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Is there a way that the cockpit lighting in the exterior model can be adjusted or modified in a future update? It seems like the dome light is constantly on which is surely not a realistic look when flying at night.

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This is with FSX SE. But only when viewing the airport exterior model. The cockpit lights are a bit too bright and it seems more appropriate when the dome light is on rather than the typical cockpit panel lights.

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I attached a screenshot. The cockpit lights look like the dome light is on constantly, but it should be a bit darker under normal night time ops when flying. If the dome light were on in the VC, this exterior view of the cockpit lights would be perfect. But when it is off and the flood lights are on in the VC, the cockpit should appear darker at night when viewing the exterior model.

Cockpit Lights.jpg

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Are you sure about that? Of course it is incredibly hard and rare to see an aircraft as you show it in your picture so it is hard to compare (at a gate there is always light from outside) but it does not look wrong to me. Why do you believe it is? Keep in mind a cockpit is not so dark that you can't drink a cup of coffee or something like that.

 

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While I can't be insistant, the lighting in the screenshot is indeed appropriate while at the gate since the dome light is typically on at that time. When flying however, the dome light is usually off and as a result the cockpit environment should be a bit darker. Looking at other add-ons, they also show the cockpit environment as having different light intensities when the dome light is on or off.

The last time I sat in the jumpseat of a Dash 8 at night, the cockpit back lighting and instrument lights were sufficient to not spill your coffee :). Even when at the gate, the dome light may not be used if the lights from the open cockpit door and exterior airport lights give the cockpit sufficient illumination.

 

At the gate

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CRJ-Night.jpg

 

 

Taxi/Takeoff/Landing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AudOb6Q1dS4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpZoTG7rtT4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP8SPSIxXUM

 

 

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On another note, with FSX SE, the wing inspection lights do not work. The switch works just fine, but there is no lighting effects on the exterior model.

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