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Only when I'm in Ansgar's 747,otherwise,not at all:-wavePete

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I never use the F4 view, and the reason is simple.IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD ENOUGH.Chris Low,ENGLAND.

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Never.It's just like it didn't exist to me.Regards,

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Steve,I don't use it hardly ever.I've never seen a good reason to.besides,they rarely look good. Ralph B.

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Yes.OK, I can see I'm in the minority here.I also prefer Seattle to SanFran (said defiantly - what's the correct smiley for saying something defiantly?)*:-* But its nice to use F4 occasionally to have the free look around capacity, without having to jump out of the plane and float in the air to see what's happening (like, where is that airport?).I also love transparent windows (yea Cub, DC3, Sukhoi etc), but that's for another post ...

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I use the F4 view only in the Stemme motor glider, using the tape strip for flight info. That view is not so bad, and it gives you more the glider feeling of sitting in a glass bulb, which is great when flying in the mountain areas.Roland

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Never, except for an occasional look-around in the Stemme. Generally, a virtual cockpit isn't good for much without working instruments. I prefer great bitmaps to a mediocre virtual cockpit, even when the instruments are working, as in FS2002.best regards,Hans Petter

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I use it with the Cub mostly, and fly it quite often. Fly it at around 500ft and look out at all the scenery.

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Never with "standard" planes, seldom with the cub. But I don't have a hat switch so it isn't all that comfortable for me to look around, even in F4 view.Cristian

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Hi Chris,I use F4 not very often, but only based to the fact that the interieur is looking horrible in most planes. If we have a good textures we may can create much better cockpit resolutions there. In fact the free movable view around there is giving me the most real feeling when taxiing at the airport. That was the reason I invested a little time for the F4-view in the DC3.Ansgar A.

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I use the F4 occasionally with the Stemme, but only cus Im using a "Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro joy stick".This stik cums with its own foftwear, and preeset game configerashons.By diliberatly using the rong game configerashon in FU3,when I pull the triger on the stick, the stick itself operates as ahat swich.This givs me much more controle over the speed of the paning vews,and zooming.And its very good.Unfortunatly when the stick is controling the x y z of the vews,its not controling the pich rowl & yor of the glider.And vice-versa.It will not control the vews and the aircraft at the same time.We would not entertane controling the pich rowl & yor of a aircraftusing only ON OFF buttens.So why shoud we put up with controling the x y z of the vews usingonly ON OFF buttens, which is all a hat swich is, ON OFF buttens.Wat is needed is 2 stiks, one in eech hand, one fore the vews, andone fore the aircraft.So when I sor that the latest pair of "Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar" sticks has a microstick that can be used insted of a hat swich, I bort them.

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Almost never in FU3. I don't use it because there are no working gauges. In FS2002 I use the Virtual Cockpit much more often.

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Steve,In Captain Bazza's Micro-Lite sometimes... otherwise not at all.No, I take that back... I sometimes fly from the external view in the Micro-Lite... not F4. So the answer is "never".BTW... on my copy of the Micro-Lite I have removed all the Stemme images and am using a modified version of Gideon's Cub panel (panel only... no Cub) for the IFR... blank for all other views.

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