Around the World via All Capital Cities in a DC-6

Gordon would you be able to take a screen shot of your control settings for the DC-6 please as some of my controls settings are messed up

Hey, ya havent posted in a while… all good?

Yes, all good thanks. I’m on SU6 beta, so not able to post screen shots/or videos at the moment. I’ve done 3 more legs that are “in the can” using FlightControlReplay, so once SU6 goes live, I can relive/replay those flights and catch up!

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Hi @FlashedUnicorn1 apologies for not replying sooner - missed your post somehow.

I uses Axis and Ohs for my control input - which I got because I couldn’t get a set up for the DC-6 that I liked to work with the normal control settings. I previously had FSUIPC, but was advised by PMDG not to use that with the DC-6, although there is actually a fair bit on their forums right now about how to use both Axis and Ohs and FSUIPC.

In terms of bindings, I keep it relatively light and use the virtual cockpit for most things. So I have the yoke, rudder and the throttles bound, parking brake and flaps. At the moment that’s it. I want to get the gyropilot bound too, but not spent time on that yet.

Apologies if this isn’t of much help to you if you are using the MSFS key bindings.

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Oh cool! I wanna start the same journey too if you dont mind. Ill be starting off from OJAI which is my home airport and come back around to it! It’ll be fun since I have no idea what Im doing with the dc 6 lmao. do you have any recommendations for addons or such i should install before starting?

Cool. The DC-6 is awesome. I’m still using the AFE for everything at the moment, although on Leg 4 (not yet posted) I had to climb to 18,000 feet and needed the superchargers - so that needed a bit of rummaging in the manual to figure out. And then I hit some clouds and ice, and accidentially used up all the deicer alcohol…fortunately with no lasting ill effects.

In terms of add-ons, I use a couple of free ones (all on flightsim.to):

  • Global AI Shipping v2
  • Ither-NoHandleBar (gets rid of the white menu bar unless you move the mouse to the top of the screen)
  • LittleNavMap (that’s where I take the route map screen shots from)
  • SHIFT Z Stats
  • Simbrief (now part of Navigraph)

I also use some paid ones too:

  • Bijan Seasons
  • Bijan Islands Boats Huts and Trees (both of these are awesome and make a huge difference to the sim - both on simmarket)
  • Navigraph subscription (which gives in game charts + nav data - from the Navigraph website)
  • Lorby Axis and Ohs (my controller set up - simmarket again)

None of the paid ones are really necessary though, and the free ones are great. I couldn’t be without Littel Nav Map, even though I have Navigraph - I just keep coming back to it. I think if Navigraph included “real” maps into their software, I probably wouldn’t, but until then…

I use simbrief for the fuel calculations - but suspect I could have a go at working that out using the DC-6 operationas manual.

Hope that helps

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Thank you so much! I’m starting my first leg now and uhm simbrief doesnt identify jerusalem as an airport lmao. I just put the fuel randomly since the flight doesnt last more than 30mins so its not that bad. Thanks! Will keep ya updated!

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Yeah - simbrief seems a bit hit or miss on airports sometimes! Hope it goes well!

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pushin back rn

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bad news, got an engine failure prolly did smthn wrong while starting up. ill stick with the a320 for now i think

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Hi all - apologies for the delay in our journey…real life gets in the way some times :frowning_face:

Leg 4: Nur-Sultan/Astana (UACC), Kazakhstan to Ashgabat (UTAA), Turkmenistan


Summary

Leg 4 see us heading South West to Tirkmenistan - over pretty flat terrain, crossing right over Uzbekistan where we’ve already been. Overcast at take off, but once up above the clouds and heading South, the weather improved and we enjoyed some glorious sunshine.


