Post by mrcapitalism on Aug 2, 2021 12:39:38 GMT -5
I'm embarrassed to admit it's been quite a while since I've flown the DC-6, and I don't remember if I used the damage module for it. I'm flying FSX and have manually started all 4 engines. I'm ready to taxi. Automixture is on. Everything appears ready (temps/press/various controls). There are two things I'm noticing. 1st, I can't turn on the the taxi light in the DC-6B. When I turn it on it immediately turns off again. 2nd, and more importantly, when I advance power to taxi, the engines accelerate to about 1,200rpm then flounder; i.e. they cut power repeatedly, leaving the RPM about constant. I know the damage module is doing this because when I turn it off I return to normal operation. But that means I'm obviously doing something wrong, but I can't think what it is. I tried carb heat, and the engines are warm.
Any other mistakes I could possibly be making? Thanks!
EDIT: There's no model of a taxi light on the exterior. So that probably explains issue #1.
EDIT #2: Setting all 4 manual RPM adjustment switches forward fixed the problem.
Post by mrcapitalism on Aug 2, 2021 19:43:40 GMT -5
I spent the first hour (I think!) at 2400rpm in cruise instead of 2100. Oops... I was messing around with the propeller controls. The individual adjustment switches work, as of course the master synchronizer. And the lights. What I realized is that despite not having tooltips or animated buttons, the master RPM selector switch and SYNCHRONIZE button are click spots and both function. Incredible detail, and this is clearly a work of passion. I would not have known more about this system had a certain other group released a nice detailed manual for the DC-6 (despite the other shortcomings).
A 100,000lbs takeoff out of LaGuradia was a good start to this flight. Currently on a short pause over Kansas City. VOR's the whole way.