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2D Panels...PFD...MFD?

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According to the keyboard reference sheet sticky in this forum, ALT-R is assigned to AUTOPILOT AIRSPEED HOLD





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9 hours ago, Ricardo41 said:

You seem to be missing the point. In a real plane can you pop out the displays?????

Actually, yes. Gauges and other info displays in modern a/c are actually "2d panels". The displays are usually just generic computer monitors and you can often select which data to display on which screen. So in that sense, yes, in real life it's often 2d panels that you can pop out and move around and resize. What's not realistic is actually to generate 2d panels in 3d like in the virtual cockpit in sims, but for obvious reasons that's what we have to do to make it feel realistic when playing a game using a single screen.

The reason for having 2d panel support in the sim is of course to be able to build a realistic physical cockpit using multiple screens showing those gauges/panels. Just as in real life. People seem to confuse 2d cockpit with 2d panels every time this question comes up. Hopefully nobody wants a 2d cockpit rather than the VC anymore, but any cockpit builder would obviously prefer 2d.

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