Turkmenistan

  • Capital: Ashgabat
  • Population 5.5 million
  • Area 488,100 sq km (188,456 sq miles)
  • Major language Turkmen, Russian
  • Major religion Islam
  • Life expectancy 64 years (men), 71 years (women)
  • Currency Turkmen manat

Logbook
This Leg Leg 4
Date 06/09/2021
Departure Airport ICAO UACC
Airport Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport
Capital City Nur-Sultan
Country Kazakhstan
Runway 22
Arrival Airport ICAO UTAA
Airport Ashgabat International Airport
Capital City Ashgabat
Country Turkmenistan
Runway 30R
Actual Time (Local) Pushback Time 10:23
Take Off Time 10:29
Touchdown Time 15:15
Arrival Time 15:18
Air time 04:46
Total Time 04:55
Ground Distance (Nm) 980
Air Distance (Nm) 1,052
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 960
Fuel Start (lbs) 12,536
Fuel End (lbs) 1,492
Fuel Used (lbs) 11,044
SID KOKON1B
Route UACC/22 KOKON1B KOKON M75 MIMRI DCT PODOK POD30A UTAA/30R
STAR POD30A
Approach ILS 30R
Passengers (000 lbs) 0
Cargo (000 lbs) 0
Take Off Weight (000lbs) 73.6
Cruising Altitude (feet) 16,000
Cumulative Ground Distance (Nm) 2,310
Air Distance (Nm) 2,349
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 1,873
Total air time 09:50
Total time 10:18
Fuel Used (lbs) 26,290

Flightplan: Nur-Sultan Uacc (UACC) to Ashgabat (UTAA).lnmpln (4.7 KB)

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Leg 5: Ashgabat (UTAA), Turkmenistan to Tehran (OIII), Iran


Summary

Leg 5 finds see us heading further West to the Southern end of the Capsian Sea, passing close by the highest volcano in Asia, Mount Damavand (18,402 feet). This flight required us to climb to 18,000 feet, and so for the first time we had to use the superchargers to be able to keep the engine power up during the climb and once up to that altitude. That seemed to go without any major issues, which was great. Also great was the weather again and our luck continues to hold out.


Islamic Republic of Iran

  • Capital: Tehran
  • Population 80 million
  • Area 1.65 million sq km (636,313 sq miles)
  • Major language Persian
  • Major religion Islam
  • Life expectancy 75 years (men), 77 years (women)
  • Currency rial

Logbook
This Leg Leg 5
Date 27/09/2021
Departure Airport ICAO UTAA
Airport Ashgabat International Airport
Capital City Ashgabat
Country Turkmenistan
Runway 30R
Arrival Airport ICAO OIII
Airport Mehrabad International Airport
Capital City Tehran
Country Iran
Runway 29L
Actual Time (Local) Pushback Time 12:08
Take Off Time 12:15
Touchdown Time 14:04
Arrival Time 14:06
Air time 01:49
Total Time 01:58
Ground Distance (Nm) 454
Air Distance (Nm) 483
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 366
Fuel Start (lbs) 8,531
Fuel End (lbs) 3,063
Fuel Used (lbs) 5,468
SID RIK30D
Route UTAA/30R RIK30D RIKOP W140 BRD W4 BUBUX A647 MUXOR MUXOR2P OIII/29L
STAR MUXOR2P
Approach ILS 29L
Passengers (000 lbs) 0
Cargo (000 lbs) 0
Take Off Weight (000lbs) 71.2
Cruising Altitude (feet) 18,000
Cumulative Ground Distance (Nm) 2,764
Air Distance (Nm) 2,832
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 2,239
Total air time 11:39
Total time 12:16
Fuel Used (lbs) 31,758

Flightplan: IFR Ashgabat (UTAA) to Mehrabad Intl (OIII).lnmpln (4.3 KB)

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Route so far Leg 5

Leg 6: Tehran (OIII), Iran to Baku (UBBB), Azerbaijan


Summary

Leg 6 takes us back North, over the Caspian Sea to Baku. Much of this flight is over water, but the scenery at the start is spectacular as we cross the mountains at the Southern end of the Caspian. A shortish flight, just under 300 Nm as the crow flies. Once again the weather is beautiful.


