We have known for a little while that PMDG’s DC-6 has been in beta testing for FSX/P3D. After the release of the experimental product on X-Plane, fans have been eager to get their hands on their preferred sim version.
One of the beta testers has uploaded the first video for the DC-6 on YouTube and talks us through some of the features we can expect.
The 30 minute tour shows us the external view as well as an in depth look at the virtual cockpit and some of the in-sim menus.
We’ll continue to keep an eye out for further information and get back to you in due course.
Over on the AVSIM forums Robert Randazzo from PMDG did an interesting announcement. In a detailed and extensive posts he announced that PMDG have moved the DC-6 Cloudmaster over to Beta phase. According to his post they’re not finished yet but they are getting close and most of the issues right now come down to fine-tuning. He also mentions there will be additional functionality over its XPlane counterpart, and the team is hard at work to bring some of the best features of the 747 into the DC-6 as well. To wrap it up he talks about the Virtual Flight Engineer that will eventually join your cockpit and the ability to take great care of your aircraft through an aircraft maintenance tool.
Robert has said that beta testing will start “imminently” for the FSX/P3D version of the fantastic DC-6 Cloudmaster (which is already available for X-Plane). Not only that, but RSR also guessed that we could be using the airplane in 45-60 days time. Obviously dependent on how the beta testers get on, but great to hear an update!
Update: That’s all the information we could find. If you see any more let us know.
That’s right, moments ago, PMDG released the Douglas DC-6 Cloudmaster for X-Plane on Mac. Costing the same as the Windows version, at just $69.99, you can grab it NOW from the PMDG store. Along with the Mac version came some updates, so Windows version owners, get downloading too.
And for those waiting on the FSX/P3D version:
Conversion to FSX/FSX-SE and Prepar3D is taking place and we will have more information on that process for you a bit later in the summer.
PMDG have taken on post-release feedback from the community, the experts and have added some extra functionality to make your experience even better than before. You can download version 1.10.0044 from their eCommerce system, after logging into your account.
You can simply install over the old version, or you can uninstall, and then install the new version – the choice is yours.