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Wouldn't it be great to be able to push a button and have your outside view turned off? You would just see your panel, and the frame rate would be phenomenal. Practice IFR flight anytime.This is one feature that I really love in FLY 2. Will microsoft ever adopt it? It is too late for FS9, but maybe it can be in the service pack??? Get around the problem of being able to see the ground when you are supposed to be in IMC conditions. I set a 100 foot ceiling 1/2 mile vis at KABE as a controller and people were doing visual aproaches!!!Please, please Aces- If you can't fix the clouds give us an IFR hood! A fix for those who get low frame rates in clouds. And me, who sees the airport miles out no matter what I set the weather to.Best Regards, Donald Traill:-waveFLYing? It's cool. Trillions of birds and insects can't be wrong.

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Excellent idea Don. I wish MS would have concentrated on this type of improvement to FSX instead of adding the animal feature.Regards,SD

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Within FS9 and FSX, there are still ways to not see the airport runway until the last second; unless perhaps you're miles above it. L.Adamson

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Thank you for your replies. I already own the RealAir marchetti, and I still want an IFR hood. No panning or view switching, which is what I think you are suggesting. If not I will stand corrected; please explain how it is already possible.Regardless, even if Realair included an IFR hood (which I doubt, though I only have the FS9 version) it still only works on one aircraft. FLY 2's IFR hood worked on every aircraft; and so would Aces.111 views, does all but one person think the idea sucks? The squeaky wheel gets the grease, speak up if you want an IFR hood.Best Regards, Donny :-waveFLYing? It's cool. Trillions of birds and insects can't be wrong.

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If I am understanding what you want to do-you can already turn off the view window in a 2d cockpit by clicking on the view window-clicking "undock" and either resising it so you can only see the fps counter or closing it completely. By doing so I gain about 33% more fps.In the 3d virtual mode-the Real air has the "ifr 6 view" built in as a view which can be selected either as a menu selection or by cycling the "a" key about 3 times. Likewise-I see an increase in fps when this view becomes only the instruments. On any 3d cockpit if you "zoom" into the cockpit so only the instruments are in view (e.g. no more outside view) you should also see your fps go up. You can of course assign a view that would do this just like the Real Air view-you might have to push the "a" key twice but that is pretty close. (You probably could use fsuipc to assign a key that would do it on a single click).http://mywebpages.comcast.net/geofa/pages/rxp-pilot.jpg

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L'adamson has used FLY 2 and knows what I am talking about. **One button press**, no zooming, no panning, no view switching or resising of windows.It should work the same in both the VC and the 2D windows; you can look around the cabin but see nothing outside. The windows are darked out.Does that seem like a good idea? At decision heght, or wherever you want, push a single button again and you can see outside. I like to keep the same pan level from aproach thru the flare, changing my view in the VC is *not* an acceptable workaround.Best Regards, Donny :-waveFLYing? It's cool. Trillions of birds and insects can't be wrong.

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I beta tested Fly so I also know what you are talking about. Is not what I am talking about about the same? When you zoom into the instruments in the 3d view-you are "shutting the outside view off" and your fps will go up. Save that as a view and assign a button-one button ifr view. When you want the outside view-push a button again to go to the default zoom level or whatever you want with the outside view.http://mywebpages.comcast.net/geofa/pages/rxp-pilot.jpg

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Okay, I'll bite. How do you save specific views? Best Regards, Donny :-waveFLYing? It's cool. Trillions of birds and insects can't be wrong.

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Wouldn't it be great to be able to push a button and have your outside view turned off? You would just see your panel, and the frame rate would be phenomenal. Practice IFR flight anytime.------I think this is a great idea! A one-button solution - simple and quick.Even though some respected posters are suggesting other ways of accomplishing this ("work-arounds?"), I would rather have the simple and quick one button solution. Panning down, then up, and zooming, etc seems more trouble than it needs to be.However, if there is a way to program this "hooded" view - off and on-then I would not consider this a "workaround", but a viable way to add this view. I hope someone can provide a way to do this...otherwise, this would be a great new feature for FSIX.Just my thoughts, John

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I guess I am not understanding. Here are 3 shots of the Real Air Marchetti-each of these views is accessed by a push of the "a" key-there is no panning or zooming required (though once there you can). The last two are the "ifr views" and the fps do go up when the outside view is gone. It is my understanding that any number of customized views like this can be saved and viewed with a keypress for any aircraft in fsx-though I don't know exactly how to do this.http://mywebpages.comcast.net/geofa/pages/rxp-pilot.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/167382.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/167383.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/167384.jpg

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>I guess I am not understanding. Here are 3 shots of the Real>Air Marchetti-each of these views is accessed by a push of the>"a" key-there is no panning or zooming required (though once>there you can). The last two are the "ifr views" and the fps>do go up when the outside view is gone. It is my understanding>that any number of customized views like this can be saved and>viewed with a keypress for any aircraft in fsx-though I don't>know exactly how to do this.>>http://mywebpages.comcast.net/geofa/pages/rxp-pilot.jpgHey there -Here is a nice tutorial on setting up custom cameras:http://www.fsdeveloper.com/wiki/index.php?...e_cameras_viewsBest regards,Owen

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>>Wouldn't it be great to be able to push a >button and have your outside view turned off? >You would just see your panel, and the?>frame rate would be phenomenal. >Practice IFR flight anytime.>>This is one feature that I really love in FLY 2. >Will microsoft ever adopt it? It is too late >for FS9, but maybe it can be in the service >pack??? Get around the problem of being able to >see the ground when you are supposed to be in >IMC conditions. I set a 100 foot ceiling >1/2 mile vis at KABE as a controller and >people were doing visual aproaches!!!>>Please, please Aces- If you can't fix the clouds >give us an IFR hood! A fix for those who get >low frame rates in clouds. And me, who >sees the airport miles out no matter what >I set the weather to.>I wonder sometimes if the FS9 and FSX that I bought is that much different then what everyone else purchased.In FS9 there are 3 Aircraft with IFR panels. The Cessna 172SP 182S and Mooney Bravo. These are preselect panels through the variations menu and once selected you had to change panels to get back to a lower panel.Well ACES fixed that for us in FSXSome Aircraft have the IFR panel on the fly. If the default plane has a IFR Panel it is usually the Shift 4 key stroke or menu selection through the View / Main Panel which will say IFR panel (if exsit for that model).Once the Panel is in IFR mode there will now be 2 dash panel Icons for returning to either the normal panel mode or the panel landing modeBack to flying my FS9/FSX with a hood thanks to ACES.

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Use the `W` key from the F10 2d panel. Most of the defaults already have a large, outside-view blocking IFR view.Allcott

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Thanks AllcottI have been using Shift+4 which comes from the transparent list on the windscreen when using Shift+6."W" worked in the same manner to give me the hood IFR version of the Panel.

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A hood is an interesting idea.I could create one the same way I created the smashed glass bird strike effect for my 767 and 747 edition that makes the windshield appear smashed.If someone with some artistic talent is interested in creating a bmp for the hood effect, I'd be happy to play with the idea some more. It probably wouldn't be that hard to do.-Bryan

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I buy it. There could be slivers of scenery at the edges of the hood.

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How about simply black or some cloud color everywhere where you would see outside scenery? That would best simulate flying in a solid overcast; maximise frame rate, and get around the problem that you see the ground when really you should see nothing.Thank you for your interest in making this happen... :-beerchugBest regards, Donald TraillFLYing? It's cool. Trillions of birds and insects can't be wrong.

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