Looking for a solution to an SP1 issue
FSX SP1 has many improvements, and in at least one case, what appears to be a major step backwards: in cockpit view (so-called 2D panel) mode it is no longer possible to get a clear view anywhere except straight ahead. I’m surprised by how much this diminishes my flying experience. The only workaround I’ve come up with so far is to fly the ultralight, as it doesn’t have much in the way.
Perhaps MS did this to minimize the amount of autogen that has to be referenced in memory, but without a workaround, I am bummed.
EDIT: See the comments for one workaround from Dick. It’s a big help, and I hope MS will fix this with proper fix at some point. EDIT: Some drawbacks: you hear the engine noise as if you were 10′ below the aircraft, quite the racket. You can’t access panels or instruments. MS please bring back the old way!
EDIT: another option from Bernie: http://www.wideview.it/fsx_sp1.htm