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Hello,

I recently obtained PMDG 737-800NGX, I am working through Tutorial No 1 and after following all the guide requirements am now ready to fly with the Gatwick to Schipol flt having programmed the FMC and MCP etc etc.

Problem is I cannot get the zoom feature to work and am stuck on 0.05-% on the virtual cockpit, I cannot figure out how to get the zoom function to work without closing and opening up and starting again, I am using the default aircraft as per the tutorial requirements.

I have tried numerous key board combinations but nothing seems to work??

Any Help much appreciated.

 

Charlie

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Hi Charlie,

+ and - are the default zoom buttons in FSX and P3D. If you have remapped them, then you need to check what you have remapped them to. Do these keys work in other aircraft?

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Hello Harvester 21,

Thanks for reply yes the zoom feature works great in all other aircraft including other A/C in the PMDG variants when not in a tutorial mode.

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Yes it works the same on FSX:SE check for the key assignement for increase and decrease the selection.

Also please be advised that the forum requires to sign all the posts with full names.

Finally, may I ask why you posted this on the general forum and not the NGX forum while your post is specifically for the NGX?:huh:

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Hello,

Oh Sorry, I am a complete novice and thought posting in General Forum was the thing to do, my apologies.

My Name Charlie McEwan  (Loughborough UK)

To check key assignment do I use the FSX SE menu bar help feature?

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Just now, charliemcewan said:

Oh Sorry, I am a complete novice and thought posting in General Forum was the thing to do, my apologies.

No worries, but usually when you see subfora specific to some aircrafts or products, it usually a good idea to post related matters in the relevant forum for the sake of keeping the fora clean and tidy.

Reagarding the key assignment, go to "Options" (of the menu bar) then "Controls...".

And search in the list for "increase the selection" (for zoom in) and "decrease the selection" (for zoom out) and check or change the key already assigned.

I cannot check for the exact names of these key assignment but if it differs, you should be able t find them anyway.

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If it works in all other situations, then it should also work in this situation. What do you mean with tutorial mode? As far as I am aware, there are no save files with the tutorial.

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Hi Harvester21,

What I mean is that I am ready to fly having followed the requirements of  Tutorial No 1 provided by PMDG, I am ready to go but the zoom feature is stuck on VC view at 0.50%, when not in tutorial mode /practice the zoom keys work fine (- /+ buttons) with all other FSX SE default A/C / a2a ADD ON a/c & Steam obtained add on A/C? 

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So  what your  saying  your  loading the  flight  from the tutorial   section  of  the  sim, have  you  just tried  just loading  the ngx    from the free  flight  and  than placing  it  at the airport 

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I see, indeed, what Peter said. You should load it from the free flight section.

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Yes, the zoom function - / = buttons work normally, I am in the tutorial flt situation page at Gatwick runway 8 right to Amsterdam on the runway ready to go but cannot adjust zoom feature so I can see the instruments fully in the cockpit. 

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I did load the A/C from free flight exactly following the tutorial instructions, I am in Vview but cannot zoom in or out to expose more of the cockpit instruments.

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The problem is clear, what is unclear to me is what you mean with "Tutorial Mode"

Following the turorial from the PDF that PMDG provides does not make the simulator go into any kind of tutorial mode.

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Did you try to reset the zoom level to 1.00 before attempting to zoom in or out (backspace key by default)?

It happened to me from time to time on FSX:SE.

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Hello All,

It must be a window issue?, each time I use key button commands for example Ctrl + shift + enter key  which is the move eye point function nothing happens except I get the hand icon on the screen (not cursor)

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I'm used the tutorial document to learn how to programme the FMC it comes from the operations centre documentation for new users like me.

 

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Are you using FSX in windowed mode? If yes, are you sure you are actually focussed on the FSX window and not to another one?

Eventually check that you don't have other programs intercepting the key strokes.

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I think so yes, I am in VC View on the run way looking out of cockpit window, no other programmes are running, I have the usal fsx tool bar upper top of screen with flights aircraft world options views help, in r/h top of screen I have red text  label it says cockpit view:  virtual cockpit 0.50 Zoom

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Have you tried what Romain suggested? Press the backspace key to reset the view and then try the + and - keys again?

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41 minutes ago, Budbud said:

Are you using FSX in windowed mode? If yes, are you sure you are actually focussed on the FSX window and not to another one?

Eventually check that you don't have other programs intercepting the key strokes.

Romain i  sure  the op  has  stated  ti  works  on other  aircraft  except  the ngx

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Yep but I'm alway a bit cautious when I read that something works on the other aircrafts and not on one in particular. Many thinks may be incriminated before suspecting a bug on the one aircraft.

It is really difficult to compare two aircrafts in the exact same conditions. Computing is so complex so that it can be really hard to isolate the different diverging factors.

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2 minutes ago, Budbud said:

Yep but I'm alway a bit cautious when I read that something works on the other aircrafts and not on one in particular. Many thinks may be incriminated before suspecting a bug on the one aircraft.

It is really difficult to compare two aircrafts in the exact same conditions. Computing is so complex so that it can be really hard to isolate the different diverging factors.

yep  agree

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If you're in the virtual cockpit and the +/- (zoom in/zoom out) buttons aren't functioning, try a left mouse click anywhere in the cockpit view. Make sure you're not hitting a control or a function key. 

This usually frees up the zoom buttons - at least it does for me when I've had this issue with the 777/747; however, I don't have the 737 NGX so don't know if the set up is different.

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Dear All,

Charlie McEwan

Many Thanks for your advice etc, clearly there must be an error on my part or a bug.

Sorry to trouble you all.

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