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  • Cockpit/3D view problems

    Hi, this is my first visit to the forum so please bear with me.

    I run Windows 7 on my PC and have been happily using Flightradar24 with cockpit view (via Google and Internet Explorer) for a while now. Yesterday cockpit view stopped working. I get the "The Google Earth plug-in has now installed!" message. Restarting the browser as instructed doesn't help. This situation has occurred without any action by me.

    I've performed a complete Google Earth re-installation but no joy.

    I've tried the Google Chrome route and cockpit view works but it's very noisy - horizontal lines seem to be 'breaking up'.

    Any ideas please? You'll make an old man very happy!

  • #2
    Cockpit View doesn't use Google Earth so there is no need to install it.

    Try removing the Google Earth Plug-in via Control Panel and letting the browser re install it when you select Cockpit View.

    Please note that we do not recommend using Internet Explorer for Flightradar24.com.

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    • #3
      Hi FR24 support. Thanks for your response. I've done what you suggested.

      The plug-in was installed using the browser as instructed on screen. However despite restarting the browser the "The Google Earth plug-in has now installed!" etc message comes up no matter how often I restart or re boot the PC.

      I appreciate you don't recommend using Internet Explorer but it's been working fine 'til now. I would use Google Chrome but the 3D cockpit view is 'jittery' and breaks up.

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      • #4
        Have you tried another browser - Firefox?

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        • #5
          Cockpit View

          Any idea as to why I've completely lost the Cockpit View simulator?
          Thanks,
          Mike G.

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          • #6
            How do you mean "lost"?

            The new aircraft panel has an option "3D". This replaces "Cockpit View"

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            • #7
              As per the thread opener.........

              I run Windows 7 on my Laptop
              Flightradar24 with cockpit view (Internet Explorer) worked well until.......
              about a month ago cockpit view stopped working for no apparent reason.
              I then got the "The Google Earth plug-in has now installed!" message.
              Restarting the browser as instructed doesn't help. etc etc etc
              No joy.

              So I am a second old man waiting in anticipation of a fix.

              Additionally, on a zoomed in close up, there is a bit of break up around each aircraft, generally rectangular about 10 pixels bigger than the aircraft. This fluctuates as the data refreshes. Both issues occurred about the same time.

              Other than these issues the site works well. I like the new 'info box' format too.

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              • #8
                As mentioned in the FAQs, Internet Explorer isn't a recommended browser for Flightradar24.

                You could try deleting the Google Earth Plug-In via Control Panel and letting the browser install it again.

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                • #9
                  I found cockpit view broke up on Chrome unless I displayed the aircraft (as if I was flying in formation behind it).

                  The recommendation I had was to update graphics card or drivers. Drivers were OK and I would have thought an Nvidia FX8600 should have been adequate ... Just waiting for delivery of a newer card (and hope that it does't lead to a whole list of other hardware upgrades to support it)

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                  • #10
                    Hi - I have IE installed on windows 7. I had the same problem with google earth asking to restart browser. The google earth message comes up when 3d viewer is selected. Recently IE "upgraded" to IE10 and this is when I started to have problems with 3d viewer. I clicked f12 and a menu bar appears at bottom of screen. Select browser mode and try resetting to another version. I set mine to IE9 when using flight radar and this seems to have worked.
                    Hope this helps

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                    • #11
                      New graphics card (Nvidia GTX660) arrived and installed with latest drivers (1st July 2013) on win 7 pro X32
                      - background on cockpit view the background is still jittery Chrome unless the aircraft is displayed.
                      - in IE Cockpit view will not load, gives the message "The Google Maps API key used on this website was registered for a different website. The developer of this website can generate a new key here."
                      - Firefox - same as Chrome

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by froom1 View Post
                        Hi - I have IE installed on windows 7. I had the same problem with google earth asking to restart browser. The google earth message comes up when 3d viewer is selected. Recently IE "upgraded" to IE10 and this is when I started to have problems with 3d viewer. I clicked f12 and a menu bar appears at bottom of screen. Select browser mode and try resetting to another version. I set mine to IE9 when using flight radar and this seems to have worked.
                        Hope this helps
                        As mentioned in the FAQs, Internet Explorer isn't a recommended browser for Flightradar24.

                        You could try deleting the Google Earth Plug-In via Control Panel and letting the browser install it again.
                        That may be, but you are going completely against recomendations as other functions will still fail.
                        Posts not to be taken as official support representation - Just a helpful uploader who tinkers

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                        • #13
                          Cheers Froom1. I tried the 'F12 - earlier version of IE trick' (I went back to 8) and Cockpit view popped up as good as new, complete with the new toggle button 'Bubbles' although I have to confess it took a few minutes to work out what that was for. I will try IE9 tomorrow to see if that is okay. (It's 0200 hrs and way past bedtime here in the Gulf)
                          Last edited by G-MFRS; 2013-07-18, 23:05.

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                          • #14
                            Couldn't wait 'til tomorrow.
                            Did the F12 trick on receipt of the 'plug in issue'
                            Changed the browser to both IE 9 and IE 10 (compatibility mode) and both worked fine.
                            Although I too get scenery break up unless I choose to display the B737 in the window.

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                            • #15
                              Hi. I have a problem with it as well and I am using Firefox as the browser. I get told that the plugin is installed and I need to restart the browser to make it work. I have restarted Firefox several times and I still get the same message. Question,do I need to delete Google from the computer altogether end re-load it trough Firefox to make it work. At the moment I think it was downloaded originally with internet explorer.( An old version though )

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