Front view without cockpit

Hi, thanks for your suggestion. I found the cameras.cfg file for a plane and tried to modify it.
I created a new camera with a new GUID, and I changed from “virtual cockpit” to “cockpit”


but the cabin is still visible.
Can you help me ?
Thanks a lot!

Are you looking to remove the cabin parts, window frames, front panel, etc? I was able to do it by editing the model.cfg file for the airplane I was using. You have to dig down through to find it then just put // in front of the line you want to disregard.

I will try to get more details later, I am not on the flight sim PC at the moment.

Thanks!!! I will try immediately…!
I am also trying with the general cameras.cfg definitions, but I need some references, as in the former SDK, to understand what the parameters mean and what they are referring to.
BTW has someone found a variables list ?

If you find a way to show multiple camera views at the same time, please pass it on! Seems like there should be some way to do it.

Sorry, can’t help on the variable list.

We need Asobo to support this natively in the engine, otherwise these are just hacks which may cause more issues long term.

I rasied a Zendesk ticket during alpha and they said it would be added later… hopefully it wont be a long wait.

The more people who raise tickets the higher the chance this will get fixed quicker

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I just came up with working hack. Instructions in video info:

Screenshot with undocked screen attached

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Good idea! It works, I put my camera just outside the windscreen, and then I am free to move everywhere, I finally positioned the camera before the propeller, so I have a wonderful view of the outside, and I can swap to the cabin interior just pressing alt-0 and other saved positions and vice-versa.
Now a hud would be useful, waiting for some way to use my avionics monitor for the gauges…!
Thanks for your suggestion!

Private video?
:crazy_face: :sob: :sob: :sob:

There is an easier, less destructive way …

Yep i did delete that video. Here is new video with link to easier solution


This is my workaround
It seems to be working and running on two computers
Despite the graphical performance it due to my 2x 780 ti cards.

#Multiple screens functionality
Or try this one

FS 2020 cockpit building

There is a wishlist topic for this. It has a low vote count despite a lot of people talking about it. I hope anyone who sees this might vote it up.

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I made issue entry - vote up please.

I read the bug report you created. I don’t want to speak for everybody, but I don’t think most people want a camera in the nose of the aircraft. I think people are looking for the same pilot’s-eye view that they have now, but without the instrument panel, or in some cases, the entire cockpit, itself.
The link in the post above yours covers at least the instrument panel variation of that.

Forward without cockpit as in X-Plane 11.
Go to the aircraft file.
Open the model folder.
Open model.cfg with Notepad++ or similar.
Place “a;” (without quotes) in front of both the interior and exterior model lines.
You will have ONLY scenery from the pilots seat/view.
Even in exterior view you will NOT see the plane.
If you only put the “a;” in front of the interior line, you will get parts of the exterior that look washed out or semi-transparent. Someone can probably figure out how to remove these with a graphics program. I’m not that guy.
If some figures it out, please let us know. I would like to see the cowl, prop and wings just no cockpit.

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Also, even with these two lines edited, Air Manager 4.0 works fine.

And TrackIR

You don’t need the “a” just the “;” character.

This sounds good and I would like to use it, however, I prefer to not modify the core simulator files. Do you think there’s a way to either (i) make a copy of the file in the config directory (e.g. under SimObjects where camera files are saved), or (preferred) (ii) develop it into a mod for the Community folder? This would be great!

Completely understand. Hopefully a techy type will read this thread and figure out a way to put it in a mod.
I made a copy of the entire aircraft folder (C172) while I’m testing, just to be safe.

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