Adjusting Views and Seat Position

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There are several ways to adjust your seat position when using FlyInside. It's important to understand the difference between the HMD:s default position in the tracked space, and the default position in the virtual cockpit. Ideally, those two should coincide, and also coincide with your central comfortable position in your real world seat. FlyInside features a bindable action that resets your HMD:s default position. It's recommended to bind this action to an easily reached button, for instance on your joystick. There is also a setting which allows you to reset simply by tapping lighly on the side of your HMD. In addition to this, FSX and P3D have their own seat position adjustments. The default is:

Up Shift+Enter
Down Shift+Backspace
Left Ctrl+Shift+Backspace
Right Ctrl+Shift+Enter
Forwards Ctrl+Backspace
Backwards Ctrl+Enter
Reset Ctrl+Space

The first thing you should do when starting a flight is resetting your HMD position with your bound key or by tapping lightly on your HMD. Then you can use the above keys to adjust your position to your liking. However, if you want a more permanent solution, you can edit each aircrafts aircraft.cfg so the default position is adjusted correctly. It takes a little fiddling, and editing of text files, but don’t be intimidated, it's easier than you think and well worth the trouble. The aircraft.cfg can be found under

[fsx install directory]\SimObjects\airplanes\[aircraft name]\

The numbers you need to adjust look like this:


eyepoint=-0.9, -1.35, 2.95

The numbers are: Longitudinal, Lateral, Vertical, and they represent the distances from the aircraft models reference point in feet. So if you want to move your default position forward, you need to decrease the first number. If you want to move to the left, you need to decrease the second number. And if you want to move upwards, you need to increase the third number. Save the cfg-file, but keep it open. Load a flight with your aircraft on the ground and check your seat position. Alt-tab back to the cfg-file and make adjustments as necessary. Then Alt-tab back to FSX and reload aircraft (action bindable in FSX settings) and check the results. Repeat until satisfied.