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Wiki / Views / VLOS View

VLOS View

VLOS (Visual Line of Sight) is when the pilot controls the aircraft by looking at the aircraft with the naked eye, from the ground.

This view is selected from the Bottom Bar or from Main Menu / View

The view is fixed at the pilot ground position, and it is always looking at the aircraft.

User Controls

  • On Screen View Controls
    • Reset
    • Zoom
    • Predefined Zoom 1, 2 and 3

  • Mouse Controls
    • The zoom: can be set by pressing the right mouse button and moving the mouse vertically.
    • Restore Initial Zoom: Push both left and right mouse buttons at the same time.

The Zoom is controlled with the right mouse button.

Zoom 50º

Initial Zoom (21º)

Zoom 5º

Zoom vs Situation Awareness

If zooming in too much, ground reference is lost, and if zooming out too much, the aircraft appears very small on the screen. This is a well known issue on Personal Computer simulations.

AeroSIMRC applies three techniques to mitigate this issue:

Wiki / Views / Chase View

Chase View

The Chase View follows (chases) the aircraft in flight.

This view is selected from the Bottom Bar or from Main Menu / View

Chase View
Default position

Chase View closer to aircraft
Distance 0m

Chase View at right side
Azimuth 90º

User Controls

  • On Screen Controls
    • Reset
    • Position around aircraft
    • Distance to aircraft
    • Predefined Positions1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

  • Mouse Controls
    • Change Azimuth / Elevation: Right mouse button + move mouse.
    • Change Distance to aircraft: Right mouse button + CAPS key + move mouse vertically.
    • Reset: Both left and right mouse buttons at once.
Wiki / Views / FPV View

FPV View

FPV (First Person View) is when the pilot controls the aircraft by looking at a screen which displays the video received from a camera onboard the aircraft.

This view is selected from the Bottom Bar or from Main Menu / View

The onboard Camera is mounted on a Gimbal, which is operated from the Remote Controller.

On-Board Camera
From the Cockpit

On-Board Camera
Under the Wing

On-Board Camera
Under the aircraft

User Controls

  • On Screen Controls
    • Reset / Center Gimbal
    • Pan/tilt Camera
    • Select different cameras 1, 2, 3
    • Zoom (not shown)

  • Mouse Controls
    • Operate the Gimbal
      • Pan / Tilt: Right mouse button + move mouse.
      • Zoom: Use the mouse-wheel.
      • Reset / Center Gimbal: Press both left and right mouse buttons.
    • How to change the position of the onboard Camera:
      • Move Camera - Left / Right / Up / Down: Right mouse button + CONTROL key + move mouse.
      • Move Camera - Forward / Backward: Right mouse button + CAPS key + move mouse.
Wiki / Views / Free View

Free View

In the Free View, the viewer can freely move to any position in the scenario, while looking at the aircraft, or looking to a fixed position.

This view is selected from the Bottom Bar or from Main Menu / View

The Free View has two modes of operation:

  1. Looking at aircraft. The viewer can move anywhere in the scenario, but will keep looking at the aircraft.
  2. Not Looking at aircraft. The viewer can look at anywhere from anywhere in the scenario using the mouse.

User Controls

  • On Screen Controls
    • Reset
    • Forward
    • Altitude
    • Turn
    • Look / Not Look at aircraft

  • Mouse Controls
    • Press the right mouse button and the keys SHIFT or CONTROL to move the viewer.
    • Press both mouse buttons to engage/disengage looking at the aircraft.
Wiki / Views / Secondary View

Secondary View

The Secondary View is shown pressing at the Function Bar, or from Main Menu / View.

The Secondary View showing a closer look at the aircraft.

User Controls

The Secondary View has three View modes:

  - VLOS with Zoom: the view shows a large image of the aircraft as seen from the ground.
  - Chase View
  - FPV View

The camera modes for the Secondary View include the FPV Camera

The Secondary View can be resized by dragging, with the mouse right button, the bottom right corner of the window.