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Slow aircraft with more forward visibility than the C172P?

Postby OldGrantonian2 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:46 am

Both myself and my grandson are improving on the Cessna C172P.

My grandson's problem is that he's always trying to see over the top of the instrument panel. I'm much taller of course.

Can anyone point me in the direction of some other slow aircraft that have more forward visibility? Obviously they would need to be supported by FG.

For example, here's a link to something called a "TB9":

https://bit.ly/2DCQRus

Obviously, we don't know the aircraft attitude, but it certainly seems to have more forward visibility than the C172P.

Thanks.
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Re: Slow aircraft with more forward visibility than the C172

Postby StuartC » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:48 am

cant gt much more visibility while inside the cockpit than the Optica:-

http://wiki.flightgear.org/Edgley_Optica
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Re: Slow aircraft with more forward visibility than the C172

Postby gsagostinho » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:09 pm

@OldGrantonian2 Did you try moving the default view a bit? That might give you a bit more visibility. This is the default view:

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This is after I moved the view point a bit upward and shifted the viewing angle a bit:

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Re: Slow aircraft with more forward visibility than the C172

Postby wlbragg » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:50 pm

My grandson's problem is that he's always trying to see over the top of the instrument panel. I'm much taller of course.

I hope your referring to the real life aircraft as your personal height doesn't effect what you see on a computer screen? :)

With that said, as gsagostinho demonstrated with images, you can adjust your view position.
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Re: Slow aircraft with more forward visibility than the C172

Postby OldGrantonian2 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:06 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions.

The images provided by gsagostinho look good. I tried to reproduce that behaviour using R-click with mouse and dragging. But that simply rotates the complete image about a transverse axis - probably passing through the seat.

I need to emulate an "adjustable seat" on a vertical axis, as suggested by wlbragg. How do I do that please?

Thanks.
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Re: Slow aircraft with more forward visibility than the C172

Postby wlbragg » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:17 pm

Right click the mouse to put it in the mode that controls view, then with the middle mouse button down moving the mouse up or down will move view up or down, left right will move view left or right.
ctrl key + middle mouse down moves view fore and aft with mouse movement up and down.
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Re: Slow aircraft with more forward visibility than the C172

Postby OldGrantonian2 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:05 pm

wlbragg wrote in Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:17 pm:
Right click the mouse to put it in the mode that controls view, then ...


That works fine. Thanks.
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Re: Slow aircraft with more forward visibility than the C172

Postby Parnikkapore » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:13 pm

@gsagostinho The second picture is my default view now! XD
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Re: Slow aircraft with more forward visibility than the C172

Postby gsagostinho » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:15 pm

I also love that view, that's what I use the most when flying :D
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Re: Slow aircraft with more forward visibility than the C172

Postby Thorsten » Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:50 pm

One of the reasons I like helicopters is that they really offer a terrific view onto the terrain - not the least because the attitude in level flight makes you look downward :mrgreen:
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