There is an area at the top of the pilot's panel (and co-pilot)
that allows you to pan around very quickly & accurately using
the mouse rather than the 'hat' on your joystick or joke.
The area to click for mouse panning is shown in yellow. Click
in this area & hold the mouse button down.
The view will likely jump at first, but moving the mouse around
will settle it down & give a very quick natural method of looking
around. While you can't click any of the gauges in this mode,
you can still use the full array of keyboard & yoke/joystick
When you release the mouse button the panning stops wherever you
are currently looking.
View Adjustments & Preset Views
In the corner of each pilot's panel there is a small toggle button
The position of this toggle button is shown in yellow.
Clicking the 'VC' button will open a small popup window in the
bottom left corner of the screen showing a number of buttons.
Move the view Up, Down, Left, Right, with the centre
button being reset view. All of these are available on the
keyboard, but they are usually multi key presses and difficult
Move across right to view fly from the co-pilot seat.
As well as clicking, the mouse wheel can be used to alter these
Level of zoom. It alters the zoom in 25% chunks
for quick changes. The optimum zoom setting for this VC appears
to be 0.75, but that is down to personal preference.
Move forward & backward. The default view in
the VC is set slightly back to give a better & more realistic
field of view.
Click any of these buttons to instantly snap to
these pre-set views without having to pan. Main Forward, Centre
panel, Overhead panel, Autopilot (& pedestal), Fuel (engineer).
Note, the pre-set views are set from the Captain's side only &
only the Main Forward view will work from the co-pilot seat.
The 'X' button closes the VC views popup window.