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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger1962 View Post
    All 2D panels are designed to fit a 4:3 ratio screen, and become stretched sideways when viewed on a 16:1 ratio screen.
    Maybe more accurate to say that "originally 2D panels WERE designed only to fit 4:3 ratio". Some models, like Philippe Wallaert's, include both 16:1 and 4:3 2D panels (sometimes a VC as well).


    Concorde X 2D wide panel
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    I also prefer 2D panels, with some effort a 2D panel can look quite realistic, here is the 2D panel I have made for my FSX Learjet 35A which I hope to release soon, I used an actual cockpit photo for the background and created all the gauges with exception of the GPS myself.

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    Looking at the Lear and especially the Concorde 2D panel, the question arises, how do you land with this view without loosing sight of the runway since the cut off angle IRL is usually ~20deg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzl 104 View Post
    Looking at the Lear and especially the Concorde 2D panel, the question arises, how do you land with this view without loosing sight of the runway since the cut off angle IRL is usually ~20deg?
    CTRL+Q to lower the field of view outside. Like raising the seat in VC view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrzippy View Post
    CTRL+Q to lower the field of view outside. Like raising the seat in VC view.
    Doesn't work for me (in FSX). Ctrq+q doesn't raise the seat in the VC, it rotates the view down and it does nothing in the 2D cockpit (default commands)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzl 104 View Post
    Doesn't work for me (in FSX). Ctrq+q doesn't raise the seat in the VC, it rotates the view down and it does nothing in the 2D cockpit (default commands)
    OK, maybe a further explanation....hold down both key buttons and watch the movement. It's not just one quick click. (This is 2D cockpit)

    VC seat adjust is Shift+enter and Shift+backspace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrzippy View Post
    ...hold down both key buttons and watch the movement. It's not just one quick click. (This is 2D cockpit)
    VC seat adjust is Shift+enter and Shift+backspace.
    Ah, I see. Thanx But when using ctrl-q, not only the viewing angle drops, the whole 2D tilts forward as well!

    I never need to adjust the seat height in the VC. If the default POV is too low I adjust it in the cfg file.

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    The 2D panel forward view can be set in the Panel.cfg [Views] section as follows:

    [VIEWS]
    VIEW_FORWARD_WINDOWS=OVERHEAD_PANEL,THROTTLE_PANEL,RADIO_STACK_PANEL,GPS_PANEL

    VIEW_FORWARD_ZOOM=1.00 <-- (percent) Can be changed to 0.9, 0.8 etc as required.
    VIEW_FORWARD_DIR=13.00, 0.00, 0.00 <-- (degrees down) or -13 for up. Set as required.

    The zoom percent is the default zoom for the panel, and the direction down angle shows more of the runway when taxiing and on final approach.
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    "Hail Tiger" Really showing my age now!
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