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What defines default viewpoint in VC?

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I have been enjoying the fantastic Falcon50 CAEA for fs2k2 in FS2004 for a couple of weeks now - loving it! The problem is that I use the VC much more in FS9 than I ever did in FS2k2. The default location for view point in the falcon is at the cabin door, so after looking around the cockpit using the hat switch, I hit space to reset, and end up back with the passengers. I want to permanently move the view to the pilots seat, but have no idea what to change. Which file contains that info - panel.cfg, I assume? Could someone kindly point me in the right direction to accomplish this task?Thanks,sg

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In aircraft.cfg, default eyepoint is defined in the (views) section. All eyepoints defined in panel.cfg are relative to this. A panel.cfg eyepoint view could be something like, also defined in the (views) section:VIEW_FORWARD_DIR=11.4, 0.0, 5.4VIEW_FORWARD_EYE=0.14, 0.044, -0.09//Numkey (5)7, good view during bankVIEW_FORWARD_RIGHT_UP_DIR=-20.0, 0.0, 45.0VIEW_FORWARD_RIGHT_UP_EYE=0.29, -0.28, 0.12Just a couple of examples, see the panel sdk for more details.Hope it helps.

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Thanks.I've been reading the panel sdk but am unable to find the info I'm looking for with respect to virtual cockpits, and the aircraft container sdk has a bad link.What I'm getting is that the three numbers refer to a rotation and translation, but I want to know what defines 0,0,0. Is that part of the model? I guess I'll just do some experimenting in the meantime...sg

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Hi sg,The value you want to edit is the 'eyepoint' value in the aircraft.cfg file. If my memory serves me correct, it should look like this:{Views} {}=square bracketseyepoint=15.70,-1.45,2.4Change the first value to 23.0 and you'll get what you're looking for. BTW, this is also in the Falcon readme if you have the latest update.JohnBoeing 727/737 Mechanic

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Hi sg,As for what each value of 0,0,0 does in the eyepoint entry. They are longitudinal, lateral and vertical positions from the model reference point.JohnBoeing 727/737 Mechanic

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Thanks, John. I'll have to make sure I've got that update - pretty sure that info wasn't in my readme! But then again, I've been known to read those less than thoroughly...

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