Republic of Azerbaijan

  • Capital: Baku
  • Population 9.7 million
  • Area 86,600 sq km (33,400 sq miles)
  • Major languages Azeri, Russian
  • Major religion Islam
  • Life expectancy 69 years (men), 75 years (women) (UN)
  • Main exports Oil, oil products

Logbook
This Leg Leg 6
Date 15/10/2021
Departure Airport ICAO OIII
Airport Mehrabad International Airport
Capital City Tehran
Country Iran
Runway 29R
Arrival Airport ICAO UBBB
Airport Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Capital City Baku
Country Azerbaijan
Runway 35
Actual Time (Local) Pushback Time 07:10
Take Off Time 07:20
Touchdown Time 08:21
Arrival Time 08:24
Air time 01:01
Total Time 01:14
Ground Distance (Nm) 355
Air Distance (Nm) 369
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 293
Fuel Start (lbs) 7,532
Fuel End (lbs) 3,135
Fuel Used (lbs) 4,397
SID NAGM1A
Route OIII/29L NAGMO1A NAGMO G667 NSR N39 ULDUS N23 PIROG N39 MOSUM
MOSUM1H UBBB/35
STAR MOSUM1H
Approach ILS 35
Passengers (000 lbs) 67
Cargo (000 lbs) 0
Take Off Weight (000lbs) 80.7
Cruising Altitude (feet) 16,000
Cumulative Ground Distance (Nm) 3,119
Air Distance (Nm) 3,201
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 2,532
Total air time 12:40
Total time 13:30
Fuel Used (lbs) 36,155

Flightplan: IFR Mehrabad Intl (OIII) to Heydar Aliyev (UBBB).lnmpln (2.9 KB)

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UTDD UTTT UCFM UACC UTAA OIII UBBB

Leg 7: Baku (UBBB), Azerbaijan to T’Blisi (UGTB), Georgia


Summary

Leg 7 is straight West to T’blisi in Georgia. Finally, our luck with the weather breaks, with a lot of low cloud throughout this leg. I had to come down to 4,000 feet for most of the trip to get below at least some of the cloud. Fortunately visibility improves as we start out final approach, so the landing is straightforward enough.


Georgia

  • Capital: T’blisi
  • Population 3.7 million
  • Area 69,700 sq km (26,900 sq miles)
  • Major languages Abkhaz, Russian
  • Major religion Orthodox Christianity
  • Life expectancy 74 years

Logbook
This Leg Leg 7
Date 28/10/2021
Departure Airport ICAO UBBB
Airport Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Capital City Baku
Country Azerbaijan
Runway 16
Arrival Airport ICAO UGTB
Airport Tbilisi International Airport
Capital City T’bilisi
Country Georgia
Runway 31L
Actual Time (Local) Pushback Time 07:03
Take Off Time 07:08
Touchdown Time 08:11
Arrival Time 08:13
Air time 01:03
Total Time 01:10
Ground Distance (Nm) 315
Air Distance (Nm) 311
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 242
Fuel Start (lbs) 7,536
Fuel End (lbs) 2,646
Fuel Used (lbs) 4,890
SID RASAM2A
Route UBBB/16 RASAM2A RASAM N199 LUSAL N319 LAMUS LAMUS1A UGTB/31L
STAR LAMUS1A
Approach ILS 31L Z
Passengers (000 lbs) 0
Cargo (000 lbs) 0
Take Off Weight (000lbs) 68.7
Cruising Altitude (feet) 8,000
Cumulative Ground Distance (Nm) 3,434
Air Distance (Nm) 3,512
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 2,774
Total air time 13:43
Total time 14:40
Fuel Used (lbs) 41,045

Flightplan: IFR Heydar Aliyev (UBBB) to Lochini (UGTB).lnmpln (2.9 KB)

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UTDD UTTT UCFM UACC UTAA OIII UBBB UGTB

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Leg 8: T’Blisi (UGTB), Georgia to Yerevan (UDYZ), Armenia


