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Ey there guys.... i would love to know how to do Wing Views... i completely understand the concept to modify the panel.cfg file... but how do you know the coordinates for it? Do you use some kind of program to write it in a file?.Ty in advance.

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Hello, Honestly making wingviews is matter of trial and error, there are no known programs to automatically make them. You could always just search the Avsim file library to find the corresponding wingview!

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It is all done by eye and Windows Notepad (panel.cfg)Unfortunately I have found no easier way of doing it. However I have had a lot of practice in making them and currently have made wingviews for about 60 FS9 planes. So if a new plane comes along I just paste the views from another plane into it and then make the adjustment. So the new wingview set takes only 20 minutes or so.I will give some tips!First when making views use the default Cessna 172 panel - because reloading it (which you must do each time you make a change in the view) is very fast compared to the regular panel for the plane. So for example if you are making views for A319 you will temporarily use Cessna 172 panel to make the views and once happy put back the normal A319 panel (after pasting the view-code from Cessna panel).Also keep Task Manager running because after about 20 reloads FS9 will freeze and if you have no Task Manager running you cannot stop the FS9 task and its a long wait!What the numbers mean:We look at this example, looking out at right wing!VIEW_RIGHT_EYE=-0.340, -0.100, -15.5VIEW_RIGHT_DIR=5.0, 0.0, 106.0-0.340 = HORIZONTAL distance from fuselage centerline-0.100 = VERTICAL height above/below fuselage (-tive to drop +ve to raise)-15.50 = LONGITUDNAL distance (seat number) -ve means rearward, +ve moves forward5.0 = view angle, increase to look lower, decrease to look higher0.0 = I have no idea what this does!106.0 = view direction, in this case 106 degrees. So for example to look behind and to the right you will use something like 150 etc.So you have to play with all the above, save the panel.cfg and then reload the sim by pressing CTRL + ;

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Surprised you haven't just thrown a number in the 'mystery' location to see what happens. The first parameter line is POSITION (xyz), the second is ORIENTATION (pbh): pitch, bank, and heading. The middle value is bank, so a 90.0 in this location should give you a horizon that appears vertical; won't hurt anything, but darned hard to fly laying down with your head horizontal on the the right-hand seat! :-lolLoyd

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Anyone who has FS9 should have Active Camera by now. Active Camera can save views that you want.While in the VC go to the seat you want to have the wing view from.Ctrl + ALT + 1 through 0 or double digits to set the view.You must be in windowed mode to access the Active Camera (its a quirk that Active Camera has for their set-up menu) set up from the menu bar. Name and Save the acv file you just created for that particular airplane.When you fly that airplane load or open the acv file for that airplane again from windowed mode.You can then go back into full screen mode for the flight.When you want to fly right seat or have a wing view from anywhere within VC hit Ctrl + 1 - 0 (number) for that view.

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