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Adjusting the 'Adjust View Distance'
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I'm just a casual Flightgear pilot.  Mostly I like to uncover how FG works, and I look for hidden things that I can play with.  I enjoy exploring the sim world looking for glitches, and I enjoy learning and practicing navigation techniques.
  
I have a little different taste than others especially when it comes to the Point of View (POV) of the cockpitWhere most pilots like to fly with a POV of 70- 80, I like to use 120. However, there is one problem with this, using a POV @ 120 causes the cockpit to look very very far away, making it almost impossible to see the instruments, unless of course you zoom it back up to a POV of 80.
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I'm not working on anything, just learning the sim.  I do however use FGcom 122.75, and I usually upload screenshots onto flickr.
But you can fly using a POV @ 120 with no problem by adjusting the 'Adjust View Distance' from the 'View' menu.  Simply click the dial on the 'Forward/backward' and stop where you like. For some planes, this works very well, for others, it's a disaster. 
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The issue: The Adjust View Distance dial is over-sensitive, if I want a view distance of '0', i would click on '0' but because it's so sensitive, I always over-shoot the '0' mark and always hit '1.0m' or '-0.9m'.  The difference in view is dramatic and can be a major flying issue.
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The solution:  The problem is that the dial has a minimum of (-100) to a maximum of (100).  The range of it is too large.  We need to change the range to a smaller workable range, a good minimum and maximum is (-5m) to (5m).  You could change it to (-1m) to (1m) if you wanted to.    Where to change these variables?  Go to  Flightgear/data/GUI/dialog/pilot_offset.  In the minimum and maximum field type in the new numbers, (-5m) and (5m) for Left and right, Up and Down, and Forward and Backwards.  Save and quit.  If you want the Adjust View Distance even more specific, decrease the range, so a good range would be (-1m) to (1m).   
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I like to hang around with Yakko, Buckaro, Jomo, and occassionally new pilots.   
  
So, if the cockpit is too close or too far, but you don't want to change the POV, using the adjust view distance is a good way to solve the problem.  Just make sure that the Adjust View Distance range is calibrated to your likings.  I use (-1m) to (1m) to get the distance just right.
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'''My favorite airports''' are KACV, KDEN, LILO, EHAM, RJTT, PHNL, and SVPP.
 
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'''Favorite planes'''? I'm glad you asked, most of the developed planes, the Citation series, Dave's Hangar planes, and Buck's goose.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me via email.
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-Zexe
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Latest revision as of 12:35, 10 December 2009

I'm just a casual Flightgear pilot. Mostly I like to uncover how FG works, and I look for hidden things that I can play with. I enjoy exploring the sim world looking for glitches, and I enjoy learning and practicing navigation techniques.

I'm not working on anything, just learning the sim. I do however use FGcom 122.75, and I usually upload screenshots onto flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46118613@N00/

I like to hang around with Yakko, Buckaro, Jomo, and occassionally new pilots.

My favorite airports are KACV, KDEN, LILO, EHAM, RJTT, PHNL, and SVPP. Favorite planes? I'm glad you asked, most of the developed planes, the Citation series, Dave's Hangar planes, and Buck's goose.