Jon S Berndt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said: > On Wed, 03 Apr 2002 09:32:12 -0800 > > >> Something is overwriting the xyz offsets in the c172-3d-set.xml or > >> maybe it isn't reading that file? Those are defaults from > >> somewhere...probably from c172-set.xml. > > Andy Ross <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> replied: > > >YASim _sets_ those offsets based on its own configuration. I think > >this is a problem of data ownership -- who "owns" the location of the > >cockpit? I argue that it's the FDM, since it's the code responsible > >for other issues of aircraft geometry. But then the model wants it > >too. > > I agree. The published geometric and physical properties > of the aircraft - necessary for the creation of an > aircraft flight model - often includes if not the exact > eyepoint of the pilot at least a diagram that allows the > flight modeler to deduce it.
That's fine, but this is really anybody's eye (as far as the viewer is concerned). It could for example be a passenger in 5A on a dc3. It doesn't need to be tied to the FDM. Now the origin location for the 3d model itself is a different story and that probably should be addressed. Right now it is set to whatever the fdm is reporting for lon/lat/alt (plus model offsets that I think aren't being used any more?). Best, Jim _______________________________________________ Flightgear-devel mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://mail.flightgear.org/mailman/listinfo/flightgear-devel