Summary

Leg 8 is very short - just 100 Nm or so, heading South. Bit of a problem in that we needed to quickly climb to 13,000 feet to get over the mountains between Georgia and Armenia which also meant that getting back down and slowed down in time to land proved too much of a challenge. I should probably have circled around to bleed off speed. I attempted to slow the descent to avoid picking up too much speed, ended up a bit high on approach, and in getting back on a sensible glideslope ended up landing at c. 140 Kts - which proved to be uncontrollable on the runway. Ended up sliding off at the end in a graceful drift! No prizes for that landing, but I think everyone probably walked away :grimacing:


Armenia

  • Capital: Yerevan
  • Population 3.1m
  • Area 29,743 sq km (11,484 sq miles)
  • Major languages Armenian, Russian
  • Major religion Christianity
  • Life expectancy 71 years (men), 77 years (women)
  • Main exports Diamonds, machinery, foodstuffs

Logbook
This Leg Leg 8
Date 18/11/2021
Departure Airport ICAO UGTB
Airport Tbilisi International Airport
Capital City T’bilisi
Country Georgia
Runway 31L
Arrival Airport ICAO UDYZ
Airport Zvartnots International Airport
Capital City Yerevan
Country Armenia
Runway 27
Actual Time (Local) Pushback Time 09:36
Take Off Time 09:40
Touchdown Time 09:58
Arrival Time 10:01
Air time 00:18
Total Time 00:25
Ground Distance (Nm) 122
Air Distance (Nm) 123
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 95
Fuel Start (lbs) 5,016
Fuel End (lbs) 2,725
Fuel Used (lbs) 2,291
SID TAVAR01D
Route UGTB/31L TAVRO1D TAVRO UDYZ/27
STAR Direct
Approach RNAV 27 Y
Passengers (000 lbs) 0
Cargo (000 lbs) 0
Take Off Weight (000lbs) 68.7
Cruising Altitude (feet) 8,000
Cumulative Ground Distance (Nm) 3,556
Air Distance (Nm) 3,635
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 2,869
Total air time 14:01
Total time 15:05
Fuel Used (lbs) 43,336

Flightplan: IFR Lochini (UGTB) to Zvartnots (UDYZ).lnmpln (1.4 KB)

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UTDD UTTT UCFM UACC UTAA OIII UBBB UGTB UDYZ

Leg 9: Yerevan (UDYZ), Armenia to Baghdad (ORBI), Iraq


Summary

Leg 9 is one of the longest so far at just short of 500Nm. We are heading South from Armenia to Iraq, crossing a pretty high mountain range (the Zagros Mountains) before reaching the much flatter lands in Iraq itself. So we are cruising at 18,000 feet today to make sure we stay well clear of those. The weather looks generally good, but is a bit misty and some low visibility in Armenia, but we soon climb out of that and enjoy some spectacular views and land at sunset in Iraq.


Iraq

  • Capital: Baghdad
  • Population 37 million
  • Area 438,317 sq km (169,235 sq miles)
  • Major languages Arabic, Kurdish
  • Major religion Islam
  • Life expectancy 68 years (men), 73 years (women)
  • Currency Iraqi dinar

Logbook
This Leg Leg 9
Date 27/11/2021
Departure Airport ICAO UDYZ
Airport Zvartnots International Airport
Capital City Yerevan
Country Armenia
Runway 09
Arrival Airport ICAO ORBI
Airport Baghdad International Airport
Capital City Baghdad
Country Iraq
Runway 33R
Actual Time (Local) Pushback Time 14:04
Take Off Time 14:10
Touchdown Time 16:42
Arrival Time 16:44
Air time 02:32
Total Time 02:40
Ground Distance (Nm) 492
Air Distance (Nm) 495
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 413
Fuel Start (lbs) 8,072
Fuel End (lbs) 1,756
Fuel Used (lbs) 6,316
SID GOSIS4H
Route UDYZ/09 GOSIS4H GOSIS T919 NEGAN L125 RABDI DCT MUTAG DCT SEBIE DCT
ORBI/33R
STAR Direct
Approach ILS 33R
Passengers (000 lbs) 0
Cargo (000 lbs) 0
Take Off Weight (000lbs) 80.9
Cruising Altitude (feet) 18,000
Cumulative Ground Distance (Nm) 4,048
Air Distance (Nm) 4,130
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 3,282
Total air time 16:33
Total time 17:45
Fuel Used (lbs) 49,652

