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Hi,  

I've been trying  to use PSX as a plane spotting tool rather than something to fly with the traffic.  To accomplish this, I tried to set myself in "Control Tower" view - like the one you would see in multiplayer.  Unfortunately, on the Simulator side of PSX, it said something along the lines of  that the aircraft was invalid.  Can this be fixed?  I think the Tower View would be perfect to demonstrate the capabilities of this software!  Any help you can provide is appreciated. 

Regards, 

Kevin Davis 

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1 hour ago, kevinmdavis2010 said:

I've been trying  to use PSX as a plane spotting tool rather than something to fly with the traffic.  To accomplish this, I tried to set myself in "Control Tower" view - like the one you would see in multiplayer.  Unfortunately, on the Simulator side of PSX, it said something along the lines of  that the aircraft was invalid.  Can this be fixed? 

No that cannot be fixed I'm afraid, you have to select an aircraft. The whole concept in PSXT is that you see live aircraft around a user aircraft (a technical limitation).

However, that should not be a problem. Just select an aircraft, place it (steady) where you want to spot. Then select a nearby Tower or view in Outside-Spot mode or define a camera position at an interesting place nearby.

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Hi, 

Thanks for the reply!  I also tried to go into P3d's custom view screen, look on Google Maps, and find the GPS coordinates of the observation area from the airport I want to plane spot at.  Unfortunately, since I did that, all I'm seeing is grass.  Are you familiar with the custom views section of P3d?  Thanks again for your help! 

Regards, 

Kevin Davis 

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Hi Kevin,

Look for the file c:\user\<you>\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Cameras.cfg

Add at the end, replace 025 with the right sequence number, and update the following with your position (Title, Description Latitude, Longitude):


[CameraDefinition.025] 
Title = Camera Kaagbaan 
Guid = {64ca4a30-6afe-44c6-814a-124f383f1250} 
Description = Kaagbaan 
Origin = Fixed 
InstancedBased = No 
SnapPbhAdjust = None 
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel 
Track = None 
ShowAxis = No 
AllowZoom = Yes 
InitialZoom = 1.0 
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0 
ShowWeather = Yes 
XyzAdjust = FALSE 
Transition = Yes 
ShowLensFlare=FALSE 
Category = Custom 
FixedLatitude=N52.292483 
FixedLongitude=E4.74736 
FixedAltitude=10 
InitialPbh=0, 0, 60
HeadingPanRate=100
PitchPanRate=40
Panacceleratortime=2.0
 

The camera willo become visible in the Custom menu.

For more info: http://www.fstipsandaddons.com/understanding-cameras-fsx/

Nico

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