Pilots POV, adjusting seat height

Thank you :+1:t2:

what would be nice is a camera reset to custom cockpit camera view so i dont have to keep loading custom camera cuz the camera reverts back to original view after resetting using focus , cuz apparently ppl sit on the side or lip of seats now…

You may be able to do that in the options. Try the various focus camera options

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yeah it doesnt, have played with it for over an hour even tried key bindings… even binding load custom cam 1 requires multiple presses to get it to load correctly. just want to see a non instrument view focus mode. just a toggle set zoom would be good.

using CTRL+LEFT-ALT + 1-9 keys to set cockpit camera preset doesn’t do it? LEFT-ALT 1-9 recalls the position?

i have the custom cam 1(ctrl+left-alt 1) bound to dpad up on my controller… but it takes several button presses to get it to load the custom cam in proper postition and honestly im tired of focus zooming into instrument panel requiring me to even have the button bound in first place. i dont see why they cant make a focus without instrument view… or have reset camera button that resets to the original cockpit or custom cockpit view based on wat was used last.

Ok, not sure what’s going on with that. If I set up the custom cam, I just press Alt-1 and it jumps straight there. I don’t think I’m following what you are experiencing

try it on controller and u will know wat i mean. no reason they cant have a toggle set zoom button, ive been playing for nearly 2 weeks and this is getting extremely annoying.

Ok, still not seeing it. I set up on the d-pad to be “load custom camera 1” . I also unbound up on the d-pad from “next cockpit camera” which is what it was bound to by default. Then I can pree up on the d-pad and it jumps directly to my custom camera view. As far as I can tell it doesn’t matter where in the cockpit I am looking at, pressing up on the d-pad jumps to that view. Did you remove the previous binding? I think that could be an issue

yes i completely remapped controller mouse and keyboard… are u zooming into instrument panels through focus? cuz anytime i press it usually sets me to regular cockpit view first and toggles between custom and regular cockpit view

it swaps between 4 different views

Sorry for the length of this post, but I will try to explain all my settings and how I use them. That might help you see how you want to get yours to work. In some ways the camera system is too flexible - it takes getting used to understanding how it works and what you can do with it. So far, I’ve not found anything you can’t do.

For example, there is this post in the guides section for locking a cockpit camera on the outside of the plane…which might actually be what you want to do. [HOW-TO] Cockpit camera outside the cockpit

First off, here are my camera option settings:

Next, I have a Honeycomb Yoke, and this has an 8 way hat and 2 buttons that I use for views. See the bindings below (I’ve ignored external, just looking at cockpit views for now):

So if I’m in the cockpit, the default view looks like this (in the TBM):

There are then four diffrent views from the pilot seat, accessed using the NEXT or PREVIOUS pilot view buttons (mapped to POV up and POV down on my yoke). They look like this:

Out the window:

Wider version of default:



From the instruments one, I can press the POV hat left or right to cycle through views of each instrument, like this:

Right once:

Right again:

Right again:

Right again:

Right again:

Right again takes me back to the initial instruments view:

I can do the same going left if I want, but obviously in reverse order

From any of these instrument screens, pressing the reset cockpit view button (joystick button 2 in the mapping) takes me back here:

Then I can press up to look wider (once), out for landing (twice), or down back to the instruments

I use the mousewheel to zoom in if I need to, and hold right mouse and drag to pan around the cockit if I fancy it. So I might drag and pan for this view

And then zoom in with the scroll wheel on the FMC for this view:

Knowing that if I press joystick button 2, it resets back to the default cockpit view instantly

As we talked about before, I mapped a custom cockipt camera to ALT-1, and when I press it, I set it up to go to this view:

It doesn’t matter which view I am in from all the ones above, panned, zoomed, instrument view whatever, pressing ALT-1 takes me to that view every time

Once I’m in that view, the POV hat DOES NOTHING now. But if I press joystick button 2, it resets the cockpit view again to the default

So this is how I use it, and find that this works well. I think you could replicate all of that on a controller through the d-pad and one other button to reset the cockpit view. In effect (other than the custom view) I only use up, down, left, right and reset. In fact I rarely use the POV left because the instruments are all to the right and I never work back, I just press reset

The other thing I have is a further button on the yoke mapped to switch between internal and external view. These are the external view buttons I have mapped:

So Joystck Button 3 switches between cockpit and external and back again. Once in external I can use the POV hat to change the camera angle.

Joystick Button 2 again does the reset view - but this time resets the external view when external

Lastly, I use the INSERT key (by default I think) to switch between drone (showcase) and back again. If you are in the cockpit, press Insert to go to drone, press insert to go back to cockpit. If you are external, press insert to go to drone, press insert to go to back to external. In the drone cam, I use the xbox controller to fly the drone. It has lots of features, but at it’s most basic, left stick moves the drone left, right, forward, backward, RT goes up, LT goes down, right stick rotates. You can zoom, change speeds etc too, but I don’t really use that. You can press C to control the plane from the drone view - but remember this is a toggle and so if you go back to cockpit/external view and later come back to drone view, it will still be controlling the plane if that’s what you did last

I think a lot of this is personal taste to be honest. I’ve found this works for me. I did try the zoom function set to auto and focus mode not on toggle, but they seemed to do wierd things. I’ve just got used to working with what I use just now.

No idea if any of this helps you though.

Is my custom cam view the sort of thing you are trying to get? That’s this one:

I could zoom it in more, so you are basically hanging out the window, like this:

Let me know what you think


yeah i had just found that out last night im so stupid… completely fixes the reset camera function i didnt even think to look there, shows my ignorance, i may have changed it on startup experience on first start or i had changed it at some point or they started out lower values, not sure. just so many settings and i can imagine how many times i glossed over this when setting up focus and zoom function, now if they could just create a predetermined zoom and unzoom button that doesnt switch to a instrument view.

Wait - how did you fix the reset camera function?

can you tell me what the problem is i might be able to help.

the problem that you described - the reset camera function - what was the solution?

i changed the cockpit camera in the camera settings in the options menu (horizontal position and height) make sure to look at ur camera binds as well u might have more than 1 button bound . not sure if u have exact same issue.

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This is so relevant. It’s very easy to assign the SAME button to the another function. I made that mistake and had to restore mine to defaults and start again. This time I put it all my on my iPad which sits on my lap as I fly. My goodness, there are so many camera settings. I’m not complaining though because, looking back a decade ago, it took software such as Active Camera for FSX to accomplish a quarter of what Asobo has provided us with here. After a while of getting used to it all, it eventually will come as naturally as changing views in FSX did. I’m considering ditching FSX in the near future, but not before developers like PMDG and other very respectable ones make some great aircraft - I’d love to see their 737NG, 777, 787 and 747-800 on this sim. Perhaps someone will develop the Airbus 350 too.

There’s a host of scenery already available (I bought LOWI and LOWW which are lovely). ORBX and Maya have done nice work. That said, I’m yet to explore all the premium deluxe airports!! All in good time…

yeah im kinda hopin for a good a350 too, top of my wishlist.