This is a problem I've simply "dealt with" in FSX - it really bugs me, so I'm going to see if there's a fix.
Basically, I'm trying to see if there's a way to disassociate my zoom from where I'm sitting in the VC. So, for example, I'd like my "zoom" to always be 100%, and be sitting in a "normal" eyepoint position. I find though, that when I zoom into 100%, it's as if my chin is sitting atop the cockpit coaming. Conversely, if I set my zoom out to where I usually fly eg:
... that results in a zoom setting of something silly like 40%. This makes the runway, and other details "forelengthened" (if that's a word!).
I get that moving your head fwd/back a foot will MILDLY change your field of view - but not +/- 50%!
Is the only solution to zoom in to 100%, and then manually dolly my eyepoint backwords? I find massive eyepoint adjustments will bugger up how the cockpit polygons look, so I'm not thinking that's the solution. Plus, I'd want to do this for every plane I fly - sounds like a lot of work.
I'm sure I can't possibly be the only who deals with this ... anyone smarter than me figured this out yet?