Flightplan: IFR Zvartnots (UDYZ) to Baghdad Intl (ORBI).lnmpln (2.9 KB)

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UTDD UTTT UCFM UACC UTAA OIII UBBB UGTB UDYZ ORBI
Route So Far Leg 9

I’m gonna try and replicate your route, seems like tons of fun and a great challenge…

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Leg 10: Baghdad (ORBI), Iraq to Kuwait City (OKBK), Kuwait


Summary

Leg 10 finds us heading South East from Baghdad to Kuwait on the Northern coast of the Persian Gulf. Although this is very flat terrain, air space restrictions seem to mean that if we are to take a pretty direct route, we’ll need to fly above 23,500 feet most of the way. So time to see if the superchargers on this thing will work well enough to get us up to 24,000 feet - the answer? Yes they do. I suspect I could have got another 2,000 feet or so out of her if I’d pushed it harder, but no need - although we did spend a fair amount of time climbing. Once again, some beautiful weather and awesome scenery to behold.


Kuwait

  • Capital: Kuwait
  • Population 4 million
  • Area 17,818 sq km (6,880 sq miles)
  • Major language Arabic
  • Major religion Islam
  • Life expectancy 74 years (men), 76 years (women)
  • Currency Dinar

Logbook
This Leg Leg 10
Date 06/12/2021
Departure Airport ICAO ORBI
Airport Baghdad International Airport
Capital City Baghdad
Country Iraq
Runway 33R
Arrival Airport ICAO OKBK
Airport Kuwait International Airport
Capital City Kuwait City
Country Kuwait
Runway 15L
Actual Time (Local) Pushback Time 10:20
Take Off Time 10:24
Touchdown Time 11:57
Arrival Time 12:01
Air time 01:33
Total Time 01:41
Ground Distance (Nm) 376
Air Distance (Nm) 332
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 309
Fuel Start (lbs) 8,072
Fuel End (lbs) 3,684
Fuel Used (lbs) 4,388
SID Direct
Route ORBI/33R DCT LAGLO G202 SINKA UP975 ULDUR UM688 SIDA3D OKBK/15L
STAR SIDA3D
Approach ILS Y 15L
Passengers (000 lbs) 0
Cargo (000 lbs) 0
Take Off Weight (000lbs) 81.1
Cruising Altitude (feet) 24,000
Cumulative Ground Distance (Nm) 4,424
Air Distance (Nm) 4,462
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 3,591
Total air time 18:06
Total time 19:26
Fuel Used (lbs) 54,040

Flightplan: IFR Baghdad Intl (ORBI) to Kuwait Intl (OKBK).lnmpln (3.3 KB)

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Leg 11: Kuwait City (OKBK), Kuwait to Manama (OBBI), Bahrain


Summary

Leg 11 has us heading South towards Bahrain, following along the Southern coast of the Persian Gulf. Our approach has us circling out over the Gulf before heading back towards the island of Bahrain. The weather today is very good, just a few small clouds about and a little haze. Nice weather for flying and some great views over the desert and oil fields of Saudi Arabia. Well, my landing here left a lot to be desired. It was all looking good as I touched down, but as I applied the brakes the back end started to slide out from under me and I ended up off the runway and on the grass sideways…


Bahrain

  • Capital: Manama
  • Population 1.4 million
  • Area 717 sq km (277 sq miles)
  • Major language Arabic
  • Major religion Islam
  • Life expectancy 75 years (men), 76 years (women)
  • Currency Bahraini dinar

