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Im trying to set up my yoke hat switch to do a quick look left, or right. I select either Look Left (Pan) or Look Left (Snap) and its the same thing. I dont want to pan, just look left or right, which view control am I looking for? 

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AFAIK you can do that only in 2D cockpit view, not in virtual cockpit where panning via hat switch or with space bar is the only option. Of course you can add cameras in EZDOK and assign yoke button as a shortcuts, like I did. 


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I use CameraDefinition entries in my aircraft.cfg file to define the left, right and one other view.

 

I then assign them to FSX views via the HotKeySelect statements added to the CameraDefinition entries.

 

On my X-45 stick, I assign the 4 views VC (F9), the left, right and other views to the #2 hat switch.

A flick of the thumb changes the views instantaneously.

 

Very easy to implement and add to all your aircraft. I use the 'other' view as an aircraft-specific

assignment. It might be 'over the cowl' for a good view while taxiing or a closeup of the instrument panel.

 

I use TrackIR so the left/right cameras are usually down and left, down and right to see

controls on the sides of the cockpit in my single engine aircraft or the right seat and two other views in my multi-engine aircraft.. TIP 'takes care' of looking left or right  :)

 

In the A2A B-377 I used the CameraDefinitions to move me to the FE Station, the right seat

and the Navigators position.

 

Here are my definitions for the B-377:


[CameraDefinition.001]
Title = "Co-Pilot"
Guid = {8ff6c134-098d-409f-baec-caba3f683f98}
Origin = Virtual Cockpit
MomentumEffect = YES
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = None
ShowAxis = YES
AllowZoom = TRUE
InitialZoom = 0.5
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ZoomPanScalar = 1.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = TRUE
ShowLensFlare=TRUE
Category = Cockpit
PitchPanRate=100
HeadingPanRate=100
InitialXyz=0.99, 0.0, 0.0
InitialPbh=20, 0, 0
HotKeySelect=5

[CameraDefinition.002]
Title = "Flight Engineer"
Guid = {BBCB4E9C-ECF6-4c6c-AD83-C16084DC0B10}
Origin = Virtual Cockpit
MomentumEffect = YES
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = None
ShowAxis = YES
AllowZoom = TRUE
InitialZoom = 0.4
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ZoomPanScalar = 1.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = TRUE
ShowLensFlare=TRUE
Category = Cockpit
PitchPanRate=100
HeadingPanRate=100
InitialXyz=0.5, 0.0, -1.17
//InitialPbh=20, 0, 30.0
InitialPbh= 0, 0, 35.0
HotKeySelect=6

[CameraDefinition.003]
Title = "Radionavigator"
Guid = {515136DD-1A45-47c9-AF8D-C749BEEFA8C3}
Origin = Virtual Cockpit
MomentumEffect = YES
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = None
ShowAxis = YES
AllowZoom = TRUE
InitialZoom = 0.4
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ZoomPanScalar = 1.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = TRUE
ShowLensFlare=TRUE
Category = Cockpit
PitchPanRate=100
HeadingPanRate=100
//InitialXyz=0.1, -0.3, -2.5
InitialXyz=-0.2, -0.40, -2.3
//InitialPbh=7, 0, 263.0
InitialPbh=-15, 0, 275.0
HotKeySelect=7



usually all you need to do to customize a view is tweak the InitialXyz and InitialPbh values.

 

 

 Paul


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Got it. Thanks paul.

 

You are welcome.

 

Here are 3 JPGs that I annotated a long time ago explaining how the HotKeySelect assignments

and the FSX Control Menu relate.

 

HotKeY_info.jpg

 

HotKeY_info_2.jpg

 

HotKey_Assigns.jpg

Hope those help to clarify the operation.

 

  Paul


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I really dont think I need all of that, but thank you. I have my Saitek switches, Autopilot and radios, so setting views for the panel would really confuse me . LOL. Im so used to using the mouse, I forget all these controls are staring at me right in the face. :S

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