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I'm able to add cameras to non-aircraft simobjects and put those objects into an airfield via simconnect, but I don't see the cameras in the 'Views' menu when I'm flying my plane over the airfield, so I can't use them...or can I?

If there is a way to use them, please let me know.

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I'm able to add cameras to non-aircraft simobjects and put those objects into an airfield via simconnect, but I don't see the cameras in the 'Views' menu when I'm flying my plane over the airfield, so I can't use them...or can I?

If there is a way to use them, please let me know.

Not sure why you are asking here. I've no idea about the camera system or views. Aren't they all accessible (rotated through) via the "A" key -- the "S" key chooses the view mode, and the "A" the camera, doesn't it?

In this area I am just an ordinary User, and since in my cockpit the outside view is projected and viewed through the front windows of the cockpit I don't really get to use "cameras" or "views" very much. Sorry.

Pete

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Tx,

The question was not so much in regards to the cameras or views of the aircraft I'm flying, but of those other objects on the ground. I'm able to get access to various runway, tower, and AI aircraft cameras, but not the cameras I've put into orcas or jet trucks.

Do you have any idea where I might look for an answer to my dilemma?

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The question was not so much in regards to the cameras or views of the aircraft I'm flying, but of those other objects on the ground. I'm able to get access to various runway, tower, and AI aircraft cameras, but not the cameras I've put into orcas or jet trucks.

Sorry, I've no idea about that. I didn't even know you could. That's a rather weird idea. How would you expect these to appear in a views menu? You could have thousands of objects all over the virtual world!?

Regards

Pete

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Hopefully, it would operate the same way the AI traffic does...where, while flying my aircraft, I can get a spot plane's view for each member of an airports air traffic by selecting them in the views menu. Instead of a spot plane view, I'd rather config for a cockpit's view of a non-aircraft ground object.

Hmmm...maybe, then, you have some idea of what the key elements are in the aircraft.cfg file that I might include in sim.cfg files so that the non-aircraft objects might fool the system into thinking they are aircraft.

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Hmmm...maybe, then, you have some idea of what the key elements are in the aircraft.cfg file that I might include in sim.cfg files so that the non-aircraft objects might fool the system into thinking they are aircraft.

Not really. Sorry. This is all outside my "sphere of knowledge". I would have to experiment -- trial and error. Compare a simple (!) aircraft.cfg with a sim.cfg to start with. I assume it isn't just the presence of an aircraft.cfg file? Or an air file?

Regards

Pete

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The presence of the aircraft.cfg file is a possibility I also considered after I left the computer yesterday, and is worth looking into...especially since that file and the sim.cfg files are so similar. I might just need to rename the sim.cfg files. My experiments thus far had been with making the innards of the sim.cfg files look somewhat like the innards of the aircraft.cfg files.

I wasn't aware of the 'air' file, and will certainly look into that too.

Thank you for your help :D

--Jack

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