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In attempting to produce a background image to use while designing scenery, I have been having a problem...When I go to "Top Down" view, with the settings at "North at High Altitude", the view is not north at all...The aircraft is facing north, but not the airport...I have noticed in several tutorials that there is a red crosshair on the top down view but no aircraft image...Mine has both a crosshair and the image of the aircraft...If I try to adjust the heading, only the aircraft image heading moves...Does anyone have any idea what I might be doing wrong? Thanks...

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If you turn on the north at high altitude options indeed only the aircraft will move. That option tells FS to keep the map heading north.I don't use that option myself, but I just press space in slew mode to set the heading to north. Then I make the screenshot in the topdown view. I think you won't see the plane unless you are zoomed in close.Arno


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This stuff really has me confused...At what point do you enter the mag variation? Before or after you use "Space" to get a north orientatiion? Thanks for the help!

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The region where I make my scenery has only a variation of 1 or 2 degrees, so I don't think about that too much ussually :). But I think the space puts you to magnetic north. So you would need to correct for it afterwards if you want geografic north.Arno


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