[HOW-TO] Cockpit camera outside the cockpit

Hello Community,
How about a cockpit camera outside the cockpit that you can control?

Advantages: you have a camera mounted on the aircraft, which you can control like in the cockpit, during the flight it is wonderful, and the best thing is you can still control your aircraft.
I think Track-IR users will appreciate it.

Go to the folder: C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\SimObjects\Airplanes

Here you will find planes for which a camera position has already been saved. If the folder “Airplanes” is empty, there is no saving, no problem.
As soon as you save a position in the cockpit, a folder is created here.

If the folder is not empty we make a backup, zip all folders.

Let’s go.
I’m assuming an empty folder and I’m using TBM 930 in my example.

  1. Start FS2020 and go to the cockpit.
  2. Move the camera anywhere, hold Ctrl + Alt and press 0-9, Camera position is saved, remember the key (we need it).
  3. Open the folder Airplanes, then Asobo_TBM930 there we find CAMERAS.CFG
CAMERAS.CFG

[VERSION]
major=1
minor=0
[CAMERADEFINITION.0]
Title=“1”
Guid="{3E9D7DDF-5935-4D0D-BE88-E3E8AA26C946}"
UITitle=""
Description=""
Origin=“Virtual Cockpit”
Track=“None”
TargetCategory=“None”
ClipMode=“Normal”
SnapPbhAdjust=“None”
PanPbhAdjust=“None”
XyzAdjust=0
ShowAxis=“NO”
AllowZoom=1
InitialZoom=0.297068
SmoothZoomTime=5
BoundingBoxRadius=0.1
ShowWeather=0
CycleHidden=0
CycleHideRadius=0
ShowPanel=0
MomentumEffect=0
ShowLensFlare=0
PanPbhReturn=0
SnapPbhReturn=1
InstancedBased=0
NoSortTitle=0
NodesToHide=""
Transition=0

Category=“Cockpit”
SubCategory=“Custom”
SubCategoryItem=“None”
InitialXyz= 0.077562, 0.218672, -1.081527
InitialPbh= -7.893982, -0.005147, -0.106804

second last line: InitialXyz = 0.077562, 0.218672, -1.081527
replace first zero with -5
second last line: InitialXyz = -5.077562, 0.218672, -1.081527
Save file.

Note: As soon as you change the CAMERAS.CFG, the simulator must be restarted.

Note: several camera positions are also saved there.

[CAMERADEFINITION.0]
Title=“1”
[CAMERADEFINITION.1]
Title=“2”
but you know what to do.

  1. I’ll see you in the cockpit, did you notice the button 0-9?
    Ready for surprise? Press Alt + your key
  2. Bring the camera into position (Left, Right, Up, Down) and save Ctrl + Alt your key (can be the same key).

Have fun, see you in the air. :+1:t2:

I apologize for youtube’s awful codec.

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