The FreeCam View is what allows us to freely move throughout the Infinite Flight world to get those perfect screenshots.
Please bear with me as I try to explain this as simply as possible. Currently, the free-cam view is perfect for trying to capture great shots from a distance or through the replay system. However, I, as well as others (I’m sure) use the free-cam angle to do preflight walkarounds of the aircraft to simulate real-life procedures for a flight. One thing I’ve noticed is that the camera sits very low to the ground, and I mean very, very low. It honestly feels like I’m an ant when I hit the ground with the camera and point it towards the aircraft.
I think that the development team should refine the camera view and make it sit a little higher off the ground—around six feet higher—in order to simulate a realistic looking preflight walk around. You might say “Kevin, why dont you just stop the camera wherever you want?” Trust me, it’s not as easy as it seems.
Why a Refined Height to the Free-Cam View?
If you’re still here, you’re probably wondering why this matters at all. Well, let me tell you. Currently in Infinite Flight, we don’t really have any buildings or terminals, so it can be easy for players to lose track of just how massive their aircraft are. One of the beauties of aviation is the fact that such big things can soar in the sky. None of the views currently really express just how big these aircraft are, and in my opinion, this cuts some of the joy of using the flight simulator. With the addition of this new height to the camera, people can see for themself where they would stand next to a 777 without having to actually go and stand next to one, since the camera would be around the same height as them. Also, it would make preflight walkarounds much easier.
This is the current height of the camera, which isn’t realistic at all if you’re actually piloting the aircraft. Like stated, I suggest having the minimum height of the camera raised to around the middle of the engine on the 737, which is probably an average height of a person.
Thank you for reading this long feature request, and I apologize if you don’t understand what I’m trying to say!