A few days ago, I found by chance a nice little trick with the avatar mode in P3D v3.
I was testing an helicopter around Darrington (OrbX) and I had some trouble trying to land on a small helipad in front of the hospital in the city.
I wanted to take a look at my approach in external view using the instant replay (I have not installed FSRecorder yet), but just before this, I switched to the avatar mode to look at my helicopter from outside.
Then I triggered the instant replay.
To my surprise, I stayed in the avatar. I couldn't move on the ground, but I could still orientate the view.
My helicopter was up there, approaching like if the pilot were drunk
It was nice to look at that aircraft coming at me (my avatar was standing next to the helipad). It reminded me of FS9, in which we could manually place the "control tower" view from the map...
So, the final technique is quite simple:
- do your landing
- switch to avatar mode
- switch to "virtual cockpit" view of the avatar ("first person") by pressing F9
- move your avatar to your desired point of view
- trigger the instant replay