PMDG is one of the better known airliner makers for FSX and X-Plane and any time they announce a product or a release, it’s big news and this one is relatively big. PMDG have announced the date of their DC-6 airliner for Microsoft Flight Simulator and it’s soon! Here’s what we know!
Coming June 18!
Robert Randazzo from PMDG made the announcement today that they would be releasing the DC-6 this Friday on their website. This radial engined airliner is, according to PDMG, a ground up build of an aircraft they have built for previous simulators.
PMDG have a lot of nice things to say about the new Microsoft Flight Simulator with Robert Randazzo writing in the announcement,
Throwing superlatives around is an easy thing to do when you are working with a new generation of simulation platform that is as visually stunning as thew new Microsoft Flight Simulator. We tend to shy away from such behavior when showing a soon-to-be released product, but in this case it is hard to avoid. MSFS is a modern engine that does a magnificent job of capturing the beauty of the DC-6, allowing us to turn out a highly detailed, robust simulation of one of the world’s great, classic airliners.Robert Randazzo from PMDG
That certainly sounds like they had a good time with their development and that the product is hopefully at a level that PDMG is known for. That is, a “study level” simulation of this historic airliner.
In-case there are questions about the fidelity or about how to actually fly the thing, PDMG have released several detailed tutorial videos such as this one which details how to start the engines. The details go beyond just how to push the buttons and get into the nitty gritty of operating a four engine radial powered airliner. It’s interesting stuff.
Pricing has not yet been announced and the exact timing is not yet known either. Look to PMDG’s website on Friday for the release.