Save drone camera control settings

Could we get the drone controls to be persistant for at least the current flight. Every time I go back to the drone camera I have to adjust the speed of movment because it defaults very slow.

i think if you have a controller Xbox for windows it should be fine. i dont have any issues with mine. however i do not remember specifically about the speed movement. its a lot easier with an Xbox controller trust me

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Yes I saw Squirrel’s video saying that, though I don’t have an Xbox and I’m not sure if it’s worth buying just for the drone cam.

People need to stop saying use a controller.

We’re sitting right there with a joystick, keyboard, but most importantly a Mouse - the best peripheral in history for controlling camera movement, like everyone without head-tracking already does in the cockpit and external views.

Where is everyone’s head at when they say “Well… I changed to a different camera mode. Better get out the controller!”. What a beyond stupid solution.


I bought one for 21 bucks on Amazon just for the drone. Worth every penny. I zipped around with the drone for almost an hour last night at KORD watching the live traffic. Great for “walking” around too.


It’s a choice. Your opinion on that matter is just that. An opinion.

No, it isn’t.

So far it’s a PC title. And Sims are played with Sim controls, which until very recently did not even offer a controller as a feasible option.

Unless you are already sitting there flying with only a gamepad style controller, which very few are because they are simmers first and foremost and use something else, there is no logical way to argue that you should need to plug in a whole separate controller just for a single camera mode in one feature of the sim. It’s like arguing you need to plug in a gamepad to operate the radio.

You gotta love the snipers that just sit there all day ready to shoot down anyone who dares criticize the status quo while they offer no real solution.

So it bothers you that much that I have a yoke, peddles, throttles to operate my aircraft and I happen to also have plugged in a controller for my “drone”. Because, its so much more realistic to fly the drone camera with a yoke, peddles and throttles as opposed to a controller which is astonishingly similar to an R/C radio.

Well alrighty.


No not really.

It bothers me because we have a Mouse sitting right there, that’s inexplicably disabled in that view, and it’s like oh go plug in a whole other peripheral.

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Well if you’re point is that you think the mouse should be able to operate that camera, then I can’t say I would necessarily disagree. I would still use a controller as that camera emulates a drone. If it is appropriate to use peripherals that emulate aircraft controls…

At this point I’ll drop the conversation there as we just disagree. Nothing wrong with that.

Happy Flying…


Okay mr nice guy.

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Is it possible to change the default drone speed that I can set and forget? I can’t seem to find an option. Cheers!

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I know. It drives me nuts that it constantly defaults to a snail pace of 4% and I have to bump it up to 50% to 70% every time I close out and open it back up again. It needs to remember your setting change within a flight session and/or they need to make it a setting in the menus so you can set it and forget it.


I feel your pain :smile: Yeah, a simple menu option would do!

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Or let it just remember the last setting.


The speed of the drone is set too low (4% set). How can we change the basic speed (Where are the parameters ?) to avoid changing it each time we want to use the drone ?

Hi all! Is there a way to save the drone speed to a certain value and not having to set it high each time?


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Same wish for me

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Is there any way to make the Drone speeds and cockpit look speeds permanently? They keep reverting back to default camera speeds after I change them in the camera menu during flight.

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You can change the cockpit camera speed in the settings menu under cameras. Can’t remember if there’s a drone speed on there also but I know there is for cockpit and chase.

Drone keeps its set speed within the same flight in my experience. Not sure if there is an option for a default speed though.