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I cant believe I didn't know about this before.

it's a game changer for night time flying, and will be useful in day time too as the cockpits can be pretty dark in P3D.

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Cool! 

Thanks for telling everyone about this!

Dave

 


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Press \ again and you get a red light ... sequence is Off, White Spot, Red Spot.

Cheers, Rob.

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18 minutes ago, Rob_Ainscough said:

Press \ again and you get a red light ... sequence is Off, White Spot, Red Spot.

Cheers, Rob.

Very useful tool for cold/dark night flying in the sim.

However it is peculiar that the sequence is reversed how any pilot would want their flashlight. You'd want red light first in order to not ruin your eyes' adaptive night vision. It can take a good 15 mins to regain it if you are really unlucky.

(DIY: Red transparent tape covering a conventional flashlight works just as good 😁)

 


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I had to delete my Standard.xml file, so that P3D could build a fresh one. Now, it sits on the ° ^ key, left of number 1 (german keyboard).

Michael

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1 hour ago, michaelth said:

I just stumbled across a very stupid mistake which I made when moving from P3Dv4 to P3Dv5: To keep my joystick and pedal settings, I have overwritten the new Standard.xml file with the old one. Unless someone has a good idea, I will have to do a fresh install of P3Dv5.

Michael

You can delete the 2 files then they should regenerate next P3D run as the P3D 5 version.

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dont you guys have dome lights in your a/c lol !


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Registered on this site after years of lurking just to tell how much I appreciate this little bit of information.

I have a cheap 4k VA panel, which, while having a perfect black color rendition, makes some cockpits too dark even in bright daylight. For example, in QW 787 I cannot see in which direction I move pitch trim switches, despite sun being up high outside. And while using a torch light in cockpit during the day looks like a pretty laughable idea, this is exactly what I wanted few weeks ago, during the day flight in QW 787 :)

I already tested it, and this feature works even during the day, now I can see every cockpit detail which is hidden in the shadows.

Thank you very much for sharing this knowledge!

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12 hours ago, sonny147 said:

dont you guys have dome lights in your a/c lol !

Sometimes it is so dark in the cockpit, that you can't even see the dome lights switches.

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On the 737, the dome light will not work until I find the Battery switch ... now I can sneak around the cockpit looking moles.  🙂

Cheers, Rob.

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On 12/19/2021 at 4:20 PM, Rafal said:

Sometimes it is so dark in the cockpit, that you can't even see the dome lights switches.

The Mil 310R is a good example of that, just brutal dark.


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How is this command named? Sounds cool, but I haven´t seen it in v4 (and the only time I tried v5, it lasted 2 days in my desktop until I returned it because of CTDs and VRAM OOMs).


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Fsuipc is your friend guys , you fly planes and can't even turn the light on , retaining me thinks 😀


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