Please inform me if it’s a duplicate. I did search but found nothing.
Hello IFC! Here’s a request for a feather that will be a great quality-of-life improvement: pop-up display of instruments.
Why we need this?
With the introduction of live cockpit in IF, many of the phone users struggle to read the instruments due to the small size of the screen. Focusing on such small digits in the instruments for only a few minutes can bring a lot of stress to the eyes. Besides, on some low-end device where you can’t have max graphics, the rendering of the instruments are kind of blurry, increasing the difficulty to read. Therefore, even in an aircraft with live cockpit, they still rely heavily on the HUD view, and consequently, miss the fun of flying realistically in the live cockpit. Inspired by some PC sims, the idea of pop up instruments struck me.
What will it be like?
In many PC sims, pilots can zoom in the instruments by clicking on them, like this:
Not my picture
This allows the pilot to view the instruments more clearly.
Since we cannot interact with cockpit panels, my idea is to merge this into the system menu:
Did some photoshop work to make it clear
The “pop up PFD and ND” button can be in the "interface"section or a new “display” section. When selected, the PFD and ND screen will pop up and appear bigger, making it easier for us to read. The original position of those instruments can be black to reduce stress to the device and improve performance.
Let me know your opinion on this feature! And leave a vote if you like the idea 😄