Logbook
This Leg Leg 11
Date 22/12/2021
Departure Airport ICAO OKBK
Airport Kuwait International Airport
Capital City Kuwait
Country Kuwait
Runway 33R
Arrival Airport ICAO OBBI
Airport Bahrain International Airport
Capital City Manama
Country Bahrain
Runway 12L
Actual Time (Local) Pushback Time 12:07
Take Off Time 12:20
Touchdown Time 13:36
Arrival Time 13:41
Air time 01:16
Total Time 01:34
Ground Distance (Nm) 303
Air Distance (Nm) 281
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 227
Fuel Start (lbs) 6,002
Fuel End (lbs) 2,758
Fuel Used (lbs) 3,244
SID ASVIR4F
Route OKBK/33R ASVIR4F ASVIR H741 KFA H732 LADNA LADNA1 OBBI/12L
STAR LADNA1
Approach ILS 12L
Passengers (000 lbs) 0
Cargo (000 lbs) 0
Take Off Weight (000lbs) 79.2
Cruising Altitude (feet) 16,000
Cumulative Ground Distance (Nm) 4,727
Air Distance (Nm) 4,743
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 3,818
Total air time 19:22
Total time 21:00
Fuel Used (lbs) 57,284

Flightplan: IFR Kuwait Intl (OKBK) to Bahrain Intl (OBBI).lnmpln (3.6 KB)

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UTDD UTTT UCFM UACC UTAA OIII UBBB UGTB UDYZ ORBI OKBK OBBI

Leg 13: Manama (OBBI), Bahrain to Muscat (OOMS), Oman


Summary

Leg 12 takes us along the Southern shore of the Persian Gulf and then the Gulf of Oman. On our way we fly over Qatar (we’ll be back here soon!) and then close by Dubai before heading into Oman. Great weather again today, with just some whispy clouds about, and a landing in a lovely setting sun in Muscat, Oman. I pretty much nailed this landing though, which after the last effort, was nice!


Oman

  • Capital: Muscat
  • Population 2.9 million
  • Area 309,500 sq km (119,500 sq miles)
  • Major language Arabic
  • Major religion Islam
  • Life expectancy 71 years (men), 76 years (women)
  • Currency Rial

Logbook
This Leg Leg 12
Date 21/01/2022
Departure Airport ICAO OBBI
Airport Bahrain International Airport
Capital City Manama
Country Bahrain
Runway
Arrival Airport ICAO OOMS
Airport Muscat International Airport
Capital City Muscat
Country Oman
Runway 30R
Actual Time (Local) Pushback Time 13:45
Take Off Time 13:53
Touchdown Time 16:19
Arrival Time 16:23
Air time 02:26
Total Time 02:38
Ground Distance (Nm) 521
Air Distance (Nm) 429
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 446
Fuel Start (lbs) 9,296
Fuel End (lbs) 3,609
Fuel Used (lbs) 5,687
SID Direct
Route OBBI/30R DCT BHR N685 TULUB B457 EMISA N685 ENANO L305 KIVUS P559
PUSOT M322 LOVEM L223 TARDI N629 MUSUK MUSUK1U OOMS/26R
STAR MUSUK1U
Approach ILS 26R
Passengers (000 lbs) 0
Cargo (000 lbs) 0
Take Off Weight (000lbs) 77.8
Cruising Altitude (feet) 8,000
Cumulative Ground Distance (Nm) 5,248
Air Distance (Nm) 5,172
Great Circle Distance (Nm) 4,264
Total air time 21:48
Total time 23:38
Fuel Used (lbs) 62,971

Flightplan: IFR Bahrain Intl (OBBI) to Seeb Intl (OOMS).lnmpln (7.4 KB)

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UTDD UTTT UCFM UACC UTAA OIII UBBB UGTB UDYZ ORBI OKBK OBBI OOMS
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