I admit, I'm somewhat disappointed, or perhaps really disappointed with the virtual cockpits of CFS3. Take the P-51 as an example; the 2D bitmap cockpit of Microsoft's original CFS1 really looked quite good. But since then it's all gone downhill. This newest representation of the P-51 makes me not want to even use it.
I just recently downloaded a freeware P-51 for FLYII. While it's guns don't fire, and the sounds still need some improvement, it DOES offer one of the best fighter cockpit's I've seen. It's not virtual, but does offer scrolling, multiple views, and working gauges & control surfaces from every view that includes them.
I'm getting picky in my "old age". I either want virtual cockpits resemble cockpits (they're are some out there), or go back to 2D's with multiple & realistic views.
P-51 by ROTW for FLYII