PMDG Douglas DC-6 for Microsoft Flight Simulator
"The world's most renowned creator of aircraft simulations steps forward with a product for Microsoft's magnificent new simulation platform."
PMDG's debut product for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the magnificent, new, flight simulation engine created by Microsoft and Asobo Studios is finally available. The PMDG Douglas DC-6 has been built from the ground up to capitalize on the vast strengths of this new simulation platform and brings to life the magestic DC-6 in a way never before possible.
Leveraging PMDG's multi-award winning, advanced simulation technology we have married completely new cockpit and aircraft models, built entirely new technology features and layered them in a new, full featured sound environment unlike any yet rendered for a PMDG product.
Immerse yourself in a cockpit so detailed that you can almost smell the leather and feel the texture of surfaces beneath your hand. Every surface is modeled to minute detail, right down to dust, scratches in the surface of paint, wear spots on high-touch surfaces and thousands upon thousands of other small details that bring the simulation to life.
While no detail has been overlooked in the design and depth of the simulation, the development team at PMDG has worked hard to ensure that even novice sim-pilots can enjoy flying this magnificent example of flying history, as we have included a virtual crew feature to help operate the airplane with simplicity. Their assistance is a mouse-click away in the form of our Automated Flight Engineer who will run your checklists, conduct system checks, configure the airplane's systems and manage your engine power settings while you focus on flying the airplane or just enjoying the view.
Once you have learned the airplane and feel comfortable taking over tasks, your Flight Engineer will gladly relinquish tasks to you and you can operate the airplane entirely on your own, utilizing every switch, knob, lever and circuit breaker that exists in the actual DC-6. We have included a custom-written manual that includes all of the performance charts and tables to help you manage every phase of flight in complete realism if that is your choice.
When you are ready to really step-up to 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, supercharger operation, dynamic simulation of carburetor icing, and hundreds of additional parameters using realistic procedures so as to avoid damage to the engine cylinders, pistons, rings, connecting rods and the all important main bearing.
The PMDG DC-6 is uniquely well suited to a broad range of simulation pilots because you can set it's complexity easily with simple click of a few settings to suit your tastes. If you want to ease your initial learning and then progress in skill level, the PMDG DC-6 will allow you to do just that and we have even created 20+ tutorial videos on our PMDG Simulations Official YouTube channel to help you learn how to fly this airplane like a pro- no matter what your skill level.
The PMDG DC-6 takes full advantage of the entire array of lighting models available within MSFS, with many new features planned as Asobo adds them to the MSFS simulator.
With a range of 4,000nm the PMDG Douglas DC-6 can be used to re-enact both long and short-haul flights from the Golden Age of Civil Aviation. No corner of the globe is out of reach and you can choose to have your DC-6 flight deck equipped with GPS capability (or not!) to suite your flying tastes.
The PMDG DC-6 represents the first and finest vintage aircraft available for Microsoft's latest simulation platform.
- Numerous free liveries available via the PMDG Operations Center, which is included with your purchase.
- Package includes both the DC-6A and DC-6B aircraft in multiple, historic variations.
- Package includes full documentation describing the aircraft, its systems and operation, along with flight planning data.
- Package includes a full tutorial, and free access to online video tutorials via youtube.
- Automated Flight Engineer to assist with flying and learning the airplane.
- Multiple optional configurations to vary the complexity of the simulation to suit the user's tastes and preferences.
- Compatible only with Microsoft Flight Simulator.
- Compatible with either/both Microsoft Flight Simulator purchased in the Microsoft Store, or on Steam.
- This product requires a live connection to the internet for installation.
- This simulation is for personal, entertainment use only and may not be used for training or currency.
Note: Digitally delivered products are not refundable.
External Models for DC-6A, DC-6B (multiple variants), Fully Interactive Dynamic Virtual Cockpit, Ramp Manager, Fuel & Loadout Manager, Artificial Flight Engineer (AFE), Maintenance Manager and Engine Damage Visualizer available via in-game tablet. Realism Options, Realistic Animations, Highly Realistic Engine and Flight Model, Airplane Systems and Equipment, Realistic Fuel System, AC/DC Electrical Bus System, Realistic Immersive Sound Set, and free Add-on Liveries.
Simulator: Microsoft Flight Simulator
Hardware: Intel i5-4460/AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or faster, 16 GB of RAM, A video card with at least 2 GB of VRAM (Nvidia GTX770 or AMD Radeon RX570). Onboard motherboard or CPU video is not supported. Some of the newer Intel designs may work but we cannot guarantee compatibility.
Windows: Windows 10 64-bit version 18362.0
Simulator: Microsoft Flight Simulator
Hardware: Intel i5-8400/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or faster, 32 GB of RAM or higher, a high-performance, DirectX 11-capable video card with at least 4 GB of on-board, dedicated VRAM (NVIDIA GTX970 or AMD Radeon RX590).
Windows: Windows 10 64-bit version 18362.0
I am continuously blown away by this plane. From how wonderfully it handles when hand flying, to the sense of fulfillment when successfully navigating from A to B using only radios. The AFE is brilliant and let's me control how much I want to dig into the details. The tutorial videos on YouTube were a superb resource. There is nothing better in MSFS than PMDG's Douglas DC-6
My first PMDG product, DC-6 is just amazing, the voice, the animations and flying experience is perfect. Quite affordable too. Hopefully the future MSFS products will also be affordable.
Having spent 16hrs 45mins flying this beauty across the Atlantic from EDDT to KJFK, I can say for certain this aircraft is a joy to fly. PMDG has done a great job with both the model and the systems, if anyone is deciding whether to buy this aircraft I'd say go for it!
This masterpiece by PMDG is a jewel, in any aspect and any way. Top notch simulation of one of the pieces of aviation history (DC6) that brought to life in a level that just PMDG knows to deliver. thank you! 10/10.
As an Alaskan I grew up watching Everts and Northern Air Cargo land and take off from Ted Stevens, I'm 32 now and they are still flying these beasts out of teds, this plane is a work of art. Phenomenal that you have Everts and Northern Air Cargo skin.
Das Beste Flugzeug und perfekt gestaltet. Ich bin User der ersten Stunde im MSFS. Es macht einfach nur Spass damit zu fliegen. Die Installation war sehr umfangreich und die Service Seite v PMDG ist einfach zu handhaben, da alles in die richtigen Ordner gelangt. Bitte macht so weiter ... Der Preis angebracht für solch eine Erweiterung.
I’ve got the honeycomb alpha & bravo. Can you make binds for things like the autopilot, gust lock, etc? It’s very hard to reach things in vr
Everything I wanted it to be...
Firstly, congratulations on your first product release for MSFS! I'd absolutely love to say how fantastic this is. I've been blown away having never owned a PMDG product before (not been simming for over 15yrs until MSFS released) and the level of detail is astounding and truly impressive. I've flown about in the DC6 twice so far and am absolutely loving it. I have 95% or so of it automated using the really helpful AI Flight Engineer. I plan to learn it in bitesize segments over time and as such am taking baby steps with it but already I can tell how much time, effort, energy and detail has gone into this. The exterior model, cockpit, sounds, animations and the immersion are just truly superb. I'm already really enjoying it - you've made a truly wonderful product for MSFS and I can't wait to eventually master it! Thank you!