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Thank you Keven and FSFX team. I was frustrated with issues I was having with my current camera view app, when I remembered seeing something a while back about what FSFX was doing with a new sim camera program. I found your Alpha offer and immediately went for it. It's only been one day, but I am not disappointed in my decision. My initial thoughts are the ease of installation and navigating around the interface; in spite of not having a true manual or tutorials. I had some basic views set up very quickly and went flying. There are a couple things that I am still trying to figure out, and I might have some more input in the coming days. But for now, thanks again for a promising product.

 

Paul Levenda

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<p>Hi Kevin,<br />

In Camera, what are the units?<br />

Rotations is clearly degrees. How about lateral movements.</p>

<p>- What is the unit (feet/meters) - seems to be meters?</p>

<p>- What is the Origo<br />

It seems not to be the same for On-board and Outside?</p>

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<p>Thanks in advance</p>

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<p>/Stephen</p>

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Hi Stephen,

 

I added a section called "Moving or setting camera position" in the Manual.

 

Thank you for your questions!

 

Best Regards,

Keven

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Hi everyone,

 

I purchased the alpha ChasePlane and can't believe I've never used something like this before.  Makes simming much more fun.  In either case, I have some questions for the group.

 

1.  Do I need to remove all previous key and joystick view bindings from FSX and FSUIPC?  The reason I ask is because when I display the ChasePlane UI within FSX with the center mouse button, the views snap all over the place if I move the mouse.

 

2.  What are most of you assigning to the HAT switch on your joysticks?  I tried using some of the presets I created, but I need to redo some to make it work better for me.

 

3.  Are there any presets available for download?

 

Thanks,

 

George

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Hi everyone,

 

I purchased the alpha ChasePlane and can't believe I've never used something like this before.  Makes simming much more fun.  In either case, I have some questions for the group.

 

1.  Do I need to remove all previous key and joystick view bindings from FSX and FSUIPC?  The reason I ask is because when I display the ChasePlane UI within FSX with the center mouse button, the views snap all over the place if I move the mouse.

 

2.  What are most of you assigning to the HAT switch on your joysticks?  I tried using some of the presets I created, but I need to redo some to make it work better for me.

 

3.  Are there any presets available for download?

 

Thanks,

 

George

 

  1. You have to remove any conflicting assignments in the sim and FSUIPC. Otherwise you might see unextected behaviors
  2. Usually, HAT switches are used to pan the camera around (my opinion)
  3. Not yet, that feature will be coming soon but in the meantime, you can import EzDok profiles you might have (or online)

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  1. You have to remove any conflicting assignments in the sim and FSUIPC. Otherwise you might see unextected behaviors
  2. Usually, HAT switches are used to pan the camera around (my opinion)
  3. Not yet, that feature will be coming soon but in the meantime, you can import EzDok profiles you might have (or online)

 

Thanks.

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Sometimes when in camera selection, I have a green dot next to camera.  What does that mean?

 

Gnacino

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Hi

 

First: Thanks a lot Keven for the great Tool! Its fantastic

 

My question:

How can i use the Hat Switch from my Controller in Chase Plane for the panoramic view?

 

Greetings from Germany

Thimo

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Hi

 

First: Thanks a lot Keven for the great Tool! Its fantastic

 

My question:

How can i use the Hat Switch from my Controller in Chase Plane for the panoramic view?

 

Greetings from Germany

Thimo

 

Thank you for the kind words!

 

What do you mean by panoramic view?

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Hi there,

 

I'm not a user yet but I'm highly interested in buying Chaseplane. But still I have one question left. Will the camera in the VC be fixed to the bank angle of the aircraft or will there be an option that the camera banks a little less than the aircraft? I would find this a very cool option. Thanks in advance!

 

Greets

Daniel

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Great product so can't wait for the whole thing!

One piece of feedback, I'm setting my preference to YES for Chase Plane to load automatically when I open FSX SE but this reverts back to NO every time the app is closed and therefore needs resetting manually each time.

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Great product so can't wait for the whole thing!

One piece of feedback, I'm setting my preference to YES for Chase Plane to load automatically when I open FSX SE but this reverts back to NO every time the app is closed and therefore needs resetting manually each time.

 

We are aware of this issue, it will be fixed soon

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Kevin,

 

I am loving Chase plane!… Another suggestion would be to include importing presets from a very good camera package of which I'm sure you're aware called OpusFSX(I).

 

Thanks,

Chas

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Hi Chas,

 

OpusFSX preset files are stored as binaries. While it would be possible to decompile them it would not be the ideal method.

 

 

We'll do one better and give you the possibility to import camera definitions from the aircraft.cfg files directly. I guess this would be a good way to transition presets from Opus to ChasePlane.

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Loving Chase Plane & its only in Alpha  :smile:

 

Are you proposing to provide a "spot view" facility allowing to pan round the a/c using the Hat switch?

 

Also what about allowing the hat switch to be used for both normal Pan view & also to be used for preset selection?

 

Great job so far

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So ..  static camera does not work in ChasePlane?
Unfortunately I bought it just for the purpose of creating and using the static camera.

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So ..  static camera does not work in ChasePlane?

Unfortunately I bought it just for the purpose of creating and using the static camera.

Read again:

 

Experimental Mode (+Static Camera Mode)

If you want to use new features that have not been released to the masses yet, you can enable Experimental Mode. In Alpha 1, this mode enables you to use the Static Camera Mode to move around freely without being attached to the aircraft. Note that Static presets cannot be saved yet and that you need a supported simulator to use this feature.

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Does Experimental Mode attach key bindings when importing from another aircraft? What about clicking to enter key press rather than using CTRL then clicking on the blue or red assignment button?

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Keven,

 

Just purchased ChasePlane yesterday and so far I am enjoying the heck out of it. Setting different views in the VC is so easy and smooth. I'm really excited for the future of this utility. One question: When outside the airplane I would like to move around the aircraft using the center mouse button (just like inside the VC) but I am finding that I can only move side to side. I am unable to move up or down. I apologize if this has already been addressed, but is this a known "bug" that is on the list to be addressed or have I missed something in the settings? Keep up the great work.

 

Todd

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Does Experimental Mode attach key bindings when importing from another aircraft? What about clicking to enter key press rather than using CTRL then clicking on the blue or red assignment button?

 

  1. No, will be in Alpha 2
  2. The use of CTRL prevents you from accidentally entering the assignment overlay

Keven,

 

Just purchased ChasePlane yesterday and so far I am enjoying the heck out of it. Setting different views in the VC is so easy and smooth. I'm really excited for the future of this utility. One question: When outside the airplane I would like to move around the aircraft using the center mouse button (just like inside the VC) but I am finding that I can only move side to side. I am unable to move up or down. I apologize if this has already been addressed, but is this a known "bug" that is on the list to be addressed or have I missed something in the settings? Keep up the great work.

 

Todd

 

In Alpha 1, you have to use the camera modes that are included in ChasePlane. Spot View and other sim views are not yet functional but will be in Alpha 2.

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  1. No, will be in Alpha 2
  2. The use of CTRL prevents you from accidentally entering the assignment overlay

 

In Alpha 1, you have to use the camera modes that are included in ChasePlane. Spot View and other sim views are not yet functional but will be in Alpha 2.

 

 

OK thanks.

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just bought and installed chaseplane; after install systems tells:  unable to find P3Dv2 files, please start at least once the simulator : no effect,  it cannot find p3dv2 files, but i have v3 !  what do do, because views are changing each second now, very frustrating

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