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Best way to configure Prepar3D v5 for Plane Spotting

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With AIG-OCI, FSreborn AI Lights Reborn Pro, and FSXPAI models. I would like to setup my P3D primarily to load up at a busy airport and spot planes. I would like to set my AI traffic sliders to 100% and hopefully be able to have most sliders to the right since I won't be flying but just be around the airport area pretty much. So hopefully my CPU/GPU will have the resources necessary for AI. What's the least resource intensive plane I can load into? I'm assuming any of the default planes would do since I won't be flying. Is there a better method perhaps I can load an extremely low texture/low poly simobject so it doesn't take up any valuable ram or resources?


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I would say with your hardware, as long as you don't load up a resource-intensive aircraft (PMDG, FSL, Aerosoft CRJ, etc.) then you should be ok.

I actually use an old model...the CLS DC-10...for plane spotting, because it doesn't seem to use much mem, and it has "default"-type views, meaning that I can press F10 and simply have a nice open view to watch AI.


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when you just want to spot, use an Avatar or spawn as inside the Tower, nice view around the airport


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2 hours ago, captain420 said:

With AIG-OCI, FSreborn AI Lights Reborn Pro, and FSXPAI models. I would like to setup my P3D primarily to load up at a busy airport and spot planes. I would like to set my AI traffic sliders to 100% and hopefully be able to have most sliders to the right since I won't be flying but just be around the airport area pretty much. So hopefully my CPU/GPU will have the resources necessary for AI. What's the least resource intensive plane I can load into? I'm assuming any of the default planes would do since I won't be flying. Is there a better method perhaps I can load an extremely low texture/low poly simobject so it doesn't take up any valuable ram or resources?

Hello Aaron,

on my website you can download a free copy of the camera pod that I use in my AiTrackerX app. It has the same controls as a single prop plane - and it has no 3D model, it is completely invisible. Doesn't get much lighter than this.

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By the way, using Bahrometrix' Chevrolet Suburban to drive around a busy airport is a nice experience too IMHO (and getting in and out of it as Avatar)

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Thanks for the suggestions! Where can I get the Suburban from?


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17 minutes ago, captain420 said:

Suburban

Btw - you have to stand on the brakes before you can engange the transmission lever next to the steering wheel. Took me a while to figure out. Default assignment is "left brake axis" is the brakes, "right brake axis" is the accelerator pedal. Steering is done with the aileron axis. You leave/reenter the car with Shift&Ctrl&E (if you have the Avatar mode switched on in the P3D Settings)

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Thanks! I appreciate it! 🙂 Will give this a try later!


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Lorby, thanks! This is so cool!

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