Rubberneck achievement in Microsoft Flight Simulator


Use the Smart Cam to view a star landmark for 3 seconds, from a distance of 550 yards or less.

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How to unlock the Rubberneck achievement

  • SwordofWhedonSwordofWhedon1,140,146
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    I used the Space Needle in Seattle, which you can find by taking off from SEATaC and heading almost directly north. You can use google maps for reference. When you’re nice and close, press the “s” key until it pops

    For those having trouble, this is exactly where I was when it popped. Forgot I recorded the session

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    OliverOwen12What about if we don't have an S key and use a controller on our Xbox Series X? What do we press then?
    Posted by OliverOwen12 yesterday at 16:15
    XtR HyPnOzZLB + A on Xbox
    Posted by XtR HyPnOzZ yesterday at 16:21
    Gerbasgamerlol I don't have the US world update just installed yet and the landmark marker for the Space Needle was not anywhere close to the actual building. It unlocked when I focussed on the marker in the middle of nowhere.
    Posted by Gerbasgamer today at 10:34
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  • Angry SunAngry Sun582,390
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    For those of you on Xbox like myself, you’ll need to do a few things to get this to work.

    First, depart from an airport that will have a landmark close by. I used Tokyo Haneda airport and flew directly to Tokyo Sky Tree.

    When you see your landmark in the distance, click the left analog stick (otherwise known as L3) for a drop down menu with icons to show up on top. This puts your plane in autopilot mode so the AI will fly it for you (just be careful if the AI wants to turn your plane in a certain direction).

    You can then use the left analog stick to move the circular cursor up to the top left camera icon. Press A and then navigate your circular cursor to Smartcam and press the toggle on (so that it turns blue).

    Then go down to Smartcam Targets and click on it for a drop down menu of different targets such as “Flight Path” or “Waypoint”. Once you’re close enough to your landmark, it should show up in this drop down menu as “Object Interaction”. Just click on it and the camera will lock on to it and the achievement should unlock!
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    VOODOO85I unlocked this on Xbox yesterday but didn't have to do anything with smartcam menu etc. I set departure as Newark and arrival as another nearby airport just north east of the Statue of Liberty. Took off and then clicked L3 and set AI Pilot on using 'Flight Assistant' menu (looks like a pilots head), then used right stick to scroll from Cities along to Landmarks and selected SoL and set that as new destination. AI Pilot flew me there and achievement unlocked upon approach.

    Note that i was pressing LB and A when approaching as this focuses on your "target"
    Posted by VOODOO85 yesterday at 06:18
  • BoA The SniperBoA The Sniper463,336
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    Open up the game and for the purpose of this achievement leave all settings as they are when it brings you to the settings options screen.

    On the main menu go over to the World Map, on the world and pan over to Europe, then England, then London, just at the right of London along the River Thames zoom in (RT) and you will see an airport (EGLC/London City). Move your curser over the air strip and click on (Press A) the target looking symbol, then click SET AS ARRIVAL. (don't choose any other option) Then press the Yellow Fly button at the bottom right of your screen.

    Once the game loads, Click READY TO FLY

    Set your camera angle behind your plane by pressing the (Select Button, Two Square button)

    Then press you Left analog stick in like button press and it will bring up a menu across the top of your screen, move your curser over the pilot man symbol (usually found in the middle or the left of the menu) this will being up a assist menu in the middle of your screen, go down to the blue bar which says CANCEL DESTINATION (LONDON CITY) and press on it with A. Then as quickly as possible move your cursor up to the top right of this assist menu and press the x to close the menu and then close the menu off the top of your screen by pressing the left analog stick in again.

    Now you should be in control of the plain, the speed is already correct so you don't need to adjust that or press anything to keep it going, also don't move left or right and try to remain quite low, you should be heading toward the run way, we AREN'T landing here, instead were flying right over the runway towards the 02 arena (London landmark) you can see it a little way in the distance at the top of your screen its a large white dome, seen on the James Bond Movie amongst others. So keep heading towards the 02 arena, you can edge the plane slightly left or right using the triggers and up and down using the left analog stick.

    Try to fly either just to the left of the arena or just to the right, as you get close move your camera around using the right analog stick and keep the 02 arena in the center of the screen. Once you are really close keep pressing LB and A together to lock your camera onto it. It can be a bit fiddly and may try to lock onto something else, when you are pretty much right on top of it, pressing LB & A should lock your camera onto it and after a few seconds the achievement should pop.

    If you crash or move to far off course or it doesn't lock onto it, press the start button (three lines, menu button) and press X to restart, don't forget to press in your left analog and turn off the destination in the assist menu, and then close both menu's one by click the small cross then the other by pressing the left stick in again.

    Good Luck

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  • YaziteYazite411,487
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    I just unlocked this by doing the Giza discovery flight. When I flew past the pyramids, I used smart cam and it unlocked straight away. Took about 2 minutes in total.
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