As enticing as MSFS looks visually, the above classic add-on will be few and far between. Compared to something like what’s available for FS9. Looking at screenshots and videos of users in their DC-6 flying over modern cities and in and out of current airports really losers the appeal. And whoever at PMDG decided to put a iPad checklist, and a modern gps in the cockpit should be horse whipped! Out….rageous.
Post by Pacific SMX on Jul 27, 2021 13:18:02 GMT -5
I have to admit that I too have succumbed to having just purchased the PMDG Dc-6 for MSFS. I haven't really had much of a chance to fly it but must say I'm impressed in that I was actually able to take off and land on my first flight. The cockpit is a real standout, especially if one is lucky enough to have a VR headset (I have the Quest 2). The vast majority of the gauges work and having to visualize in VR and release the throttle lock is a nice touch. PMDG put a lot of time and effort into both the model and the documentation and it shows. I agree that having a GPS unit is a drawback and I'm also hopeful that PMDG gives us an option to delete. The I-pad as well is out of place, but, at present, it's the only way to operate doors, etc.., at least in VR. The only real drawback and what will be a deal breaker for most folks is that your only option is to fly it in the present. That, unfortunately, is a big issue and I'm not sure that we'll ever see that change, at least for the foreseeable future. I'm glad I purchased it as I can fly it in VR. I think though I'm just as happy flying our CalClassic DC-6 in FS9 and FSX because of the authenticity of the scenery if anything else. Well, that's my two cents, for what it's worth.