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Good Day,

 

I love the B777 so much, initially I was always a 2D panel fan, but being on the B777 I am now 3D converted, just wish there was a way to eliminate the Flight Deck shifting when operating near the Equator during flight and on ground, couple of questions

 

1. Is Ezdock a good product to remove the cockpit drifting, I have searched on the web, and adjusted the Dynamic Head Movement to other users recommended settings, but this has no effect.

 

2. When operating near areas with convective activity, how can I stop the lightening effect in the VC, the constant flickering is quite annoying.

 

Many thanks

 

Lee

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Good Day,

 

I love the B777 so much, initially I was always a 2D panel fan, but being on the B777 I am now 3D converted, just wish there was a way to eliminate the Flight Deck shifting when operating near the Equator during flight and on ground, couple of questions

 

1. Is Ezdock a good product to remove the cockpit drifting, I have searched on the web, and adjusted the Dynamic Head Movement to other users recommended settings, but this has no effect.

 

2. When operating near areas with convective activity, how can I stop the lightening effect in the VC, the constant flickering is quite annoying.

 

Many thanks

 

Lee

Lightning in real life is annoying as well. You could try avoiding storm cells, as we all should be anyhow? RE the eye point drift, there is no known way to really change it; it is hard coded into FSX. 

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Ezdok does nothing to remove the viewpoint drift problem.

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I am now going to remove Ezdoc because I want to get back to simple default control of my head position. Hope it works!

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Leave Ezdoc installed Richard and load different profiles dependent on where you are. Ezdoc can help you manage the situation.

 

Jason

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Thanks - shame about this annoying drifting nearer the equator, but I guess I will just live with for now, even though you avoid storm cells, you still get the lightening effect, lightening is annoying in real life, but for today let's concentrate on FSX and the questions asked.

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Leave Ezdoc installed Richard and load different profiles dependent on where you are. Ezdoc can help you manage the situation.

 

Jason

I don't see how different profiles can help. The best thing to do is set up your views for the worst case (on the equator). Wherever else you are the drift will be less.

 

Ezdok can't help as the drift changes with heading. Head motion effects can help make the drift less obvious but don't make controlling the sim any easier.

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I don't see how different profiles can help. The best thing to do is set up your views for the worst case (on the equator). Wherever else you are the drift will be less.

 

Sure it can. I have an NGX profile saved for the Northern Hemi and the Southern Hemi. Seems to work well.

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Thanks - shame about this annoying drifting nearer the equator, but I guess I will just live with for now, even though you avoid storm cells, you still get the lightening effect, lightening is annoying in real life, but for today let's concentrate on FSX and the questions asked.

I'm afraid you'll have to get used to it permanently as it's in FSX code and can't be changed. Opus were apparently looking at trying to fix the drift effect but unless that happens we are stuck with the it.

 

As for lightening I know what you mean but it should be spelled lightning. Lightening means making something lighter.

Sure it can. I have an NGX profile saved for the Northern Hemi and the Southern Hemi. Seems to work well.

Wherever you are the drift is there. Viewpoint changes as you change heading. Different profiles can't do anything about it.

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Kevinh - thanks for that, my mistake, after doing further searches on the web, you are also correct with regards to the drift, did a flight in Helsinki, such a pleasure not to experience the drift as much if any, today did a flight in Singapore, boy I certainley noticed it.

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Jason,

Thanks for saving me from deleting Ezdoc!

 

Does anyone have a comprehensive and satisfactory camera set for the B777 that they would share with me? My e-mail is speedbird747[at]ntlworld.com

 

Many thanks,

Regards, Richard

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Richard

 

My solution may not help much as Kevin points out. I fly UK or NZ. Not much in between or across the equator so I found my different Northern and Southern saved settings useful for that scenario.

 

Kevin. Had meant to say thanks earlier for your comments.

 

Jason

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Lightning in real life is annoying as well. You could try avoiding storm cells, as we all should be anyhow? RE the eye point drift, there is no known way to really change it; it is hard coded into FSX.

 

the camera function of OPUS FSX supposedly fixes this!

Ezdok does nothing to remove the viewpoint drift problem.

See above.

 

Too bad that OPUS FSX will not have the ASN weather radar function.

I'm afraid you'll have to get used to it permanently as it's in FSX code and can't be changed. Opus were apparently looking at trying to fix the drift effect but unless that happens we are stuck with the it.

 

And according to their manual (downloadable as PDF) as well as mentioned on their support forum....they have.

 

I have not tried it myself though.

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And according to their manual (downloadable as PDF) as well as mentioned on their support forum....they have.

I have not tried it myself though.

Interesting, I'll take a look. So we need ASN for weather radar in the 777 and Opus to eliminate eyepoint drift. My poor old PC won't be able to cope.

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Sure it will.

If you use OPUS only for their camera function it should not eat up too much performance.

 

But using OPUS only for that and ASN for weather engine means you are basically trhowing away half the money :-(

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Sure it will.

If you use OPUS only for their camera function it should not eat up too much performance.

 

But using OPUS only for that and ASN for weather engine means you are basically trhowing away half the money :-(

Except Opus weather won't work the PMDG weather radar. So if you want that you have to use ASN, as things stand. Also I'm an Ezdok owner so buying Opus to fix this problem would be a waste of 90% of that purchase too. It's all about the order you buy addons. I bought Ezdok before Opus came on the scene. But I used FSX real weather, then a freeware weather engine, until ASN came out. Either way buying Opus makes no sense for me at present. If Opus had been around when I was looking for a VC camera control I might have bought it for that and used the weather that came with it.

 

I've downloaded the current Opus manual and I can't see that they've fixed the problem properly. LCC can be used to create a fixed eyepoint offset for a view, there's no mention that the offset can be modified automatically by heading or latitude changes. The manual also implies this FSX bug only affects certain addons like the 777 when in fact it affects all FSX aircraft. Opus certainly has the potential to fix the viewpoint problem, but it seems to me they haven't really grasped what the problem is.

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Ok...thx for that info.

 

I also agree that buying OPUS not making a weather radar for the 777 is a dilemma.

I asked on their forum and they said they will not make a weather radar :-(

A big mistake if you ask me.

Because I bet most simmers will get ASN for that reason alone.

 

I am quite happy with OPUS, support is the best around, but the ASN weather radar thing is really tempting........So tempting that even I might just switch to ASN.

I will wait and see what others report about ASN when SP1 is out before I make that move though.

What I dont need is a weather engine that introduces all kinds of speed fluctuation problems for example (not saying it does that).

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