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Because of the MD11's high nose-up attitude during the approach and landing, I often like to hit the "W" key for a full outside view. The only problem is that I can't seem to display the PFD in this view. If I hit shift+F9, the PFD is displayed for a split second, and then the view changes back to the 2D cockpit. Is there a way around this?Regards,Martin Neep

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Sorry Martin, I don't know if it is a thing with msfs or not (I am not a developer) but the steam guages in the "W-view" is all I've ever seen in add-ons (I have very few). The Nose up attitude gets getting used to but watch the far end of the runway during flare, not the centerline in front of you (this is realistic and once I learned it my RW landings improved).

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Because of the MD11's high nose-up attitude during the approach and landing, I often like to hit the "W" key for a full outside view. The only problem is that I can't seem to display the PFD in this view. If I hit shift+F9, the PFD is displayed for a split second, and then the view changes back to the 2D cockpit. Is there a way around this?Regards,Martin Neep
Hi Martin,there is an easy solution to overcome this 'view problem'. During your final approach just press CTRL (hold it down) and then press additionally 'Q' and hold it as well. You will see that your seat position is changing and you are able to see the touch down point very nicely. After touch down it is a bit tricky because now you have to press down Shift+CTRL+Q until you are back on the normal position, otherwise you can't see the runway well. During this stage of landing, you have to press a lot of buttons at the same time or in a rapid sequence. Good luck and happy landings'ManfredVA LH Pilot LH113

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Hi Martin,there is an easy solution to overcome this 'view problem'. During your final approach just press CTRL (hold it down) and then press additionally 'Q' and hold it as well. You will see that your seat position is changing and you are able to see the touch down point very nicely. After touch down it is a bit tricky because now you have to press down Shift+CTRL+Q until you are back on the normal position, otherwise you can't see the runway well. During this stage of landing, you have to press a lot of buttons at the same time or in a rapid sequence. Good luck and happy landings'ManfredVA LH Pilot LH113
Or assign these to a repeating button on the joystick, etcJohn E

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Or assign these to a repeating button on the joystick, etcJohn E
I assigned the up down arrows on the keyboard and one for reset to normal view. Works great and you will not nn to be hunting for multiple keys during your FA. Vincent

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I had similar problems, and what I've done in FSX is to zoom it all the way back to 0.30 zoom. It does sound strange but it works. After experimenting to see how far in front of you can you see. I've noticed that with a 0.30 zoom you can see only approximately 60 ft in front of you in the MD-11. Which believe it or not that's how far in front you can see on a KC-10 anyway based on the geometry, seat height and eyepoint of the pilot. After realizing that, I've used that zoom for all my FSX airplanes and it saves me from doing multiple key strokes on final approach.Hope this helps

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there is an easy solution to overcome this 'view problem'. During your final approach just press CTRL (hold it down) and then press additionally 'Q' and hold it as well. You will see that your seat position is changing and you are able to see the touch down point very nicely. After touch down it is a bit tricky because now you have to press down Shift+CTRL+Q until you are back on the normal position, otherwise you can't see the runway well. During this stage of landing, you have to press a lot of buttons at the same time or in a rapid sequence.
I've already been doing this, but I find it rather awkward. Also, each time you use the hat-switch to look in another direction it resets itself.
Sorry Martin, I don't know if it is a thing with msfs or not (I am not a developer) but the steam guages in the "W-view" is all I've ever seen in add-ons
Maybe it's an FSX thing. I used to be able to hit the w key twice in FS9 with the queen and then press SHIFT+F9 and it would display the PFD. Never mind, I'll just have to use the steam guages :-)Martin Neep

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Hi folkswhat about making the approach 5 knots faster? This lowers the nose. Close to the touchdown... just iddle the throttles a little earlierRegards

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