On some aircraft, looking out the windscreen in cockpit view makes the outside world noticeably dimmer, as though the windows were tinted. This affects mostly GA aircraft (C172, C208, SR22) but also some commercial aircraft (CCX, B767, some others) although to a lesser degree. While not a pressing issue, it would be nice to have the windows be clearer. It helps with flying when it’s bright in the real world, and makes the aircraft feel more pleasant.
Some potential questions you might have:
Q: A whole feature request for such a trivial problem? Get your priorities in order.
A: However small, I think it will make the game better and lead to more people choosing to fly different aircraft. Imagine those beautiful Global views, looking out the side of a 172!
Q: I don’t believe you, the windows aren’t any dimmer. It’s that way on all the aircraft.
A: Enter cockpit mode on the 787 or C-130. When you switch from cockpit to HUD view, notice the only difference is whether there’s a cockpit in view or not. If you do this in a 208, you’ll see the outside world gets noticeably darker in the cockpit view as compared to the HUD.
Q: This isn’t realistic, the world through glass looks different from the world without glass.
A: Realism would be bugs or reflections. Some aircraft (mostly gliders, I believe) do have tinted canopies, but not these. If I’m wrong, please let me know.
Q: Tom, both you and this idea are stupid. Please take a hike.
A: I’m not forcing you to vote for it.
Q: When I go to a shoe store, what’s the name of the tool they use to size my foot?
A: Get back on topic! (It’s called a Brannock Device, if you were curious).