Forward View, No Instrument Solution (Plus "Walkaround" for every plane ! )

No, don’t touch the runtime files. Take a look here … C:\Users[YourID]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\SimObjects\Airplanes
The airplanes folder wont be there until you save a custom view for the first time.

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Just move the camera further forward past the prop!

It’s an internal camera that has been moved outside the cockpit.

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Wherever your AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder is located.

Try putting " %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe "
or " %APPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe " in your file explorer address bar

I think I’ve also seen it mentioned by some people that theirs is in either the “roaming” or “local” folder depending on Steam vs MS Store installations.

That works, thanks a million DizzyBasket7278!

I think, i found it under

“C:\Users\MyID\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_XCub”

I will try this

Yes. Some people have it under “roaming”. Others under “local”.

Love these tricks for the cam but have you noticed that the pilot is invisible during cockpit mode. Otherwise perfect solution for wing cams!

As the interior of the plane are no longer in view (with all the complex glass instruments) does it make FPS ant better?

Thanks DizzyBasket7278

unfortunately not, they are behind you but still eating FPS
would be great to have a true front camera that performs like 3rd person view
however, the solution described here works really well

i recommend this mod, massive FPS improvement on some planes, helps in foward view as well

There’s this guide too

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This solution works well for my home cockpit but i would prefer Asobo to give us a proper one where we can still see rain on the windshield. Thanks for posting though. :+1:

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Would have thought it was fairly easy to do as well.

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You can keep the custom view just inside the cockpit (behind the screen) so you will see the rain effects.

I tried this but unfortunately it is no good for panning as you will still see the innside of the cockpit window surrounds etc.

We need a “proper” solution. (Please , Asobo)

As per instructions, I started a flight in the Bonanza, moved as far forward in cockpit view, saved view using Ctl/Alt/0 (tried it with other numbers as well) then exited sim. Found the file folder in the location you described, for the Bonanza, but the only cfg file in there is "state.cfg, no “camera.cfg” in there.

As if the custom views are not being saved. ??

Hey Roadspider.
I recorded this video showing the procedure and the result. My FS is from MSStore but I believe that the procedure is no different for other versions.
I don’t know which version you have but just look for the correct folder.
Sorry about my “caveman” English. I hope you understand.

Superb thanks. Now any way to add the HUD to this?

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I will watch and try again. Thank you very much for your very generous help.
Your English is much better than my Portuguese (I have performed music in Brazil (Natal) and was very glad I had Google Translate ! )

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