Pat.  I think there might be a problem with YMML as this has been ongoing for a number of months now.

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11 hours ago, M110A2 said:

Wow Jack, can you imagine actually pulling those kind of G's in a real DC-6 as in image 13. I love the government bridge, it's been a while since you've done any.

Thanks Vince!  It has and I had the need to do it, actually I was just testing the new install of the plane and wants it to be Oz and I chose Melbourne, and one thing led to another when I saw the bridge. ;)

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5 hours ago, TigerTigerM said:

Great set.

Love the DC-6, rolls along smooth as butter.

TTM

Thanks TTM, it does but it's slower than molasses in turns.  It's a lumbering beast to be sure.

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Nice G test with that old bird, Jack you push her to the boundaries...!

I think you did already manually turn off the Elevation Correction in the vector config tool. And I believe the "hole in the ground" near Tullamarine is normal.

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1 hour ago, Stillwater said:

Nice G test with that old bird, Jack you push her to the boundaries...!

I think you did already manually turn off the Elevation Correction in the vector config tool. And I believe the "hole in the ground" near Tullamarine is normal.

Thanks Gerold.  I'll have to try that, good idea.

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