Today popular third-party developer PMDG released its Douglas DC-6 add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
The aircraft is currently available in the developer’s own shop at a discounted price of $ 54.99 (previously $ 59.99).
Despite the extreme depth of simulation for which PMDG products are known, the developer has implemented an optional âAutomated Flight Engineerâ, which makes work easier for less experienced pilots.
Basically, it’s an AI feature that plays the combined roles of the flight engineer and first officer, so you can focus on flying.
Of course, it’s completely optional. So if you want to have the full workload of a crew of three on hand, you can have that too.
Below you can read an official description of the product that will inform you of what to expect from this advanced aircraft.
âPMDG’s debut product for Microsoft flight simulator, the great new flight simulation engine from Microsoft and Asobo Studios is finally available. The PMDG Douglas DC-6 was designed from the ground up to take advantage of the tremendous strengths of this new simulation platform and brings the magical DC-6 to life in an unprecedented way.
Leveraging PMDG’s multi-award winning, advanced simulation technology, we have merged entirely new cockpit and aircraft models, developed entirely new technology features, and layered them in a new, fully featured sound environment that has never been rendered for a PMDG product.
Immerse yourself in a cockpit so detailed you can almost smell the leather and feel the texture of the surfaces under your hand. Every surface is modeled down to the smallest detail, down to dust, scratches in the paint surface, scuff marks on touch-sensitive surfaces and thousands upon thousands of other small details that bring the simulation to life.
While no detail was overlooked in the design and depth of the simulation, PMDG’s development team has worked hard to ensure that even inexperienced sim pilots can enjoy this great example of flight history, as we have a virtual crew function in helping the aircraft with Simplicity to use. Your assistance is just a click away in the form of our automated flight engineer who will run your checklists, perform system checks, configure the aircraft’s systems and manage your engine power settings while you focus on flying the aircraft or just enjoying the view.
Once you have mastered the aircraft and are comfortable taking on tasks, your flight engineer will be happy to leave tasks to you and you can operate the aircraft all by yourself using all the switches, buttons, levers and circuit breakers available in the current DC-6. We have included a bespoke manual with all the performance charts and tables to help you manage each phase of the flight in absolute reality if you so choose.
When you’re ready to really step into total realism, you can configure the PMDG DC-6’s realism settings to simulate the intricacies of power management through fuel and mixture management, oil pressure, cylinder head temperatures, proper combustion, compressor operation, dynamics and simulation of Carburetor icing and hundreds of additional parameters with realistic procedures to avoid damage to the engine cylinders, pistons, rings, connecting rods and the important main bearing.
The PMDG DC-6 is uniquely suitable for a wide range of simulation pilots, as you can easily adjust the complexity to your taste with just a few clicks. If you want to facilitate your initial learning and then improve your skills, the PMDG DC-6 can do just that. We have even created over 20 tutorial videos on our official PMDG Simulations YouTube channel to help you learn to fly this aircraft like a pro – whatever your skill level.
The PMDG DC-6 takes full advantage of the full range of lighting models available in MSFS, with many new features planned as Asobo adds them to the MSFS simulator.
With a range of 4,000 nm, the PMDG Douglas DC-6 can simulate both long and short-haul flights from the golden age of civil aviation. No corner of the world is inaccessible and you can choose whether or not your DC-6 flight deck is equipped with GPS capability to suit your flight tastes.
The PMDG DC-6 is the first and best vintage aircraft available for Microsoft’s latest simulation platform. “
- Numerous free paint jobs are available through the PMDG Operations Center, which is included with your purchase.
- The package contains both the DC-6A and DC-6B aircraft in several historical variations.
- The package contains full documentation describing the aircraft, its systems and operations, along with flight planning data.
- The package includes a full tutorial and free access to online video tutorials through YouTube.
- Automated flight engineer to assist with flying and learning to fly.
- Multiple optional configurations to vary the complexity of the simulation to suit the tastes and preferences of the user.
- Compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator only.
- Compatible with one or both of the Microsoft Flight Simulators purchased from the Microsoft Store or Steam.
- This product requires a live connection to the internet in order to install.
- This simulation is for personal entertainment purposes only and must not be used for training or currency.
We recently published our extensive interview with the head of Microsoft Flight Simulator JÃ¶rg Neumann, who provided a lot of new information about the present and future of simulation.
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If you want to know more about the game itself, you can check out our review where you will learn everything about the game from Asobo Studio.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam and will be released on July 27, 2021 for Xbox Series X and Series S.