29th February 2008, 03:11 PM
Problem seeing the runway. How to lower window?
I am new to FS X, although i have some experience with FS 2002.
My problem is, as you approach the runway, you cannot see the
runway from the window unless the plane is diving with an alarming
rate of vertical speed.
Otherwise if you are approaching with a standard rate of descent, all
you see is the sky, or many many miles ahead.
Earlier versions of FS had a control where you could raise the pilots
seat or in other words lower the main panel to enable you to see the
runway even if the plane was level horizontally.
If i remember it correct it was done by simultaneously pressing shift
How does one overcome this problem?
29th February 2008, 06:49 PM
Has been removed in FSX-they trying to promote virtual cockpit flying, so use that.
3rd March 2008, 08:38 AM
Thanks spidaman, but when i use virtual cockpit, the instruments become so small you can hardly read them.
Perhaps sub screens can be opened to read certain instruments, but it is a nuisance and distraction.
I much prefer seeing all the instruments.
As far as i am concerned FS X is a POS compared with earlier versions.
3rd March 2008, 05:50 PM
Control/q will get you what you wanrt in the 2D panel. It's a small change, so you'll have to keep punching it in to raise the eyepoint to any degree.
4th March 2008, 12:07 AM
It is clear that MS is trying to promote the virtual cockpit view. Like you, I sometimes prefer 2d, however I'm slowly converting. In the 3d view, you can zoom in and out using the + and - keys. hope this helps
4th March 2008, 03:35 PM
Press W that will give you the landing view
26th March 2008, 04:37 AM
in 2D it is CTRL+Q to look down and CTRL+SHIFT+Q to look up
in VC (virtual cockpit (3D)) it is SHIFT+ENTER to raise seat (look down) and SHIFT+BACKSPACE to lower seat, putting you below your gauges
(i got all this from page 10 in the INsider Information you got with the game)
hope it helps