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Dear Sir's and LadiesBeing the proud owner of FSX and recent member of AVSIM please allow me to ask these questions.1)The height of tower view. When using pan-function often parts of the airport is obscured by buildings. Is it possible (for an non-SDK-user) to add - say 20 meters to all the tower views in a few single steps?2)The sun reflections in water is pretty bright, huh? Is it possible to change the brightness?3)Looking for telephonepoles - haven't seen them yet. Are they missing in FSX?4)Went to Dubai to land on heliport at Burj Al Arab Hotel (had to use the mens room). Beautiful day, calm wind, ended in crasch. And yes - the attempt was done in a helicopter. Isnt't possible to land on buildings? I'll keep trying, if you say so.5)Spent an evening i Copenhagen, Denmark. Saw "The little mermaid" - she's so tiny. Decided to stay overnight at Hilton. On final to EKCH lots of AI-traffic, but none with landing- nor taxi-light. That can't be right. Is something wrong with my settings?YoursOscar Yankee"You cannot fight in here - it's the war room"

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You can adjust the tower view height by editing the fileDocuments and SettingsUSERNAMEApplication DataMicrosoftFSXCameras.cfgwhere USERNAME is your user account name on your machine.Find the entry where Title = Nearest TowerChange the 2nd value (Y) in the InitialXYZ line to something higher than it says now. I don't remember what it was but I have it set to 200, which puts it 200 meters above the normal tower level.Also, from the SDK:Track/Pan Toggling

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Thanks AttilaHowever - I have no "InitialXYZ" in the Cameras.cfg file. Only:[CameraDefinition.007]Title = Nearest TowerGuid = {60BC0819-BD04-4AF6-8954-8FC8AA3545FF}Description = This is the description of the tower view.Origin = TowerSnapPbhAdjust = SwivelSnapPbhReturn = FalsePanPbhAdjust = SwivelPanPbhReturn = FalseTrack = TrackShowAxis = NoAllowZoom = YesInitialZoom = 4.0SmoothZoomTime = 2.0ShowWeather = YesXyzAdjust = FALSETransition = NoShowLensFlare=FALSECategory = TowerClipMode = TowerNoSortTitle = TrueHotKeySelect=3Should I insert a line, likeInitialXYZ=0, 200, 0

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Yes, apparently that line was not there, probably because the default values are 0,0,0. So I must have inserted that one.I also inserted ZoomPanScalar = 1 which is supposed to make panning easier at high zoom levels. This is what I have:[CameraDefinition.007]Title = Nearest TowerGuid = {60BC0819-BD04-4AF6-8954-8FC8AA3545FF}Description = This is the description of the tower view.Origin = TowerInitialXYZ = 0.0, 200.0, 0.0SnapPbhAdjust = SwivelSnapPbhReturn = FalsePanPbhAdjust = SwivelPanPbhReturn = FalseTrack = TrackShowAxis = NoAllowZoom = YesInitialZoom = 8.0SmoothZoomTime = 2.0ZoomPanScalar = 1ShowWeather = YesXyzAdjust = FALSETransition = NoShowLensFlare=FALSECategory = TowerClipMode = TowerNoSortTitle = True

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